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Johnstown Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison and 5 Years’ Supervised Release for Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to a total of 63 months in prison followed by five years’ supervised release on his conviction for possessing material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on William Jay Clark, 34.

According to information presented to the court, on February 23, 2017, Clark knowingly possessed pictures and videos in individual computer graphic files which were produced using prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The computer graphic files were shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Ms. Chung commended the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Clark.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated February 1, 2022

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