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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Judges Sentences South Park Man to 3 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to 39 months imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release for the charge of Possession of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Donetta Ambrose imposed the sentence on Kevin O’Connor, 51, of South Park, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, the court was advised that on or about April 27, 2016, O’Connor knowingly possessed images and videos in computer graphics files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, some of whom had not yet attained 12 years of age.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of O’Connor.

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 locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 13, 2017