Jury Finds Pittsburgh Man Guilty of Producing and Possessing Sexually Explicit Videos of Children
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been convicted by a jury of four men and eight women in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of production, attempted production, and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The seven-count Superseding Indictment named George Orbin, 61, as the sole defendant.
According to the Superseding Indictment, on or about December 10, 2011, April 8, 2013, June 10, 2013, and June 11, 2013, Orbin employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the sexual exploitation of the minors. The Superseding Indictment further alleges that on or about August 11, 2012, and June 3, 2013, Orbin attempted to employ, use, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the sexual exploitation of the minors. Also, on or about September 10, 2013, Orbin knowingly possessed videos and images in computer graphic 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.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 190 years in prison, a fine of $1,750,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar and Heidi Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.
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 www.justice.gov/psc.