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Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Meadville Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Enticing a Minor for Sex while on Supervised Release for Child Porn Offense

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Meadville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years in prison and 15 years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today. In addition, Troup was sentenced to two additional years in prison for violating federal supervised release on his 2008 case involving child sexual abuse material.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Nathan L. Troup, 41.

According to information presented to the court, Troup attempted to induce, entice and persuade an undercover investigator posing as a fifteen-year-old male to engage in illegal sexual activity and then traveled to Ohio for the purpose of meeting the purported fifteen-year-old for illegal sexual activity. At the time Troup engaged in this illegal activity, he was on federal supervised release for a child pornography offense.

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 (CEOS), 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Troup.
 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 23, 2022