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Mercer County Woman Charged with Producing and Distributing Child Pornography

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

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Farrell, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of producing and distributing images of the sexual exploitation of a minor, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The two-count indictment named Mary B. Jacobs, 25, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Jacobs, from February 27, 2017, through February 28, 2017, produced and distributed still images depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 50 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, 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 Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 30, 2017

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