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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

New York Man Traveled to Pennsylvania for Sex with a Minor

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Andrew Michael Dubois, age 32, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that on December 7, 2017, Dubois knowingly travelled in interstate commerce from New York to Pennsylvania for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

United States District Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing for October 4, 2018 at 02:15 P.M. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment, a maximum term of lifetime supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. 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 is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the North Strabane Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Dubois.

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.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 15, 2018