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

Monday, July 29, 2013

North Braddock Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - An Allegheny County man has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months imprisonment, to be followed by 15 years supervised release, on his conviction of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Charles R. Gladish, 41, of North Braddock, Pa.

According to information presented to the court at the guilty plea proceeding, Gladish possessed, on Oct. 26, 2011, in excess of 50 photographs 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 attained the age of 12 years.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gladish.

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.

Updated July 14, 2015