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Friday, March 17, 2017

North Hills Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Producing Sexual Images of Minors

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to 216 months imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, on his conviction of production material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence yesterday on Travis Glies, 38, of Allison Park, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, the court was advised that from January of 2016 to February of 2016, Glies produced visual depictions of the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting U.S. Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, and the Allegheny County Police Department for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Glies.

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 20, 2017