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Western District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pittsburgh Man Facing Charges Relating to the Sexual Exploitation of Minors

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of production, attempted production, and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The seven-count Superseding Indictment, returned on Oct. 11, named George Orbin, 61, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment, on or about Dec. 10, 2011, April 8, 2013, June 10, 2013, and June 11, 2013, Orbin employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the sexual exploitation of the minors. The Superseding Indictment further alleges that on or about August 11, 2012, and June 3, 2013, Orbin attempted to employ, use, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the sexual exploitation of the minors. Also, on or about Sept. 10, 2013, Orbin knowingly possessed videos and images in computer graphic files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, some of whom had not yet attained 12 years of age.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 190 years in prison, a fine of $1,750,000 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 Jessica Lieber Smolar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

A Superseding Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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 October 13, 2016