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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Pittsburgh Man who Produced Images of His Sexual Abuse of Children Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 235 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, on his conviction of production of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Jeffrey Porch, 34, of Pittsburgh’s Summer Hill neighborhood.

According to information presented to the court, over the course of approximately two years, Porch physically, emotionally and sexually abused two children who were under his care. During this period, Porch also produced pornographic photos of the children, which were found on his cell phone. The Court was further informed that Porch has state charges pending for assaulting a third child, as well as domestic violence charges relating to his wife.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Kaufman commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Western Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Porch.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 7, 2021