Uniontown Man Admits Producing Child Pornography
PITTSBURGH - A former Fayette County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of production and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
David Kinteay Carson, 38, of Uniontown, Pa., pleaded guilty before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill.
In connection with the guilty plea, on or about Sept. 26, 2014, Carson produced visual depictions of the sexual exploitation of a minor.
The law provides for a mandatory minimum of 15 years imprisonment, supervised release for no less than five years, and up to life, and a fine of $250,000.00. 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 Uniontown City Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Carson.
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.