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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Uniontown Man Sentenced to 25+ Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to 310 months imprisonment, followed by a lifetime supervised release, on charges of production and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on David Kinteay Carson, age 39, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. During the sentencing, Judge Cohill remarked “having served as judge here for some years, the facts are amongst the most horrific before me.”

According to information presented to the court, the court was advised that on or about Sept. 26, 2014, Carson produced visual depictions of his sexual exploitation of two minors.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Uniontown City Police Department for conducting the investigation leading to the successful 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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 2, 2016