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Verona Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Verona, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, and a charge of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment, which was returned on March 17, named David Hudak, 45 as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, from Feb. 14, 2013 through March 8, 2013, Hudak distributed visual depictions, namely photographs in computer graphics files, the production of which involved the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment further charges that Hudak, on April 24, 2013, unlawfully possessed in computer graphics files, photographs and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $500,000.00, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other members of the Western Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015