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Washington County Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 108 months imprisonment, followed by 15 years supervised release, on a charge of Distribution of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Denis A. Dille, age 53, of Prosperity, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on or about June 9, 2015 and October 5, 2015, Dille distributed videos and images containing material depicting the sexual exploitation of minors.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Postal Inspection Service for conducting the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Dille.

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

Updated October 7, 2016

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