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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Westmoreland County Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

PITTSBURGH, PA - A Westmoreland County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years imprisonment to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release on his conviction of 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 John Mallory, 61, of Greensburg, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Mallory, who had been a Quality Assurance Engineer for over 30 years, was found to be in possession of a large collection of child pornography, including child pornography with prepubescent children and child pornography involving sadistic and masochistic conduct.

In imposing sentence, Judge Cohill noted that Mallory had a prior conviction for the possession of child pornography, and that the law required a minimum sentence of at least 10 years of imprisonment.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service and Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Mallory.

Updated August 7, 2015