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New Jersey Man Sentenced in Sex Traveler and Child Pornography Case

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 12, 2012
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 861-8200

PHILADELPHIA—Jon J. Lackner, 48, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for traveling from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to have sex with a minor and for manufacturing and possessing child pornography. On June 17, 2011, a federal jury determined that between August 2008 and March 2009, Lackner, a practicing dentist, used his computer, a web camera, the Internet, the mail, and a cell phone to attempt to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity; he traveled with intent to have sex with a minor; and he attempted to transfer obscene material (of himself) to a minor in Pennsylvania.

Lackner also pleaded guilty today to two additional counts of manufacturing and possessing child pornography. Those charges were contained in a superseding indictment. Lackner admitted that, in 2007, he used a minor to produce visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Petrese Tucker ordered Lackner to pay a fine in the amount of $1,500 and ordered five years of supervised release and a $500 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bensalem Police Department; the Cherry Hill, New Jersey Police Department; and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Natali.

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