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Johnstown Child Pornography Possessor Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison

U.S. Attorney’s Office July 01, 2013
  • Western District of Pennsylvania

JOHNSTOWN, PA—A resident of Johnstown, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to 50 months in prison and 15 years’ supervised release on his conviction of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on James Robert Reynolds, 54.

According to information presented to the court, on March 30, 2011, Reynolds knowingly possessed videos and images as computer graphic files depicting child pornography, which had been shipped and transported in interstate or foreign commerce by means of a computer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

According to Mr. Hickton, this case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse, led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood, marshals, federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.

Mr. Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Conemaugh Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Reynolds.