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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Possessing Violent Pornographic Images and Videos of Children

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 13, 2013
  • Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA—A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 51 months’ imprisonment followed by 20 years’ supervised release on his conviction of possessing child pornography, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on James E. Tronsberg, age 26.

According to information presented to the court, on January 27, 2010, Tronsberg possessed visual depictions, in the form of numerous still images and videos contained in computer graphics files, that depicted minors, some of whom had not reached the age of 12, engaging in sex acts. Some of the pornographic videos involved acts that were sadistic, masochistic, or otherwise violent in nature.

Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh High Tech Crimes Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Tronsberg.