U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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July 22, 2014

Judge Sentences Lancaster Man to 10 Years in Child Exploitation Case

Richard Haines, Jr., 60, of Lancaster, PA, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography and enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct so that he could take pictures of the conduct and with possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty on September 4, 2013. Haines took photos of a female relative in various stages of undress. He also, while on bail awaiting sentencing, tried to influence the victim to testify on his behalf at sentencing. His bail was revoked and he has been in custody since October 10, 2013.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge James Knoll Gardner ordered restitution of $9338, a $10,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

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