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April 27, 2015

Pike County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 29-year-old Dingmans Ferry man was sentenced to five years in prison today by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion in Scranton, for receiving and distributing child pornography.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Daniel Decker, was charged and pled guilty earlier this year after an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Judge Mannion also ordered that Decker serve 15 years on supervised release following his prison sentence. Decker must also register as a sex offender, undergo sex offender treatment, and comply with all of the rules of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

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