Reading Man Sentenced for Exploiting Children
Danny Ray Evans, Jr., 26, of Reading, PA, was sentenced today to 225 months in prison for production of child pornography. Evans, who pleaded guilty to the charges, engaged in a series of “Skype” webcam discussions with at least three different 12 and 13-year old girls during which he threatened and coerced them into engaging in sexually explicit conduct on camera. Evans saved “Screen shots” of these sessions with the minors and also shared the photographs with his father who lives in Georgia.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge James Knoll Gardner ordered five years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment. The defendant must also register as a sex offender.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Berks County Detectives, and the Berks County District Attorney’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Morgan.