HARRISBURG, PA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brian A. Salvado, age 46, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on November 25, 2020, to 20 years’ imprisonment followed by 15 years of supervised release by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, for exploitation of minors.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, between 2016 and 2107, Salvado used a dating site and his cellular telephone to communicate online and via text message with 11 minor victims for the purpose of producing child pornography.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy prosecuted the case.
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.”