PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years (120 months) in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release on his conviction of distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of children, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan imposed the sentence on George Goodwin, 50, of the city’s North Point Breeze neighborhood.
According to information presented to the court, Goodwin distributed videos of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity with adults over the social networking service MeWe. After law enforcement agents learned of the distribution, they executed search warrants on Goodwin’s residence and phone, where they found a large and disturbing collection of child pornography, as well as online chats in which Goodwin distributed the videos. The collection included prepubescent children, sadistic and masochistic abuse and in excess of 600 images.
Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Goodwin.
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