Monday, May 13, 2019

Jim Thorpe Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Producing Child Pornography

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on May 9, 2019, Jared Andrew Novy, age 39, of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 360 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo for the production of child pornography.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Novy pleaded guilty to production of child pornography in July 2018, and admitted that he produced multiple videos and images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Novy previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Carbon County to state related sexual abuse crimes involving minors.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations – Philadelphia Division. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Caputo ordered that Novy by supervised by a probation officer for ten years following his release from prison. Novy will also be required to comply with the registration requirements of the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (Adam Walsh Act) upon release from prison.

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."

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