PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of production and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The three-count Indictment, returned on Nov. 27, named Jeffrey Porch, 32, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, in April and May 2017, Porch attempted to and did employ, use, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce two female child victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. Additionally, in February 2018, Porch knowingly possessed visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 80 years in prison, a fine of $750,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Western Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.