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Pittsburgh man, 47, indicted on federal child porn charges

Emily Balser
| Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

A Pittsburgh man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child porn charges.

Shawn O'Brien, 47, of the South Side is charged with distribution, receipt and possession of child porn, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady announced Tuesday.

According to the indictment, O'Brien distributed and received digital images depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor in May 2016. The indictment also alleges that in June 2016, O'Brien possessed digital images and videos involving minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, some younger than 12 years old.

O'Brien could face a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison, a maximum term of lifetime supervised release and a fine of $750,000.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, emilybalser@tribweb.com or via Twitter @emilybalser.

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