Tuesday, July 20, 2021

North East, PA Man Had Sexual Images of Children on His Computer

 ERIE, Pa. - A resident of North East, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Gregory A. Doyle, 58, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Doyle possessed computer images depicting minors under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for December 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Doyle on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Doyle.

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