JOHNSTOWN – A DuBois man has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown upon his conviction of possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence of 10 years supervised release with 12 months home detention upon Matthew Hutzell, 27.
According to information presented to the court, on Oct. 31, 2013, Hutzell knowingly possessed pictures and videos in individual computer graphic files, which were produced using prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The computer graphic files were shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crime Task Force for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Hutzell.