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City man sentenced in child porn case

John F. Boslet will spend 24 months in federal prison

JOHNSTOWN — An Altoona man will serve 24 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

John F. Boslet, 54, of 1304 N. Second St., also will spend 10 years under supervision, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said. Boslet had pleaded guilty to the charge in April.

U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence.

According to information presented to the court, on Aug. 8, 2013, Boslet knowingly possessed images as computer graphic files containing child pornography, which had been shipped and transported in interstate or foreign commerce by means of a computer.

The 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 information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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