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Fulton man charged with child pornography

On Friday, the US Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania announced the arrest of a Fulton County man on federal child pornography charges.

A 32-year-old Pennsylvania man, named Clay Aaron Rasp, will make his first appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab on Dec. 21, 2017. According to the Attorney's office, Rasp collected and distributed child pornography for the period of January-July of this year. The Lower Heidelberg Police Department and FBI investigated the case and found out that he has also produced a morphed image of child pornography.

Official charges have not been made yet, at this stage accusations is all that the authorities have against the man. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

According to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, a person may receive 20 years of imprisonment which is the maximum penalty under federal law.

Child pornography is a serious crime and it needs to be controlled and contained thorough investigation. The judges will also take into account few important factors, such as the nature and seriousness of the crime, background, and characteristics of the accused. They will need to determine the need to punish the defendant for public safety and provide medical and educational treatment to the defendant.

This case is brought to public's attention by a nationwide initiative Project Safe Childhood, launched last year. The purpose of this project is to combat the growing number of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Project Safe Childhood is supported by US Attorney's offices and The Criminal Division's Child Exploitation to identify and rescue the victims who need support in this matter.