PITTSBURGH — A former Indiana resident has been sentenced in federal court to five years in prison, to be followed by 12 years of supervised release, on his conviction of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Christopher Murdock, 27, formerly of South Fifth Street.
According to information presented to the court, on or about Nov. 17, 2012, Murdock possessed visual depictions, namely, videos and images in computer graphics files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Murdock.