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A 33 year old man  of Columbia, N.J., previously charged with trying to take nude photos charged with corrupting a minor, indecently assaulting a person under age 16 and unlawful contact with minors, along with harassment citation last December has been indicted in federal court.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Daniel Palmitessa, age 33, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted on November 20, 2018, by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Palmitessa produced and possessed images of child pornography and attempted to entice two minors to engage in sexual activity.       

The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts is prosecuting the case.