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Harrisburg, PA

In a case starting in York County following allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with minors,  Patrick Bruce Reachard, age 53, a resident of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg to some 200 months’ imprisonment in a child pornography case.  Earlier on June 19, 2018, Reachard pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of children involving the production of child pornography, receipt and distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Reachard took sexually explicit photographs of at least one minor under five years of age and distributed those images online.  After completing a forensic examination of Reachard’s electronic devices, investigators discovered Reachard also received numerous images of child pornography from various users.  During the investigation, agents and troopers worked cooperatively to identify other individuals involved in this child pornography trading ring in other federal districts.  Authorities also arrested one additional suspected in Kentucky; he pleaded guilty and has been sentenced in federal court on similar charges.