SCRANTON, PA — United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Roger Daniel Williams, age 44, of Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, to 300 months in prison for the production of child pornography videos and images on Friday, August 25, 2023. Williams previously pleaded guilty to the crime on March 30, 2022.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Williams produced videos and images of himself and a child while Williams was engaged in the act of raping the child. The production of these videos and images occurred on various dates beginning in December 2019 and continued through May 2021. Williams also possessed thousands of child pornography videos and images at his residence.
The sentence imposed by Judge Mariani was imposed to run consecutively to a state sentence Williams is currently serving. On January 13, 2022, Williams was sentenced in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania to serve a minimum of 240 months in prison and a maximum of 480 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of rape of child. Judge Mariani’s sentence ensures a minimum sentence of 45 years’ imprisonment for Williams.
Williams is also required to serve a term of five years of supervised release upon release from federal custody and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $45,000 to the identified victims of the child pornography he possessed.
The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Philadelphia Division and the Meshoppen Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.
Upon release from custody, Williams will also be required to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) upon release from custody.