Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty for Possession of Child Pornography

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ERIE, PA — A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children, announced United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung.

Robert Mark Dyer IV, 31, 2136 Knoll Avenue, Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, to one count before United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from November 2020 to April 2022, Dyer possessed and accessed with intent to view visual images and videos in individual computer files depicting prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Judge Baxter scheduled sentencing for April 25, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Dyer on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Dyer.

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