Allentown Man Sentenced for Assault and Child Pornography


HARRISBURG, PA — Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that Jacob Torres, a resident of Allentown, was sentenced Thursday to 9 to 24 years in prison for the assault of a minor and disseminating child sexual abuse materials.

Torres, 33, faced numerous charges, including Statutory Sexual Assault, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Sexual Abuse of Children, and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. As part of his sentence, Torres is prohibited from having any contact with minors, his victim, and access to the internet.

The investigation by the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section revealed that Torres had been downloading, viewing, and sharing child sexual abuse materials on his electronic devices.

Attorney General Henry stated, “This defendant has proven without a doubt that he is a threat to the children in our communities. This sentence ensures that he will no longer have access to vulnerable young people, online or in person. Sexual assault of a minor and sharing child pornography are crimes that my office takes very seriously, and we will continue to protect children and hold predators accountable.”

The investigation further uncovered that Torres had met a 14-year-old girl on MeetMe, a social networking website, in 2015. He lied about his age and engaged in unlawful sexual acts with the young girl multiple times. During an interview, Torres admitted to having unlawful contact with a minor.

Concerned citizens are encouraged to report child abuse to the Pennsylvania ChildLine by calling 1-800-932-0313.

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