Harrisburg men charged with child porn

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HARRISBURG, Pa –Two Harrisburg men have been indicted by a grand jury for possession of child pornography. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that John L. Gilbert, III, 36, and Timothy Rissmiller, 44, both residents of Harrisburg, were taken into custody by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police after they allegedly printed photographs containing child pornography at a store in Harrisburg. Harrisburg police also searched the residence of the two men and found additional evidence of alleged child pornography.
This investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Harrisburg Bureau of Police and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”
Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.
A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.