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Child Exploitation
02/15/2013

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 30 months in prison for possession of child pornography

PITTSBURGH — Following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for possessing child pornography.

Daniel Sloan Beavers, 42, of Rimersburg, Pa., was sentenced Friday in federal court to 30 months in prison. He previously pleaded guilty Oct. 12, 2012.

According to court documents, Beavers possessed images and videos in computer files of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

In addition to the prison term, he will be required to serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or its online resource for reporting child sexual exploitation.

HSI is a founding member and the U.S. representative of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.