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February 22, 2018Philadelphia, PA, United StatesChild Exploitation

Former University of the Sciences Philadelphia professor sentenced on child pornography charges

PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware County, Pennsylvania man was sentenced Feb. 22, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia investigation.

John Porter, 63, of Marple Township, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months incarceration followed by five years’ supervised release. Additionally, Porter is required to pay $54,500.00 in victim restitution, a $5,000.00 penalty assessment fee under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA), and a court assessment fee of $200.00.  Porter was required to begin his sentence at the close of his hearing.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

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.

For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI’s Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page. HSI is a founding member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.

Updated: 03/09/2018