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Penn Hills man sentenced in 2010 child porn case

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A Penn Hills man arrested in 2011 for possession of child pornography has been sentenced to five years behind bars, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady announced Tuesday.

Jeffrey John Valenta, 57, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti following his conviction for receipt of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Valenta also will be subject to five years of supervised release when he gets out of prison.

The charges stem from 2010 , when state police were working to uncover crimes involving the sharing of online child pornography. Following that investigation, prosecutors say police served a warrant at Valenta’s Elizabeth Drive home.

A computer in Valenta’s home held 33 child pornography videos, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors say Valenta admitted to making and distributing the pornography. He was charged on July 15, 2011.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, [email protected] or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.

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