The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that 28 year old Michael Portanova of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley for receiving child pornography.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Portanova previously admitted that he used his cell phone to receive images and videos of child pornography using a file-sharing network on the internet. Portanova committed the offense between August 2017 and October 30, 2017, in Luzerne County.
Portanova committed the offense after having been convicted of dissemination and possession of child pornography in Luzerne County in 2014.
Judge Munley also ordered Portanova to serve 10 years on supervised release following his prison sentence, pay a special assessment of $5,100, comply with the restrictions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and receive sex offender treatment.