Pittsburgh man gets 5 years in federal prison for child porn

November 14, 2018

A Pittsburgh man was ordered Thursday in federal court in Pittsburgh to serve 5 years in prison for distributing child pornography.

Adam D. Cadle, 37, also was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release after he is released from prison, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady.

Cadle had material that showed sexual exploitation of two minors. Cable, who pleaded guilty to the charges, was ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution to each of the minors.

According to the information presented to the court, Cadle used a group chat service known as “Chatstep” to distribute and receive images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. Some of the children were younger than 12.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Cadle’s residence was searched by officers of the Pittsburgh Crimes Against Children Task Force. Prosecutors said numerous images of child pornography were identified on his laptop and a removable storage drive.

Also, forensic analysis undertaken after the search revealed Cadle was chatting with minors and sharing sexually exploitative material. It was established that, on Nov. 17, 2015, Cadle distributed 10 images of child pornography during one such chat session.

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