A West Chester University student has been charged recently with various Sex Crimes and Child Pornography. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, on June 1, 2018 Ryan Davis was charged and arrested for transporting, receiving, and possessing child pornography. Child Pornography charges in federal cases is generally much more serious than child pornography charges in state courts. Specifically, the federal guidelines dealing with sex crimes charges such as child pornography can be very harsh. In the case of the West Chester University student, the government maintained that Davis allegedly had images of minors being sexually assaulted on the computer that he possessed on West Chester University campus, as well as at his home in Glen Mills. These images were found by law enforcement on Davis’s Apple MacBook Pro and IPhone 7.

A West Chester University Spokeswoman made a statement in regards to one of their students being charged with Sex Crimes such as Child Pornography. Specifically, Nancy Gainer, confirmed that Ryan Davis was a current student at West Chester, and that the WCU’s Office of Student Conduct was waiting to review the police report on the incident in order for the university to take future action. If Davis is convicted he will face a maximum of 60 years in federal prison, with a 5-year mandatory minimum, 5 years of supervised probation, and $750,000 worth of fines. Project Safe Childhood was taken into action by the federal authorities in this case. Project Safe Childhood is a initiative launched back in May of 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice. PSC uses federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and prosecute those who exploit children, while also identifying and rescuing those children involved. If you or someone you know is accused of child pornography please contact one of our experienced lawyers at the Bellwoar Kelly, LLPfor further information or for your free consultation.