PITTSBURGH – A Clearfield couple has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of producing and possessing child pornography.
According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release issued to GANT News partner WJAC-TV, Jackson C. Martin III, 44, and Amanda M. Downs, 28, face five total counts for producing and possessing sexually explicit material.
Martin and Downs allegedly produced several images of a minor(s), engaging in sexually explicit conduct during two separate time periods.
Martin faces a maximum sentence of 30 to 80 years in prison and or a $1 million fine, while Downs faces a maximum sentence of 30 to 40 years in prison and or a $750,000 fine.
The investigation was conducted by Department of Homeland Security as part of “Project Safe Childhood,” an initiative to combat child exploitation and abuse, according to the release.