A former resident of Girard, Pennsylvania, Michael Robert Heinrich, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years in prison, lifetime supervised release and a $5,300 special assessment on his conviction of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady announced today.

According to information presented in court, in January 2017, Heinrich took sexually explicit photos of a minor who was four years old at the time. 

An examination of Heinrich's computers and cell phone also revealed the presence of numerous other images, depicting prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.