Kutztown Man, John Joseph Krasley Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offenses
PHILADELPHIA (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that John Joseph Krasley, 52, of Kutztown, PA, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $30,000 total in restitution to certain victims by United States District Court Judge Edward G. Smith for receiving, accessing, transporting, and distributing child pornography.
For more than five years, between March 2013 and June 2018, Krasley trafficked in child pornography. He communicated online at all times of the day and night with other child sex offenders, distributing horrific images of children being sexually abused, and maintaining an extensive collection of videos and images. Krasley also communicated with an undercover agent and distributed graphic images mostly depicting infants, but also toddlers and pre-pubescent boys, all of whom were being sexually abused.
After an extended investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the defendant was arrested and charged by Indictment with 14 counts of child exploitation offenses. In October 2019, the defendant was convicted after trial of all charges against him.
“Child sexual exploitation is appallingly pervasive, exacerbated by the easy availability of digital media and communications,” said Acting U.S.