Allentown Man to Serve 9 to 24 Years for Sexual Assault of a Minor, Sharing Child Sexual Abuse Material Online

June 20, 2024 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that Allentown resident, Jacob Torres, was sentenced to 9 to 24 years in prison for the assault of a minor and for disseminating child sexual abuse materials.

Torres, 33, was convicted of Statutory Sexual Assault, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Aggrevated Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors, two charges of Unlawful Contact with a Minor, two charges of Sexual Abuse of Children, and two charges of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. As a condition of his sentence, Torres is to have no contact with minors, no contact with his victim, and no access to the Internet.

The Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section discovered that Torres was downloading, viewing, and sharing child sexual abuse materials on his electronic devices.

“This defendant has proven without a doubt that he is a threat to the children in our communities,” Attorney General Michelle Henry said. “This sentence ensures that he will no longer have access to vulnerable young people, online or in person. Sexual assault of a minor and sharing child pornography are crimes that my office takes very seriously, and we will continue to protect children and hold predators accountable.”

Following the investigation into the child sexual abuse materials, in an interview with Torres, he admitted to having unlawful contact with a minor. Torres had initiated contact with a 14 year old girl that he met on MeetMe, a social networking website. The investigation uncovered that Torres had lied about his age, and engaged in unlawful sexual acts against the young girl several times after they met in 2015.

Concerned citizens can report child abuse to the Pennsylvania ChildLine by calling 1-800-932-0313.

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