CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Monessen, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced right now to 97 months in federal jail for touring from his house to have intercourse with A toddler from Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Based mostly on courtroom paperwork, Mark Sassak, Jr., age 38, started talking with whom he believed to be a 15-yr-previous feminine by way of a social media app. That dialog continued by way of textual content material messages on his Mobile telephone for a quantity of weeks. Sassak then requested for an in-particular person meeting to have intercourse with the 15-yr-previous. Sassak drove from his house in Pennsylvania to a location in Bridgeport, West Virginia in October 2020 for said meeting, the place regulation enforcement arrested him. When a search of Sassak’s Mobile telephone was carried out, officers found a quantity of chats with suspected minors and baby pornographic movies.

After A 3-day trial in December 2021, Sassak was found responsible Of 1 rely of “Journey To work together in Sexual Exercise with a Minor” and one rely of “Possession Of baby Pornography.”

The Bridgeport Police Division investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Perri and Jennifer Conklin prosecuted the case on behalf of The federal authorities. 

Chief U.S. District Decide Thomas S. Kleeh presided.


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