HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Waynesboro man is indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg for the offenses involving the sexual assault of an infant.
Evan Matthew Lawbaugh, 32, is alleged to have sexually assaulted the male infant, identified as J.H., in December 2015 and recorded and distributed the video depicting such assault.
If convicted Lawbaugh faces a mandatory 25 years in federal prison and a maximum of 50 years’, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine.
Lawbaugh was also arrested on Child Pornography charges in 2014 and 2015.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
If you have any information related to this case or believe you or someone you know may be a victim, you are encouraged to contact Postal Inspector Michael Corricelli of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at (717) 257-5581.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.