YORK, Pa. — A York couple has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child exploitation offenses regarding the manufacture and distribution of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus.
York residents Wyatt Jones, 26, and Marisel Toro, 21, are charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography, production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography, Gurganus said in a press release.
The couple was indicted on Wednesday, Gurganus said.
The indictment alleges that Jones and Toro committed the offenses between October 2020 and April 2021.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the York City Police Department and the United States Probation Office.
Assistant United States Attorney Paul J. Miovas, Jr. is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, the maximum penalty under federal law for the offenses charged in the indictment is life imprisonment, a lifetime term of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine. There is also a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years of imprisonment for the defendants if convicted of production of child pornography, according to Gurganus.