PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that David Carbonaro, 28, of Upper Darby, PA, was sentenced to twenty-two years and one month in prison, lifetime supervised release, and was ordered to pay $38,000 in restitution by United States District Court Judge Chad F. Kenney for numerous child exploitation offenses including abusing a three-year-old in order to produce pornography.
The defendant pleaded guilty in November 2019 to charges of production, distribution, and possession of child pornography, stemming from his horrendous sexual abuse of minor child in his care when she was just a toddler. Carbonaro conducted “photo shoots” of Minor #1, as she is referred to in court documents, in sexualized poses and directed his co-defendant Kayla Parker, to sexually abuse Minor #1 for his viewing pleasure.
Law enforcement came upon the evidence of these deplorable crimes while investigating the defendant for distributing child pornography over the internet.
The search warrant executed at Carbonaro’s residence in Delaware County yielded thousands of images of child pornography in his collection, including nine images depicting the sexual abuse of Minor #1. “This is a truly horrifying case. Sexually exploiting and abusing a three-year-old child is simply too awful for most people to even think about,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Williams. “Strong law enforcement collaboration between our Office, Homeland Security Investigations and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General resulted in justice for this defendant and his victims. Anyone we find abusing children in this District we will held accountable for their crimes.”
“Children are among the most vulnerable members of our Commonwealth, and thanks to the strong communication and collaboration with our federal and state law enforcement partners, we were able to hold the defendant accountable for his abhorrent crimes,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “My Office will always stand up for survivors of sexual abuse.”
“Rescuing children from these predatory violators is a top priority for Homeland Security Investigations,” said Brian A. Michael, Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations Philadelphia. “HSI Special Agents and our state and local partners will spare no resource and will exhaust every effort to hunt them down and bring them to justice. Working closely together with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office as HSI did in this case, we will continue to investigate and prosecute those who commit the particularly heinous crimes of producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography.”
The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Josh A. Davison.