Nottingham man convicted a second time in federal child porn case

  • Staff and Wire Reports August 2, 2014

A Nottingham Township man was convicted following a retrial on federal child pornography charges.

A jury convicted 42-year-old David Cunningham, formerly of Mingo Creek Road, of receiving and distributing violent child pornography Friday in Pittsburgh.

In 2012, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Cunningham’s 17 1/2-year prison sentence and ordered a retrial because his federal trial judge prejudiced a jury by showing them too many video clips of child pornography that prosecutors alleged he possessed.

He was arrested in the case in 2007 after state police found more than 50 child porn videos on his computer during an investigation into a file-sharing network, court records stated. Some of the images depicted violent sexual assaults on children as young as 2 years old.

He was arrested in 2004 in a separate case in Washington County on charges he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the case and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Cunningham will be sentenced Nov. 12.


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