PITTSBURGH (KDKA)–A Pittsburgh man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly engaging in illegal sexual activity.
According to the indictment, Joseph Hamilton, 38, tried to coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity through the Internet.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
The FBI conducted the investigation which led to Hamilton’s indictment.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
Hamilton could face up to life in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.MORE NEWS: Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.