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.

The FBI conducted the investigation which led to Hamilton’s indictment.

Hamilton could face up to life in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.

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.