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.

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

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

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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.