Jack LaForte pleaded guilty last year to possessing child porn.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A former school bus driver in Monessen has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for possessing child pornography.

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Jack LaForte was sentenced in federal court to 78 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release on Thursday after pleading guilty last year to possessing child porn.

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The 56-year-old was under investigation after Homeland Security was alerted to information about the upload of child pornography from an IP address that was traced to LaForte’s home in Monessen.

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In June 2019, law enforcement officials seized a laptop, and a forensic review revealed videos that depicted the sexual exploitation of minors, including children who had not yet reached the age of 12.