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.READ MORE: Trump-Backed Candidate Bob Paduchik Tapped To Head Ohio Republican Party
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.READ MORE: Police Arrest Man Accused Of Shooting Neighbor In The Arm After Dispute
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.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Heavy Rainfall, Flood Watches And Warnings Issued
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.