WILKES-BARRE – A Pittsburgh resident was scheduled to appear in federal court in Wilkes-Barre to face charges that he used the internet to attempt to entice a minor to have sex, attempted to produce child pornography, and transported child pornography by computer.
One of the charges against George Carvlin, 55, stems from May 2008, when he allegedly travelled to Barrett Township in Monroe County, for a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. The girl was in fact an undercover Barrett Township police officer who had engaged in a chat room converstion.
Carvlin was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 3, 2009, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, and Barrett Township Police.
Martin Carlson, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania stated that Carvlin faces a mandatory minimum 15-year prison sentence and a possible maximum sentence of 30 years in prison if he is convicted of attempting to produce child pornography; a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence and up to life in prison if he is convicted of using the internet to attempt to entice a minor for sex; and a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if he is convicted of transporting child pornography.