A former PNC mortgage broker was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in federal prison for taking sexually explicit digital images of a young girl he had molested and sending them to someone he met online.
U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak imposed that term on Travis Glies, 38, of McCandless.
Glies was indicted in May and pleaded guilty in December following an investigation by the FBI and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.
He agreed to the 18 years as part of his plea.
The case started in March when Google submitted a CyberTipline report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and glies2002@gmail had uploaded child porn onto Google Plus.
Detectives tracked the email addresses to the Glies home, where he lived with his wife and children.
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Skeletal remains found in a small, wooded area behind the 900 block of Washington Street in McKeesport earlier this week have been identified as those of Dominick Brown-Hill, a Penn Hills man who has been missing for almost five years, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.
Mr. Brown-Hill, who was 21 years old when he disappeared, was last seen being dropped off at an apartment complex on Althea Drive in Penn Hills on March 22, 2012. The following day, he phoned a roommate and said he would be home that evening but never arrived, according to the Charley Project, which profiles about 9,500 missing person cases, mainly in the United States,
The county police homicide unit is investigating. The cause and manner of death are still pending.
Read more at: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2017/02/25/Skeletal-remains-found-in-McKeesport/stories/201702250141
Pittsburgh police investigated 59 killings in 2016, one of the most violent years in recent history. Only 29 murders were solved, and all but two of the unsolved cases had Black victims.
“It’s as bad as it can be in Pittsburgh,” Thomas Hargrove, founder of the Murder Accountability Project, said of the racial disparity.
The 29 solved cases involved 22 Black victims, one Hispanic victim and six White victims.
Much larger cities like Los Angeles and New York City have figured out how to solve killings, Hargrove said, while law enforcement across the country, in cities like Pittsburgh, fails to dedicate enough resources and manpower to murders.
At stake is the integrity of the justice system.
“When a killer does not get caught,” Hargrove said, “he is allowed to walk the street as a living testament that there are no sanctions for murder.”
Tim McNulty, spokesman for Pittsburgh Mayor
Read more at: https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2017/01/12/half-of-2016-murders-in-pittsburgh-are-unsolved-how-does-the-city-stack-up-and-what-needs-to-be-done/