Strawbridge Sentenced For Child-Pornography

A member of a famed department store family has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison on a federal child pornography charge.

FBI agents say 63-year-old Steven Strawbridge Sr. was deleting images from his computer when they arrived at his house in Gladwyne in 2005. The agents still found more than 100 sexually explicit images.

Strawbridge was sentenced Wednesday to 57 months in prison. He is to report on Jan. 2.

More than 100 of Strawbridge’s friends crammed into a Philadelphia courtroom Wednesday. Some asked the judge to show leniency because of the family’s contributions to the city and its cultural institutions.

The judge says Strawbridge knew he was doing something wrong and should have sought professional help.

Published in: on November 30, 2007 at 6:53 am  Leave a Comment  

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