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Punxsutawney man plead guilty to transporting obscene writing

Punxsutawney – A Punxsutawney man pleaded guilty last week in federal court to a charge of transporting obscene writing over the internet.

69-year-old Dominic Runco knowingly sent obscene writing describing in explicit and graphic detail the sexual abuse of children to other individuals over email and in a chatroom from October through November of 2020.

Sentencing is set for October 4.

Runco faces up to 5 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $250,000, or both.