15 months for inmate who sent Obama threats to wrong address

Joseph Savage
Joseph Savage

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A western Pennsylvania man serving time for child molestation has been ordered to spend an extra 15 months in prison for mailing a threatening letter to President Barack Obama.

A federal judge sentenced Joseph Savage on Tuesday to 30 months in prison, but said half of it will overlap with his molestation sentence.

The 35-year-old North Union man is serving 121/2 to 25 years for terroristic threats, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors.

Savage pleaded guilty in March to counts of threatening the president and threatening his family.

Prosecutors say Savage sent a letter from Fayette County Prison in October 2012 threatening to “torture and murder” Obama and harm a member of his family.

The letter was mailed to 1400 Pennsylvania Ave., but the White House received it anyway.


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