Federal Prisoner Sent Letter Threatening Obama To Wrong Address

While awaiting trial in 2012, convicted child molester Joseph Savage allegedly sent a threatening letter from the Fayette County Prison to Barack Obama; however, Savage sent it to the wrong address.

He sent the letter to 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The letter did arrive at the White House and was forwarded to the proper authorities.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Pittsburgh did not disclose the contents of the letter, beyond the description contained in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury last month. According to the indictment, Savage threatened “to kill and to kidnap and to inflict bodily harm” on an unspecified member of the president’s family and to “torture and murder the president upon being released from prison.”

Savage was convicted of molesting a 9-year-old female and exposing himself to another girl, age 10. He also damaged a prisoner waiting room and sent a threatenting letter to the officer that charged him with the crimes.

Savage is currently serving 12½ to 25 years at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale and now faces up to 5 additional years “if convicted of either new charge he faces, threatening the president or threatening an immediately family member of the president”.