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Man accused of child porn based on IP address

Internet crimes can land you in prison, so if you're charged with one, it's best to seek advice on how to best protect your interests. Web site fraud, Internet sex crimes and child pornography are just some of the things that count as criminal acts on the Internet, but these kinds of charges can be difficult to prove. You may want to consider this case while you think about what to do for yours.

According to the May 21 news, the former Sun Valley athletic director has been arrested on charges of child pornography. The man had previously been convicted of stealing funds from the school district's accounts years ago, and now he's been charged with child pornography. The 41-year-old man has been arrested for having child pornography in his possession and for the dissemination of photos of child sex acts.

Both of these charges are felonies, according to the news. It's believed that the man had been uploading child pornography over the Internet from somewhere in Pennsylvania. When the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force looked into the situation, it appeared that the uploaded videos depicted a child under 18 engaging in prohibited sexual acts.

Following this discovery, the investigators obtained a search warrant for the address discovered by locating the registration of the IP address. An Acer netbook was allegedly discovered with over 10 videos of child pornography during the initial search. When the man was confronted, he allegedly told police that he was pretending to be a girl online under a Facebook profile for "Gabby Lawws." He also gave investigators three other email accounts he used and let them investigate, according to the news.

The man has now been arraigned by the Magisterial District judge, and she set bail for 10 percent of $75,000. He was moved to a Delaware County jail, where he awaits a hearing. The man allegedly has three children and family, none of whom spoke to the news.

Source: Mainline Media News, "Former Sun Valley athletic director arrested on child porn charges" Cindy Scharr, May. 21, 2014

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