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Child Porn Found on Man’s Computer in Perkiomen, Police Say

James Fletcher Whaley, 61, was arrested in the Maple Hill Community.

 

A Boyertown man was arrested in the Maple Hill Community in Perkiomen Township for alleged possession of child pornography, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

James Fletcher Whaley, 61, of Pennsylvania Avenue in Boyertown, was arrested on March 11 after an investigation into the possession of child pornography his computer that began on Jan. 29, the PSP, Skippack Barracks said.

After a forensic examination of the computer and its contents allegedly identified roughly 100 images of child pornography, Whaley was charged with 50 counts of sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography.

Judge Albert J. Augustine set Whaley’s bail at $50,000 cash, and Whaley was committed to Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

ever watching eye March 14, 2013 at 02:45 PM
I am live at MP and sadly have no kids but i do know this man and all of you who allowed him to raise your kids. I do not believe what they are saying he did ti be true. I do believe it was a set up a by a certain someone. You all are ready to threw away his key but yet he was good enough to give you all money, food, and fix your car an or home for free. When you all went on a drunken feastand left your kids lock out dirty and hungry this man feed them. When i would speak to him not for one second did i think he was doing this to be nasty but only cause who can leave a child outside hungry!! I know i couldn't and haven't. You are putting his air out there would you like yours out?? You say you never trusted him but yet you as well would vanish and he was left with your kid too? He couldn't have been that much of a monster when you needed a babysitter. Again if i had kids i would leave them with him way faster than any of you!
Katie March 14, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Also, I'm pretty sure no one has ever locked their children out of their house dirty and hungry. I'd be the first to call CPS.
ever watching eye March 14, 2013 at 03:17 PM
I would love to do nothing but go back and forth with you all day seems thats how this is heading, its ok for you to put what up you feel and when i put down truth you do what most guilty people do is come back with fights and put downs. That's ok cause still i know what you all allowed and what you didn't as a parent. No my dear harms way wouldn't be with him. I don't have to air out your dirt to get my point out there. I just think its a shame how for 2 years he took care of your kid and that was all good an well n years for others. But that's the point of this rite to put what you feel, n i saw you all did an just because i don't agree or know more than you think and i m wrong or what did you say "him". Funny good smile for the day.
Katie March 14, 2013 at 03:47 PM
I can't converse with someone who can't speak proper English. I'm just going to let you think what you'd like. It's not what I 'feel'. It's the truth. I'm glad you find something as disgusting as this amusing. Have a great day, and hopefully you can have your head removed from your ass sometime soon.
Katie March 14, 2013 at 03:58 PM
I found his docket sheet online. It looks like 50 counts of child porn. It doesn't say anything about abuse. http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/MDJReport.aspx?docketNumber=MJ-38124-CR-0000069-2013
Adele March 14, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Never left my kid with him never felt right about him NEVER.
Adele March 14, 2013 at 04:05 PM
But I do agree with one thing many ppl do/did ignore their kids and leave him alone with them and I hope to God nothing happened to those kids but I do not agree with any such set up. I watched him for 4 years with these kids and I'm sorry but he never seemed right to me. I would never have left my children alone with him in a million years.
ever watching eye March 14, 2013 at 04:12 PM
How funny you keep changing your name... no i will keep my head right were its at it smells good here. I do believe you understand me just fine!! An you keep calling me names cause you are one of them mothers. I will have a good day cause i don't lie on people who are not guilty so god knows my heart is safe an real.. can't say the same for you.. you ate right you will see the truth when he walks away, and your left raising your own!! Good day to you. I am going to enjoy my sunshine day and you keep drinking yours up.
Juan de sinko de chiko March 14, 2013 at 04:21 PM
I didn't know it was a crime to fake a heart attack, someone should have told Red Foxx that. Nor dose that have anything to do with child pornography. I spoke with James often and never thought anything to be off about him, i think it's odd that everyone thought this man to be a monster yet everyone allowed him to watch there children and depended on him so i guess he really wasn't as bad as you are painting him out to be. I don't think perk valley resident would call cps on anyone due to the fact they would have investigated them. Truth is NONE of you have the facts in this case and as far as im concerned you Perk valley resident should be on trial for child abuse and child negligence cuase you are an unfit parent!!
4KidsAtHome March 14, 2013 at 04:45 PM
After reading all of these comments I honestly can't believe there are people defending him. It's also funny that you think Katie is an unfit parent. You do realize she is one of the only few that has kept her daughter away from him since all of his bullsh*t came to light? I hope you don't think shes the one he was living with. He was raising those kids, but they aren't hers. If anyone should be investigated it should be that mother, who let him back in her house after she found out about him stealing and lying...or the neighbors down the street. Katie, they obviously don't have the correct information if they think you, of all people, are unfit. That actually made me laugh when I read that. So don't let it get to you. I see how you are with your daughter, and that beautiful new little boy. They also probably don't know that you sacrifice your time and energy to take care of a disabled parent as well, all while working a full time job ans taking care of your kids. You, my dear, are a saint and a FANTASTIC parent. Don't forget that.
Juan de sinko de chiko March 14, 2013 at 05:02 PM
It's called innocent until proven guilty people. I didn't read anything about a guilty verdict. And as far as Kate its what i heard about her, its just like what your all doing about James, you don't know the facts,Your going on what you heard and saying its true well that's all I'm doing. Don't it stink when someone doesn't know the truth about someone or something but we still present it as facts. Good day people....I SAID GOOD DAY!
Brittany Tressler (Editor) March 14, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Possession of child pornography falls under the "sexual abuse" statute, 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. 6312. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/18/00.063.012.000..HTM
ever watching eye March 14, 2013 at 05:13 PM
See its comments like that. Pull what over were. If u don't trust someone than why leave ur kid with them?? Ohh i had to go get wasted so i needed him to baby sit that's bs. You all just need to point a finger so this poor SOB has to take a fall cause of lazy ass mothers! That makes me sick. No matter what is said everyone needs to look at them selfs.. all i see is " i knew i knew it"... but still you all needed him an used him!
Brittany Tressler (Editor) March 14, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Some comments on this thread were deleted because they violate the Patch Terms of Use.
ever watching eye March 14, 2013 at 05:16 PM
I said my peace i am out!! Take it as you want. We know it n you will see!!
Katie March 14, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Ok Jean.
Katie March 14, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Thank you!! I appreciate that. I'm pretty sure Jim has said untrue things about us all. I've heard things that I know to be untrue about the other mothers. I've confronted Jim to his face about it. I've also cross referenced the info he gave me with other parents. Its alright if people want to believe him...no skin off my back. Just look at the source. The other mother's shouldn't be investigated. They are good mothers. It's not their fault that he deceived them.
ever watching eye March 14, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Haha ok katie. You are just trying to hard now..Haha
Samantha March 14, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Ever watching eye, I agree with you 100% about the "drunk" mother and the children left to fend for themselves. However, I do think that this man was a creep. I think that he was inappropriate. I do think that this is true and I have been waiting for this to come out. I knew that it was only a matter of time.
Paula Goff March 14, 2013 at 06:04 PM
If this weren't such a serious subject, it would be comical to picture neighbors furiously typing at one another from inside their homes only a few doors apart instead of coming out and actually talking among themselves face to face.
Dad of Bean March 14, 2013 at 06:09 PM
I happen to be the father of Katie's daughter,and her ex. And you, whoever you are, are completely mistaken. Although she hates my guts and lets me know it (not in front of our daughter of course) she is a wonderful parent. She has an awesome husband who loves my daughter like his own, and they both sacrifice a lot to take care of her dad and the children at the same time. I'm not sure how you or anyone could call her an unfit parent. She is a shining example of how a parent should be...and our daughter is the product of it. Great grades, kind, caring, and a wonderful sense of humor. Don't let them get you down, Kate. And print this out because you'll need proof that I can actually compliment you. Ha! I have heard about Jim. Not just from her. I'm glad he's where he deserves to be. Images on his computer don't lie.
Katie March 14, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Hahaha! I agree, its pretty funny. Although I think the post with me telling people who I was got deleted by Admin...I gave them my name bc I'm not into hiding. I would be more than willing to talk with these nuts if they would stop hiding. They might be ashamed for defending that man. They all know who I am, so come on over and lets talk it out!
4KidsAtHome March 14, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Completely hysterical. Katie I'm glad you can keep your sense of humor about this. I'll come over tonight and we'll chat. I'm not posting my name on here. If that is Jean, shes a nutcase just like her dad and I don't need her trying to kick my butt. haha.
Katie March 14, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Just heard that he posted bail, so the above comments may very well be from him.
Jennifer March 15, 2013 at 06:43 PM
From someone that works with offenders for a living..Never leave your children with a man if he isn't the Father or Grand Father he has no business with your child. They have nothing to share and nothing in common and it's abnormal for a man to LOVE children and want to be around children if they aren't a relative and at times you have to watch the relatives too! If you want to protect your children stop assuming everyone is safe. This is the perfect example of thinking you know someone and you don't. As for being a kind person, most of them are kind, caring and giving but that is all a part of grooming their victim. If he was set up they will be able to tell that and if he wasn't they will be able to tell that too.
Rick Blevins April 01, 2013 at 07:43 PM
What an ignorant thing to say that its not normal for a man to love children and want to be around them. I guess every teacher, coach, and counselors are all molesters too. Damn fools
Good 'ol Fashioned Common Sense April 03, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Perfectly said!
Good 'ol Fashioned Common Sense April 03, 2013 at 03:30 PM
That is not what was meant. It did not mean a teacher or coach or a counselor. This man was a neighbor who took too much of an interest in young girls. He lived with his adult children; and when they moved away, he stayed. He took up residence in another neighbor's basement. His relationship with these girls was not normal. It was too intense. I witnessed it. It was creepy.
BoardMember April 30, 2013 at 07:26 PM
I've heard rumors that he has 'eluded' police that led them on a chase through Schwenksville and that he has skipped out on bail and took off? Not sure how credible this information is. Does anyone know? All I know is that the hearing keeps being continued.
Katie May 22, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Well looky here...Seems that Jim's bail was revoked and he is being held. Wonder why!? It could only mean he's innocent and that someone set him up.

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