Monday, March 18, 2013
Montgomery County's Madeleine Dean was the sole member of the Pa. House Judiciary Committee to vote against the bill, which is intended to facilitate investigations into child sexual exploitation.
The Pennsylvania State House this week is expected to pass a bill that will make it easier for police to obtain records of residents' Internet and phone activity. House Bill 90 would allow law enforcement entities operating under the auspices of an investigation into child sexual exploitation to issue an administrative subpoena to an Internet or cellular telephone provider for a customer's records without the need for a judge to approve a search warrant. The approval for the administrative subpoena would instead would come from either the state Attorney General's office or from a district attorney's office. The bill's supporters in the law enforcement community argue that the bill will enable them to move more swiftly against persons …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Detectives allege that video files depicting sexual assaults on toddlers were found in the 22-year-old man's computer.
Richard John Lovett, 22, has admitted to posessing child pornography on his home computer in Perkiomen Township, according to a report from Main Line Media News. Lovett, of the 400 block of Rahns Road, pleaded guilty in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas to felony charges of sexual abuse of children-possessing child pornography, for which he faces 3.5 to seven years in prison According to court records, Lovett was charged in 2012 with two counts of disseminating photos or films of child sex acts, nine counts of child pornography, and one count of criminal use of communication facility. County detectives began an investigation on Lovett when his computer address was identified as a potential download source during a search of child…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sean McCullough, former Methacton High School teacher, had all charges held over, including an additional charge of Solicitation of Child Pornography.
Sean McCullough, of the 100 block of Hunsicker Drive in Collegeville, had all charges held against him during a preliminary hearing before District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar in district court on Aug. 29. McCullough faces several criminal charges against him, including one count of Solicitation of Child Pornography, as was included by Montgomery County assistant district attorney Samantha Cauffman, captain of the DA sex crimes unit, at the onset of the preliminary hearing. Also, the Corruption of Minors charge was reduced to a misdemeanor of the first degree, due to the time-period during which the charge would have applied. McCullough, 43, has been accused of an inappropriate relationship of a sexual nature with a former Methacton High …