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Bustleton man nabbed for sharing child porn

Bry­an Bie­der­man

A Bustleton res­id­ent was among four city men ar­res­ted last week by agents from the Pennsylvania At­tor­ney Gen­er­al’s of­fice for shar­ing child por­no­graphy on the In­ter­net.

Bry­an Bie­der­man, 39, of the 9500 block of Evans St., con­fessed to down­load­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing sexu­ally ex­pli­cit im­ages and videos of pre-teen­age girls on his laptop com­puter, ac­cord­ing to an ar­rest re­port re­leased pub­licly by the at­tor­ney gen­er­al.

The in­vest­ig­a­tion began on Oct. 12 when an agent al­legedly down­loaded five files con­tain­ing sus­pec­ted child por­no­graphy dir­ectly from Bie­der­man’s “host” com­puter us­ing a Web-based file-shar­ing pro­gram. Bie­der­man was a user of the same pro­gram.

The agent ob­tained the host com­puter’s unique IP ad­dress from the file-shar­ing pro­gram. The agent then ob­tained a court or­der dir­ect­ing the host com­puter’s In­ter­net ser­vice pro­vider, Com­cast, to re­veal the ac­count hold­er’s name and ad­dress.

Agents and Phil­adelphia po­lice ex­ecuted a search war­rant at Bie­der­man’s apart­ment at about 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 16. They found a laptop com­puter in the liv­ing room. A forensic ex­am­in­a­tion of the device al­legedly re­vealed 25 videos de­pict­ing child por­no­graphy. Agents ar­res­ted Bie­der­man at his place of work about an hour later.

Bie­der­man was charged with five counts of dis­trib­ut­ing child porn, 25 counts of pos­sess­ing child porn and one count of crim­in­al use of a com­mu­nic­a­tion fa­cil­ity. He re­mains in cus­tody at Cur­ran-From­hold Cor­rec­tion­al Fa­cil­ity in lieu of $50,000 bail and is sched­uled for a Jan. 3 pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing.

Three oth­er Phil­adelphia men were ar­res­ted last week in un­re­lated child por­no­graphy cases. They in­cluded Kev­in Bu­di­anto, 20, of the 2100 block of S. 15th St.; Mi­chael Turpin, 23, of the 4100 block of Pop­lar St.; and James Dav­is, 22, on the 3200 block of W. Mont­gomery Ave. ••

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