Northeast Times

Man charged in child porn case

An Academy Gar­dens man has been ar­res­ted for al­legedly us­ing the In­ter­net to share sexu­ally graph­ic im­ages of chil­dren.

Gary Toro, 25, of the 9200 block of Out­look Ave., was charged with two counts of dis­trib­ut­ing child por­no­graphy, two counts of pos­sess­ing child por­no­graphy and one count of crim­in­al use of a com­mu­nic­a­tion fa­cil­ity. The Pennsylvania At­tor­ney Gen­er­al’s Of­fice an­nounced the ar­rest last Fri­day.

Ac­cord­ing to a crim­in­al com­plaint, agents were in­vest­ig­at­ing on­line child por­no­graphy when they found nu­mer­ous files con­tain­ing de­pic­tions of chil­dren un­der age 18 en­gaged in sexu­ally graph­ic acts and poses. The agents iden­ti­fied Toro as the in­di­vidu­al “shar­ing” those pho­tos, au­thor­it­ies said. Agents ar­res­ted him on June 11. A search of Toro’s res­id­ence res­ul­ted in the con­fis­ca­tion of a laptop com­puter, which will be ana­lyzed forensic­ally.

Toro was freed on June 12 after post­ing 10 per­cent of $25,000 bail. A pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing is sched­uled for June 27. ••

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