SOLOMON'S WORDS

Stoltz

DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

xxx

xxx

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

UPMC Cole

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mansfield Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Benjamin Michael Weber, 31, 13 Ore Bed St., Lower Apt., Mansfield, Tioga County, was charged by agents of the Attorney General's Child Predator Section. 

Weber was arrested following an investigation in which agents identified a computer distributing apparent child pornography on a sharing network.

Nine files were downloaded from an IP address allegedly assigned to a computer in Weber’s possession. The files allegedly contained images of children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual acts.

Agents with the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section executed a search warrant at Weber’s residence and located several electronic devices. A preliminary review of the devices revealed multiple images of apparent child pornography.

Weber was located at his place of employment in Jefferson County. He waived his out-of-county arraignment and chose to return to Tioga County.

Weber is charged with nine counts of distribution of child pornography, two counts of second degree possession of child pornography, 14 counts of possession of third degree possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

As of Friday morning, Weber was being held in the Tioga County Prison after failing to post $15,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 19.

Weber will be prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Christopher J. Jones of the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section.

Reporting Child Predators

Suspected child predators can be reported to the Office of Attorney General by calling the Child Predator Hotline at 1-800-385-1044. Individuals who suspect an online predator or child sexual abuse can also send an anonymous tip to the office by texting PAKIDS + YOUR TIP to 847411.

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)