July 19, 2013

Slippery Rock University student arrested on child pornography charges

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section arrested a Slippery Rock University student for the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.

Kane identified the defendant as Josiah David Krammes, 22, 332B R.O.C.K. Apartments, Slippery Rock, Butler County. Charges include three counts of distribution of child pornography, five counts of possession and one count of illegal use of a communications facility.

The investigation was a statewide operation that involved agents from two regions within the Attorney General's Child Predator Section. Investigators said Krammes used a laptop to distribute the images and recently moved back to the university from his family home at 20 Division St., Pine Grove, Schuylkill County.

Kane thanked the Slippery Rock Police Department and the Pine Grove Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.

Krammes was arraigned and bond was set at $50,000 cash.  Krammes is forbidden from having contact with minors and using the Internet. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 before Slippery Rock Magisterial District Judge Timothy Shaffer.

Krammes will be prosecuted in Butler County by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Attorney General's Child Predator Section.

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

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