May 9, 2014

Three men arrested on unrelated charges of distributing, possessing child pornography

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of three Pennsylvania men on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.

The defendants are identified as:

  • Michael Dehoff, 28, 157 Beck Mill Road, Hanover, York County,
  • Alan Templin, 55, 101 Conrad Drive, Pittsburgh, and
  • Raymond Trautman, 18, 23 Spring St., New Geneva, Fayette County.

Michael Dehoff
Dehoff was arrested on Friday, May 9, 2014, following an investigation into the dissemination of child pornography. Agents, who were conducting an online investigation, identified a computer on a 

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Michael Dehoff

peer-to-peer network sharing numerous media files believed to depict child pornography.

According to the criminal complaint, agents successfully downloaded 18 files that depicted children engaged in graphic sexual acts and or poses. The computer's IP address, which was allegedly making the files available, was later identified as serving Dehoff's Hanover residence.

Agents executed a search of the home and seized two computers, which after a preliminary review of the Office of Attorney General's Forensics Unit were found to contain suspected child pornography.

Dehoff is charged with 25 counts of possession of child pornography, 18 counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

The case will be prosecuted in York County by Senior Deputy Attorney General Christopher Jones of the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section.

Alan Templin
According to the criminal complaint, agents located several files, which contained suspected child pornography, being made available for download through a peer-to-peer network. The computer's IP address was later identified as serving Templin's Pittsburgh residence.

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Alan Templin

During a search of Templin's home, agents from the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section and officers from the O'Hara Township Police Department detected a strong odor of natural gas and found what appeared to be a common kitchen knife wedged between the front edge of the stove housing and the thermocouple assembly of the wall oven. Templin allegedly rigged the oven in this way in order to keep the pilot light lit allowing natural gas to flow into the residence for at least 18 hours.

Agents seized several hand guns and rifles, a kitchen knife and a desktop computer from the residence. Forensic examiners conducted a preliminary review of the computer and found suspected child pornography. The items will be further analyzed by the Office of Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of a continuing investigation.

Templin was taken into custody on Thursday, May 8, 2014 and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of aggravated assault and one count of causing or risking a catastrophe. 
 
He was preliminarily arraigned before Pittsburgh Magisterial District Judge Elissa Lang and held in the Allegheny County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 21, 2014.

Attorney General Kane thanked the O'Hara Township Police Department, the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office and the Allegheny County Police Bomb Squad for their assistance with the investigation.

The case will be prosecuted in Allegheny County by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Office of Attorney General Child Predator Section.

Raymond Trautman
According to the criminal complaint, agents conducting an online investigation identified a computer on a peer-to-peer network making several media files ? believed to depict child pornography ? available for download. The computer's IP address was later identified as serving Trautman's Fayette County residence.

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Raymond Trautman

On May 7, 2014, agents from the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section along with officers from the Masontown Police Department executed a search of residence and seized an eMachines tower and other media storage devices. The Office of Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit previewed the items and found them to contain more than 30 images of suspected child pornography.

Trautman was taken into custody on Wednesday, May 7, 20014, and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography, four counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

He was preliminarily arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Mike Defino Jr. and released on $150,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled before Magisterial district Judge Randy Scott Abraham at 9 a.m. on May 13, 2014.

The case will be prosecuted in Fayette County by Deputy Attorney General Courtney Butterfield of the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section.

Reporting Internet Predators
Suspected Internet predators can be reported to the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section by calling the Child Predator Hotline at 1-800-385-1044. Internet safety tips are available on the "Operation Safe Surf" section of www.attorneygeneral.gov. Organizations interested in materials, speakers or presentations should contact the Attorney General's Education and Outreach Unit at 1-800-525-7642 or via email at education@attorneygeneral.gov.

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

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