January 25, 2013
Fayette County man arrested in child pornography investigation
HARRISBURG - Agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit along with the Pennsylvania State Police today arrested a Fayette County man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendant as Todd Carbonara, 29, 1132 Sycamore St., Connellsville.
Kane said that this case is the first of its kind since the office joined the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Special software for law enforcement, now employed by the unit, allows for the browsing of computers in the Commonwealth, which share known child pornography.
According to the criminal complaint, agents noticed dozens of files being shared online by a computer located at Carbonara's Sycamore Street residence.
The charges state that at least three videos of minors, between four and 11 years old, engaged in graphic sexual activity, were downloaded from the defendant's computer.
Agents executed a search of Carbonara's residence and seized images and videos consisting of apparent child pornography located on his computer and CD's.
She noted that this continues to be part of an ongoing investigation.
Carbonara is charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
Kane thanked the Pennsylvania State Police for their assistance with the investigation. The case will be prosecuted in Fayette County by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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