Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

 

April 26, 2013

Three arrested on child pornography charges

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today that the Child Predator Unit made three arrests this week of men accused of using Internet file-sharing programs to download, share, and possess child pornography.

 

Raul Arias, 54, 890 2nd Ave, Freedom, Beaver County.  On April 25, agents executed a search warrant on Arias?s residence and computers. Investigators say dozens of files containing images or video of minors engaged in graphic sexual activity were found on his computer.






Arias is charged with: 

  • five counts of possession of child pornography,
  • three counts of distribution of child pornography, and
  • one count of illegal use of a communications facility.

Arias was preliminarily arraigned before Freedom Magisterial District Judge Edward Howe and is being held in the Beaver County Jail on $50,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 3, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Kane thanked the Economy Borough Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.

 

Darren E. Johnson,  43, 115 Pleasantview Homes in Beaver Falls, PA.  Johnson was arrested on Friday, April 26, 2013. A search of his computer revealed large quantities of apparent child pornography.

The Attorney General's Office was assisted by the Beaver Falls Police Department.  Johnson declined to answer questions and was immediately taken into custody. 




Johnson is charged with:

  • five counts of distribution of child pornography,
  • eight counts of possession of child pornography, and
  • one count of illegal use of a communications facility. 

Johnson will be arraigned before District Judge William R. Livingston II of Beaver Falls.  He will be held in the Beaver County Jail. 

The Arias and Johnson cases will be prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Attorney General's Child Predator Section.

 

 

Nicholas Wolf.  24, 2017 South Lincoln Ave, Lebanon, PA.  On April 25, 2013, agents executed a search warrant on Wolf's residence and computer.  Investigators found files containing images or video of minors engaged in graphic sexual activity on his computer. 






Wolf is charged with:

  • five counts of possession of child pornography,
  • five counts of distribution of child pornography, and
  • one count of illegal use of a communications facility.

Wolf is currently being held in the Lebanon County Correctional Facility on $150,000 bail.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 30, 2013, at Lebanon County's Central Court. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Christopher Jones.

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

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