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

May 28, 2013

Four men from across Commonwealth arrested on child pornography charges

HARRISBURG - Four men from across the Commonwealth have been arrested in the past week, as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading, and distribution of child pornography.

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendants as:

  • Ronald Stubblebine, 22, 22 Exeter Road, Reading, Berks County,
  • Michael DelTufo, 25, 45 Wyoming Drive, Apt. 208 A. Blairsville, Indiana County,
  • Christopher Zink, 39, 2 South Baltimore St., Apt. 2, Franklintown, York County,
  • Gregory Vaughn, 45, 2055 Ader Road, Jeanette, Westmoreland County,

Ronald Stubblebine

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Ronald Stubblebine



According to the criminal complaint, agents conducting an online investigation found at least five files containing depictions of children under the age 18 engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses on Ronald Stubblebine's computer.

Stubblebine was arrested on Thursday, May 16, 2013 by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Section, with the assistance of the Central Berks Police Department. 

A search of Stubblebine's Exeter Road residence resulted in the seizure of computer equipment and electronic storage devices, which will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of a continuing investigation.

Stubblebine is charged with five counts of distribution of child pornography, five counts of possession of child pornography, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Kane thanked the Central Berks Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.

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

Michael DelTufo

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Michael DelTufo

According to the criminal complaint, agents conducting an online investigation noticed multiple downloads of suspected child pornography on Michael DelTufo's computer. DelTufo allegedly downloaded sexually graphic images of children as young as three years old.

DelTufo was arrested on Friday, May 17, 2013 by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Section, with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police - Indiana Barracks. He was preliminarily arraigned before Blairsville Magisterial District Judge George Thachik and held in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 30, 2013 at 1:15 p.m.

A search of DelTufo's apartment resulted in the seizure of a laptop and iPad, which will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of a continuing investigation.

DelTufo is charged with four counts of distribution of child pornography, 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Kane thanked the Pennsylvania State Police - Indiana Barracks and WyoTech for their assistance with the investigation.

The case will be prosecuted in Indiana County by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Attorney General's Child Predator Section.

Christopher Zink

Christopher Zink was arrested on May 22, 2013 following an investigation by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Section into the downloading and sharing of at least 19 files containing images of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses.

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Christopher Zink

Agents executed a search warrant at Zink's Franklintown residence and seized several hard drives and electronic storage devices, which will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Section as part of a continuing investigation.

Zink is charged with five counts of distribution of child pornography, five counts of possession of child pornography, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

He was preliminarily arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Richard T. Thomas and held in the York County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24, 2013.

Kane thanked the Carroll Township Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.

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

Gregory Vaughn

According to the criminal complaint, agents conducting an online investigation noticed multiple downloads of suspected child pornography on Gregory Vaughn's computer.

Vaughn was arrested on Friday, May 24, 2013 by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Section, with the assistance of the Penn Township Police. He was preliminarily arraigned and being held in the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled before Harrison City Magisterial District Judge Helen Kistler on June 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

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Gregory Vaughn

A search of Vaughn?s Ader Road residence resulted in the seizure of computers, an LG cell phone, and VHS tapes, which will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of a continuing investigation.

Vaughn is charged with six counts of possession of child pornography, five counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Kane thanked the Penn Township Police for their assistance with the investigation.

The case will be prosecuted in Westmoreland 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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