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

  

September 24, 2013
 
Bucks County, Lycoming County men arrested on unrelated child pornography charges 
 

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Anthony Rudinski

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Thomas Silber

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of two Pennsylvania men as part of an ongoing effort to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
 
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendants as Thomas Silber, 1039 Randolph Drive, Yardley, Bucks County and Anthony Rudinski, 37, 309 Main St., South Williamsport, Lycoming County.  

Silber

According to the criminal complaint, agents conducting an online investigation found numerous files containing depictions of children engaged in extremely sexually graphic acts and poses. Agents later determined the files were allegedly downloaded to and shared from Silber's computer. 

Silber was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Section and charged with 100 counts of possession of child pornography, four counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

A search of Silber's Yardley residence resulted in the seizure of a computer and other electronic equipment. Agents located approximately 100 child pornographic videos and photos following a preliminary search of Silber's laptop computer. Additional items seized will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of an ongoing investigation.

Silber today waived his preliminary hearing. The case will be prosecuted in Bucks County by Deputy Attorney General Christopher Jones of the Attorney General's Child Predator Section. 

Attorney General Kane thanked the Lower Makefield Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.
 
Rudinski

According to the criminal complaint, agents conducting an online investigation found numerous files containing depictions of children engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses. Agents later determined the files were allegedly downloaded to and shared from Rudinski's computer. 

Rudinski was arrested on Sept. 19, 2013 by agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Section. Agents executed a search warrant on Rudinski's residence and seized two laptop computers and one desktop computer, which will be analyzed by the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit as part of an ongoing investigation. 

Rudinski is charged with 16 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.


He was preliminarily arraigned before Montoursville Magisterial District Judge Gary Whiteman and held on $50,000 straight bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30, 2013.

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

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

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