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

January 6, 2014

Allegheny County man arrested on child pornography charges

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of an Allegheny County man, as part of a joint investigation with the Indiana County District Attorney's Office, for the possession of child pornography. 1-6-14 Stacy CPS

According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement officers conducting an online investigation found numerous files containing extremely explicit images of minors engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses. Agents later determined the files were located on a computer belonging to David Stacy, 47, 601 Hankey Farms Dr., North Fayette, Allegheny County.

During a search of Stacy's residence, forensic examiners located computer videos of children as young as 4 years old engaged in graphic sexual acts. Stacy is charged with 14 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Attorney General Kane thanked the Indiana County District Attorney's Office and North Fayette Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.

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

The Child Predator Section has made 114 arrests since its expansion in 2013.

Reporting Internet Predators

Suspected Internet predators can be reported to the 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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