May 7, 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 ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
According to the criminal complaint, William Mosley Jr., 25, 470 Darrell Drive, Penn Hills, used a peer-to-peer network in order to make files - containing prepubescent children engaged in graphic sexual acts - available for download. Agents conducting an undercover investigation identified Mosley as the source through the computer's IP address.
A search of Mosley's Penn Hills residence resulted in the seizure of a laptop computer and other media storage devices. A preliminary review of the laptop by agents from the Office of Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit revealed more than 100 video files with file names indicative of child pornography.
Mosley was arrested on May 6, 2014 and charged with five counts of distribution of child pornography, four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
He was held in the Allegheny County Prison in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Leonard HRomyak at 10 a.m. on May 19, 2014.
The case will be prosecuted in Allegheny County by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator Section.
Reporting Internet Predators
Suspected Internet predators can be reported to the Office of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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