Child Pornography Cases: Man Jailed for Manufacturing in Philadelphia County; Jury Convicts Northampton County Man of 55 Felonies

March 6, 2024 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Michelle Henry announced recent updates in the prosecutions of two men charged with child pornography crimes — the sentencing of a Philadelphia County man, and the jury conviction of a Northampton County man.

“These crimes are particularly heinous because they involve the sexual exploitation of child victims,” Attorney General Henry said. “My office is committed to protecting children from predatory behavior.”

Frederick A. Bost was sentenced Tuesday to 11½ to 23 months in prison following a trial conviction, in December, for manufacturing child pornography, misdemeanor corruption of minors, and related offenses.

Bost, 29, was convicted of manufacturing child pornography for taking indecent photographs of a young child. The police were notified once the images were discovered on Bost’s cellphone.

Deputy Attorney General Zachary Wynkoop prosecuted the case. Charges were filed by Philadelphia Police Department.

In the Northampton County case, a jury convicted 36-year-old Zebbelin Standish of 50 felony counts of possession of child pornography, four counts of dissemination of child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility, following a four-day jury trial.

Investigators found that Standish uploaded videos using a social media application. A search of Standish’s cellphone revealed additional images and videos of child pornography.

At the verdict, the judge raised Standish’s bail to $1 million. Sentencing is scheduled for June 17.

Senior Deputy Attorney General Michelle Laucella prosecuted the case. The Office of Attorney General filed charges.

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