Agents from the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section arrested a Chester County man last week as part of an ongoing effort to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
The suspect is identified as Robert Ray Horsch, 27, of Comanche Lane, Honey Brook. Horsch’s arrest was the culmination of a two-month investigation.
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 Horsch’s computer.
During the search of Horsch’s home, three computers and an external hard drive were found within the residence. Those devices were previewed and/or examined by the Computer Forensics Unit. During the preview of these devices, child pornography was found on the external hard drive.
Horsch is charged with two felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children for Distributing Child Pornography, 10 counts of felony Sexual Abuse of Children for Possessing Child Pornography and one felony count of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility.
Horsch was arraigned and bail was set at $75,000. He was sent to the Chester County Prison in lieu of bail.
Horsch is the 107th child predator arrested this year by Attorney General Kane’s expanded Child Predator Section.
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.