Lebanon man arrested for multiple counts of child porn

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A Myerstown man was arrested Tuesday after state police say they found multiple images of child pornography on his personal computers.

Cory Ryan Artz, 36, is charged with 47 counts of sexual abuse of children/possession of child pornography.

According to police, Artz’s computers were seized in late May after police conducted an investigation that revealed Artz was involved in suspicious Internet activity.

The state police Computer Crime Task Force obtained a warrant for the computers, which allowed troopers to later find multiple images of  child pornography.

Artz is being held in Lebanon County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for January 29, 2015.

2 comments

  • Edward Straker

    Is he getting charged with felony sexual abuse of children because he had child abuse imagery, or did he sexually assault a child? There is a big difference. Exploitation of any child is a terrible thing. But, I think the penalty for VIEWING child porn (20 years) shouldn’t be the same as SEXUALLY ASSAULTING a child. Both are exploitation. But, sexually assaulting a child is clearly MUCH WORSE than viewing child porn. In the law, and people’s attitudes, each offense is the same. People want the DEATH PENALTY for the offender. KILLERS and MURDERERS get less time! I think the punishment should FIT THE CRIME. Also, most people believe that if a person were to view child porn, then he or she is going to stalk children. Viewing child porn is a crime, but doesn’t necessarily mean the person will sexually assault a child.

  • howard the duck

    Yeah. No i got to disagree, the creeps who view it are helping the people who abuse kids to make it. Its a depraved sexual act, and when that doesnt fill his desire they move onto the next thing. Which sadly is childabduction, and child mollestation, makin own child porn so he can continue to assualt the victims.over and over in his mind.. wouldnt the better solution be to dress em like deer in hunting season?

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