Feds indict Huntingdon Co. man on child pornography charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal grand jury in Harrisburg returned an indictment Wednesday against Jay Eugene Reed, 55, of Three Springs Borough, Huntingdon County. The indictment charges Reed with Production of Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography and Tampering with Witnesses.
Reed was charged in July by the State Police with sexually assaulting minors. During the investigation, State Police armed with a search warrant, seized a cell phone, a computer, and other electronic devices belonging to Reed from his home. The Indictment alleges that Reed both produced and possessed images of child pornography found on several of the seized devices. The Indictment also alleges that Reed attempted to tamper with a victim or witness by writing a letter asking the victim/witness not to talk to anyone about the case. Reed has been in custody since July 9, as a result of the sexual assault charges.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Police and the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Special Agent Clifton Vikara, FBI, at 814-234-0341.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit http://www.usdoj.gov/psc.