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EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, Lancaster Co. (WPMT)-A Lancaster County man was arrested after authorities found more than a hundred files of apparent child pornography on his home computer, according to the state Attorney General’s office.

Allen Perreault, 50,  of Leola, was charged with 25 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Investigators suspected Perreault had been downloading illegal images of prepubescent females engaging in graphic sexual acts.

Perreault was arrested on Nov. 21 after agents with the Attorney General’s office and police executed a search warrant at his apartment in East Lampeter Township.

A forensic preview of a computer and a thumb drive located in Perreault’s apartment identified more than a hundred files of apparent child pornography, according to the criminal complaint.

Perreault was one of  five men arrested during a sweep by the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section–which targets the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornograph.

Senior Deputy Attorney General Christopher Jones of the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section will prosecute the case in Lancaster County.

 

2 comments

  • Edward Straker

    It is interesting to note that on many websites that have a story about the arrest of someone accused of child porn, the moderators won’t approve your comment if you do not agree with the mob who say that they want the accused to be castrated or executed. If you don’t have this kind of savage thinking, and you try to suggest that the prison sentences for viewing child porn should be less than the sentences for producers of child porn, your comment will either not be approved, or it will be there for a few minutes and then disappear.

    (Right now you can be sentenced to 10, 20 even 40 years for viewing child porn, which is the same number of years that somebody gets who has sexually assaulted a child and videotaped it.)

    • Dennis Williams

      Great comment! Usually people who commit murder will sometimes get less time than people who download or view these images. It’s completely ridiculous.

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