Higher Pottsgrove man arrested for baby pornography

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Montgomery County District Legal professional Kevin R. Steele introduced the arrest of Eric Albitz, 36, of Higher Pottsgrove, on felony expenses associated to possessing baby pornography.

The Montgomery County Detective Bureau says it obtained a Cybertip from Snapchat through the Delaware County Web Crimes Towards Youngsters Job Power associated to the add of a video of suspected baby pornography.

Detectives say they decided the picture was baby pornography, involving a feminine between 8 and 12 years previous. They traced the IP tackle associated to the Snapchat account to a residence on Snyder Highway in Higher Pottsgrove the place the defendant lives.

Detectives say they then contacted the defendant at his place of employment the place they collected his cellphone. A search warrant was executed on the cellphone, and officers say a forensic evaluation of its contents by detectives discovered 37 images and movies of kid pornography.

Albitz was charged with 37 felony counts of Possessing Baby Pornography (2nd/Subsequent Offense) and 37 counts of Prison Use of a Communications Facility. He was arraigned on March 14, 2022, earlier than Magisterial District Choose Maurice H. Saylor, who set bail at $1,000 money, and Saylor was remanded to SCI Dallas.

A preliminary listening to was set for 11 a.m., April 5, 2022 earlier than Choose Saylor.

Particular Victims Unit Detectives of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, together with specifically skilled and sworn detectives from police departments in Montgomery County, routinely work with the Web Crimes Towards Youngsters (ICAC) Job Power to guard kids from Web predators by aggressively and proactively investigating Web crimes that exploit kids.

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