Arnold man, 46, faces nearly 30 child pornography charges
An Arnold man is facing nearly 30 child pornography charges after he admitted he exchanged online explicit images involving children, according to court documents.
Robert Pacek, 46, of the 300 block of Murray Avenue, was arrested Thursday after police searched his house following an investigation by the state Attorney General's Office.
According to his arrest papers, during the search, Pacek admitted to police he had used Yahoo! Messenger to exchange child pornography. Police also found a laptop he allegedly admitted to using for child pornography.
In addition to the 27 child pornography charges, he is also charged with one count of disseminating photos or film of child sex acts and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
He is being held in the Westmoreland County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 14 in front of District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. in New Kensington.