Level Green man faces child pornography charges
The state Attorney General's Office charged a Level Green man last week with possession and distribution of child pornography.
Authorities accuse Jeffrey G. Pearson, 41, of Olive Drive, of sharing six videos of children engaged in sex acts on the BitTorrent file-sharing site in January and having another 15 videos on electronic devices at his home when they served a search warrant on Feb. 28.
He faces 15 counts of possession of child pornography, six counts of distributing child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
Authorities said Pearson, who bought his home in December after living in Penn Hills, was released from the Westmoreland County Prison after posting $75,000 bail Saturday. Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler has scheduled a preliminary hearing for March 11.
In the criminal complaint, Special Agent Lorraine Fascetti of the Attorney General's Office wrote that she accessed six films Pearson is accused of sharing that appeared to depict children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old engaged in sexual acts and poses.
Fascetti said Pearson also is accused of having similar videos on his computer involving children believed to be between the ages of 5 and 15.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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