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Bethel Park, Evans City men charged with child porn offenses

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Friday, March 22, 2013, 5:51 p.m.
 

An Allegheny County man and another from Butler County are accused of using Internet file-sharing programs to download child pornography, state prosecutors said on Friday.

David O'Connell, 34, of Bethel Park used his computer to store multiple videos of underage children engaging in sex, investigators from the Attorney General's Office said. When O'Connell was arrested on Thursday, agents seized items from his home that will be analyzed as part of an investigation into the trafficking of child pornography, prosecutors said.

Dennis Belles, 45, of Evans City, who was arrested last month when he arrived at a Cranberry hotel for a rendezvous with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl he met on the Internet, was charged with distribution of child pornography on Friday, investigators said. He is accused of sending graphic images of minors that were on his cellphone to undercover officers posing as children.

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