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Cops: Latrobe man had 3,100 images of child pornography on cell phone

Paul Peirce
| Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

Confiscated by state police, a Latrobe man’s cell phone contained about 3,100 images of naked children, according to court documents.

Thomas B. Marshall, 37, is charged with 10 counts each of disseminating photographs of child sex acts, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication device by the state police specialized computer crime unit.

Trooper Matthew Haslett said in an affidavit filed before Unity Township District Judge Michael Mahady that a four-month child pornography investigation indicated an internet user at Marshall’s address on Fairmont Street was downloading images of naked girls ages 9 to 12 years old on a computer device.

Haslett acquired a search warrant and confiscated Marshall’s cell phone.

“Approximately 3,100 image files depicting child pornography were found in unallocated space on the device,” Haslett wrote in court papers.

Marshall was arraigned before acting District Judge Frank Pallone in New Kensington and released on $40,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing Monday before Mahady.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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