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Elderly Jeannette man charged with possessing child pornography

Renatta Signorini

A Jeannette man was jailed Wednesday on allegations that he had numerous child pornography files on his computer, according to court papers.

Curtis Lamar House, 75, told investigators he didn’t understand why that type of pornography is illegal “because he didn’t think anyone was getting hurt,” agents from the state attorney general’s office wrote in a complaint.

House was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $150,000 bail.

An agent was led to House after downloading videos through a peer-to-peer sharing network from an internet address that belonged to him, police said. When authorities searched his computer Wednesday, they reported finding 30 child pornography files.

House is charged with child pornography, dissemination of child sex acts and criminal use of a communication facility. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records. An April 18 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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