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Elk Co. man arrested on child porn charges
By: WJAC Web Staff
ST. MARYS, Pa. -- An Elk County man has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into child pornography statewide, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Monday that Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, of St. Marys, was arrested last week after a three-month investigation by agents from the department's child predator section.
Court paperwork revealed "agents identified a computer on a peer-to-peer network sharing several media files believed to depict child pornography," investigators said. The computer's IP address was tracked to Dill's home.
Agents arrested Dill at his North St. Marys Street apartment, finding him on his computer using a file sharing network, officials said. Investigators seized a laptop computer and an external hard drive, which contained more than 30 child porn videos.
According to the criminal complaint, Dill allegedly viewed children as young as 3 years old engaged in sex acts, investigators said.
Dill was charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography, seven counts of distributing child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, agents said.
Dill was placed in the Elk County Jail on $50,000 bail, investigators said.
The St. Marys Police Department assisted the attorney generals office with the investigation, Kane said.