ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA. – HARRISBURG – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced this past Friday the arrest of an Allegheny man as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing and distribution of child pornography.
According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Stewart, 29, 408 Sharon Road, Apt. 104 A, Coraopolis, Allegheny County, used a peer-to-peer network in order to make files – containing prepubescent children engaged in graphic sexual acts – available for download. Agents conducting an undercover investigation successfully downloaded those files and through the computer’s IP address identified Stewart’s Allegheny County apartment as the source.
A search of Stewart’s residence resulted in the seizure of a laptop and other electronic devices, which contained apparent child pornography. Stewart was taken into custody on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and charged with six counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
Attorney General Kane thanked the Moon Township Police Department for its assistance with the investigation. The case will be prosecuted in Allegheny County by Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section.