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Computer Repairs to Home Computer Leads to Arrest for Possession of Child Pornography in Spring City, Pennsylvania

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Spring City, Pennsylvania, a man brought his computer into a business to have some work done on the computer. When the computer tech was examining the computer, the tech found suspicious images on the computer that turned out to be 100 child pornography images. According to the story reported by ABC 6 Action News, the man admitted to the having the images on his computer that he received through a download. Of course, the man was arrested. He will be entitled to the services of a private criminal law attorney or the public defender; however, there appears to be a good bit of forensic evidence against him. (See Man Arrested for Having Child Pornography on his Computer.)

Child pornography is not a victim less crime since the children are subject to the photographs and often times illegal acts. Child pornography possession and downloading only contributes to an industry that abuses and neglects children.

SPRING CITY, Pa. – April 6, 2010 (WPVI) — A man from Spring City, Chester County, has been arrested on charges of child pornography and his neighborhood is in shock.

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Scott Cooper seemed like the all American Dad and Husband, a man who worked hard to provide his family the nice home with the picket fence.

“I don’t know. I never would have guessed or expected it. I find it hard to believe,” said a neighbor.

But investigators say behind closed doors he had a dirty secret he liked to view child pornography.

“The defendant had taken his computer to have some repairs done and during the course of those repairs the shop owner discovered what looked like a suspicious image,” explained Chester County Deputy District Attorney Beth Pitts.

The computer technician contacted police. The case was turned over to the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. It allegedly found 100 images of child porn.

According to court records, Scott Cooper told detectives he knew the child porn was quote “taboo” and he called it a stupid risky hobby. He told them he would download bulk images, view them, then try and delete them.

“I am really really shocked and appalled because I think he does a great job taking care of his kids and I just find it really hard to believe,” said a neighbor.

“A little scared, very scared,” said Jill Ohler.

That was the reaction from neighbors. It’s one often heard in cases like this an unnerving reminder that our neighbors aren’t always who they seem to be.

Cooper will be arraigned on Thursday.

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