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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Genesee, PA man faces 21 felony counts relating to child porn

A 60-year-old Genesee, PA man was jailed this week after being charged with 21 felonies...all related to child pornography. Arrested was Gregory J. Moser. According to the Bradford Era, the investigation began when an agent with the Child Predator Unit located a device online — traced back to Moser — which was associated with a child pornography site. On July 29, between 7:37 and 9:42 a.m., the agent watched as Moser’s computer downloaded 123 files, images and videos, according to court records.
An affidavit of probable cause includes names of the videos and images, some referencing images with infants and toddlers, others referencing bondage and rape of young children, boys and girls.
Court records said at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, agents with the state Attorney General’s office served a search warrant at Moser’s residence. Moser agreed to speak to them without an attorney, and at first claimed he had downloaded child pornography “accidentally,” had viewed it and thought it “disgusting.”
Upon further questioning, he admitted using peer-to-peer file sharing and downloading child pornography, saying it was “out of curiosity.” He later admitted to investigators knowing that PTHC stood for “pre-teen hardcore,” but said he didn’t search by age range. However, he then told police he used the search term “pre-teen.”
Arraigned in court, he was sent to the Potter County Jail with bail set at $75,000. A preliminary hearing will be held October 25, 2016.