Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell today announced the arrest of Nelson A. Corey, 70, of Clinton Township, Wayne County, PA. Corey was charged with a variety of counts of Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography, graded from Felonies of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degrees. According to the police criminal complaint affidavit of probable cause filed by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Gabriel Paduck, task force agencies received information from undercover investigators who seek illegal files of child abuse material being traded online
On August 11, 2021, Pennsylvania State Police executed a search warrant on a residence for the child abuse investigation. The residence is located on Belmont Turnpike, Clinton Township, Wayne County. The defendant’s device was seized for a forensic examination. The forensic examination showed the defendant to be in possession of child abuse material. The defendant was criminally charged with the possession and dissemination of Sexual Abuse of Children.
A preliminary arraignment was held by the Honorable District Judge Linus Myers and the defendant was remanded to Wayne County prison on $75,000 cash bail. A central court appearance will be set for the next 7 to 10 business days.
Task Force Agencies included: PSP Northeast Computer Crime Unit, FBI Williamsport, PA Office of Attorney General, West Hazleton Borough Police Department, Hazleton City Police Department, Lackawanna County District Attorney, Lycoming County District Attorney, Luzerne County District Attorney with K9 Spike, Lycoming County District Attorney, Pike County District Attorney and Wayne County District Attorney.
*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.*