Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele announced today the arrest of Jorvan Ramos Martinez, 23, of Conshohocken, on felony charges related to possessing child pornography.
From the announcement:
The investigation began when the Montgomery County Detective Bureau received a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the uploading of 47 child pornography images to a Dropbox account. All of the images were of girls, ages infants to 8 years old, involved in sexual acts. Detectives traced the computer IP address used to access the Dropbox account to a Verizon account where Jorvan Ramos Martinez lived. Detectives executed a search warrant for the Dropbox account, which contained 662 image files. A review of files found they showed girls less than 12 years old involved in sexual acts. In some photos, the children appeared to be drugged or restrained.
Ramos Martinez was arrested and charged with 100 second-and third-degree felony counts of possessing child pornography. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John D. Kessler, who set bail at $25,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 16th at 9:00 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Deborah Lukens.
Participating in the investigation were Major Crimes Detectives of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, along with specially trained and sworn detectives from police departments in Montgomery County, routinely work with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to protect children from Internet predators by aggressively and proactively investigating Internet crimes that exploit children.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Beeson, who is a member of the Family Protection Unit.
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