Franklin Township man arrested for child pornography
● By J. Chambless
Patrick Charles Welsh, 58, of Franklin Township, was arrested on May 22 on 502 felony counts related to child pornography.
In a report issued on May 22, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale said that on Dec. 1, 2014, members of the State Police Computer Crime Unit discovered that Welsh was sharing images of child pornography over the internet from his home computer. On March 25, police executed a search warrant at Welsh's home on Chesterville Road in Franklin Township, seizing two computers and two external hard drives. Police later found images and videos depicting child pornography on the computers and drives.
On May 22, Welsh was arrested and arraigned on 502 felony counts, including possession of child pornography. He was arraigned by Judge Matthew Seavey and bail was set at $150,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on May 29 in District Court.