.

Haverford Man Faces 225 Child Porn Charges

Something a 71-year-old Haverford man allegedly did led police right to him.

A 71-year-old Havertown man is facing 225 felony counts on child pornography charges after an investigation by the Haverford Township Police Department led to his arrest on Wednesday.

Police began investigating Edward Jacobs on Jan. 28 after getting a call from a local computer-repair business that was working on a computer hard drive. 

According to a Haverford Police press release: "while the computer technicians were repairing the computer they discovered photos which appeared to depict children engaged in sexual acts. These technicians contacted the Police Department to report their discovery. A search warrant was obtained and the hard-drive of the computer was seized and placed into evidence."

Haverford detectives and the FBI Philadelphia Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory searched the hard drive. Police say it contained 1,797 pornographic and seductive images. Police say 225 of the images found were child pornography.

Haverford Police first interviewed, and eventually arrested Jacobs based on what he told them and evidence the crime lab found on the computer hard drive.

Jacobs surrendered to police and was arraigned in District Court on Wednesday.

He was released on $500,000 unsecured bail pending a preliminary hearing.

MJP March 07, 2013 at 02:05 PM
what a sicko, he lives a block away from steel field and all the playgrounds/kids. Hope his wife throws him out of the house! Looks like he has grandchildren also, how sick and perverted!!
KMM March 07, 2013 at 07:18 PM
KMM he should go directly to the chair .. and not waste our taxes on any type of trial.
Lorbee March 08, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Do these guys ever outgrow this perversion of theirs? And let's get rid of the damn BAIL OPTION. He has no business ever having even the most remote opportunity to be around any child EVER again. Our system needs major overhauling. NO LENIENCY WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD ABUSE OR ANIMAL ABUSE!!!

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »