Smithfield Twp man latest child porn arrest
June 19, 2014
Stephen Dondero, 43, of Smithfield Township, was arrested this morning following a search warrant at his home in the Milford Commons apartment complex.
Detectives, accompanied by the Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI, arrived at Dondero’s home armed with a search warrant following a several month investigation into Dondero's activity on a popular file sharing network where he was sharing child pornography.
A precursory examination of Dondero’s computer revealed over 1,000 videos of child pornography involving children as young as 8 years old.
Dondero subsequently confessed to using the Internet to download and re-share child pornography.
Dondero was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Brian Germano and released on $25,000 unsecured bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in front of Judge Germano.