Elderly Jeannette man charged with possessing scores of child pornography images

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By Amanda Klein | March 13, 2019

State authorities charged a 75-year-old Jeannette man on Wednesday with possession of child pornography images on his computer.

House is charged with child pornography, dissemination of child sex acts and criminal use of a communication facility

Agents with the attorney general’s office said in a criminal complaint that when Curtis Lamar House was questioned about the images, he told them that be didn’t understand why possession of pornography is illegal.

House told agents that possessing pornography wasn’t illegal “because he didn’t think anyone was getting hurt,” the complaint said.

House downloaded over 30 child pornography images onto his computer by using a peer-to-peer sharing network.  Police were able to determine that House was downloading the images by tracking the IP address used to his home, authorities said in the complaint.

House was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison after he failed to post a $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear for an April 18 preliminary hearing.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com

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