Pennsylvania Woman Charged in Child Sexual Abuse Material Case

Arrested

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of Victoria M. Carney, a 27-year-old New Cumberland resident, charged with the possession of child sexual abuse material. Attorney General Michelle Henry reported that Carney faces 19 counts of possessing child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, all classified as felonies.

Carney, who was arrested on Wednesday, is accused of harboring files that depict the abuse of very young children. Following her arraignment, the court set bail at $250,000.

Attorney General Henry emphasized the importance of vigilance against online predators, stating, “This proactive investigation of online file-sharing allegedly uncovered a cache of disturbing files depicting very young children. My office is committed to finding predators who lurk in online forums and seek to exploit our most vulnerable citizens, children.”

The charges stemmed from a tip-off to the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section, which traced the uploading of the illicit materials to Carney via the social media platform, X (formerly known as Twitter). A search warrant executed at Carney’s residence on Rose Hill Drive led to the seizure of electronic devices containing the incriminating material.

It’s important to note that these charges are merely accusations, and Carney is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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