A Mechanicsburg man was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of child pornography and three counts of disseminating photos or film depicting child sex acts after an investigation that started in December 2017.
Eoin Michael Radabaugh, 20, was arraigned Tuesday in front of Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin, who set bail at $18,000 unsecured, which he posted.
His charges stem from an investigation that was started by Upper Allen Township Police on Dec. 23, 2017. An officer with the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was conducting an online investigation where he discovered possible child pornography at a local IP address, where material was available to users of a peer-to-peer file sharing network.
Mechanicsburg Police said in an affidavit of probable cause that the Upper Allen officer was able to download three files from that IP address between Dec. 23 and Dec. 24, 2017, that he determined to depict child sexual exploitative material.
The IP address was assigned to a home in the first block of West Keller Street in Mechanicsburg, court documents said.
Members of the Mechanicsburg Police Department, the Office of the Attorney General and Upper Allen Police executed a search warrant on the home on Feb. 15, 2018. Radabaugh was also interviewed, and police said in the affidavit that he admitted to searching for, downloading and possessing images and videos of children under the age of 18 involved in sexual activity.
Multiple pieces of computer hardware were seized from the home, and court documents state that after a forensic analysis, they found that more than 500 images and 100 videos were child pornography.
Radabaugh will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on May 15 in front of Martin.