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Animal Cruelty Charges Pending Against Man After Facebook Post Triggers Child Porn Investigation

Numerous animals were removed from a Chambersburg home after an investigation into child pornography.

Animal Cruelty charges are pending against Larvene V. Wilson, 67, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, after “numerous unhealthy and one dead animal being found in his home” when a search warrant was executed regarding child pornography on February 12.

Wilson was charged with felony child pornography resulting from an investigation into a post on Facebook. Chambersburg Borough Police said the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office received a case referral from Delaware County on February 6, involving a cyber tip for child pornography.

A Facebook employee had alerted Delaware County after discovering that a Facebook user had uploaded potential child pornography to his Facebook account.

A search warrant requesting the IP address and subscriber information revealed the account holder lived in the 300 block of Tolbert Avenue in Chambersburg and was identified as Wilson, police said.

When Chambersburg Police executed a search warrant on Feb. 12 at Wilson’s residence and took him into custody, Wilson’s computer and other items were collected as evidence. Police say more counts of child pornography are pending as they complete their investigation.

Upon reaching the Tolbert Avenue scene, police said they discovered numerous unhealthy and one dead animal in the home. The Humane Society was contacted and removed all the animals. Animal cruelty charges are pending, said police.

Wilson was booked at Franklin County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

Source: The Sentinel

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