AG: York man shared child pornography online

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The state attorney general’s office has arrested a York man on charges he was sharing child pornography over the Internet.

Joseph Bailey, 42, York, used a peer-to-peer network to share files containing prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts, according to the criminal complaint.

Agents working undercover successfully downloaded five of the files and identified Bailey as the source, the complaint states.

Authorities said they searched Bailey’s apartment and seized multiple computers, external hard drives, cell phones and tablets, as well as a loaded .38 caliber handgun that he was prohibited from possessing.

He was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of distribution of child pornography, five counts of possession of child pornography, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of persons not to possess a firearm.

He was sent to York County Prison on $5,000 bail and is awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled May 23.

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