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Former Tamaqua Man Arrested on Child Porn Charge

An investigation into this suspect began in early 2021.

A man is in Schuylkill County Prison after State Police arrested him on a child pornography charge.

According to information from the State Police barracks in Frackville, authorities caught up to Troy P. McMunn, 35, on Tuesday. He was arrested and arraigned on a felony Child Pornography charge and a felony Criminal Use of a Communication Facility charge before District Judge James Reiley in Pottsville.

Reiley sent him to Schuylkill County Prison on $20,000 cash bail, which he hasn’t posted.

Local Man Arrested on Child Porn Charge

Police say their investigation into McMunn started in early 2021. A tip on his activity was submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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That tip alleged that someone at a residence in the 300 block of Hazle St. in Tamaqua had uploaded a child porn video to the adult site Pornhub.

The State Police Computer Crime Unit executed a search warrant on this property on April 7, 2021, a place police say McMunn was residing. During the search raid, police seized electronic devices they say had videos and other images that would qualify as child pornography.

State Police Trooper Brian Kundick was able to obtain an arrest warrant for McMunn on Thursday.

Court papers show McMunn has a Halifax, Dauphin County, address. Police also list McMunn as having a Pottsville address.

He’s due back in court for a Preliminary Hearing on Jan. 25.

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