East Strouds­burg man charged with pos­sess­ing child porn

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - — An­drew Scott

An East Strouds­burg man was ar­rested Thurs­day on child pornog­ra­phy pos­ses­sion and other charges, po­lice said.

Justin Gomez, 23, of Span­gen­burg Av­enue, also is charged with crim­i­nally us­ing a com­mu­ni­ca­tion fa­cil­ity and other felonies. Gomez was placed in county jail un­der $10,000 bail.

The Na­tional Cen­ter for Miss­ing and Ex­ploited Chil­dren in Au­gust told Mon­roe County de­tec­tives about on on­line ac­count be­ing used to store child porn, au­thor­i­ties said. Po­lice say they con­nected the ac­count to Gomez and, joined Thurs­day morn­ing by Stroud Area Re­gional Po­lice, ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at his home.

Gomez ad­mit­ted the ac­count was his, but claimed no knowl­edge of the child porn in it, au­thor­i­ties said.

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