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West Chester man facing 20 charges involving child pornography

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 12:17 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 1:55 PM
By: Lauren Pack - Staff Writer

A West Chester Twp. man is facing multiple counts felony charges involving child pornography.

Larry Dale Staley, 58, of the 8300 block of Birchstone Court, was indicted Wednesday by a Butler County grand jury on 20 charges.

Staley is charged with 13 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony, and seven counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a fifth-degree felony.

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The alleged crimes occurred on or about Feb. 16, 2016, according to the indictment. The crimes involved images downloaded and there is no indication local children were involved, according to the prosecutor’s office.

West Chester Police executed a search warrant at Staley’s residence on Feb. 16, 2016, and “contraband was located,” according to the report.

A warrant has been issued for Staley’s arrest; he is not yet in police custody.