Bushkill man sentenced for disseminating child pornography

| 21 Apr 2015 | 01:26

— Larry Jerome Nelson, 57, of Bushkill was sentenced by President Judge Gregory Chelak for the possession and dissemination of child pornography.

Nelson is to be incarcerated in a State Correctional Facility for 3 years to 6 years, pay a fine, submit a DNA sample, and register with Megan’s Law after being sentenced on four counts of sexual abuse of children and criminal use of a communication facility, said Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin.

As a result of this conviction, Nelson is classified as a Tier 3 sexual offender under Pennsylvania’s version of Megan’s Law. He is required to register for the rest of his life.

In April 2012, Detective Brian Webbe of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office discovered that Nelson’s IP address was being used to share child pornography. A search warrant was executed on Nelson’s residence. The Pike County District Attorney’s Office charged Nelson after discovering that two of his computers possessed child pornography.

Tonkin applauded the Monroe County and Pike County Detective Bureaus for working together to identify and apprehend those engaged in the trade of child pornography. He pledged to seek lengthy prison sentences for sexual offenders.