SMETHPORT MAN ACCUSED OF POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
(SMETHPORT, Pennsylvania) (February 24, 2023): District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that charges have been filed against a Smethport man accusing him of viewing and/or possessing hundreds of images of child pornography.
Daniel MERRICK (age 64) was charged by the Computer Crimes Unit of the Pennsylvania State Police with more than 800 images or videos of child pornography. Additionally, MERRICK was charged with Criminal Use of a Communication Facility (using an electronic device to commit the crimes). The complaint alleges the crimes occurred between July 6, 2022 and February 10, 2023.
MERRICK was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge William Todd who set bail at $20,000 straight and was scheduled to appear for central court at the McKean County Courthouse on March 9. He was remanded to the McKean County Jail.
Source: McKean County District Attorney’s Office
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February 25, 2023 @ 7:53 am
Only $20,000 bail? It should have been a minimum of $75-100,000 straight, or remand! Sick SOB!