Man Accused of Having Child Porn on Computer Waives Hearing

DUBOIS – The man accused of having over 600 images of child pornography in his possession waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday before Magisterial District Judge Patrick Ford.

Joshua Everett Kordish, 22 of DuBois, faces a felony charge of sexual abuse of children.

That charge comes from an investigation that began in 2004. The America Online Legal Department reported that a person e-mailed an image of a child exposing their genitals while in a sexual act or pose. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the report was initially received by Lt. David Peifer of the Office of the District Attorney/Criminal Division, Internet Crimes Against Children in Delaware County.

Peifer investigated subscriber information and access logs from AOL. The account was opened by someone Kordish was living with at the time on Sept. 19, 2004 and closed on Oct. 18, 2004.

Kordish was interviewed on March 29, 2005 by officer Joseph Stanton of the DuBois City Police on unrelated matters. During the interview, Kordish related that he was denied service from AOL when his account was terminated in Oct. for e-mailing adult pornography.

Stanton obtained a warrant for the computer along with VHS tapes, 8mm film, CDs, photographs and floppy disks. The computer was then sent to the Pennsylvania State police for forensic analysis.

That analysis revealed more than 500 images of suspected child pornography on the computer’s hard drive.

Stanton reviewed the tapes, disks and photographs in addition to the computer. Stanton stated in the affidavit that over 600 images of child porn existed. The images were of boys and girls posing nude or in sexual acts with other children or adults.

The 8mm film showed Kordish masturbating while looking at the images on the computer screen.

Kordish is currently being held in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 straight bail.

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