Joshua Adam Seifrit, age 25
Charges: Dissemination of Photographs / Film of Child Sex Acts; Possession of Child Pornography
On November 30, 2016, detectives from the Berks County District Attorney's Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation into the sharing of child pornography via the Internet. During the investigation, detectives were able to download five digital images containing child pornography from an Internet Protocol address that was determined to be assigned to the address of 30 Alsace Avenue, Temple, PA 19560. The IP Address was assigned by Comcast Cable Communications.
On February 16, 2017, detectives served a search warrant at 30 Alsace Avenue, Temple. The defendant, Joshua Adam Seifrit was present at the time the search warrant was served. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Joshua Adam Seifrit resided at this location when the digital images, containing child pornography, were downloaded from the Internet.
As a result of the search, computer and digital related items were seized from this residence. These items were forensically examined by analysts from the Berks County District Attorney's Computer Forensic Unit. As a result of the examination, an excess of 50 digital files that included digital images and digital videos of child pornography were found on the seized items.
As a result of the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for the defendant on the above listed charges. The warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Victor M. Frederick IV.
The defendant surrendered on June 20, 2017, to the Berks County Detectives at their office. He was processed at the Berks County Sheriff's Central Booking Department and video arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Hartman. Bail was set at $50,000 unsecured bail.