CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ARREST
Herbert Allen Cravener (74 Years Old)
46 Heather Lane, Mohrsville, Pennsylvania 19541
CHARGES: Sexual Abuse of Children related to the Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography (F-2)
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
On Friday, August 17, 2018, the Berks County Detective’s Office received a complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (N.C.M.E.C.). This complaint involved Child Pornography file-sharing, utilizing Facebook.
The Berks County Detectives learned that Facebook reported to N.C.M.E.C. that a purported (14) fourteen year old male was utilizing Facebook to send nude images of himself to another Facebook user. Furthermore, the digital images involving suspected Child Pornography were uploaded to the internet through a specific I.P. address.
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, through investigation and the service of an Administrative Subpoena upon the Internet Service Provider, the Berks County Detectives learned that the I.P. address was associated with Herbert Allen Cravener.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, members of the Berks County Detectives Office executed a Search Warrant at 46 Heather Lane, Mohrsville, Berks County, Pennsylvania. As a result of this Search Warrant, the Berks County Detectives seized a number of electronic devices during the search. The defendant, Herbert Allen Cravener was present and later admitted that he created this account and purported to be a (14) fourteen year old boy, but stated he did not remember uploading any Child Pornography to his account.
A forensic examination was conducted on all the electronic devices. The forensic examination yielded numerous digital images and videos of suspected Child Pornography.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Berks County Detectives Office filed criminal charges against the defendant, Herbert Allen Cravener, at Magisterial District Judge Brian Strand’s Office.
The defendant surrendered to the Berks County Detectives at their office. He was accompanied by his attorney.
The defendant, Herbert Allen Cravener, was escorted down to the Central Processing Center and turned over to the Berks County Sheriff’s Department. He will be fingerprinted and photographed.
A Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.