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Child Porn Arrests - 10.29.21

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ARRESTS

 

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                             Jeremy Walther                                     Andyson Nunez                    Christopher Giovanni Barrer

 

 

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                                                             Travonte Staples                                Kurt Wagner
 
  
DEFENDANTS:    
 
#1 – Jeremy Alan Walther (20 Years Old) – Womelsdorf, PA
#2 – Andyson Nunez (22 Years Old) - Reading, PA
#3 – Christopher Giovanni Barrera (23 Years Old) – West Lawn, PA
#4 – Travonte Davell Staples (29 Years Old) - Reading, PA
#5 – Kurt William Wagner (60 Years Old) – Mohnton, PA
                         
CHARGES:   Sexual Abuse of Children related to the Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility
 
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
 
During the past (12) twelve months, the Berks County Detectives Office conducted countywide child pornography investigations after receiving numerous complaints from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
 
The complaints lead to (5) five separate and independent child pornography investigations.
 
Through the course of these investigations, the Berks County Detectives identified (5) five individuals who either possessed and/or disseminated child pornography via the internet.
 
Detectives obtained and executed search warrants at the following (5) five locations:
 
#1 – 600 block of N. Main Street, Bernville, PA 19506
#2 – 400 block of Mulberry Street, Reading, PA 19604
#3 – 2200 block of Penn Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609
#4 – 800 block of N. 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601
#5 – 1200 block of Penn Sylvan Drive, Mohnton, PA 19540
 
Pursuant to these search warrants, items of evidence were identified and seized in furtherance of the child pornography investigations. The evidence was subsequently delivered to the Berks County District Attorney’s Digital Forensic Laboratory for analysis and forensic examination.
 
The examinations resulted in the successful identification of digital files, images and videos containing child pornography.
 
On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, the Berks County Detectives Office filed criminal charges against the defendants and arrest warrants were issued by Magisterial District Judges Book, Butler and Glass.
 
On Thursday, October 28, 2021, the (5) five defendants all surrendered by reporting to the Berks County Detective’s Office. Each defendant was immediately escorted to the Central Processing Center and released into the custody of the Berks County Sheriff’s Department.
 
The defendants were fingerprinted and photographed.
 
A video Preliminary Arraignment was held for each defendant and bail was set as follows:
 
#1 – Jeremy Alan Walther / M.D.J. Book set bail at $50,000.00 unsecured
#2 – Andyson Nunez / M.D.J. Butler set bail at $10,000.00 unsecured
#3 – Christopher Giovanni Barrera / M.D.J. Young set bail at $50,000.00 unsecured
#4 – Travonte Davell Staples / M.D.J. Robinson set bail at $20,000.00 unsecured
#5 – Kurt William Wagner / M.D.J. Glass set bail at $10,000.00 unsecured
 
The defendants were immediately released pending their Preliminary Hearings which will be held at a later date.
 
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.