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Child Pornography Arrest - Spaar

Child Pornography Arrest

Alexander C. Spaar


DEFENDANT:    Alexander Christian Spaar (27 years old)
                           125 Bewley Lane, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605
CHARGES:   Sexual Abuse of Children related to Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography (F2) and Criminal Use of Communication Facility (F3)
On August 28, 2019, the Berks County District Attorney’s Detectives 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 “DropBox.”
Detectives learned that an individual utilized their “DropBox” account to participate in possessing and sharing suspected child pornography dating back to Monday, July 22, 2019. The “DropBox” account was also linked to an email address belonging to “Alex Spaar.”
Detectives were able to identify the Internet Protocol (I.P.) Address which was utilized to upload and share digital images/videos of suspected child pornography.  The IP address was associated with the residence located at 125 Bewley Lane, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
On October 16th and 17th, 2019, Berks County Detectives executed two search warrants at two different locations where the defendant resided within Berks County. As a result of the search warrants, detectives seized a number of electronic devices during the search.
A forensic examination was conducted on all the electronic devices and yielded numerous digital images/videos of child pornography.
On March 2, 2020, the Berks County Detectives filed criminal charges against the defendant, Alexander Christian Spaar, at Magisterial District Judge Brian Strand’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued.
On March 5, 2020, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the defendant surrendered to the Berks County Detectives. He was then transported to the Berks County Sheriff’s Central Processing Center.
Bail was set at $50,000 unsecured and he remains free awaiting further court action.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant Alexander Spaar, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.