Delaware man faces Possession of Child Pornography charges.

April 4, 2008 11:50:56 AM PDT
The investigation began on December 22nd, 2007, when a detective was conducting a proactive internet investigation looking into the distribution and receipt of child pornography. The investigation led officers to activity in Delaware. Officers were able to determine that a person in New Castle County was receiving child pornography. Detectives then were able to view these images and in turn contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and/or the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force who helped confirm one of the subjects depicted was in fact a real child.

Further investigation led Child Predator Task Force members to 54-year-old Harry Heck. On April 3rd, a search warrant was executed at Heck's residence and computers were seized. During a forensic exam of a seized computer, forensic examiners located and identified five video files depicting adolescent and young teen subjects engaged in various sexual acts with other adolescents and adults.

Mr. Heck was taken into custody and formally charged with five counts of Using a Computer to Unlawfully Depict a Child Engaging in Prohibited Sex Acts (felony). He was arraigned and released on a $20,000.00 unsecured bond.


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