Local suspects among 8 recent Pa. child predator arrests

Daniel Clark and Peter Medve

The recent arrests of eight Pennsylvania men, accused of being child predators, include two local men.

Those suspects were identified by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office as Daniel Bruce Clark, 32, of Perkasie, Bucks County and Peter M. Medve, 32, of Seneca Street in Bethlehem, Northampton County.

Investigators say, in both cases, they tracked their computers' IP addresses from a peer-to-peer file sharing network, allegedly used to share media depicting suspected child porn.

Clark is charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography and was released on 10 percent of $250,000 bail. Medve is charged with 315 counts of possession of child pornography and was released after posting 10 percent of $150,000 bail.

The arrests also include that of 59-year-old Christopher Eaken, a Blair County man who was arrested following an investigation that started in Canada.

The AG's office said an investigator with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Newfoundland, Canada, was posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room. Investigators say Eaken asked for nude photos, and for the "girl" to change her profile to say she was 18 years old.

Eaken was charged with unlawful contact with a minor and was held on $50,000 bail.

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The other suspects arrested in this case are identified as:

Tyler Alan Bingham, 24, 1277 Pleasant View Drive, Chambersburg, Franklin County.

Mark Matthew Santiago, 32, 363B Buttonwood Lane, Hellam, York County.

Bryan Keith Walter, 56, 1987 State Route 2002, Nicholson, Susquehanna County.

Christopher Wayne Douglass, 34, 174 Maple Grove Circle, Franklin, Venango County.

Timothy Wade Morrow, 54, 204 California Lane, Irwin, Westmoreland County.
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