MEDIA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced Monday that a prominent local attorney has been arrested on multiple counts of child pornography and other related offenses.
Patrick Francis Lomax, 42, was arraigned in court by Magisterial District Justice Deborah Krull after turning himself in to the District Attorney's Criminal Investigation Division.
Officials said the charges stem from his "surreptitious recording, using hidden cameras inside his own home, of several teens engaged in sexual activity."
"This is one of the most disgusting and disturbing crimes imaginable, videotaping children in sexual encounters," Stollsteimer said.
Stollsteimer said the son of Lomax's girlfriend found the cameras in November. He saw the footage and took it to the police.
When searching the house, officers discovered Lomax secretly filmed other couples having sex in the bedroom, a total of nine victims. Three were minors.
According to the criminal complaint, when questioned by police, Lomax stated he hid cameras to see why the son left his firearms lying on the ground and said he never saw the footage. When police asked why the videos focused on the bed, Lomax decline to speak further with detectives.
"Like just shocking," said neighbor Cass Pino. "I mean anyone that would do that is just disgusting, actually."
Lomax is charged with photographing, videotaping, depicting on computer sexual acts of a child under 18, invasion of privacy and other charges.
He was being held at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility under a $150,000 bond.
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