PHOTOS: 16 arrested for child sex offenses in northeastern Pennsylvania

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Pictured: Richard Adames, Pike County, is charged with: one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.</span></div>
A sweep in the northeastern portion of Pennsylvania for child sex offense suspects has resulted in the arrests of 16 people, the Pa. Attorney General's office said.

The arrests were made over the past two weeks by the AG's Child Predator Section, along with several police agencies.

The case centered on the online sharing of child pornography and online advertisements relating to the sexual exploitation of children, the AG's office said.

The AG says suspected child predators can be reported by calling the Child Predator Hotline at 1-800-385-1044. You can also send an anonymous tip to the office by texting PAKIDS + YOUR TIP to 847411.

LIST OF THOSE CHARGED:

Richard Adames, Pike County, is charged with: one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Anthony Bielut, Luzerne County, is charged with: one count of distribution of child pornography, six counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Russell Bohannan, Susquehanna County, is charged with: three counts of distribution of child pornography, 50 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Christopher James Devosa, Carbon County, is charged with: five counts of distribution of child pornography, 50 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Vince Diaz, Luzerne County, is charged with: one count of distribution of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Richard Edward Edwards Jr., Lackawanna County, is charged with: one count of distribution of child pornography, five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Grant G. Harris, Carbon County, is charged with: three counts of distribution of child pornography, 25 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

David J. Kolb, Lackawanna County, is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

Bradley Larson, Lackawanna County, is charged with: two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Charles J. Senke, Lackawanna County, is charged with: one count of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of criminal use of a communication
facility, one count of criminal attempt to commit indecent assault and one count of unlawful contact with a minor.

Eric William Shay, Lackawanna County, is charged with: one count of unlawful contact with a minor one count of criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of criminal attempt to commit indecent assault and one count of unlawful contact with a minor.

John Slusser, Lackawanna County, is charged with: one count of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of dissemination of obscene and other sexual materials to minors.

Jason Verrastro, Wayne County, is charged with: one count of distribution of child pornography, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

William Miller, Lackawanna County, is charged with six counts of possession of child pornography.

Thomas Russell Winters, Lackawanna County, is charged with: one count of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of criminal attempt to commit indecent assault.

Zachary Zbegner, Lackawanna County, is charged with: one count of possession of child pornography.
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