“Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, Abington Township Police Chief Patrick Molloy, and the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force [announced]…the arrest of Mr. Alexey Uversky, 30, of the Elkins Park section of Cheltenham Township, for felony charges related to distributing and possessing child pornography,” according to a statement issued by the Montgomery County District Attorney.
Some background on this case was released today:
“In February 2018, an Abington Township Police Detective with the ICAC Task Force was conducting an Internet investigation to identify those possessing and sharing child pornography,” the statement continued. “The investigation located a computer on a file sharing network that was specifically configured to anonymously share files with others. When the detective directly connected to this computer, he received a total of 91 video files. The files were downloaded between February 16 and April 10, 2018. Upon review, the files were determined to depict children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual acts and/or sexually explicit poses.”
“The investigation traced the computer to the defendant’s residence,” the statement continued. “A search warrant was executed on the property on May 31, 2018. A desktop computer, several external hard drives and other electronic devices were seized.”
According to the Montgomery County District Attorney, “Mr. Uversky was arrested on December 13, 2018, on an arrest warrant and charged with 90 felony counts of distributing and possessing child pornography, as well as criminal use of a communications facility. He was arraigned on December 13, 2018, before Magisterial District Judge Christopher J. Cerski, who set bail at $50,000 (10 percent). He was also ordered to have no unsupervised contact with children and no internet usage. The defendant posted bail and was released. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 AM [on] January 22, 2019, before Judge Cerski.”
As noted by the statement released by the Montgomery County District Attorney, “criminal charges, and any discussion thereof, are merely allegations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.”
The photograph of Mr. Alexey Uversky is provided courtesy of the
Montgomery County District Attorney, 2018.