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Three Lancaster County men were recently sentenced to prison terms after separate investigations uncovered child pornography.
The prison terms were ordered in exchange for guilty pleas to counts of possessing child pornography and related charges. Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart arranged the plea agreements.
- David Mishler Sr., 56, of East Lampeter Township, will serve 4 to 15 years for manufacturing and possessing child pornography.
The Lancaster County Computer Crimes Task Force initially uncovered lewd materials, which were traced to Mishler’s home on Lotus Circle.
Detectives seized numerous computers, DVDs, and other devices, and determined Mishler was altering existing child pornography files by replacing images within the photos.
East Lampeter Township police Detective Joseph Edgell filed charges.
Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely ordered sentence.
- Freddy B. Emery, 19, of East Lampeter Township, will serve 2 to 4 years plus 4 years of probation for having illegal contact with a girl, and for possessing and sharing lewd images of a boy.
Police discovered the online crimes last year when Paulding Police Department in Ohio provided a tip that Emery was engaged in inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old via Skype. Emery, of New Holland Pike, used online programs to photograph the boy.
Regarding the physical crimes, Emery had contact with a 13-year-old girl in Lancaster County.
- Austin D. Hollinger, 28, of East Petersburg, will serve 1 to 2 years plus 4 years of probation for possessing child pornography.
The Lancaster County Computer Crimes Task Force responded to a tip that someone – later determined to be Hollinger – had child pornography on Chatstep, a group chat forum.
Detectives seized a laptop computer from Hollinger’s home on Main Street and found at least 7 images of child pornography.
Manheim Township police Det. Sgt. Keith Kreider filed charges.
Lancaster County Judge James Cullen ordered the sentences for Emery and Hollinger.
(Photo, from left: Mishler, Emery, Hollinger.)
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