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Posted on: July 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Conestoga Man to State Prison for 1,500 Child-Pornography Photos

Michael V. Leonard

A Conestoga man was sentenced Thursday to state prison for a large collection of child pornography that included over 1,500 photos and 45 videos.
Michael V. Leonard, 32, will serve 2½ to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony counts of possession of child pornography and criminal use of computers.
Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely ordered sentence on the plea agreement which was arranged by Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart.
Leonard had been free on unsecured bail, but was taken to prison after the Thursday morning hearing.
The Lancaster County Computer Crimes Unit discovered in April 2015 that an online user was sharing child pornography. Manor Township police, assisted by the Computer Crimes Unit, traced the sharing to Leonard, who lived in the 2600 block of River Road.
Leonard admitting to police to having the child pornography.
Police seized and examined two laptops from the home. The collections of photos and videos were found on the laptops.
Manor Township police Detective Tricia Mazur filed charges.
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