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Troopers: Rockton man accused of using fake Facebook profile to exchange porn with teen


by WJAC Staff 

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CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — State police in Clearfield County say a man from Rockton is facing charges after exchanging sexually explicit pictures with a 14-year-old boy.

State police say 60-year-old David Kitchen used a fake name on Facebook to message several teenage boys and men.

They say Kitchen exchanged several explicit pictures with a minor from Iowa.

Troopers say they were notified of the crime by the police department where the boy lived.

Police say Kitchen admitted to using a fake name, but not to speaking with the minor.

He's facing corruption of minors and other charges.

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Just think, this man may have family right here who may have been devastated by this behavior also.  


"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything"

Albert Einstein

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56 minutes ago, Petee said:

Just think, this man may have family right here who may have been devastated by this behavior also.  

Chances are that he probably does. Better yet do you think he cared about his family when he was doing this?


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7 hours ago, BillyC said:

Chances are that he probably does. Better yet do you think he cared about his family when he was doing this?

I think he did before, but unless I'm mistaken, his immediate family may be all gone. Maybe he just doesn't care any more.  He's lost but it's good that he's been found by the police and won't hurt any other kids.


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On 4/19/2020 at 8:47 AM, busrolls36 said:

I'm just hoping and praying it's not who I'm thinking of? If it is, something drastically changed him and not sure what?

Thought the same thing and did some searching. Found this more detailed story on explore Jefferson, couldn’t get the link to post. 

https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/cyber-tip-leads-to-child-porn-charges-against-area-man/

*edit to fix link

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UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly exchanging explicit photos and video recordings with a 14-year-old boy.

Court documents indicate the DuBois-based State Police on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, filed the following criminal charges against 60-year-old David Wayne Kitchen, of Rockton:

– Photograph/Film/Depict on Computer Sex Act – Knowingly or Permitting Child, Felony 2
– Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 2
– Disseminate Photo/Film of Child Sex Acts, Felony 3
– Child Pornography, Felony 3
– Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1

The charges stem from an investigation into explicit photos and videos of a juvenile.

According to a criminal complaint, the Council Bluffs Police Department received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) on June 6, 2019, advising that a juvenile victim had shared explicit photos and videos of his genitals over Facebook Messenger with a potential adult suspect. Police reviewed the case,” as well as the images and videos.

The complaint notes a search warrant was requested and granted for both the suspect’s Facebook page and the juvenile’s Facebook page. The search found the suspect was messaging several different teenage boys, as well as adult men, and when messaging the teen boys, he was posing as a male in his 20s and sending pictures of a young male claiming to be him.

According to the complaint, in messages between the suspect and the juvenile victim, the suspect told the victim he wished he was older, sent photos of his genitals, and asked the victim for pictures of himself.

The victim was interviewed, with a parent present, and reportedly told police he had been talking with the suspect for over a year via Facebook.

The victim reported the suspect initially sent him a friend request and then a message calling him “sexy” and said their conversations were sexual, and they would exchange pictures and videos of themselves, including their genitals. The victim said the suspect stated he was from Pittsburgh and was in his 20s, and explained he told the suspect he was only 14. The victim also said he felt it was only right to stop talking to the suspect because he was older.

According to the complaint, further review of the Facebook Messenger data confirmed the victim had told the suspect he was 14, and they both continued to send nude photos and videos to each other for several days afterward.

The complaint notes the suspect had mentioned to the victim and others he had been messaging that he lived in Pennsylvania, and the IP address for the suspect’s messages confirmed he was sending them from Pennsylvania. Information from the case was then forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crimes Task Force, and a subpoena was served on Windstream Services for the owner of the IP address being used to send the messages.

According to the complaint, the IP address was registered to David Kitchen.

A further search of the messages found the suspect had given information about himself, stating he was an engineer for the Department of Transportation in Pennsylvania. The complaint notes Kitchen has an engineering degree and works for PennDOT as a bridge inspector. The suspect also gave his birthday as the day prior to Kitchen’s actual birthday.

On January 29, police obtained and served a search warrant on Kitchen’s residence in Rockton.

According to the complaint, when Kitchen was questioned, he admitted to using the name used by the suspect on Facebook Messenger to “talk to younger men,” and said he portrays himself as 28 years old and uses pictures of old friends “because they look better than he does in real life.” When asked to name men he has talked to, he named three names that were all verified from the Facebook search warrant. He was also able to identify photos he used to portray himself on the Facebook Messenger account and reported they are all on his cell phone.

However, the complaint states that when asked if he remembered speaking to the victim, Kitchen said “no.” He said the name “did not sound familiar,” but said he might recognize a photo if he saw one. When advised the victim was only 14 years old, he reportedly stated, “He is? I can’t believe I did that. If I had known, I wouldn’t have talked to him.” When further confronted with the Messenger conversation where the victim told him he was 14, and he still requested nude photos, Kitchen reportedly denied remembering the conversation but also said, “Well, if you have it in black and white, I must have done it. I can’t believe I did this.”

The complaint notes Kitchen also agreed to and provided a recorded statement.

When asked if there was anything he wanted to add at the end, Kitchen allegedly said, “There really isn’t anything I can add. I mean, if I did it, I did it. I don’t remember doing it. I don’t believe I would have done it, but I must have if you have it in black and white. I’m not gonna deny it. I am man enough to admit it if I did it. If I did it, I will own up to it,” according to the complaint.

The charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Patrick N. Ford’s office on Tuesday, April 14.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on June 5, with Judge Ford presiding.


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To me, it sounds as though he wanted to get caught.  Probably an addiction he doesn't know how to control...if there is such thing as an addiction you can control.  Hope he gets help.  At least he'll get a chance to weigh his options while in jail.

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9 hours ago, Cacao said:

To me, it sounds as though he wanted to get caught.  Probably an addiction he doesn't know how to control...if there is such thing as an addiction you can control.  Hope he gets help.  At least he'll get a chance to weigh his options while in jail.

He is such a nice man, but apparently very sick.  I don't think he specifically wanted to hurt anyone, but is probably extremely lonely. I'm happy he didn't deny it and can't do it any more.


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Albert Einstein

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4 hours ago, WMJ77 said:

I don't think he specifically wanted to hurt anyone

really?

He has been doing it for over a year. Loneliness is not excuse to be a pedofile. Find someone your own age. Luckily he can't do this to anyone else. That boy needs to face a consequence too for sending nude photos. At 14 he knew what he was doing.

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Rockton Man Pleads Guilty to Exchanging Nude Photos with Teenage Boy

 
 

CLEARFIELD – A Rockton man accused of exchanging nude photos with a 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty in Clearfield County Court Tuesday.

David Wayne Kitchen, 61, was the subject of an investigation involving a juvenile who was exchanging both explicit videos and photos through Facebook messenger.

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According to the affidavit, an adult who had an account under the name Eric Anderson, who supposedly lived in Pittsburgh and was in his 20’s was actually Kitchen.

During court Tuesday, defense attorney David P. King told Judge Paul Cherry that Kitchen had cooperated during the investigation, realizes that what he did was wrong and recognizes his guilt in this case.

“This is not representative of who he is,” King said, adding that Kitchen is “a good man.”

Several people provided letters of support for him and others spoke out in court, outlining his willingness to help others and involvement with churches.

The first described him as an “all-around nice guy” and one whose character he never questioned until the charges were filed.

Another stated he would do whatever it takes “to help him stay on the right path.”

His sister spoke about how much their elderly father depends on Kitchen and commented that “he is not a bad person. He is a human.”

She also read a statement from their father that asked the judge to consider his dependence on Kitchen.

Linda Kitchen, his wife, noted that he regrets his actions and is very remorseful. This one dark thing in his life does not take away from the good he has done, she said.

When Kitchen himself addressed the court, he admitted he failed, and apologized to the victim, the victim’s family and his own family. He thanked others for their support especially his wife, for staying “by my side.”

“This last year has been hell and I am ready to put this behind me.”

Deputy Assistant District Attorney Trudy Lumadue explained this was an open plea, which means the judge would decide his sentence but she suggested Cherry give Kitchen a 12-month minimum sentence.

Cherry commented that Kitchen’s actions impacted a lot of people and he needs intense therapy so he did not repeat his crime.

He called Kitchen’s wife a “wonderful woman” who was doing what many others would not do, by staying with him.

He noted her words had an influence on the court’s consideration of the case and stated that Kitchen was “fortunate to have someone like her.”

He acknowledged that Kitchen’s actions in this case tainted everything else he had done.

Cherry then sentenced Kitchen to nine months to two years less one day in the county jail plus five years consecutive probation for sexual abuse of a child-photo/video depicting on computer or filming sexual acts and possession of child pornography, both felony counts, and one misdemeanor count of corruption of minors.

Kitchen was ordered to complete sex offender counseling and he must register with law enforcement under Megan’s Law even though he was not determined to be a sexually violent predator.

The criminal complaint details how the victim met “Eric Anderson” after “Anderson” sent him a friend request on Facebook. They exchanged messages, photos and explicit videos for about a year beginning in 2018.

At one point, the victim told “Anderson” that he was only 14 but “Anderson” continued to request nude photos.

After the “Anderson” account and messages were traced to Kitchen, he told investigators that he had been using the “Eric Anderson” name on the Internet to talk to men for about six or seven years.

He did not seem to remember the victim or the message when he was told that boy was only 14.

Reportedly Kitchen stated “well, if you have it in black and white, I must have done it. I can’t believe I did this.”                                                                                                                                                        https://gantnews.com/2021/04/07/rockton-man-pleads-guilty-to-exchanging-nude-photos-with-teenage-boy/

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