Cybertip leads to arrest of suspected Beaver County child predator


ROCHESTER, Pa. - A Beaver County man was arrested Wednesday on multiple child pornography charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said.

Kane said the Child Predator Section began an investigation into 44-year-old Clint Kuhlman following a cyber-tipline report generated through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

According to the criminal complaint, Kuhlman uploaded numerous suspected child pornography files to an online image and video hosting website. The files allegedly depicted children, under the age of 18, engaged in graphic sexual acts and poses, and were made available for anyone to download through the site.

Agents, along with officers from the Rochester Township Police Department, executed a search of Kuhlman's Rochester home and seized a computer and internal hard drive, which were previewed by the computer forensics agents and found to contain at least 250 images of suspected child pornography.

Kuhlman was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, five counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

He is being held in the Beaver County Prison in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3.