• Westmoreland County man accused of producing child pornography


    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Attorney General's Child Predator Unit has filed additional charges against a Westmoreland County man as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Thursday.

    According to agents, 36-year-old Matthew Bockhouse is facing three additional counts, including production of child pornography.

    Following his initial arrest, agents learned that Bockhouse, of New Kensington, remotely activated a girl's desktop webcam and recorded the content to his personal computer, Kane said.

    Computer forensics agents were able to decrypt the video and extract a portion, which depicted a nude teen in her bedroom, according to Kane.

    According to the criminal complaint, Bockhouse created the videos when the child was 15 years old and kept them for sexual gratification.

    The Office of Attorney General filed an amended criminal complaint Thursday to include three additional counts: production of child pornography, unlawful use of a computer -- "hacking," and invasion of privacy.

    There was no change in the $150,000 cash bond, and Bockhouse remains incarcerated in the Westmoreland County Prison.

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