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Elizabethtown man arrested on multiple counts of child pornography, sexual abuse

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Posted 2/22/18

A 25-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested earlier this month on multiple child pornography and child sexual abuse charges.

Dakota Brandt was arraigned Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge …

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Elizabethtown man arrested on multiple counts of child pornography, sexual abuse

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A 25-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested Feb. 20 on multiple child pornography and child sexual abuse charges.

Dakota Brandt was arraigned Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Jayne Duncan and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Brandt has been charged with three counts of sexual abuse of children (relating to child pornography), a felony of the second degree; two counts of sexual abuse of children (relating to child pornography), a felony of the third degree; and three counts of criminal use of a communication facility, a felony of the third degree.

In June, the Elizabethtown Police Department received information regarding the suspected possession and/or use of child pornography within the borough, according to a press release.

A search warrant was obtained and executed on a residence in the 800 block of South Spruce Street by Elizabethtown police in conjunction with members from the office of the district attorney of Lancaster County's Computer Crimes Task Force.

During the search, computer-related items were seized and found to contain numerous digital video and image files relating to child pornography.