Muncy man accused of uploading child pornography
A Muncy man allegedly used three different Twitter accounts over eight months to upload images and video containing child pornography to Twitter.
Andrew J. Ultsh, 36, of 144 W. Water St. in Muncy, is being charged with 27 counts of child pornography after the office of the Attorney General traced back three separate Twitter accounts sharing child pornography, to his girlfriend’s house, according to the affidavit.
Special Agents arrived at the home of Ultsh’s girlfriend where he lives with her and her 13-year-old son on Thursday.
Investigators had been alerted through a complaint filed by Twitter in late December, but were only able to trace Ultsch’s Twitter use through the last of three emails that he had used.
Ultsch first denied any allegation to having contact with child porn, but admited to having uploaded the photos and videos onto Twitter after computer forensics team’s had found evidence on his phone, the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, Ultsh explained that he had first seen the illicit photos and videos through a pop-up while he was on the internet on his computer. He then researched the images using his cellphone browser, where the evidence had been found.
Ultsh also admited that he was the person who had uploaded the images and videos to Twitter and that he had created various Twitter accounts to post the images and to protect himself from being caught by his girlfriend, according to the affidavit.
Ultsh is currently out on $150,000 bail, prohibited from having contact with children or using the internet.