WEST PITTSTON — Luzerne County detectives have arrested a West Pittston man on charges that he downloaded videos and images of child sexual abuse material.

Paul Strock, 55, of 124 Delaware Ave., was arraigned by Hanover Township District Judge Joseph Halsey on charges of possession of child pornography, distribution of images and videos of children engaged in sexual activity and criminal use of communications. He was booked into the county correctional facility for lack of $75,000 bail.

Strock accused of addiction to prohibited substances.

According to the criminal case:

Detectives received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Sept. 15 that six videos of alleged child sexual abuse had been uploaded to an email and cell phone number attributed to Strok.

Strok’s apartment was searched early Wednesday morning.

During an interview with detectives, Strock stated that his Yahoo! the email was shut down a few months ago and he gave his cell phone to a friend.

Strock admitted that he prefers women between the ages of 18 and 20 and prefers women of Asian descent.

Detectives in the complaint say the videos involved in the CyberTip were Asian.

Strock claimed he has a drug problem and sometimes “(expletive),” admitting he has an addiction to “younger kids” but doesn’t like it, the complaint said.

Strock told detectives, according to the complaint, that he would use keywords to search for videos of children engaging in sexual acts, and admitted to downloading videos involving young girls.


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