Federal, state, county and local law enforcement officials raided homes in Hazleton and West Hazleton on Wednesday and arrested two men on child pornography charges.
Arrested were Jhow Willy Calderon, 27, of Alter Street, Hazleton, and Diensy Cabrera-Moreta, 23, of East Green Street, West Hazleton.
According to court papers, state police Trooper D. Matthew Powell and Detective Brian Webbe were using the ARES computer file sharing program in June to investigate the Internet sharing of child pornography.
Webbe found a video file that he recognized as a child pornography file from previous investigations and downloaded it. An investigation traced the file back to a computer at Calderon's address.
The same scenario played out for Cabrera-Moreta, with Powell investigating.
Investigators obtained search warrants for the homes at which the computers were located. Members of the state police Northeast Computer Crime Unit, Luzerne County detectives, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security's Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hazleton police raided the homes Tuesday.
Three pornographic videos were found on Calderon's computer and 10 were found on Cabrera-Moreta's.
Both men admitted to downloading and viewing the porn, arrest papers said.
Calderon was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Zola and charged with four counts of child pornography, one count of disseminating photos or film of child sex acts and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
Cabrera-Moreta was arraigned before District Judge James Dixon and charged with 10 counts of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
All counts are third-degree felonies.
Neither of the men could post their $50,000 bail and were being held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility to await their arraignments.