A child pornographer from Hatfield will not face jail time for his crimes — just five years of probation.
According to Margaret Gibbons of PhillyBurbs.com, Corey Pizzino, 26, of the 100 block of Thomas Penn Avenue, was sentenced Wednesday to probation, 100 hours of community service and forfeiture of his computers after pleading guilty to felony sexual abuse of children by possessing and sharing pornography, criminal use of a communications device and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
The sentence was handed down by Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Garrett D. Page.
According to the article, Montgomery County Detectives and Hatfield Township Detectives served a search warrant on Nov. 9, 2011 on Pizzino’s home to investigate reports of child pornography.
Police found a computer that was used to share images of children in sexual acts, according to the article.
The warrant was the result of a regional child pornography task force investigation, according to the article.
Authorities determined someone was using a computer at Pizzino’s address to share child pornography files, according to the article. Four computers were seized and Pizzino’s computer contained the child pornography, according to the article.
Pizzino pleaded guilty in April to the above charges, according to the article.
During the search, police smelled marijuana from an upstairs bedroom. Pizzino gave police permission to search the bedroom, where they found 28.62 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, plastic bags, a grinder and a glass pipe with marijuana residue, according to the article.