Luis Jose Rosario
Luis Jose Rosario (submitted)

A York City man faces child pornography charges following a months-long investigation, state authorities say.

During the investigation, agents discovered numerous files containing images of children engaged in sexual acts and poses were shared from Luis Jose Rosario's computer, authorities allege.

Rosario, 20, of 1421 Continental Road, is charged with criminal use of a communication facility and two counts each of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, according to court documents.

He remains in York County Prison on $40,000 bail, according to a prison official.

A preliminary hearing for Rosario is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 14, before district judge Richard Martin II.

Investigation: Rosario was arrested Wednesday by agents of the state Attorney General's Child Predator Section following a four-month long investigation, according to a news release from the attorney general's office.

Agents seized three desktop computers, a laptop and an external hard drive from his home. The computers and hard drive will be analyzed by the attorney general's Computer Forensics Unit, according to the news release.

Rosario is one of two men arrested by agents this week for alleged possession of child pornography. Eric Frank Spohn, 30, of Lancaster, faces charges that include 20 counts of possession of child pornography, according to the release.

"The exploitation of children will not be tolerated," Attorney General Kathleen Kane said. "Thanks to agents from our Child Predator Section, more children are safe as a result of these arrests."

Suspected Internet predators can be reported to the Attorney General's Child Predator Section by calling 1-800-385-1044. Internet safety tips are available at www.attorneygeneral.gov.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.