A Hellam Township man faces numerous counts of child porn charges as part on a nearly two month-long investigation

Douglas Ray Klinedinst Jr, 31, with last known address in the 400 block of Clover Drive in Hellam Township, is charged with 20 counts of possession of child porn, five counts of disseminating child porn and six counts of criminal use of a communication facility, according to state police.

State and local police were tipped off to Klinedinst after a detective with the Indiana County District Attorney's office during the investigation downloaded child porn from a filesharing service account that is allegedly linked to Klinedinst, according to Klinedinst's charging documents.

Troopers and Hellam Township Police arrested Klinedinst on Wednesday after serving a search warrant at the address where he was staying.

Klinedinst allegedly admitted to police that he'd been viewing child porn for about two years and to storing over 1,000 images or videos of child porn on his laptop, documents state.

Klinedinst remains in York County Prison on $75,000 cash bail.

His next court date is Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert Eckenrode, according to court records.

Klinedinst has not yet retained an attorney.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.


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