Upper Allen Police: Michigan man extradited to Pennsylvania to face child pornography charges

Upper Allen Police: Michigan man extradited to Pennsylvania to face child pornography charges

Mechanicsburg, PA

In October 2018, an Upper Allen Township resident reported that a child had been provided with obscene sexual material on social media.

Police say they conducted an investigation and discovered that Joey Hoffman, aged 36 of Lansing, Michigan,  had created a fictitious social media account for the purpose of soliciting sexual images from underage girls. During Hoffman’s conversation with the juvenile victim he sent obscene images of his penis.

According to police Hoffman also requested and received nude images of the juvenile. Hoffman then sent the child pornography to other users on social media.

According to authorities an arrest warrant was issued and Hoffman arrested in Michigan by the Michigan State Police. After being extradited to Pennsylvania, Hoffman was committed to the Cumberland County Prison.

On March 18, 2019, Hoffman waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Charges:
Sexual Abuse of Children – Possession of Child Pornography
Sexual Abuse of Children – Dissemination of Photographs
Solicitation of Sexual Abuse of a Child
Obscene and Other Sexual Materials: Dissemination to Minors
Unlawful Contact with a Minor
Unlawful Use of a Computer
Corruption of Minors
Criminal Use of a Communication Facility

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