By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

James Feaster, 30, will serve 12½ to 25 years in prison for repeat child pornography sharing on Kik

James Feaster, 30, will serve 12½ to 25 years in prison for repeat child pornography sharing on Kik

Lancaster, PA

A Warwick Township man will serve up to 25 years in prison for sharing and viewing child pornography via the mobile app, Kik Messenger. James V. Feaster Jr. pleaded guilty to several felony counts of disseminating child pornography and criminal use of a cellphone. Feaster, 30, will serve 12½ to 25 years in prison, Feaster entered into a plea agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart.

Feaster has a prior conviction and served a prison term for child pornography. Pennsylvania State Police received a tip last year from an out-of-state law enforcement agency about file sharing attached to an IP address owned by Feaster. Police determined Feaster was sharing and viewing photos and videos via a Kik Messenger chat room. Police executed a search warrant in February at Feaster’s home.

Police seized an iPhone; Feaster admitted to using the device to view and share child pornography for months, while at home and work. Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely accepted the plea terms and ordered sentence.

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