Lancaster DA: A Maryland man is charged filming women, creating child pornography

Lancaster DA: A Maryland man is charged filming women, creating child pornography

Lancaster, PA

A Maryland man is charged with surreptitiously filming three women and creating child pornography by filming a child while he lived in Rapho Township according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.

Jason Warren Groff, 36, was arrested Thursday morning in Maryland. He is charged with 13 offenses: nine felonies and four misdemeanors in Lancaster County. 

Authorities say Groff placed recording devices in bathrooms of the home, investigators determined.

Manheim Borough police Detective Aaron Szulborski filed the charges after an investigation that involved analysis of a laptop computer, external hard drive, and USB drives.

Police say they determined Groff was using the devices and stored the illegal materials on them while living at the Rapho Township home.

Police allegedly  found 37 images of child pornography, including five photos of an identified local child who was filmed while in a bathroom. The three women, who police say have been identified, were also filmed while in the bathroom.

Groff is charged with multiple counts of child pornography, criminal use of a computer device, invasion of privacy, and a single count of unlawful contact with a minor.

He is in custody in Maryland and is expected to be extradited to Lancaster County to face the charges.

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