Man faces 227 child pornography counts

REEDSVILLE – A 27-year-old Reedsville man has been charged with 272 felony counts of possessing child pornography.

According to police, Andrew Hearn brought his computer to Scott Falkner, of Falkner’s PC, for repair and, while working on the computer, Falkner found several saved images of what he suspected were child pornography.

Falkner reported his findings to the Mifflin County Regional Police Department which then took possession of the computer and sent it to Pennsylvania State Police Hollidaysburg for forensic analysis, according to court documents.

The state police recovered the suspected child pornography and issued a report on their findings to MCRPD.

Hearn was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Tammy Hunter’s office and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has not yet been scheduled.