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Pottstown Man Charged with Distributing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced Wednesday that an indictment has been unsealed today charging 31-year-old Calvin Roeder with two counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment alleges that...

Man Sentenced to State Prison After String of Burglaries

German Soto-Moreno was sentenced to 15 to 40 years in state prison for a string of home burglaries in five townships in 2016. according to reports, the man had been deported twice, and he targeted other Latinos. Soto-Moreno committed the crimes after having been...

Downingtown Man Pleads Guilty to Hit-and-Run

David Lithie Holmes of Downingtown pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run in Lower Merion and has been sentenced to prison. The 34-year-old will spend the next 11.5 to 23 months in prison after his conviction on reckless endangerment and numerous related counts. The crash...

Phoenixville Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

Damon Eskridge has been sentenced to four to eight years in state prison, plus an additional five years of probation, on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, and criminal use of a communications facility. The...

Uwchlan Woman Charged with Fatal Hit and Run

Authorities have announced that 21-year-old Alexa Laffkas has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injury after a May 27 hit and run. That accident killed 64-year-old Clinton Rucker who was crossing an intersection in Norristown around...