WILLIAMSPORT — A Williamsport man on probation in a child pornography case has been accused of possessing 1,352 sexual images and videos of very young children.
Wayne Stanford Keen, 39, was charged Friday with three counts of sexual abuse of children and recommitted to the Lycoming County Prison without bail.
He had been committed in August on a probation violation when a county probation officer discovered in his residence a laptop computer containing sexually explicit material.
The images found on the computer were “very bad, very graphic,” said County Detective William Weber, who filed the charges. The majority of them were of toddlers and infants, he said.
The probation officer was at Keen’s residence on Aug. 7 on a routine field check when she noticed the computer hooked up to the Internet with a tab open to a story, the arrest affidavit states.
After determining the story was about a 4-year-old child, the officer shut down the computer and took Keen into custody.
The computer was sent to a state police forensic computer lab where it was determined there were 1,352 child abuse images and videos, many of them toddlers and infants being sexually abused, Weber said.
Also recovered, he said, were numerous erotic stories and emails indicating Keen allegedly was sharing them. More than 600,000 items were on the laptop but only the 1,352 images were captured, he said.
Keen was on probation because he had pleaded no contest August 2017 to a child pornography charge brought by the state attorney general’s office.
He was sentenced to six months to a year in prison followed by four years’ probation.