Williamsport – Brian R. McKeag, 52, of Williamsport, was charged with allegedly possessing child pornography on his computer after state agents received a tip in February.

According to the affidavit written by Special Agent Casey L. Hassinger, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General received a tip from Microsoft BingImage on February 11, 2019 that explicit images involving children were downloaded by a user. Agents were able to trace the IP address back to a Comcast account allegedly belonging to McKeag.

On August 19, 2019, agents obtained a search warrant and went to McKeag’s home on Poco Farm Road. The agents checked McKeag’s devices and seized a computer that contained explicit images of children, according to the affidavit. The computer was taken to a forensics lab in which a total of 49 videos and images of child pornography allegedly were recovered.

McKeag was charged with 49 counts of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility through the office of District Magistrate Gary A. Whiteman. Bail was set at $150,000 unsecured. His preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14.

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