April 14, 2018

Matamoras man sent prison for child porn, failure to register


MILFORD -  Walter Talmadge, 33, of Matamoras was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in state prison for charges relating to the possession of child pornography and for failing to comply with the requirements of Megan’s Law.   

Talmadge pled guilty in December to the charge of sexual abuse of children (which under Pennsylvania law includes the possession of child pornography) and a charge of failure to comply with registration of sexual offender requirements. 

State Police charged Talmadge with being in possession of various computer pictures containing child pornography, which were found on a computer in his residence in Matamoras in 2015.  Police also charged Talmadge with failing to register a new e-mail address that that he had been using, which was a requirement for him under Pennsylvania’s version of Megan’s Law.

Talmadge was subject to the registration requirements of Megan’s Law because of a previous conviction relating to the possession of child pornography. 

In addition to the period of incarceration, Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak.also ordered as a special condition of parole that Talmadge not possess or use any device with internet capabilities nor work in any location where children are known to congregate.

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