Philadelphia School District Employee charged with dissemination of child pornography


Downington, Pennsylvania: Yesterday the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced that an employee with the Philadelphia School District had been arrested and charged in relation to a "substantial library" of child pornography that had been found in his possession.


The images were said to depict young girls between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.


Tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Delaware County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force both sent tips to local law enforcement concerning images believed to be child pornography being shared online between February 2019 and April 2021.


Detectives traced the IP address associated with the Yahoo email address to a residence in Downington that belonged to 45-year-old Daniel Gaudiello and on May 19, 2021 investigators executed a search warrant.


According to Philly Voice, that was also the last day that Gaudiello "actively worked as a teacher."


"It is sickening to think of the innocent young  children who were posed and photographed to satisfy the degenerate behavior of the defendant and others like him," District Attorney Deb Ryan said in the statement. "The sexual abuse of children happens far too frequently in Chester County, and my office id determined to put a stop to it."


Gaudiello has been charged with 50 counts of dissemination of child pornography, 50 counts of child pornography, and criminal use of a communications facility after investigators found him to be in possession of over 200 images including a file on a thumb drive titled "new talent."


Gaudiello is currently free on $100,000 unsecured bail and is due to appear back in court on July 21 before Magisterial Judge Jeffrey Valocchi.



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