Lafayette Hill Man Charged with 11 Felony Counts Related to Internet Child Pornography

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced today the arrest of Andrew Ritter Nutinsky, 25, of Lafayette Hill for 10 felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children and one felony count of Criminal use of a Communication Facility. We looked him up on Linkedin and that profile states he is a contract employee at at Vanguard. It also states he has worked previously worked at   Abraxas Academy, Youth Services Agency of Pennsylvania and URJ Camp Harlam. He graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice in 2013 from West Chester University.

Below is the text from the announcement:

The charges stem from an investigation that began on Oct. 15, 2015, when Montgomery County Detective James Reape received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip indicated that a user of the Internet site/application Skype had uploaded an illegal image that showed a nude, young girl, estimated to be about 4 years old, in a sexually suggestive pose. The Skype account was traced to Nutinsky’s home at 253 Birch Drive, Lafayette Hill section of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County.

Detective Reape and other members of the national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force served a search warrant on Nutinsky’s home Oct. 23, 2015. Following the collection of items from the Nutinsky home, Montgomery County Detective David Schanes conducted a thorough, forensic search of Nutinsky’s computer. More than 50 images of child pornography as well as a video were recovered, including the image cited in the original tip by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Nutinsky was arraigned on Dec. 21, 2015 before Magisterial District Judge Deborah Lukens, who set bail at $50,000 unsecured. Nutinsky waived his preliminary hearing and now faces trial in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

The Nutinsky home had previously been investigated in 2013 for a complaint of child pornography, but investigators were unable to conclusively determine the person responsible for transmitting child pornography.

Major Crimes Detectives of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau work with the ICAC to aggressively investigate crimes committed by Internet predators who commit sexual crimes against children.

The case will be prosecuted by ADA Sophia Polites.