Ex-New Garden Twp. supervisor pleads guilty

Warren E. Reynolds admits to 5 counts of possessing child pornography

By Kathleen Brady SheaManaging Editor, The Times

Warren E. Reynolds

Warren E. Reynolds

A former New Garden Township supervisor pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 4, in Chester County Court to five counts of possession of child pornography.

Warren E. Reynolds, 52, of Avondale, who had originally been charged with more than 500 counts, entered the plea before Judge Anthony A. Sarcione. Reynolds, who is represented by attorney Vincent P. DiFabio, will be sentenced at a later date, following the completion of a sex-offender evaluation. Under the terms of a plea agreement with Deputy District Attorney Deborah S. Ryan, Reynolds will receive a two- to four-year prison term, court records said.

Reynolds came to the attention of police through an ailing computer, court records said. According to the criminal complaint, Reynolds’ wife called a computer technician on April 22 to service a home computer in her husband’s office. The technician found numerous child pornography images on the computer, files that had been accessed the previous day when Reynolds had used it, the complaint said.

After the technician reported his findings to the state police, investigators executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home the following day, the complaint said. Among the seized items were multiple computers, discs, VHS tapes, film reel, and photo slides, the complaint said. The files were labeled with titles commonly associated with child pornography, such as “Age 06,” “The Early Stuff,” “Baby J,” and more explicit titles, the complaint said.

A certified forensic computer examiner for the state police found nearly 2,000 images featuring children ranging in age from 3 to 17; the files, many of which were viewed repeatedly, dated back to 2000, the complaint said.

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