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Missing man now wanted on child porn charges

February 11, 2019 News Extra

Christopher Dale Dublin, of Franklin Township

A missing man is now wanted on a felony arrest warrant for disseminating and possession of child pornography.

State police last week suspected 52-year-old Christopher Dale Dublin, of Franklin Township, may be dead. Now they believed he may be on the run.

District Judge William O'Donnell shortly after around 10 a.m. Monday signed the warrant for his arrest.

An online investigation Dec. 5, 2017, by the Northwest Computer Crime Task Force allegedly ensnared Dublin, police said.

Investigators were seeking to identify those sharing and possessing child pornography using the BitTorrent file-sharing network.

A trooper with the task force traced the IP address of a sexually explicit video to a home in Franklin Township. The video, according to court documents, depicted a man having sex with two underage girls.

The Butler Eagle has reached out to state police for more information regarding the investigation.

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