George Andrew De-La-Garza, of Bryn Mawr, was sentenced on November 23, 2018, in Montgomery County Court to up to 23 months in the county jail, after he pled guilty to felony charges of possessing child pornography.

De-La-Garza's sentence will be followed 10 years of probation and is related to incidents that occurred between September 2017 and June 2018, where he was found to be in possession of the material on his computer and cellphone.

This sentence means that De-La-Garza -- who's most recent residence was at the 1000 block of County Line Road -- will face up to 12 years of court supervision both in and out of jail as well as a 15-year requirement to report his address to police as compliance with Pennsylvania's Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

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The Honorable Risa Vetri Ferman, the judge who heard De-La-Garza's case accepted a plea agreement. The terms of that agreement are that De-La-Garza can be released from jail after serving 10 months, but only if he's placed in an inpatient sex offender treatment facility. Ferman said that De-La-Garza is prohibited from having contact with minors during the entirety of his supervision.

Court records state that De-La-Garza became the subject of an investigation in January 2018 when county detectives received a tip that someone using a video sharing social media site in September 2017 had uploaded suspected images of child pornography. The tip originated from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Authorities traced the internet subscriber information to the Hatfield, PA, address that De-La-Garza was living in at the time. 

According to the criminal complaint filed, in May 2018, investigators received a second tip indicating an internet account uploaded a video depicting child pornography. This tip also led investigators to De-La-Garza, but this time to the Lower Merion address.

On June 8, 2018, police went to De-La-Garza's Bryn Mawr address and executed a search warrant. A review of his cell phone and desktop computer uncovered at least 40 images of child pornography, according to the arrest affidavit.

Carl Hessler Jr. of The Mercury reported that Detectives said, "De-La-Garza admitted he was responsible for the child pornography found on his computer."

Local Philadelphia attorney Josh Scarpello told TAPinto that "police in Pennsylvania have taken a very aggressive approach to Internet sex crimes and child pornography."