Ardmore, PA — The preliminary hearing for an Ardmore, PA, man charged with 141 counts of child pornography has been continued until the end of the month, according to Magisterial Court officials.

RJ Quinn-Simons, 32, who faces 141 charges related to child pornography — including 40 counts of dissemination of photos/film of a child sex acts — will not have his preliminary hearing today. The hearing was scheduled to be at 1:15 pm, but has been continued until January 29, 2019, at 1:30 pm, according to court officials.

A preliminary hearing, according to the Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services, is a hearing which occurs three to ten days after the arrest, unless continued or postponed. This hearing is normally held before a Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) who works in the area where the crime took place.

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Quinn-Simons was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police more than a month ago, on December 4, 2018, and his hearing for today was slated to be heard by Judge Michael P. Quinn.

The Ardmore man is being represented by Michael Kotik of the Ska Law Group, located on Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA.

At a preliminary hearing, MDJ’s listen to all of the evidence presented by the prosecution and by the defense, according to court officials. At the preliminary hearing, the Commonwealth must present a prima facie case in which they must show enough evidence that a crime has been committed and that the defendant is most likely the one who committed the crime. 

The MDJ reviews whether there is probable cause to believe a crime was committed and that the person standing in front of the court is the one who committed the crime. 

If the MDJ does not agree with the evidence presented by the Commonwealth, the charges can be dismissed, said court officials.

The Ardmore, PA, man faces a variety of charges, according to the court officials — including 40 counts of dissemination of photos/film of child sex acts, a felony in the third degree;  100 counts of child pornography, also a felony in the third degree; and 1 count of criminal use of communication facility, a felony in the third degree.

Quinn-Simons, a Harriton High graduate, has been working at Evolve IP in Wayne, PA, since 2012. He is currently listed as the Senior Manager - Client Support / Network Security Operations Center. Prior to that, he worked for the Geek Squad through Best Buy.

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