Mount Pleasant Mills man arrested on child pornography charges

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with additional information.

MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A Mount Pleasant Mills man has been arrested after police say he was found in possession of child pornography after they served a search warrant at his home on Wednesday.

Officials say five CyberTip Line reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children came in about David Cool, 41 of Mount Pleasant Mills. The reports, generated by Yahoo and Apple allegedly flagged two images of young girls.

According to a police affidavit, officials learned the IP address used by Cool belonged to PennTeleData and was the wireless internet belonging to Weis Markets at 16 Industrial Park Road in Milton. An online search of the address indicates it is a distribution center. Police say Weis Markets confirmed that Cool worked as a transportation supervisor at that location.

A representative for Weis Markets contacted Eyewitness News saying, “Weis Markets has confirmed with local authorities that David Cool did not use Weis Markets wireless internet when committing the described crime.”

Eyewitness News reached out to the Pennsylvania State Police independently. Trooper James Ballantyne told us it was unclear if Cool committed any illegal activity on the WiFi at the distribution center.

The affidavit says police also surveilled Cool’s home in Snyder County where they interviewed him and confirmed information. Police say Cool did admit to looking at child sexual abuse images.

Cool faces felony child pornography and criminal use of communication facility charges.

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