Man arrested on child pornography charges in Luzerne County

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TRUCKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Dallas Township Police say they arrested a man on child pornography charges.

According to court documents, investigators found new evidence suggesting this man has harming children for years. 63-year-old Jack Covert was already behind bars facing child sexual abuse charges. After finding disturbing images on his computer, police believe there are more victims.

Covert was previously arrested in June for alleged sexual abuse of children dating back to 2003. As part of that ongoing investigation, Dallas Township Police say they obtained a search warrant back in February to search Covert’s house.

Police say they seized a computer containing pornographic images with children. Covert was arraigned in Trucksville Thursday afternoon.

This is ongoing, we do feel there is more victims out there, so if anybody was a victim of Jack Covert, please contact us.” “I think over the years and the investigation, he was able to keep them quiet somehow we don’t know who they are, but I strongly believe that there’s some more victims out there,” Dallas Township Police Chief Doug Higgins said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 18th. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dallas Township Police.

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