Harrisburg Man Arrested for Child Pornography

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Arrested:
Blair Howell, 20
100 Block of S. Lockwillow Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Charges:
Obscene and other sexual materials and performances
Corruption of minors
Sexual abuse of children (Child pornography)
Unlawful contact with minor
Criminal use of communication facility

On October 19, 2017, a 19 year old male initiated a social media conversation with a juvenile female living in Upper Allen Township. The male was later identified as Blair Howell. Knowing that the child was under 18 years old, Howell solicited nude pictures from the child and also sent the child nude pictures of himself. On October 3, 2018 Howell surrendered to Police and was afforded a preliminary arraignment where $5,000 bail was assigned to the case. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.