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DELAWARE COUNTY MAN AND TWO WOMEN CHARGED WITH PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

January 25, 2007 - PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Pat Meehan, Delaware County District Attorney G. Michael Green, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge J.P. Weis today announced the filing of a 53-count indictment* charging John Worman, of Colwyn, with 51 counts of producing and possessing child pornography. The same indictment charges Dorothy Prawdzik and Concetta Jackson, also of Delaware County, with helping Worman produce sexually explicit videos of children.

During their investigation, police discovered that Worman had installed a video camera in his bathroom wall, and for a three-year period between 2003 and 2006, videotaped four children as they used the toilet, undressed and showered. Jackson knew about the camera and aided Worman in videotaping the children.

The investigation also revealed that from 1997 through 2006, Worman sexually abused eight other children, including five who he forced to engage in oral, vaginal and anal sex, videotaping the assaults and downloading the images to his computer. Three of the children that Worman forced oral and vaginal sex upon were infants, one as young as three months of age. Prawdzik helped Worman video the kids by posing them in front of the hidden video cameras, undressing the children, and having them expose their genitals.

Police executed a search warrant on John Worman’s home and recovered more than one million images from his computer, including thousands of videos that Worman produced of himself committing sexual acts on these children.

“This was a long-term, planned, and horrific exploitation of young children,” said Meehan. “According to the indictment, the defendants allegedly manipulated and abused children, even infants, to satisfy unimaginable perversions and they did it repeatedly.”

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

John Worman
Colwyn, PA
39 years of age
Dorothy Prawdzik
Drexel Hill, PA
43 years of age
Concetta Jackson
Collingdale, PA
44 years of age

If convicted, John Worman faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum term of 305 years, 5 years supervised release, $3,250,000 in fines and a $1300 special assessment. Dorothy Prawdzik faces a maximum of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum term of 55 years, 5 years supervised release, $750,000 in fines and a $300 special assessment. Concetta Jackson also faces a maximum of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum term of 110 years imprisonment, 5 years supervised release, $1,000,000 in fines and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Attorney’s Office. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle T. Rotella.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525

*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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