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Delaware County Man Charged Federally In Child Exploitation Case

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

John Corcoran IV, of Glenolden, PA, is charged by Indictment with numerous counts of child exploitation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Corcoran is charged with 20 counts of using or inducing a child to pose for child pornography, and one count of  possession of child pornography. He is currently in custody awaiting trial.


Corcoran is charged in this federal indictment with abusing 11 children at his home in Glenolden, at the children’s homes throughout Delaware County, and at the Ridley YMCA in Ridley, Pennsylvania.  He faces additional charges – involving additional victims – in Delaware County.


If convicted of all charges in federal court, Corcoran faces a maximum possible sentence of 610 years in prison, and a mandatory minimum of 15 years.


The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, the Glenolden Police Department, the Darby Police Department, and the Folcroft Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.


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

Updated September 4, 2015

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