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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Royersford Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Images Taken With Hidden Camera

PHILADELPHIA – Kevin Rebbie, 57, of Royersford, PA, was sentenced yesterday to 240 months in prison for manufacturing child pornography, of which 180 months is a mandatory term.  On December 22, 2015, Rebbie pleaded guilty to 19 counts of manufacturing child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.  In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro ordered a $2,000 special assessment and 20 years of supervised release.

Rebbie admitted that he had hidden a video camera under a sink in his bathroom for the purpose of videotaping children.  After a 15-year old discovered the camera in February of 2015, the Limerick Township Police Department was contacted, and a search warrant was executed on Rebbie’s home.  Seized were a total of 80 videos taken by Rebbie with a camera hidden in the bathroom, 19 of which captured minor boys and girls as they undressed, showered, and used the toilet.  Rebbie saved the videos to his computer.  He ultimately confessed to Limerick Township Police, was arrested in Montgomery County, and was charged federally.

“This afternoon a dangerous child predator was given a very long and appropriate sentence that will protect society for a long time,” said Memeger.

“Today’s lengthy prison sentence will hopefully begin the healing for the children robbed of their innocence at the hands of this predator,” said John Kelleghan, special agent in charge of HSI Philadelphia. “We will continue to aggressively target those who prey upon and sexually exploit our children. We owe it to the young victims in these cases, who will carry the emotional and physical scars of these crimes with them for the rest of their lives.”

Rebbie is awaiting trial in Montgomery County and Bucks County on child molestation charges.

The case was investigated by the Limerick Township Police Department in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

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Updated May 18, 2016