State Police Announces the Arrest of Enlisted Member

Harrisburg, PA ­– The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) arrested Sean McKenzie, a PSP corporal, yesterday for various charges relating to child pornography.

McKenzie is assigned to Troop T, New Stanton and has been suspended without pay pending the resolution of the criminal charges against him. He enlisted in the PSP in June 2008 and graduated as a member of the 127th cadet class.

The following felony charges were filed by the PSP Southwest Computer Crimes Task Force in District Court 10-3-10 in Westmoreland County:

  • Sexual Abuse of Children / Photographing, Videotaping, Depicting on Computer or Filming Sexual Acts, 18 Pa. C.S. §6312(b)(2), one count;
  • Sexual Abuse of Children / Child Pornography, 18 Pa. C.S. §6312(d), 21 counts;
  • Sexual Abuse of Children / Dissemination of Photographs, Videotapes, Computer Depictions and Films, 18 Pa. C.S. §6312(c), 10 counts; and
  • Criminal Use of Communication Facility, 18 Pa. C.S. §7512(a), two counts.

A copy of the criminal complaint may be obtained through District Court 10-3-10. McKenzie was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rebecca Tyburski, and bail was set at $500,000. A preliminary hearing has been tentatively set for March 9, 2022, at 10 a.m., at Magisterial District Court 10-3-10. A photograph of McKenzie is included in the release.

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