Man charged with sexual abuse of child
A Lehighton man has been charged with the sexual abuse of a child.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Daniel Block, a special agent with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and Kathryn Murray, a special agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security:
On Sept. 4, Daniel Kleintop, 46, of the 1100 block of Main Road, was arrested for the crimes of sexual abuse of children and criminal use of a communication facility as the result of a CyberTip from Facebook indicating that a person using a profile under the name of Dan Kleintop had uploaded a video of child pornography.
A search warrant was obtained for his residence, and another search warrant was obtained for the electronic contents of Kleintop’s Facebook account, which revealed at least four videos of child pornography.
On Aug. 13, a search warrant for Kleintop’s electronic devices was served and his cellphone was seized.
A forensic review of Kleintop’s cellphone revealed six photographs of apparent child pornography involving an identified victim.
Block and Murray were able to identify the child depicted in the photographs, and spoke with the victim’s mother, who estimated her age between 4 to 6 years.
On Sept. 25, Block and Murray, met with the victim, who is now 11.
She told police that Kleintop had her touch him one time in his bedroom.
Kleintop faces charges on six counts of sexual abuse of children (possession of child pornography); five counts of sexual abuse of children (manufacturing child pornography) and one count each of criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
He is currently incarcerated in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $200,000 bail, and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Oct. 25 before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.