An elderly Havertown man is in jail after police say technicians discovered child pornography on his computer.
Last January, technicians repairing a computer discovered photos that appeared to show children engaged in sexual acts, according to investigators. The technicians called police who began to investigate. Haverford Police as well as members of the FBI obtained a search warrant, seized the hard drive of the computer and placed it into evidence.
Investigators say the hard drive contained 1,797 pornographic and seductive images of which 225 were determined to be child pornography. Further investigation led police to Edward Jacobs, 71, of Havertown. After interviewing Jacobs, police arrested him and charged him with 225 felony counts of Child Pornography.
On Wednesday Jacobs surrendered at District Court, was arraigned on the charges and released on $500,000 unsecured bail pending his preliminary hearing on March 25. Some Havertown residents are upset that Jacobs is back out on the streets.
"There are too many kids running around," said one woman. "Nobody like that should be on the street."
"How are we protecting our kids when we let this guy go free?" asked another Havertown resident. "Now he has the opportunity to hurt somebody else."
NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez stopped by Jacobs' home to get his side of the story. When she arrived however, she was met by Sam Jacobs, who identified himself as the suspect's son and claimed he didn't know where his father was at the moment.
"Do you have anything to say about the allegations being made against your dad?" asked Jaquez.
"What can I say?" asked Jacobs, who also lives at the home with his daugher. "He admitted his guilt."
"As a father yourself, what do you think of the idea that your daughter was living in the same home as your dad?" asked Jaquez.
"There is no danger here," said Jacobs. "There has never been anything inappropriate going on. That's why it's such a surprise."