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Delaware County church deacon arrested on child porn charges

Published On: Jun 21 2013 06:57:36 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 21 2013 10:05:17 AM CDT
Steven Almond

Steven Almond

PARKSIDE, Pa. -

A Delaware County church deacon is behind bars, charged with possessing child pornography.

Steven Almond was arrested Wednesday at his home in Parkside.

Almond, 54, of West Forestview Road, lives across the street from an elementary school,  taught first grade Sunday school at Middletown Presbyterian Church and coached youth basketball and volleyball in the Christian youth organization Upward Bound, police said.

During a search of Almond's home, investigators seized four computers and more than 50 videos that depicted children under the age of 18 engaging in sexual acts and/or poses. Some included children that appear to be under 5-years-old, police said.

Investigators in the case said there is no evidence that Almond assaulted any children himself. He is being held on $350,000 bail.