Pittsburgh: Ex-volunteer youth worker pleads guilty in child porn case

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former western Pennsylvania youth worker has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, including some depicting adults performing sex acts with infants.

Forty-six-year-old Andrew Patterson, of Monroeville, must return for sentencing May 25 before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

Officials with the Living Waters Family Worship Center in Irwin say Patterson resigned his volunteer youth counselor position hours before his arrest in October 2014.

Patterson was first charged by state authorities after an undercover detective allegedly traced porn he found on the Internet to Patterson’s computer.

Federal prosecutors took over the case and Patterson now faces up to 20 years in prison.

Patterson will remain jailed until his sentencing. His federal public defender has a policy of not commenting to the media.

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