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UPDATE:Coopersburg EMS Member Charged with Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography

Criminal complaint states Christian Ford is a current member of Coopersburg EMS

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According to a criminal complaint, Christian Ford, arrested in Delaware County for possession of child pornography, currently "runs" for an ambulance in Coopersburg.

While Ford was at large, the complaint states, the eventual arresting officer “Lt. [David] Peifer made contact with ICAC [Internet Crimes Against Children] Task Force Member Det. Joe Pochron [of] Upper Saucon Twp. and requested he have an officer check the Coopersburg Ambulance to see if Chris Ford was there.”

Ford’s laptop was seized with the use of a warrant, and according to the complaint, “55 videos/images were located that … depict children, under the age of 18 years old, engaged in sexual acts and/or poses. The images depicted children as young as infants and also children in sexual bondage.”

Ford was arrested May 31 and charged with a felony one dissemination of child pornography, possession of child pornography and felony three criminal use of a communication facility for using the program Limewire to disseminate illegal images and/or videos.

The complaint says police were tipped off to Ford’s alleged activities by Allentown Det. Thomas Anderson. Anderson, a member of the Criminal Investigation Division, “was conducting an on-line internet investigation to identify those possessing and sharing child pornography,” the complaint says.

Anderson located a computer sharing 125 files, 18 of which previously had been identified as “files of interest.”  Anderson then downloaded three of the files, took screen captures of the images and traced the user by using the IP (Internet Protocol) address to an address in Ridley (Delaware County). The address turned out to be that of Ford’s mother, Elaine Ford, the complaint says.

The information was then handed over to Peifer of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division. Peifer is a member of a task force that, according to the complaint, “directs its efforts in the area of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).”

Officers served Ford's mother with a search warrant, and she revealed that Christian Ford was her son and that he lives with his wife in Harleysville (Montgomery County). The complaint goes on, “Mrs. Ford stated that her son Christian Ford stays at her residence approximately three days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, and is an EMT for Woodlyn [Delaware County] Fire Company 67. He also runs for an ambulance in Coopersburg, PA.”

For this update, a representative of Coopersburg EMS could not be reached for comment or to confirm or deny that Ford is a current squad member.

Patch will continue to update this story as information comes in.

Arthropod June 03, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Just curious, how do you know someone for 7 years and not know they were married?
avrage girl June 03, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Arthropod that goes along with saying he was very good at keeping a double life. there are so many things that people did not now about Chris's other life. Most of us knew him as the wonderful,sweet, excellent EMT, and best friend he portrayed to all off us, then there was that dark ugly world that we did not know anything about about. I think I can say for all of us had we even known a little bit of what he was doing we would have turned him in a long time ago. Again we are all sad and sick over this whole thing. I only wish I could also find out who posted the pictures and also took the pictures of these innocent babies and children. I would hunt them down myself and well i wont say n here what I would but I think you get the idea.
PepperCorn Pete June 07, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Don't come down on Coopersburg EMS too hard...! If you think this kind of trouble is unique to them, you are a fool.... I bet there isn't an EMS Station, Fire House or even a Police Dept. that hasn't had a member make a bad mistake. I can think of few EMT's that got caught doing dumb things in house and in public, they are still riding ambulance. Granted, not to this Magnitude, but you get the idea. CEMS's dirty laundry is being plastered all over the Valley and I feel very sorry for them... They have a great group of employees and should not have to suffer emabarassment...
averagejoe June 10, 2011 at 04:23 AM
You are calling felony child porn a bad mistake? Any EMS, Fire, or Police station that employs people who do these so called "dumb things", should un-employ them. I have dealt with members of Coopersburg EMS before, and they generally are an embarrassment to the public service industry. Same with those medics who go on emergency calls with them. Try feeling sorry for the people who call 911 and have to trust these "bad apples" to take care of their friends and families.
CPR freak November 27, 2011 at 05:26 AM
I really think you need to stop bashing CEMS joe. First.... you can only screen someone so far.. short of mind reading you will never know someones deep thoughts and what they do behind closed doors. Two. You wanna just bash all the providers? I mean really do you have a clue what it is like to run EMS? I have a feeling that it is no...I also have a feeling that your nasty attitude carries over to real life... Ever think that might be a reason why you always get shitty care? We are only human. Do you think we like getting up at 2am because your foot hurts? Most of the people in EMS leave familys behind to take care of your foot pain. Hardly see the kids and wife they have to help you out. What is your thanks? Calling them a embarrassment.. As for this sick moron who had the pictures? Well he will get his.. In jail.. Leave the people who are not involved out of it.

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