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Four Delaware Men Charged Child Pornography Charges

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David Pennington, 70, of Georgetown David Pennington, 70, of Georgetown
Jerry Whiteman, Jr., 34, Smyrna Jerry Whiteman, Jr., 34, Smyrna

WILMINGTON, Del. - Three Delaware men have been arrested and charged in connection with a child pornography investigation. In January, David Pennington, 70, and William Zimmerman, 63, both of Georgetown, along with Rogeli Cordero, 55, of New Castle, were all arrested during an investigation as part of a Task Force investigation that reportedly revealed a child pornography distribution network. Cordero and Zimmerman were charged with multiple counts of Dealing in Child Pornography, and Pennington was charged with a violation of his probation, which was from a 1994 conviction of unlawful sexual intercourse.

Detectives say after continuing their investigation, they apparently found that Pennington received, reviewed, and commented on child pornography pictures. Pennington was additionally charged with two counts of dealing in child pornography. He was already in custody at SCI, on the earlier charge. Pennington is being held on $120,000 bond. During the arraignment, officials said that Pennington had three prior convictions for sex crimes against children, including one involving the possession of a child pornography.

In a completely separate case, a Smyrna man was arrested after officials lead an online undercover investigation. Jerry Whiteman, Jr., 34, is charged with 10 counts of dealing in child pornography, after detectives with the Child Predator Task Force searched Whiteman's Joe Goldsborough Road home, where they removed two computers, and other digital storage devices. Investigators reportedly found images of child pornography, so Whiteman was charged accordingly. He is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $600,000 bond.

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