Luis Guallpa-Lema, 36, of East Stroudsburg, is facing charges of possessing and disseminating child pornography after an early morning search warrant at his home.
In December, detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office received information that an individual in the East Stroudsburg area was using ooVoo, a video chat and instant messaging application, to trade child pornography with other users. The child pornography included both photographs and videos of children, some as young as 2 years old, engaged in sexual acts with adults.
Detectives were eventually able to track that activity back to Guallpa-Lema’s home on Oak Street in the Borough of East Stroudsburg. Armed with a search warrant, detectives from the District Attorney’s Office and officers from the Stroud Area Regional Police Department arrived at Guallpa-Lema’s home on Tuesday morning. In that home, investigators found an Apple iPhone that contained evidence of the child pornography trading.
After his arrest, Guallpa-Lema admitted to having viewed the child pornography, claiming that he didn’t know that it was illegal.
Guallpa-Lema was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Michael Muth of East Stroudsburg, who denied bail. Consequently, Guallpa-Lema was placed in the Monroe County Correctional Facility pending his preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.