Radnor Board of Commissioners president arrested on charges of child porn

The president of Radnor Township’s board of commissioners was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges after authorities discovered he had surfed websites showing adults sexually abusing children as young as infancy.

Philip Ahr, 66, was charged with child pornography possession and dissemination, sexual abuse of children, and criminal use of a communication facility, all third-degree felonies, according to Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan’s office.

Ahr turned himself in to police Wednesday morning for arraignment before Magisterial District Judge David Hamilton Lang in Newtown Square.

Investigators say Ahr had been sharing and soliciting child pornography as far back as 2013, according to Whelan’s office. They found graphic images and videos on his computers showing adults sexually abusing children, sadomasochism and bestiality, Whelan’s office said.

The District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division began investigating Aug. 31 after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted the Delaware County authorities that someone uploaded and shared child

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