Chesco ambulance operator sentenced for child porn

Posted: March 08, 2012

The owner of a Chester County ambulance company was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison for trading child porn on the Internet, authorities said Thursday.

Jason Haldeman, 38, the owner of Stat Care Ambulance Service Inc. in West Grove, provided 74 files depicting child porn to an undercover agent located in Delaware, authorities said.

When federal agents raided his home and office on Jan. 20, 2011, they found 16,000 child porn files, including 3,000 movies. Haldeman, of Landenberg, was part of a trading network with 150 members.

During the investigation following his arrest, agents uncovered allegations that Haldeman molested two boys - ages 8 and 12 - when Haldeman was a teenager. The Pennsylvania State Police investigated the allegations in 1998, but no charges were filed.

However, U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews found the allegations credible and factored them into the sentence imposed on Haldeman, authorities said.

Haldeman, who was sentenced Wednesday, must serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence and will be required to register as a sex offender.

The case was handled by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

A toll-free hotline for reporting suspected child predators can be reached at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.


Contact Robert Moran at 215-854-5983 or bmoran@phillynews.com, or follow @RobertMoran215 on Twitter.

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