2 men arrested on child porn counts
Two men, in separate cases, face charges for allegedly viewing child pornography on their home computers, according to court papers filed by the state Attorney General's office.
This is the second and third child pornography case in which the Attorney General's office has filed charges against local men in recent weeks.
Jerry Lee Rhinehart Jr., 29, of 690 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, faces 14 felony counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of sexual abuse of children for disseminating child pornography and one count of illegal use of a computer.
The charges stem from Rhinehart allegedly viewing at least 14 images of child pornography between Aug. 9 and Aug. 14, according to an affidavit filed by Special Agent Nicole L. Laudeman. Following his arraignment Monday before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, he was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Laudeman has also charged Robert L. Pillot Jr., 38, of 148 Mohawk Drive, Wolf Township, with 15 felony counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of sexual abuse of children for disseminating child pornography and one count of illegal use of a computer.
Pillot allegedly viewed the child pornography in early August, Laudeman said. A forensic review of Pillot's home computer revealed "three videos of apparent child pornography as well as at least 60 images of apparent child pornography," the investigator said in an affidavit.
Investigators executed a search warrant at Pillot's home on Oct. 21. Following his arraignment Monday before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Pillot was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Woman allegedly drove drunk to get child
A Montoursville mother has been charged with drunk driving after she drove her Jeep Cherokee while intoxicated to a house on Fairview Drive, where she was planning to pick up her son, according to borough police.
Jodi Lynn Olterdorf-Hansen, 39, of 1208 Pearl Blvd., arrived at the house in the 1100 block of Fairview Drive allegedly intoxicated about 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, according to borough Patrolman William Hagemeyer.
After the woman arrived at the house, the home owner realized right away that she had been drinking, Hagemeyer said. The home owner called police after Olterdorf-Hansen threatened to break a house window, the officer said.
When Hagemeyer reached the scene, Olterdorf-Hansen's Jeep was in the driveway with its lights on and engine running. The woman told the officer she had driven to the property to pick up her son.
"I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath as she spoke. Her eyes were bloodshot and glossy," Hagemeyer said of Olterdorf-Hansen.
After failing a series of field sobriety tests, Olterdorf-Hansen was taken to a medical facility to have her blood drawn. Her blood-alcohol content level was .11, Hagemeyer said.
Charged with one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants, Olterdorf-Hansen has been sent a summons to appear for a preliminary hearing on Monday before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.