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FRANKLIN COUNTY — A Guilford Township woman was arrested today and charged with distributing child pornography using a social media chat program. The child she is accused of using as a subject in the porn has reportedly been found and is now in a safe situation.

Tonia Marie Brunk, 36
Tonia Marie Brunk, 36

Tonia Marie Brunk, 36, is in Franklin County Jail, unable to post $500,000 in bail set by Magisterial District Judge Kelly Rock.

She is charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. They include:

  • Photographing, filming or depicting a sex act involving a child on a computer (F2),
  • Disseminating a photo or film of child sex acts (F3),
  • Child pornography (F3),
  • Criminal use of a communications facility (F3),
  • Indecent assault against a child under the age of 13 (M3)

Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Computer Crime Task Force investigated the case.

State police received information Wednesday from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about Brunk’s activity on Facebook, a social media platform. The Computer Crime Task Force determined that Brunk had created, distributed and received child pornography files using Facebook Messenger.

Police allege videos show Brunk committing indecent assault on a young girl.

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The task force executed a search warrant at Brunk’s Guilford Township home. They interviewed and arrested her without incident, police said in a news release.

The child victim depicted in the pornography was identified. Police said she is safe.

Brunk’s preliminary hearing for the charges is scheduled for August 6 in Franklin County Central Court.

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