Man Charged with Trafficking Minors and Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania and Alabama

Tyler Degiacomo, 33, has been arrested on multiple charges related to the trafficking and sexual abuse of minors, as announced by the Springfield Township Police Department.

His charges include trafficking minors, unlawful contact with a minor, sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault, and furnishing alcohol to minors.

The investigation started in March 2024 when a concerned parent discovered child sexual abuse material on her daughter’s phone, sent by a man named “Tyler” via text message.

Detectives identified this man as Degiacomo, who lives in Oreland. Degiacomo had previously worked as a substitute teacher and volunteer with the School District of Springfield Township and was also a PIAA umpire and baseball coach.

Investigators used digital forensic examinations and search warrants to identify four victims: two from Montgomery County, one from Clarion County, and one from Houston County, Alabama. It was found that Degiacomo had contacted these victims through social media apps TikTok and Snapchat.

The School District of Springfield Township released a statement noting that Degiacomo had briefly volunteered with the middle school drama department.

Following a parent complaint and subsequent investigation, he was removed from his volunteer position, and the district requested that the substitute service no longer assign him to their schools. The initial complaint did not indicate the severity of the current charges.

The Springfield Township Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying any additional victims. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Stephen Craig at (215) 836-1601 x 1232.

Degiacomo has been arraigned with bail set at $500,000 and is currently being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

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