RHS Grad Faces Child Pornography Charges

Police say Neil Geckle altered and reposted images from four girls' Facebook pages.

19-year-old Neil Geckle of Wayne is facing charges of child pornography after police say he took images of four girls from their respective Facebook pages and altered them in a sexually graphic way and reposted them online.

The Internet Crimes Against Children section of the Delaware County District Attorney's Criminal Investigation Division joined the Radnor Township Police Department in filing the charges.

According to a news release, Geckle confessed his actions to police.

Charges against him include child pornography, disseminating a photograph of child sex acts, and designing obscene material.

The charges stem from an incident reported on February 29.

On April 26 Geckle was taken to Delaware County prison after he was unable to post bail of $100,000 cash.

Tom Dougherty April 29, 2012 at 08:55 PM
You are correct. I am completely intolerant of adult men sending pictures of their genitals to children.
Stormy April 29, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Mr Dougherty, I did not say merely his actions were inexcusable. Why he would do such a thing and why he would commit such a crime I really could not tell you; and I'm not saying they are excusable. Looking over the court record each charge and on the count of charges against him all would make sense, EXCEPT Child pornography. In most cases of what is considered child pornography is the graphic or indecent exposure of the one underage. He is not keeping child pornography; however, he has done wrong, I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm more concerned about the family members of all parties involved INCLUDING Neil and my family. There have been news reporters slamming on the door every day just to get an interview. Just to get the latest news report out into the public so everyone knows of it. He already destroyed his reputation and now the media and people's comments are just going to do worse. Now, I do feel horrible for the families of the girls as well but, he's behind bars and will be an offender for the rest of his life. If I said pull him out early, I'd say it. I know the difference. Bill, that is exactly what I'm getting at and that is not just at Radnor. It is ANYWHERE now a days. People are jumping into social media and talking to strangers they don't even know, let alone if they really are. People take pictures of drugs and do drugs and throw them on their facebook pages. Do you think the kids tell their family about this? No. This hurts everyone.
WayneW April 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM
lets let the courts decide..no ones input on this page will be used in the court of law anyway..lets be serious this kid is innocent until proven guilty...lets not get ahead of ourselves and have to go back and apologize for the comments made before all the facts were released..
NSD2327 June 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM
My question here is...how could one take photos off facebook, "alter them in a sexually graphic way", and then be charged with child pornography? Not trying to defend this guy, but hear me out here. Just for arguments sake - If the facebook photos were not of a sexual/graphic nature to begin with (just a few photos of the girls) how could they be altered to be considered child pornography? Say, for instance, this guy used photoshop or something, and cut and pasted their heads (from the originial photos) onto the body of a naked woman or something (from an actual pornographic site), I dont know if that could still be considered child pornography since its not actually a naked picture of someone underage? Will be interesting to hear the details of what exactly this guy did to warrant child pornography charges, if that info ever becomes public.
Sam Strike June 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I'll certainly let you know when there is an update with this case.


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