A Berks County man is one of four people identified by the Pennsylvania attorney general on Thursday as being suspected child predators. Brandon Michael Batz was found to have multiple images of suspected child pornography on electronic devices that were seized from his home in Penn Township, near Bernville, officials said. The discovery was made after a computer registered to Batz was found on a peer-to-peer network sharing media files believed to depict child porn, officials said.
Batz, 30, was charged with one count of distribution of child pornography, 21 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He was released from the Berks County Jail after posting $10,000 bail. Batz is tentatively due in court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 21. The Berks County district attorney’s office assisted the attorney general in the investigation.