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WILKES-BARRE – A Millville man charged with possession of child pornography will stand trial in December, a county judge ordered Wednesday.


Paul Eric Gochenaur, 20, of Bottom Road, will stand trial on Dec. 10 on 11 child pornography counts, Judge Fred Pierantoni said. Gochenaur appeared before Pierantoni on Wednesday and his attorney, Steven Greenwald, requested the trial.


According to court papers, on Aug. 3, 2011, a detective with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office was conducting an online investigation to identify users sharing child pornography.


Police said the detective located a computer sharing 62 files, 12 of which had previously been identified as child pornography.


Police said the images depicted children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual acts or poses.


Investigators obtained a court order to determine the Internet provider and address of the user, which came back to a Huntington Mills address.


Police learned Gochenaur would frequently visit the residence and use the homeowner's Internet service with his own laptop computer.


Police then interviewed Gochenaur, who allegedly admitted to downloading child pornography on his laptop.


"I need help, I know I do," police said Gochenaur told them.


Investigators said that when they searched Gochenaur's computer, they found several videos of child pornography.


Gochenaur was formally arraigned on the charges in March, where he entered a plea of not guilty.


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