Man faces additional charges

CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield County man already accused of creating child pornography using a 10-year-old girl is facing additional charges for indecent assault.

In December, Anthony James Terrizzi, 56, of Frenchville, was charged with 50 felony counts

each of photographing/filming/depicting on computer sex act and child pornography.

Since that time he has been held in the county jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

During centralized court Wednesday, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing on additional charges of felony aggravated indecent assault, a felony count of photographing/depicting/filming a computer sex act and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault on person less than 13 years of age.

This new case filed on July 5 by state police now moves onto the court of common pleas.

According to the affidavit in the latest case, investigators say between Dec. 29, 2017, and Dec. 20, 2018, Terrizzi was babysitting the victim when he used a cellphone to produce child pornography videos of the girl in nude and sexualized positions.

On one of these occasions Terrizzi allegedly fondled her genitals and recorded the act.

In an interview with police, he admitted to his actions, according to the report.

The first charges were the result of an online investigation in October, in which 12 images of child pornography were downloaded from a computer at Terrizzi’s address.

A search warrant served Dec. 20 seized the computer that had 50 images of child pornography on it.

When questioned, Terrizzi reportedly admitted to producing the child pornography with a girl he knew and transferring the images from the phone to the computer.

His codefendant, Dennis Paul Hudgens, 68, who also lived at the Frenchville residence, was charged in December with one count of disseminate photo/film of child sex acts, 50 counts of child pornography and one count of criminal use of communication facility.

Hudgens’ trial is scheduled for three days beginning Aug. 13.

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