On January 22, 2018, Detectives with East Lampeter Township Police Department were notified of a CyberTipLine report which related to the possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography via the internet. With the assistance of the Lancaster County Computer Crime Unit a search warrant was executed on an address in the 00 block of Stoltzfus Lane, Leola which resulted in the seizure of electronic devices. The owner of the devices (Michael Wilhelm / 29 year old male / Ronks) was interviewed by Detectives at which time he admitted to viewing child pornography and downloading it. The devices were examined and confirmed numerous images and videos of child pornography.
During this investigation it was learned Wilhelm had indecent contact with a neighborhood child several years prior who at that time was a minor. Wilhelm was charged with Indecent Assault for that incident.
Wilhelm was arraigned before MDJ Commins office and released on bail.