- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania volunteer youth pastor has resigned and been jailed after the district attorney’s office charged him with possessing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, some featuring adults performing sex acts with infants.

Forty-five-year-old Andrew Patterson, of Monroeville, was jailed after his arraignment Thursday. He faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 28.

The Allegheny County district attorney’s office says child pornography being shared on the Internet was traced to Patterson’s computer address. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Patterson.

Sylvia Tyron, the pastor at Living Waters Family Worship Center in Irwin, says Patterson resigned his volunteer position Thursday morning.

Prosecutors were asking anyone with concerns about Patterson’s behavior to contact their office since he had contact with children 12 and older at the non-denominational church.

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