DA: Darby Township man arrested for sexually assaulting boy, videotaping the acts

Authorities say a Darby Township man is charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy and videotaping the acts.

According to authorities, Archie Joseph Kissling, 24, of Darby Township, is charged with multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, both felonies of the first degree, photographing/filming child sex act, child pornography, felonies of the second degree, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old, corruption of minors, and endangering the welfare of children, which are all felonies of the third degree.

An investigation was launched on November 24 after two concerned citizens reported that they had discovered videos and images of child sexual abuse in the Google Photos account allegedly belonging to Kissling, according to authorities.

Investigators say they obtained pornographic videos and images in Kissling's Google account, which revealed numerous videos and images of Kissling sexually abusing a minor male child. According to authorities, five different incidents occurred in August and October 2018.

"The actions of the defendant, Archie Kissling, are abhorrent, unimaginable and downright disgusting, as he not only repeatedly sexually abused an innocent child, but he further exploited this child by videotaping his appalling actions and created child pornography," said District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland. "As he is currently incarcerated, he can cause no more harm to this child, or any other child for that matter. In partnership with our local police, detectives with CID and the ICAC Task Force, we will continue to actively work daily to locate and arrest individuals who seek to take advantage of innocent children for their own depraved, sexual gratification. I commend the Darby Township Police for their immediate response and CID Sergeant Kenneth Bellis and our Delaware County ICAC Task Force, as well as the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force who provided tremendous assistance with this case to ensure the safety of this innocent victim and for the work they do every day to protect our children from dangerous predators."

Kissling is currently incarcerated at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility.