DA: Prominent Delco attorney charged with 48 counts of child pornography

Authorities have charged a Delaware County attorney with 48 counts related to the production and possession of child pornography, prosecutors announced Monday.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer held a press conference Monday to announce the arrest of 42-year-old Patrick Francis Lomax.

Prosecutors said Lomax filmed the pornography inside his home. One victim, identified in court documents as "Victim 1," lived with Lomax, whose mother was Lomax's partner.

An investigation into Lomax began on Jan. 22, when officials say Victim 1 brought video evidence to Media police.

Patrick Francis Lomax was charged with 48 counts of child pornography.

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Patrick Francis Lomax was charged with 48 counts of child pornography.

According to Stollsteimer, the victim discovered the evidence — three small video cameras and two video cards — inside both his and Lomax's bedrooms. The victim discovered two of the cameras in November 2019: one behind a gaming console, the other behind a baseball glove.

The footage reportedly showed Lomax, who presented himself as a parental figure in Victim 1's life, setting up the cameras to record the Victim 1's sexual encounters. The footage also captured sexual encounters of other victims inside Victim 1's bedroom.

In total, officials identified nine alleged victims from the video footage. Three were minors at the time of the incidents, which allegedly occurred over the course of several years.


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Stollsteimer said Lomax, a criminal defense lawyer, "held himself out in court every day as someone who was standing up for justice when, in fact, he was committing crimes going back years, some of the most disgusting and disturbing crimes imaginable: videotaping children in sexual encounters."

Lomax surrendered to police Monday morning. He is currently being held at George W. Hill Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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