Delco Da Announces Charges Against Media Lawyer On Multiple Counts Of Child Pornography
Media, PA- Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer today announced the arrest of prominent local attorney Patrick Francis Lomax, 42, on multiple counts of child pornography, stemming from his surreptitious recording, using hidden cameras inside his own home, of several teens engaged in sexual activity.
“The facts alleged in this case,” Stollsteimer said, "violate every standard of propriety we expect from adults who live in households with children. Lomax lived with Victim #1’s mother, hid video equipment in this young person’s room, and then eavesdropped on intimate activity engaged in by the Victim #1 and eight (8) additional victims, all of who had no idea that their privacy was being violated in this way.”
Stollsteimer continued, “In addition to the horrible details our investigation uncovered is the fact that Lomax is an attorney here in the county, with a practice that includes a large number of criminal matters in this very Courthouse. He held himself out as standing up for justice, all the while engaging in the appalling conduct alleged in the complaint.”
Stollsteimer concluded by saying, “I want to express my appreciation to Officer Nicole Young of the Media Police Department, who immediately brought this matter to my office’s attention, and to our CID investigators, as well as to Special Victims Unit Chief Chris Boggs, who all worked quickly to obtain search warrants that led to the defendant’s arrest and prevented victimization of additional members of the community.
Lomax surrendered to the District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division this morning, and was arraigned by Magisterial District Justice Deborah Krull in Media District Court on the following charges:
- 18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 6312 (b)(2) Photographing, Videotaping, Depicting on Computer Sexual Acts of a Child Under 18
- 18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 6312 (d)) Child Pornography
- 18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 5703(1) Interception, Disclosure or Use of Electronic Communications
- 18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 7512(a) Criminal Use of Communication Facility
- 18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 5903(a)(5)(ii) Produce/Present/Direct Obscene Performance by a Minor
- 18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 7507.1(a)(1) Invasion of Privacy
He remains incarcerated on $150,000 bail, 10% bond, at George W. Hill Correctional Facility.
The District Attorney and the Criminal Investigations Division remind anyone in Delaware County who observes suspicious activity call to 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.
Contact: ADA Diane Edbril, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, 484-845-4723