Man Charged with Alleged Child Trafficking and Sexual Abuse – NBC10 Philadelphia

A man has been arrested on charges of child trafficking and child sexual abuse, according to the Springfield Township Police Department.

Tyler Degiacomo, 33, was charged with trafficking in minors, unlawful contact with a minor, child sexual abuse, possession of child pornography, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, criminal use of to a communication unit, indecent assault and providing alcohol to minors.

Degiacomo faces those charges for his alleged role in trafficking and sexually abusing four minors in Pennsylvania and Alabama, officials said.

In March 2024, a concerned parent reported to police that he had found child sexual abuse material on his daughter’s phone, which had been sent to a 30-year-old man named “Tyler” via text message.

Investigators identified the man as Degiacomo, of Oreland, a former substitute teacher and volunteer in the Springfield Township School District and a PIAA umpire and baseball coach.

Following multiple search warrants and through the use of digital forensic examinations of electronic devices, four victims were identified. Two victims are from Montgomery County, one from Clarion County and the fourth from Houston County, Alabama, officials said.

Each alleged victim was contacted by Degiacomo on the social media apps TikTok, Snapchat, or both.

Springfield Township Police detectives are asking for assistance in identifying any additional victims in this matter. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Stephen Craig at (215)836-1601 x 1232.

Degiacomo was arraigned and his bail was set at $500,000. He was booked into the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

Resources for victims of sexual assault are available through the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673.