The former Springfield Twp. substitute teacher, PIAA coach accused of sexual abuse of children, trafficking

Tyler Degiacomo, 33 | Springfield Township Police Department

A 33-year-old Oreland man is facing multiple charges related to child sex abuse and trafficking.

On Monday, the Springfield Township Police Department announced the arrest of 33-year-old Tyler Degiacomo for his alleged role in child trafficking and child sexual abuse involving at least four victims in Pennsylvania and Alabama.

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

Detectives later identified the man as Degiacomo, 33, a former substitute teacher and volunteer in the Springfield Township School District and a PIAA umpire and baseball coach.

After executing multiple search warrants and using digital forensic examinations of electronic devices, four victims were identified by Springfield Township detectives.

Two of the victims are from Montgomery County, where Degiacomo is alleged to have been sexually involved and in the production of transmission of child sexual abuse material.

They located another victim in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, where Degiacomo allegedly exchanged money for child sexual abuse material, and a fourth victim was located in Houston County, Alabama, where Degiacomo allegedly coerced the victim into sends child sexual abuse. material.

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


Degiacomo 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 a communication facility, indecent assault and provision of alcohol. in minors.

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

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

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.