Former Springfield Teacher/Volunteer, PIAA Umpire/Coach Arrested For Trafficking And Sexual Abuse Of At Least Four Minors, Police Seeking More Victims

The Springfield Township Police Department announced that Tyler Degiacomo, 33, of Oreland, was arrested for his alleged role in the trafficking and sexual abuse of minors in connection with at least four victims in Pennsylvania and Alabama.

According to the department, a concerned parent reported in March 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.” Through investigation, the man was identified as Degiacomo, a former substitute teacher and volunteer with 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 detectives, Springfield police said.

Two juveniles are from Montgomery County, another victim was located in Clarion County, and a fourth victim was located in Houston County, Alabama. Each alleged victim was contacted by Degiacomo on the social media apps TikTok and/or Snapchat, police said.

Degiacomo is charged with trafficking in minors, unlawful contact with a minor, child sexual abuse, possession of child pornography, statutory sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, corruption of minors, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault and providing alcohol for minors.

He was arraigned on Saturday, June 1, and bail was set at $500,000 cash. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, police said.

Springfield 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.

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