Former Montgomery County substitute teacher Tyler Degiacomo arrested, charged with child trafficking, child sexual abuse

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A former Montgomery County substitute teacher has been arrested on charges of child trafficking and child sexual abuse.

Police say Tyler Degiacomo, 33, of Oreland, was also a school volunteer, umpire and baseball coach in Springfield Township in Montgomery County.

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 believed to be ‘Tyler’.

Police said they were able to identify Degiacomo through their investigation.

After executing multiple search warrants and conducting digital forensic checks of electronic devices, officials were able to identify four victims.

Two of the victims are Montgomery County minors, who Degiacomo is alleged to have been sexually involved in and in the production of transmitting child sexual abuse material. Another victim is in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, where Degiacomo allegedly exchanged money for child sexual abuse material. The fourth victim is in Houston County, Alabama, and police say Degiacomo coerced the victim into sending child sexual abuse material.

Investigators say Degiacomo contacted each victim on TikTok, Snapchat or both.

Police said they are looking for more possible victims.

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

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 11.

Anyone who may be a victim or has more information about Degiacomo is asked to contact Detective Stephen Craig at (215)836-1601 x 1232.

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