CARBONDALE — Police in Carbondale arrested a man who they say sexually abused a young girl.
Officers tell us it came to light when the girl’s mother came across incredibly disturbing online messages between Thomas Diehl, 29, of Carbondale and the eleven-year-old girl.
Diehl faces multiple charges, including sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors, indecent assault and various other charges related to filming sex acts with a computer.
According to court papers, Diehl engaged the girl in highly explicit conversations on facebook.
Investigators say those conversations escalated into graphic video chats.
The little girl told authorities Diehl also sexually abused her.
Diehl is locked up in Lackawanna County prison.