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Scranton Man Charged After Watching Child Porn in Public

SCRANTON -- A man is facing child pornography charges after he was caught watching child pornography on a laptop inside the Starbucks in the Marketplace at Steamtown.

According to witnesses, Walter Chiavacci, 51, was reportedly using a magnifying glass to see the explicit images on the screen. According to the initial caller, one of the images he witness Chiavacci viewing appeared to be of "a naked female around the age of 12-years-old."

Chiavacci told police that he frequents the Starbucks to use their free WiFi, admitting to viewing pornography in public, as well as downloading images to "use at a later date."

Chiavacci is a former Old Forge firefighter who served jail time after admitting to sexual misconduct with an underage girl in 2004.

He was also terminated from employment at McDonald's.  Chiavacci is listed on the state registry as a known sex offender.

24 comments

  • wnepcommenter

    I’m blown away that McDonalds had a registered sex offender working for them, but I guess nobody else is. Why didn’t WNEP reach out and ask them about that? I guess a convicted pedofile working around children is no big deal to a massive company that caters to children.

  • TRUMP SUCKS

    Why would somebody watch porn on a computer out in public?? LMAO!!!! He should have just watched it at home like everybody else does. LOL!

  • Frank

    Why did you pull the story on the drug bust Friday in Old Forge on
    Foundry St, is it related to the pizza shop owner missing?????

  • Sasquatch

    Scranton /Wilkes-barre the toilet of Pennsylvania needs flushed of the pedophiles, drug dealers,gang activity,murderer’s,arsonist’s, gangs,new Jersey transplants or just avoid it drive around it and spend your money elsewhere why would you even take your family there ? I’m sure there are good fine folks that live there I truly feel sorry for them ………..

  • Tired

    Why is it you have to say he was a former firefighter. That’s just puts a dark spot on the good firefighters out there.

    • E

      I would certainly say it’s the former not the latter due to the fact that Scranton is a dumping ground for sex offender trash, among many other things. Amuse yourself by reading the statistics for the area, they’re shocking and hilarious at the same time. The Scranton/WB area is referred to as “the toilet of Pennsylvania” for a good reason.

    • beam_me_up

      Another reason not to eat their crappy food…they hire perverts. He has skatey-eight different profiles too! Sad, if he really was a fire-fighter. Just goes to prove it’s not about who you are but WHAT you are!

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