Child porn found on hard drive of man suspected in late-night explosions: police

 

By Tony Rhodin

An upper Bucks County man charged with making and setting off explosives had something else to hide when authorities searched his belongings in late June, the county district attorney’s office reports.

As investigators combed through David W. Surman Jr.’s home in the 2400 block of Old Bethlehem Pike in Milford Township they found a hard drive in his bedroom containing “dozens of pornographic images and videos featuring children, including an image of a young girl engaged in a sexual act with an animal,” the district attorney’s office said.

Surman, 30, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Regina Armitage on a single count of child pornography, court papers say. Bail was set at 10 percent of $500,000 and Surman posted it in cash, records show. His preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in Armitage’s court.

Surman is also free after posting 10 percent of $750,000 bail in cash on June 29 on four charges of possession or manufacture of weapons of mass destruction and 11 related counts from April 2, records show. He was arraigned June 28 and awaits a formal arraignment Nov. 2 in Bucks County Court, records show.

Surman was charged in an ongoing investigation into 30 explosions at seven sites that began in April. No one was reported injured.