Former Montco pastor pleads guilty to child porn charges

Kristen Johanson
October 28, 2019 - 5:11 pm
Jerry Zweitzig

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A former Montgomery County pastor has pleaded guilty to creating and distributing child porn.

Jerry Zweitzig, 71, admitted he took sexually explicit pictures and videos of a child who was under the age of 12, after a federal grand jury indicted him on five counts of manufacturing child porn and one count of possessing it.

Related: Federal charges filed against former Horsham pastor already facing hundreds of child porn counts

Federal authorities say he had an extensive collection of inappropriate images and videos, and state officials also charged him with hundreds of counts of similar offensives in Montgomery County.

The former pastor used to work at Horsham Bible Church along Upland Avenue in Horsham, behind Keith Valley Middle School. 

The church has since closed.

Zweitzig will be sentenced in February and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. 

County authorities will continue to investigate.