St. Charles Teacher Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

A Middletown Township man was arrested on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, and charged with possession of child pornography.

Todd Philip Napolitano, 39, was charged with dissemination of photos or film of child sex acts, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Michael W. Petrucci who remanded Napolitano to Bucks County Correctional Facility under $1 million bail, 10 percent. Conditions of his bail include having no contact with minors and no access to computers.

Napolitano is a teacher at St. Charles Borromeo School in Bensalem and began working there in September.

This investigation began on Nov. 16 after a Bensalem Detective working an undercover operation to monitor computer activity discovered a computer user downloading and sharing child pornography.

The detective was able to download 19 images from the user’s computer. Those images were reviewed and identified as depicting child pornography.

The detective then tracked the IP address to a home in Middletown Township, which belongs to Napolitano.

A search warrant was served at Napolitano’s home in the 100 block of Bateman Road on Friday.

There are no known local victims at this time, and the images did not involve students from St. Charles Borromeo School. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Middletown Township Detective Kevin Platenecky at, or 215-750-3861.

This case was investigated by the Bensalem Police Department and Middletown Township Police Departments. Chief Deputy Kristin M. McElroy is assigned for prosecution.

Media Contact: Manuel Gamiz Jr., 215.348.6298,

Criminal charges are allegations subject to proof in court. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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