SHAMOKIN - A 63-year-old Megan's Law offender now faces felony offenses for possessing 700 images of child pornography on his computer and displaying some of them to teenage boys, police allege.

Alan Donald Coveleskie, of 408 Webster St., Ranshaw, is charged by Detective Jeff Brennan with three counts of sexual abuse of children (child pornography and dissemination of photographs), and two counts each of criminal use of a communication facility and corruption of minors.

The charges are the result of an investigation initiated in November.

A 13-year-old boy and a 16-year-old male from Coal Township told police they observed child pornography on Coveleskie's Hewlett Packard Pavilion computer at his residence between 2011 and 2012. They said

Coveleskie offered them cigarettes to come to his home.

On Dec. 19, a search warrant was obtained for the home, where officers removed numerous items including his computer, which was turned over May 24 to the state Attorney General's Office for a forensic examination.

On July 30, the exam was completed and revealed 700 images of child pornography and numerous pictures of young boys smoking cigarettes.

One of the victims told police he saw a picture on the computer's background of two boys who were naked and smoking.

Coveleskie was taken into custody at his home without incident Thursday by Brennan and Patrolman Matthew Hashuga and arraigned shortly after 3 p.m. by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.

After Gembic read the charges to Coveleskie and set bail at $25,000 cash, the defendant told the judge, "I don't have that kind of money and I don't know how to pay a bail bondsman."

Gembic explained to Coveleskie that a bail bondsman will require 7 percent of the bail amount to free him from prison.

When the judge asked the defendant if he had any questions, he replied, "None that you can answer."

Coveleskie didn't comment when asked about the charges by a newspaper reporter upon leaving the courtroom. He was later transported to the county prison and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning before Gembic.