SHAMOKIN - A city man has been charged with sexual abuse of a child after police received a tip that he emailed five pornographic images involving a 2-year-old boy.

Abraham D. Gordon, 31, of 903 N. Shamokin St., was arraigned Thursday on six felony counts. The investigation started one week earlier when Google alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone using an email address registered to Gordon had uploaded five images of child pornography.

The information was forwarded to state police, and the charges were filed by Trooper Christopher Hill and Det. Charles J. Balogh of the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office.

Both are members of the Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crime Task Force and the state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Police said the images were uploaded using a computer tablet and cell phone both registered with email addresses belonging to Gordon.

When police checked Gordon's Facebook account, with which the email address in question is also associated, they saw a picture of a person police said is a friend of Gordon's with the same boy who is in the pornographic images. Further investigation showed the friend once resided at Gordon's home.

Police brought Gordon in for questioning Friday, and he was in possession of a cell phone matching the model number of the one used to upload the images, according to police. Gordon allegedly admitted to making the images using the camera on his cell phone and emailing them.

Gordon said he met an individual online who requested such pictures and sent the images to the other person "in hopes of gaining their trust." Police did not elaborate on that statement.

All five images depict a young male in front of an adult male with the adult's genitals exposed. In one image, the boy is touching the man's penis, police said.

Gordon was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, and charged with two third-degree and one second-degree felony of sexual abuse of children, and third-degree felonies of criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age and unlawful conduct with a minor.

Gordon was committed to Northumberland County Prison on $30,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before Gembic.