Villanova department director facing child pornography charges called naked toddler girls ‘hot’,’ the police says

Timothy O’connell was charged with possession of child pornography. He was a office of the director of Villanova University.


A department director at Villanova University, is accused of receiving explicit photos of toddler girls and calls them “hot,” police said.

Timothy O’connell, 51, faces child pornography charges after he was allegedly caught sharing child pornography messages with Justyn Perez-Colon, who is charged with sharing the images, reported.

A district court criminal complaint released Wednesday revealed the disturbing messages the two exchanged over a mobile instant messaging service, Kik, documents show. One of the most shocking message with a pornographic picture, ” O’connell received a 1-and-a-half-year-old girl. He replied, “Cool. She is cute.”

After receipt of other sexually explicit photos of female toddlers, he said: “Very warm. Yes very nice,” says the complaint.

FBI investigators were led to O’connell after searching Perez-Colon’s from the iPhone and the Gmail account is opened by O’connell on his Drexel Hill home, and within his Villanova office.

The FBI said O’connell confessed he was sexually attracted to a third grader he once babysat and a 17-year-old whose photo he took while she was sleeping, dressed in his house.

Villanova suspended O’connell and kicked him out of the campus.

“Villanova University is appalled and shocked by these allegations,” Villanova spokesman Jonathan Gust said in a statement. “The university has suspended this person and he is not allowed to return to the campus. Villanova is fully cooperating with the FBI in its investigation.”

His neighbor told FOX 29 she was “shocked” about the news.

“I don’t know how true this is. It is incredible. They are very nice people and we are shocked.”

A detention hearing for O’connell is set for Friday.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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