By Ross Guidotti

DERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Derry Township man is behind bars, facing several counts of child abuse.

Thomas Deglau, 54, is in the Westmoreland County Jail.

He’s a country music entertainer in the Latrobe area.

He is facing charges of possessing child pornography and aggravated indecent assault of a minor.

Police say Deglau’s wife turned him in after she says she found him naked, videotaping a young girl dancing in their basement. He was supposed to be babysitting the young girl.

“She discovered the videotapes after first witnessing the initial act which brought it to her attention. She discovered several tapes in the basement where the acts occurred, viewed the videotapes, and then took the tapes to the Latrobe Police Department,” police said.

“As a mother I’m suspicious of people, I never would have thought that of him,” said Mary Lowry who knows Deglau.

There’s much admiration from police for Deglau’s wife who chose to turn him in.

He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for later this month.

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