John Jackey Worman, the Delaware County man indicted last week on sex abuse and child porn charges, clutched a legal binder behind his back yesterday as he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles B. Smith.
Worman, 39, of Colwyn, a short, stocky, poker-faced man with a beard, had a lawyer appointed for him and was ordered to appear before a federal magistrate on Feb. 1 to answer the charges.
Worman was charged last week with videotaping four children and sexually abusing eight others, five of whom he allegedly forced to engage in oral, vaginal and anal sex, from 1997 through 2006.
Authorities allege that three of the victims were infants, one just 3 months old.
He is being held at the Delaware County prison in Thornton on state sexual-assault charges involving minors. The feds want him transferred to their custody.
Two women, Concetta Jackson, 44, of Collingdale, and Dorothy Prawdzik, 43, of Drexel Hill, were charged with helping Worman produce sexually explicit videos of the children.
Jackson, who ran a baby-sitting service, pleaded not guilty on Jan. 25 and was released on $100,000 bail.
But the feds want Jackson's bail revoked. A court filing yesterday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rotella said Jackson provided false information to investigators regarding children who were in her care at the time.
Prawdzik is to be arraigned on Feb. 1. She is free on $100,000 bail, but Rotella wants her locked up, too.
In a court filing yesterday, Rotella said Prawdzik "forced" one of the minors to perform oral sex on Worman and allowed Worman to perform oral sex on the child.
The feds also said Prawdzik has had contact with at least two of the victims in the case and has attempted to influence the testimony of one of them.