Chambersburg couple charged with making child porn using their own children

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22 March 2024- A Chambersburg woman is behind bars today on a large bail after allegedly being found in possession of homemade child pornography involving her children. Asheyla Maree Barbour is charged with felony conspiracy to commit IDSI with a child, two felony counts of child endangerment, and felony corruption of minors. Her bail has been set at $250,000, which she has not posted.

Barbour’s boyfriend, Sean Antoine Banks, was released following drug charges related to the same search warrant execution that led to these charges but has not been arraigned on the most recent charges. He now stands accused of five felony counts of child pornography, three felony counts of IDSI with a child, three felony counts of child endangerment, and three felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor. Banks posted his $150,000 bail in his prior drug case and has not been arraigned on the most recent charges.

Pennsylvania State Police executed a search warrant on a home in the 600 block of Heintzelman Avenue, Hamilton Township, around 6am on March 14th. In that operation, Sean banks was taken into custody without incident and PSP say they found M30 fentanyl pills and marijuana in the home. Also at that home was Asheyla Barbour and her 3 year old child, the latter being an alleged victim in the recent court filings. Seized that day were the drugs as well as a series of electronic devices, including an iPhone believed to be the one Banks sold drugs on.

A search warrant was conducted on that iPhone and it was identified as “Sean’s iPhone”. Photographs and images on the phone were identified as children under the age of 13 performing sexual acts on a black, adult male identified later as Banks. Two of the victims, a 3 year old and a 9 year old, were reportedly in some of the videos and the setting was confirmed to be the aforementioned apartment on Heintzelman Avenue. Also in these photos/videos reportedly was Barbour, with her being taken into custody.

PSP say Barbour admitted to the phone belonging to her boyfriend, Sean Banks. Additionally, Barbour reportedly confirmed that a photograph on that phone contained her and her daughter performing a sexual act on Banks.

Banks was released from the Franklin County jail after posting a $150,000 bail with the help of a bail bondsman. He has not been arraigned on the most recent charges. Barbour is now behind bars on $250,000 bail.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39201-CR-0000167-2024, Docket Number: MJ-39201-CR-0000169-2024, Incident No.: PA2024-365420

*NOTE* The above picture is Banks’ mugshot when he was initially booked into the Franklin County Jail.