October 13, 2010

Man turns Halloween pictures into child porn

10-13-2010 Georgia:

Mr. ___ wasn’t just satisfied with downloading hundreds of images of child porn. He had to get pictures of girls he knew, girls he saw in his neighborhood and put their faces on nude bodies. He had to make it look like these girls, some as young as 10, were having sex with him.

He admitted he is addicted to watching child porn and a judge sentenced the 45-year-old Atlanta man Friday to eight years and 1 month in federal prison for receiving child pornography.

“This case is especially egregious because within the defendant's large collection of child pornography, law enforcement officers discovered pictures of a 10-year old girl living in his neighborhood,” U.S. Attorney Mrs. Sally Quillian Yates said. “The defendant edited the 10-year old girl's pictures to appear as if she was engaging in sexual acts with him. This man's actions show the importance of identifying and prosecuting those individuals who prey on children--in this case, in their own neighborhood.”

Someone tipped off Atlanta police in 2008 that Mr. ___ had images of child pornography on his computer. They found the images, more than a thousand pictures of children being sexually abused.

Then they saw the other pictures, dozens of them. Pictures of young girls photographed during a neighborhood Halloween trick or treat outing, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

The investigators were able to identify one of them, a girl who lived in Mr. ___’s neighborhood, officials said. Investigators said the faces of the young girls, including the 10-year old girl, were cropped onto the bodies of nude children Mr. ___ downloaded from the internet.

He had taken nude photographs of himself posed on a bed in various sexual positions and cropped the edited photographs to appear as if he was engaging in sexual acts with the children, including the 10-year old girl.

Police interviewed the 10-year girl, but received no information that Mr. ___ had abused her, officials said.

Once his sentence his completed, Mr. ___ will have 20 years of supervised release, and pay a $15,000 fine.

Restitution to the victim will be decided at a hearing tentatively scheduled for later this month. ..Source.. Kimathi Lewis

1 comment:

Chance said...

How convenient that this would find mention now, a mere two weeks before Halloween, when he had previously been reported two years prior and any trick-or-treating photos he may have had in his possession to edit would have to be at least a year old.