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Evil Clown Accused of Producing Child Pornography

Martin "Vlad" Evanick, 31. Photo: Facebook.

The drummer for a band called “The Core of Your Nightmares” has found himself at the core of a federal child pornography case. According to a federal indictment, Martin “Vlad” Evanick, 31, of Illinois has produced child porn and taken inappropriate photos of underage girls. Federal prosecutors say Evanick, who often dresses up as a creepy, blood-soaked clown, photographed himself having sex with an underage girl.

According to US Attorney Stephen Wiggington, Evanick ”was photographing young female workers at fast food restaurants. Those workers appeared to be minors.  He was focusing on certain areas of their bodies,” particularly the breast and crotch areas. Investigators are looking for other possible victims, and prosecutors believe the one victim who was identified was abused by Evanick several times since 2010.

Martin "Vlad" Evanick, 31. Photo: Facebook.

After Evanick’s arrest, his band posted the following statement on their Facebook: “As most of you may already know, our drummer, Vlad, has been arrested on child pornography charges; we had no involvement or knowledge about these act(s), and we in no way condone in such actions, what happened to him is unfortunate, but he brought it on himself.”

Evanick remains jailed without bond. If convicted on the federal charge of producing child porn, he could spend up to 3o years in prison. More charges, including a state charge of child sexual abuse are possible.

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