Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Facebook’s Silent Child Porn Problem: 2 Leaks in 1 Week

If you see one of your Facebook friends sharing an innocuous link with the caption "Watch this if you’re curious," for the love of God do not click through. It leads to a child porn video—and a virus, which takes over your account and starts peppering all your friends with the same treacherous link

Marine Recruiter Accused of Using Recruit’s Facebook to Get Nude Photos

A Wisconsin Marine recruiter is jailed after police say an investigation revealed he used a recruit’s account to obtain and distribute photos of young girls.

Church Deacon Busted for Storing Child Porn on Verizon Online

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A church deacon was arrested in Baltimore this weekend after police found "numerous files of child pornography" in his Internet storage locker.

Man Sentenced for ‘Incest Comics’ on his Computer

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A Missouri man has been sentenced to three years in prison after police found pornographic cartoons of children on his computer.

Dad Accused of Child Porn Says He Made Innocent Home Movies

A Minnesota State University football coach accused of producing child porn has made his first public statements since his August arrest. During a hearing Wednesday, Todd Hoffner told a judge that the videos showing his three young children in the nude are nothing more than recordings of the kids goofing around. “There was nothing inappropriate about any of these videos,” he said.

Evil Clown Accused of Producing Child Pornography

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.

Dad Says He Made Innocent Home Movies; Prosecutors Say He’s a Child Pornographer

A Eagle Lake, Minn., couple are fighting back against charges that University of Minnesota at Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner made child porn using his own kids. Hoffner and his wife Melodee insist the videos in question are innocent family home movies. “My family does what every family does. We take videos and pictures of our kids in all their craziness,” said Melodee.

Man Accused of Filming Bondage Sex With Teen Girl

Timothy Rodenius, 31, of Ontario, Calif., is accused of engaging in bondage sex acts — which he allegedly videotaped — with a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl he met online. Pennsylvania state police say they found lingerie, a video camera and tripod, handcuffs and restraints in the hotel room where the alleged acts took place. According to the criminal complaint, Rodenius used a stun gun on the girl at one point.

Professional Puppeteer Arrested for Plans to Abduct, Rape, Kill and Eat Child

Homeland Security raided the home of puppeteer Ronald Brown, who works extensively with children, after discovering an online discussion he had with another man about abducting, killing and eating children as young as 2. The other man, who may have already killed one child, is also in custody.

Florida Child Pornographer Asks for Leniency, Gets Denied

Offering such excuses as his own life traumas and his personal opinion that his unconscious victims don’t remember, pedophile Randy Jerome Pozdol asked the court for the minimum required sentence. The judge rejected his arguments.

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