Texas Voices claims it’s easy to invade the privacy of victims

From her two-story suburban home north of Austin, Jan Fewell, 50, searches for sex abuse victims in order to help their perpetrators.

“Do you know a man named Stephen Fisher?” she asked into her cell phone. “Do you still keep in touch with him? You do? Was it consensual sex or was it rape?”

She had just phoned a now 23-year-old mother of two. Combing through court records, Fewell learned that the woman, at age 13, had had sex with Fisher, a man five years her senior. Fewell wanted to know if the woman, who had refused to help prosecutors a decade ago, would be willing to help her group.

In a later interview, the woman said she regularly visits the man in prison, is raising the two children he fathered with her and counting the days until his release. Yes, she would be receptive to helping the group.

“That was so easy!” Fewell exclaimed after the call ended.

Texas Voices claims it’s easy to invade the privacy of victims

From her two-story suburban home north of Austin, Jan Fewell, 50, searches for sex abuse victims in order to help their perpetrators.

“Do you know a man named Stephen Fisher?” she asked into her cell phone. “Do you still keep in touch with him? You do? Was it consensual sex or was it rape?”

She had just phoned a now 23-year-old mother of two. Combing through court records, Fewell learned that the woman, at age 13, had had sex with Fisher, a man five years her senior. Fewell wanted to know if the woman, who had refused to help prosecutors a decade ago, would be willing to help her group.

In a later interview, the woman said she regularly visits the man in prison, is raising the two children he fathered with her and counting the days until his release. Yes, she would be receptive to helping the group.

“That was so easy!” Fewell exclaimed after the call ended.

Willem J. Pet – Teacher accused of Child Porn


The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Durham teacher who agents say they suspect of sharing child pornography over the Internet, authorities said Monday.

Through an undercover investigation online, SBI agents identified an Internet address sharing more than 1,800 images of suspected child pornography from October through December, according to a search warrant served by the SBI and Durham police.

“The computer has been a real boon for child pornography,” North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said. “It’s just unfortunate and shocking how pervasive these cases are.”

Undercover work and subpoenas linked the Internet address to Willem J. Pet. The 61-year-old teaches English as a second language at Southern High School in Durham.

The SBI and Durham police searched Pet’s home last week and seized computer files and other records for forensic analysis.

The warrant described photos showing underage children in provocative poses and engaging in sexual intercourse with adults.

Pet has not been formally charged, but Cooper said he expects federal charges to be filed soon.

Durham Public School officials said that Pet has been suspended with pay, pending the investigation. He has worked for DPS since August 2005.

Neighbors were surprised to hear about the investigation into Pet, a husband and father of adult children.

“This is not who I know, and we’ve known him for a long time. It’s a shock,” neighbor Jan Pulley said.

The SBI discovered the suspected illicit online activities while training local law enforcement officers how to catch Internet predators and child pornographers, authorities said.

State laws that went into effect two weeks ago strengthened penalties for possession, dissemination and production of child pornography. The measure also increased the penalty for predators who solicit children over the Internet and then show up at a meeting place to assault a child.

“This is just one of many cases that we’ve run across that we investigate. And if it turns out that crimes are being committed, we will work with either state or federal authorities to prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law,” Cooper said.

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Willem J. Pet – Teacher accused of Child Porn


The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Durham teacher who agents say they suspect of sharing child pornography over the Internet, authorities said Monday.

Through an undercover investigation online, SBI agents identified an Internet address sharing more than 1,800 images of suspected child pornography from October through December, according to a search warrant served by the SBI and Durham police.

“The computer has been a real boon for child pornography,” North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said. “It’s just unfortunate and shocking how pervasive these cases are.”

Undercover work and subpoenas linked the Internet address to Willem J. Pet. The 61-year-old teaches English as a second language at Southern High School in Durham.

The SBI and Durham police searched Pet’s home last week and seized computer files and other records for forensic analysis.

The warrant described photos showing underage children in provocative poses and engaging in sexual intercourse with adults.

Pet has not been formally charged, but Cooper said he expects federal charges to be filed soon.

Durham Public School officials said that Pet has been suspended with pay, pending the investigation. He has worked for DPS since August 2005.

Neighbors were surprised to hear about the investigation into Pet, a husband and father of adult children.

“This is not who I know, and we’ve known him for a long time. It’s a shock,” neighbor Jan Pulley said.

The SBI discovered the suspected illicit online activities while training local law enforcement officers how to catch Internet predators and child pornographers, authorities said.

State laws that went into effect two weeks ago strengthened penalties for possession, dissemination and production of child pornography. The measure also increased the penalty for predators who solicit children over the Internet and then show up at a meeting place to assault a child.

“This is just one of many cases that we’ve run across that we investigate. And if it turns out that crimes are being committed, we will work with either state or federal authorities to prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law,” Cooper said.

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Brian Leroy Trumble – Child Molester with 980 counts of possession of child pornography

A man already accused of inappropriately touching two girls now faces additional charges — nearly 1,000 counts of possession of child pornography, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Brian Leroy Trumble, 49, was arrested Oct. 14 after two girls told detectives he inappropriately touching them while their family temporarily stayed with him in a local motel. The girls — age 12 and 14 — told detectives the incident occurred in August 2007.

About a week after his arrest, detectives charged Trumble with 112 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation after learning he inappropriately touched the 14-year-old numerous times since 2007. The girl told investigators Trumble took pictures of her posing nude, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

On Nov. 5, Osceola County detectives charged Trumble with 10 more counts of lewd and lascivious molestation after learning he allegedly inappropriately touched another 12-year-old numerous times. That victim also told investigators Trumble took photos of her nude.

Trumble was charged with an additional 980 counts of possession of child pornography Monday, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

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Brian Leroy Trumble – Child Molester with 980 counts of possession of child pornography

A man already accused of inappropriately touching two girls now faces additional charges — nearly 1,000 counts of possession of child pornography, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Brian Leroy Trumble, 49, was arrested Oct. 14 after two girls told detectives he inappropriately touching them while their family temporarily stayed with him in a local motel. The girls — age 12 and 14 — told detectives the incident occurred in August 2007.

About a week after his arrest, detectives charged Trumble with 112 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation after learning he inappropriately touched the 14-year-old numerous times since 2007. The girl told investigators Trumble took pictures of her posing nude, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

On Nov. 5, Osceola County detectives charged Trumble with 10 more counts of lewd and lascivious molestation after learning he allegedly inappropriately touched another 12-year-old numerous times. That victim also told investigators Trumble took photos of her nude.

Trumble was charged with an additional 980 counts of possession of child pornography Monday, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

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Charles A. Robbins – Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A far-reaching investigation into buying and selling child pornography has netted a Greene man who an FBI agent said purchased videos from an Italian dealer.

Charles A. Robbins, 50, of North Chenango Street, will appear today before a federal judge for a bail hearing in Binghamton’s U.S. District Court.

Robbins faces federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, according to a complaint filed by Agent James T. Lyons Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric said Robbins’ case could go before a federal grand jury as early as this week. Meanwhile, he remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Robbins’ e-mail address came to light while European police were investigating customers of Sergio Marzola, an Italian national picked up in Europe in a 28-country sweep of child pornography producers, Lyons said in court documents.

Customers could purchase child pornography via a Web site and either download the videos or have the child pornography sent to them via U.S. Postal Service.

Marzola had at least 1,400 customers in the U.S. and the FBI alleges Robbins is one of them.

Lovric declined to say Monday whether anyone else from the Southern Tier had been identified.

Robbins admitted to police Friday that he downloaded child pornography form Marzola’s site and paid for them with Western Union money orders, court documents indicate.

Investigators seized multiple compact discs, DVDs and a personal computer Friday from Robbins’ apartment, Lyons said in court documents.

Two of the DVDs contained girls younger than 18 in sexually explicit poses and conduct, court documents indicate.

A witness also told investigators she’d seen Robbins looking at child pornography on his computer. She also said Robbins videotaped her while she engaged in sex with him and transferred the recordings to his computer.

At least 60 Americans have been arrested in the international child porn sweep. The Department of Justice has joined with European police in the investigation. So far, 11 children gave been identified as victims of the international porn ring.

Published in: on December 16, 2008 at 3:02 am  Leave a Comment