Shawn C. Fedele – Mailed Child Porn because he was "CURIOUS"

The former assistant high school basketball coach now facing child pornography charges told police he was curious about child porn and may have e-mailed photos of “young naked children,” court papers filed in the case reveal.

Shawn C. Fedele, an assistant girls basketball coach last year at East Bridgewater High School, told state police he may have e-mailed photos of children, but none were sexual, the court papers note.

Fedele initially denied sending any photos when quizzed by state Trooper Frank Driscoll, but said, when asked again, “Maybe, but not sexual photos but photos which ‘did contain young naked children,’” according to court papers.

Fedele, 25, of 258 Laurel St., East Bridgewater, was indicted by a Plymouth County grand jury on nine counts of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

Fedele, who has also worked at his family’s candy store in Pembroke, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Brockton Superior Court this week.

He is free after posting $1,000 bail.

Attempts to reach his attorney Wednesday and Thursday were unsuccessful. Attempts to reach Fedele were also unsuccessful.

Fedele served as an assistant girls basketball coach until the end of February of this year.

He was not reappointed to the job.

The investigation was launched after the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children notified state police it had received a tip that someone in the area was downloading child pornography.

One of those photos involved in that initial tip depicted a young girl, age 12 to 14, nude on a bed in a sexually explicit pose, according to court records.

A second photo showed two naked prepubescent girls sitting on a coffee table, according to paperwork filed in court.

Driscoll, as part of the investigation, tracked down the identity of the e-mail account holder and then obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s home and computers Feb. 29.

Police seized computers from the home and later examined the hard drive.

A search of one hard drive revealed about 34 images of suspected child pornography, according to the court papers.

Police interviewed Fedele at his home at the time of the search and asked him about photos depicting children.

“When Shawn was asked if he had a curiosity for children he knew to be underage he stated ‘yes.’ Mr. Fedele stated it started just a few months ago,” Driscoll noted in an affidavit filed to support the charges.

Fedele said he was curious about child porn and had joined chat rooms on AOL that were called “young or something,” according to court paperwork.

Fedele told police he went into one of the chat rooms “two or three times” in December, but could not remember sending photos of underage girls to someone else.

He admitted, according to the report filed in court, to using a file sharing program to find child pornography using the search terms “underage, teen, preteen.”

Fedele, according to the report, said he only opened three files, but they “were not child porn.”

Fedele said he uninstalled the program he used the next day.

Michael J. Lundblad – Basement Dwelling – INTERNET PREDATOR

A 25-year-old man who tried to solicit sex from boys on the Internet and downloaded child pornography while living in the basement of his mother’s home in Maplewood pleaded guilty Monday.

Michael J. Lundblad, 25, originally was charged in Ramsey County District Court with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to four of those counts. Six others will be dismissed when he is sentenced Feb. 5 by District Judge Rosanne Nathanson. The plea agreement calls for him to serve 120 days in jail and register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Although Lundblad’s mother ran a licensed day care out of her home, there were no allegations that Lundblad had inappropriate contact with any of the children. The day care was shut down when police began investigating the case.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigator with the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children task force received information in July 2007 from America Online that a user identified as “cuteboytyler15” had tried to solicit sex from boys under 15 on an AOL chatline.

Lundblad’s computer was found at a Pawn America store in Roseville. Investigators found 174 files containing child pornography on the computer and another 600 on CDs and mini-discs found in Lundblad’s drawers, closets and bags.

Wade Rowland Sanders – Guilty Child Porn – But he didn’t really mean it

Wade Rowland Sanders, a California lawyer who was an adviser to California’s lieutenant governor and served in the Clinton administration, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of possessing child pornography, reported the San Diego Union Tribune.

Sanders admitted in federal court in San Diego of having 600 images of minors, including a 21-minute video that depicted girls engaging in sex acts with an adult man, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt.

He was arrested by the authorities on November 7.

“I have no sexual attraction to children whatsoever,” Sanders said. “There was no evil intent.”

The illegal download was discovered as part of a nationwide initiative called Project Safe Childhood, a multi-agency program that began in 2006, the U.S. Attorney’s statement said.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 30. Sanders could get up to 10 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. Minimum sentence for the charge is five years with supervised release for his lifetime and registration as a sex offender, the prosecutor said.

Wade Rowland Sanders – Guilty Child Porn – But he didn’t really mean it

Wade Rowland Sanders, a California lawyer who was an adviser to California’s lieutenant governor and served in the Clinton administration, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of possessing child pornography, reported the San Diego Union Tribune.

Sanders admitted in federal court in San Diego of having 600 images of minors, including a 21-minute video that depicted girls engaging in sex acts with an adult man, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt.

He was arrested by the authorities on November 7.

“I have no sexual attraction to children whatsoever,” Sanders said. “There was no evil intent.”

The illegal download was discovered as part of a nationwide initiative called Project Safe Childhood, a multi-agency program that began in 2006, the U.S. Attorney’s statement said.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 30. Sanders could get up to 10 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. Minimum sentence for the charge is five years with supervised release for his lifetime and registration as a sex offender, the prosecutor said.

John Mucher – Videotaped himself raping girl – started when she was FOUR


A man facing 39 sex charges, including six counts of rape and downloading child pornography, has pleaded guilty as charged.

John Mucher, 33, of Craig Drive, admitted guilt Monday, Dec. 22, before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Oney, who promised he would be sentenced to life in prison, according to Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper.

Mucher was arrested in August by Hamilton police and charged with rape and gross sexual imposition after an investigation revealed he videotaped himself having sex with a young girl at least once.

In September, Mucher’s attorney, Lawrence Hawkins III, filed a not guilty by reason of insanity motion on behalf of his client. Oney ordered a psychological evaluation and as a result of the evaluation, determined he was sane and competent to stand trial.

Piper stated, “He pleaded guilty as charged to every count in the indictment because we offered no reductions. This is one of the more horrendous cases our office has seen. The nature of the sexual abuse inflicted is not fit for publication. Mucher is the kind of guy that makes you want the death penalty for child sex abusers. It’s appropriate for him to spend the rest of his life in prison.”

Oney is scheduled to sentence Mucher at noon Feb. 2. When accepting his plea, the judge said Mucher will likely get a life sentence with eligibility for parole after 35 years.

During a preliminary hearing Aug. 28 in Hamilton Municipal Court, Detective Mark Hayes said abuse of the girl began when she was about four and continued until days before Mucher’s arrest. A video found shows him performing sex acts with the victim, according to Hayes. It is dated January 2008.

Two computers and discs were taken by detectives from the Mucher residence. Police believed the computer equipment may contain additional child pornography.

The indictment alleged Mucher was downloading images of children performing sex acts. He was charged with 30 counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor and two counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance. In addition, he was also charged with one count gross sexual imposition of an act he allegedly performed on the rape victim, according to the prosecution.

Mucher has been housed in the Butler County Jail since his arrest in lieu of a $1 million bond.

Published in: on December 23, 2008 at 3:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

John Mucher – Videotaped himself raping girl – started when she was FOUR


A man facing 39 sex charges, including six counts of rape and downloading child pornography, has pleaded guilty as charged.

John Mucher, 33, of Craig Drive, admitted guilt Monday, Dec. 22, before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Oney, who promised he would be sentenced to life in prison, according to Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper.

Mucher was arrested in August by Hamilton police and charged with rape and gross sexual imposition after an investigation revealed he videotaped himself having sex with a young girl at least once.

In September, Mucher’s attorney, Lawrence Hawkins III, filed a not guilty by reason of insanity motion on behalf of his client. Oney ordered a psychological evaluation and as a result of the evaluation, determined he was sane and competent to stand trial.

Piper stated, “He pleaded guilty as charged to every count in the indictment because we offered no reductions. This is one of the more horrendous cases our office has seen. The nature of the sexual abuse inflicted is not fit for publication. Mucher is the kind of guy that makes you want the death penalty for child sex abusers. It’s appropriate for him to spend the rest of his life in prison.”

Oney is scheduled to sentence Mucher at noon Feb. 2. When accepting his plea, the judge said Mucher will likely get a life sentence with eligibility for parole after 35 years.

During a preliminary hearing Aug. 28 in Hamilton Municipal Court, Detective Mark Hayes said abuse of the girl began when she was about four and continued until days before Mucher’s arrest. A video found shows him performing sex acts with the victim, according to Hayes. It is dated January 2008.

Two computers and discs were taken by detectives from the Mucher residence. Police believed the computer equipment may contain additional child pornography.

The indictment alleged Mucher was downloading images of children performing sex acts. He was charged with 30 counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor and two counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance. In addition, he was also charged with one count gross sexual imposition of an act he allegedly performed on the rape victim, according to the prosecution.

Mucher has been housed in the Butler County Jail since his arrest in lieu of a $1 million bond.

Published in: on December 23, 2008 at 3:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bruce Cameron Burns – Respiratory Therapist downloading Child Porn for over 10 years

A Greeley respiratory therapist was nabbed last week as part of a nationwide child pornography ring that could eventually snare more than 200 other people across the country.

Bruce Cameron Burns, 44, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they searched his home and found more than 7,000 items containing images of children as young as toddlers engaged in sexual activity with other children and adults.

Sheriff’s investigator Daren Ford said Burns admitted he had been downloading child pornography from the Internet since the mid-1990s.

“The defendant explained that he had a problem dealing with child pornography,” Ford wrote in an affidavit.

Burn is in jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He is set to appear in Weld District Court at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

The case so far has netted 23 arrests nationwide, Ford reported. It stems from a Pennsylvania investigation that started with a man named Brian Keith Benner, who pleaded guilty last year to 10 felony charges of sexual abuse of children by creating, disseminating and possessing child pornography, according to the Times Herald in Norristown, Penn. Benner, a registered sex offender convicted of raping a 4-year-old girl in 1999, was found in the summer of 2007 to have more than 3,000 images of child pornography at his home in Montgomery County, Penn.

In the investigation against Benner, Pennsylvania authorities found evidence of the pornography through a photo sharing Web site.

According to a Weld sheriff’s affidavit, the Pennsylvania investigation found that images were being shared with Burns through the site.

In November, sheriff deputies searched Burns’ west Greeley apartment and seized two computers, floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, zip disks and video tapes, many that were stored in a locked suitcase in his closet. They found more than 7,000 images and more than 20 movies of children involved in sexual acts with adults and children, according to the affidavit. Burns told deputies he shared photos with others, but he said he could not remember all of the people he’d communicated with.

The affidavit states that Burns worked at North Colorado Medical Center. NCMC spokesman Gene Haffner confirmed that Burns worked as an educator in the respiratory therapy department, and he is still employed as such.

Haffner said he was not aware of Burns working at all with children.

“From what I know at the moment, his role is an educator of adult staff at NCMC,” Haffner said.

If convicted, Burns could face up to 12 years in prison and would have to register as a sex offender.

WANTED: Keith Scott Holland – Cowardly Pedophile with Child Porn on the run

Investigators are searching for a southwest Houston man after discovering more than 100 child pornography videos on a computer seized last week during a search of his home.

Members of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant on Thursday at the home of Keith Scott Holland, 49, officials said.

At first, Holland wouldn’t answer the door when the investigators with the multi-agency task force arrived at his home in the 9500 block of Ella Lee Lane, officers said.

“When they finally got in, he had tried to hide his computer,” said Eric Devlin, a Harris County assistant district attorney. “They found it under a chair.”

Holland is suspected of sharing child pornography videos stored in his computer for several months. An undercover investigator with the task force obtained four or five incriminating videos from him, Devlin said.

Holland confessed to trading the videos, but left in a Jaguar sedan while the investigators were searching his home, Devlin said.

“He bolted before the search warrant was done,” the prosecutor said. “We believe he is still in the Houston area.”

Investigators said Holland is a salesman specializing in leather goods at several stores in the Houston area.

Holland, who is white, is 6 feet tall, weighs 175 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes, officers said.

An arrest warrant has been issued, charging him with two counts of possession of child pornography. Bail set at a total of $100,000.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to Holland’s arrest. Anyone with information can call 713-222-TIPS or submit tips online at www.crime-stoppers.org. All callers will remain anonymous.

WANTED: Keith Scott Holland – Cowardly Pedophile with Child Porn on the run

Investigators are searching for a southwest Houston man after discovering more than 100 child pornography videos on a computer seized last week during a search of his home.

Members of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant on Thursday at the home of Keith Scott Holland, 49, officials said.

At first, Holland wouldn’t answer the door when the investigators with the multi-agency task force arrived at his home in the 9500 block of Ella Lee Lane, officers said.

“When they finally got in, he had tried to hide his computer,” said Eric Devlin, a Harris County assistant district attorney. “They found it under a chair.”

Holland is suspected of sharing child pornography videos stored in his computer for several months. An undercover investigator with the task force obtained four or five incriminating videos from him, Devlin said.

Holland confessed to trading the videos, but left in a Jaguar sedan while the investigators were searching his home, Devlin said.

“He bolted before the search warrant was done,” the prosecutor said. “We believe he is still in the Houston area.”

Investigators said Holland is a salesman specializing in leather goods at several stores in the Houston area.

Holland, who is white, is 6 feet tall, weighs 175 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes, officers said.

An arrest warrant has been issued, charging him with two counts of possession of child pornography. Bail set at a total of $100,000.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to Holland’s arrest. Anyone with information can call 713-222-TIPS or submit tips online at www.crime-stoppers.org. All callers will remain anonymous.

Paul Kidd – Used Royal Connection to Groom boys


A former royal butler to the Queen and Queen Mother has been jailed for child abuse offences.

Paul Kidd, 55, of Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to charges including indecent assault and sexual activity with a child.

He was given an indeterminate prison term for the public’s protection and ordered to serve at least six years.

Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard Kidd even took one of his victims to tea with the Queen Mother.

Kidd, of Castlehall View, worked as a butler from 1977 to 1979 and was senior footman to the Queen Mother from 1979 to 1984.

The offences were committed between 1974 and 1977, 1981 and 1983 – when he was in the employ of the Queen Mother – and 2005 to 2008.

Kidd faced nearly 30 charges relating to sexual abuse against three children, who were under 16 when the offences took place.

The charges included nine offences of indecent assault on a boy under 16, three counts of sexual activity with a boy under 16 and three counts of sexual activity with a boy under 16.

Kidd also admitted 11 counts of making indecent photographs of a child and two charges of possessing indecent photographs of children.

Judge Mushtaq Khokhar told Kidd: “You were someone who had influenced your victims to such an extent they were under your spell.

“They would do anything you asked them to do. I regard you as someone who is dangerous and presents a risk to all the young people you may come across.”

The court heard Kidd started grooming one of the boys when the victim was 12 after he had met him as a patient on a hospital ward where Kidd worked as a trainee nurse.

Another victim was 14 years old when he first spoke to Kidd on the CB radio airwave, the court heard.

The levels of abuse Kidd and Hobday subjected their victims to is nothing short of monstrous


Kidd was caught after one of his three abuse victims read a newspaper interview which he gave on the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Evidence of further abuse was uncovered during a search of Kidd’s home.

Among items found on his computer were 18,019 images of unknown children and a video recording of him abusing another youngster as recently as 2006.

Kidd introduced his most recent victim to a friend, David Hobday, who also abused the child.

Hobday, 57, of St John Street, Dukinfield, was jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of possessing an indecent image of a child.

Summing up his sentence, Judge Khokhar said to Kidd: “Each case involved grooming followed up by sexual abuse.

“In each case you gained the trust of the parents of the young victims so they could spend more time with you without expecting anything untoward was taking place.”

He said he agreed with a pre-sentence report which found Kidd was “dangerous” because of his continued protestations he had done no damage to his three victims.

“There is a significant risk of you posing serious harm by the committing of sexual offences of this kind,” Judge Khokhar added.

Speaking outside court, Det Con James Teggart of Greater Manchester Police’s Child Protection Unit said: “The levels of abuse Kidd and Hobday subjected their victims to is nothing short of monstrous.

“The pair are sexual predators who have manipulated their victims and subjected them to the most horrific abuse time and again.

“The victims have had their childhoods taken away from them and will have to deal with what they’ve been put through for the rest of their lives.”