Jams ”Bart” Huskey from LaFayette, Ga. entered a guilty plea in November. Huskey admitted raping a young girl over many years, videotaping the rapes and distributing the videos world wide on the Internet.
On the web posting the girl was given the pseudonym “Tara.” Prosecutors said the investigation began when the girl was five years old . She is now nine.
Huskey was called by some investigators “the world’s worst child pornographer.” The hunt for Huskey actually started in Brisbane, Australia made it’s way all the way to the Northeast United States to Maine, and then ended last summer Huskey’s home town of Lafayette, Georgia.
At the time we were told that without the investigators in Maine this case would have never been cracked.
The Maine Computer Crimes Unit’s website says they assist law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Maine with the prosecution of computer crimes. But this week the Crimes Unit helped crack a worldwide search for James Bart Huskey – allegedly one of the top 50 child pornographers in the world.
The Maine Team started analyzing 1,800 pictures and videos for clues.
Maine Forensic Examiner Dawn Ego eventually honed in the evidence in pictures and videos like ‘bed linens, a bow made from ribbon seen hanging on a wall, and the interior of a vehicle that turned out to be a Pontiac Aztek.
“The clues led to the Jameson Inn in Carrollton, Ga, where a hotel employee recalled a man who paid cash for a room on the date the video was take, July 21, 2007.”
Maine State Police Sgt. Glenn Lang described ‘a sense of euphoria when Ego cracked the case by tracking down a motel where some of the abuse took place.’
When he was arrested Lang said, “It’s probably the best feeling in the world.”
The Maine State Computer Crimes Unit started in 1999 and since has worked on more than 600 forensic computer investigations, including Huskey’s.
James Huskey was involved in Jim Freeman’s pedophile ring.
“My thanks to you and all the others that together make this the greatest group of pedos to ever gather in one place,” Freeman wrote in response to one posting