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    MO - Danish computer expert held for enticing/threatening 11 yr. old girl

    Another case which will be handled by US Attorney Beth Phillips. The KC FBI team is working overtime, folks. Note the details here, about the over-ride system for accessing friends of FB. As if parents need more to worry about. Can anyone explain this to me?

    It's also unclear whether the man carried out his threat. What a total SLIME. Do you know where your computers and your children are this moment? Eleven years old.



    http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/08...t-held-in.html

    Danish computer expert held in child sex case involving St. Joseph girl



    "A 60-year-old Danish computer expert has been charged with enticing a St. Joseph [MO] girl to send explicit images of herself, then threatening to distribute them on the Internet.

    Immigration authorities Friday arrested Kai Lundstroem Pedersen of Aarhus, Denmark, in Stony Brook, N.Y., where he was vacationing. A federal judge there ordered him held on a charge of distributing child pornography until he could be brought to Kansas City.

    According to court records unsealed Wednesday, the case began on Facebook, where the 11-year-old girl met Pedersen using an application that lets users chat with each other regardless of their “friend” status, according to investigators....."

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    "....The girl eventually agreed to masturbate in front of a web camera, according to an affidavit filed by an immigration agent. After the girl later refused to return to the webcam, Pedersen sent her e-mails containing still images and a video from her initial performance, and threatened to send the images to her Facebook friends and upload them to the Internet, according to court records.

    During August, authorities allege, Pedersen sent messages to the girl’s Facebook page, saying other computer users had downloaded her video nearly 900 times. “You have to realize that you are on the Internet forever,” he allegedly wrote. “Even 10 years from now you can still be found — and enjoyed.”

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    Darn his butt. I don't say bad words so will other people please think them for me. Pedersen DID post the video:

    http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news...dersen.com.htm



    "Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Randers, Denmark man has been charged with distributing child pornography after he transferred video of a St. Joseph, Mo., minor over the Internet.

    Kai Lundstroem Pedersen, 60, a citizen of Denmark, was charged in a federal criminal complaint that was filed under seal on Sept. 3, 2010. Pedersen, who was visiting the United States, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, in Stonybrook, N.Y. The criminal complaint was unsealed today. Pedersen remains in federal custody in New York, and will be transported to Kansas City for a court appearance and detention hearing.

    According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Pedersen initially contacted the 11-year-old minor, identified as “L.S.,” in an online chat in mid or late July. During that chat, L.S. activated her webcam and took off all of her clothing. She deactivated her webcam and ended the conversation, the affidavit says, when Pedersen activated his own webcam.

    In the following days, the affidavit says, L.S. received multiple e-mails from Pedersen asking her to get on webcam again. When she refused, Pedersen allegedly told her that he had recorded the webcam session and that he was going to upload it onto the Internet where other people could see it. He sent her a video clip and photos taken from the webcam session.

    Pedersen sent messages to L.S.’s Facebook account, the affidavit alleges, describing how many times the photos and video of L.S. had already been downloaded by others, taunting her about how she may be recognized by others who had viewed the images, and threatening to continue to disseminate the images. Pedersen allegedly created several Facebook profiles and sent messages to L.S. using those profiles, purportedly from individuals claiming to have seen portions of the webcam video on the Internet. Some of those messages asked to have sexual activity with the victim, or threatened the victim with forcible sexual activity or other violence, the affidavit says.

    On Aug. 13, 2010, the victim’s mother contacted law enforcement authorities. The mother told an officer that she learned of the contact between Pedersen and L.S. after receiving Facebook messages that contained nude images of her daughter.

    The officer obtained L.S.’s login information and permission to utilize the victim’s accounts in an undercover manner. According to the affidavit, the officer, posing as the minor victim, communicated online with Pedersen and learned that he was leaving on vacation Aug. 20. When Pedersen logged into his Facebook account on Aug. 25, the affidavit says, investigators were able to trace his IP address to a residence in Stonybrook, N.Y. Homeland Security records indicate that Pedersen entered the United States on a Danish passport on Aug. 23, 2010.

    Phillips cautioned that the charge contained in this complaint is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

    This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine Fincham. It was investigated by the Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement."


    ETA: This is a news release and as such, it is not subject to copyright - Salem
    Last edited by Salem; 09-12-2010 at 11:41 PM. Reason: add copyright notice

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    O.K. Izzy here ya go in shorthand. That lousey POS MOFO creeper short eyed freak.

    Her mom learned of the contact when she got the video? What? Dear Lord.

    Izzy I don't know FB. I do know there's a thingie like Instant Messaging when your friends see you on there. I can't Instant Message period. It makes me crazy. The kids though they can do five things at once. So, apparently it looks like on FB it's not only your friends that can IM you.

    Then I guess the child had a webcam? Obviously. Again, I have no clue. We had one when my DD lived home. My computer has always been in the same place. Smack where everybody can see what is going on. I still have that webcam and it's on the floor. I'm like electronicall illiterate. But I guess the child could link the camera to FB?

    That's crazy. The whole thing. An old dude from another country can have access to a child in like Missouri or Kansas? Scary. Plain scary.

    Poor kid. Imagine her horror. How alone she must have felt. How embarrased. Pervert. Predator.

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    Thank you, Filly, my thoughts exactly!! My husband deciphered the letters for me and they closely outline what I was thinking. My heart just breaks for this little girl. Can you imagine the worry and fear she went through? She's 11!!! That's when kids are worried that they'll get caught for being mean to their baby brother.

    I don't want to hear, "Where was her mother and father?" as they were probably in the next room doing laundry or dishes or sleeping. Lots of kids have webcams so they can stay in touch with grandparents or parents in other states. My laptop lives on my bed. But when we had a larger computer, it sat in a central hallway in our house. The kids weren't allowed on it without an adult (also the connector plug lived in my nightstand) and we've never had a webcam. I agree, it's highly unlikely your DD would have pulled this trick with the webcam in the general part of the house. Lesson here, folks!!! No webcams in the children's bedrooms.

    I sent this PR to four teachers I know today. I'm sure that's just what they wanted to receive on a nice Sunday afternoon. We have to re-think the ages here. Who would have thought that an 11 year old would be coerced.

    The slimeball uploaded that video 900 times. That might as well be 900 million by now. What was he thinking when he contacted mom? Did he care? Was he headed for Missouri to try to meet up with this poor child?

    My mind just reels sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    Thank you, Filly, my thoughts exactly!! My husband deciphered the letters for me and they closely outline what I was thinking. My heart just breaks for this little girl. Can you imagine the worry and fear she went through? She's 11!!! That's when kids are worried that they'll get caught for being mean to their baby brother.

    I don't want to hear, "Where was her mother and father?" as they were probably in the next room doing laundry or dishes or sleeping. Lots of kids have webcams so they can stay in touch with grandparents or parents in other states. My laptop lives on my bed. But when we had a larger computer, it sat in a central hallway in our house. The kids weren't allowed on it without an adult (also the connector plug lived in my nightstand) and we've never had a webcam. I agree, it's highly unlikely your DD would have pulled this trick with the webcam in the general part of the house. Lesson here, folks!!! No webcams in the children's bedrooms.

    I sent this PR to four teachers I know today. I'm sure that's just what they wanted to receive on a nice Sunday afternoon. We have to re-think the ages here. Who would have thought that an 11 year old would be coerced.

    The slimeball uploaded that video 900 times. That might as well be 900 million by now. What was he thinking when he contacted mom? Did he care? Was he headed for Missouri to try to meet up with this poor child?

    My mind just reels sometimes.
    I am so with you......my kids don't have access unless they are doing a school research project, or playing a game off a cd in the hard drive.
    "What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are." - C.S. Lewis

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    I hope this girl can recover from her ordeal without having to go to court. I hope he pleads guilty so she doesn't ever have to see his monstrous face again.

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    For the life of me, I can't figure out what he hoped to accomplish by sending the video to the child's mother.

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    Thank goodness he was in the U.S. to be arrested and placed into custody! Hope he rots.

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    I agree Steadfast - and thank goodness this only went on for a month or so and NOT years! So often the pedo is not caught right away!

    Salem

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    ITA, Salem. But I have vivid memories of being 11. Time seemed to drag on forever. I remember being unkind once to a young neighbor and literally sitting terrified for days that my mother would find out. I know this Missouri girl was not physically harmed (and for that I'm forever grateful) but the misery and sleepless nights she must have gone through.

    I really have to wonder what tactics the man used to lure an 11 year old to do what she did. I can imagine this quite easily with a rebellious 16 year old. But most 11 year olds are extremely modest and self-conscious about their body. Parents need to hear the techniques used so we can alert the children.

    I can only imagine the horror her mother went through when opening that email.


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    On facebook, you have friends and they tell you if someone is a friend to that person, so you can 'friend' them too, correct? Most likely he made good on his threat to send it to her friends. *******!!!

    I get friend requests all the time! Once I looked up a pervert listed on a thread here and it said that that person had a 'mutual friend' and asked if I wanted to send him a friend request. Ah, NOT! Most likely that is how her Mom got the video.

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    Pedersen threatened that he'd sent out 900 video clips. The PR is a little circumspect about whether he did or not. I'm hopeful that we don't have a suicide on our hands. The knowledge that that sort of video was going viral of your young and tender 11 year old body would be just too much for some children to bear. How can she go to school or stay in her community? Can you even imagine the cruelty and teasing? Eleven year olds are not known for their kindness to their peers. That's a period of trying out bullying and the beginning of cliques.

    I have a concern that this maniac was actually headed for MO. Why else would he be headed to the US right in the middle of all this and continue contacting her once he got here? I think that possibly he was going to use the threat of the video to lure her even farther...like right into his slimy arms.

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    Here's Ms. Phillips again. I like that woman. She has been tough as nails since she took that post. Missouri is seeing some heavy reaction to the growing child porn problem. I still cannot tell, even reading all the details provided whether the man actually disseminated the photos to anyone other than the mother. Looking at this from another angle, how are they protecting the child from prosecution since she filmed herself with a webcam (of course I realize she was coerced) and sent the photos to the man? I've worried about her so much.


    http://www.infozine.com/news/stories...iew/sid/43720/

    Danish Man Indicted for Extortion and Producing Child Porn


    "Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Randers, Denmark man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing child pornography and for extortion.

    Kai Lundstroem Pedersen, 60, a citizen of Denmark, was charged in an eight-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. Today’s indictment replaces a criminal complaint that was filed against Pedersen on Sept. 3, 2010, and adds an additional victim and additional charges...."

    and

    "....Pedersen allegedly attempted to use another minor, identified as “Jane Doe#2,” to produce child pornography between Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2010. Pedersen is charged with extortion for threatening both victims...."

    more at link

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    I have faithfully checked this case each and every week. Finally, some news:

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/06...hild-porn.html

    Dane pleads guilty in child porn case linked to Missouri girl, 11
    September 6, 2011

    "A Danish man who induced an 11-year-old Missouri girl to send him nude pictures pleaded guilty to child pornography charges this morning in federal court. Kai Lundstroem Pedersen, 61, also pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to a charge of extortion for threatening to disseminate the images if the girl did not continue to communicate with him over the Internet.

    Pedersen is expected to face a sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison..."


    More at link


    I don't see a DOJ Press Release yet. I'll post it when I do. It's still not clear to me, did he release those images or not? I also don't see mention of the second victim.

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    Yes, he DID send them!!

    http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news...dersen.com.htm

    "....In the following days, the affidavit says, L.S. received multiple e-mails from Pedersen asking her to get on webcam again. When she refused, Pedersen allegedly told her that he had recorded the webcam session and that he was going to upload it onto the Internet where other people could see it. He sent her a video clip and photos taken from the webcam session.

    Pedersen sent messages to L.S.’s Facebook account, the affidavit alleges, describing how many times the photos and video of L.S. had already been downloaded by others, taunting her about how she may be recognized by others who had viewed the images, and threatening to continue to disseminate the images. Pedersen allegedly created several Facebook profiles and sent messages to L.S. using those profiles, purportedly from individuals claiming to have seen portions of the webcam video on the Internet. Some of those messages asked to have sexual activity with the victim, or threatened the victim with forcible sexual activity or other violence, the affidavit says.

    On Aug. 13, 2010, the victim’s mother contacted law enforcement authorities. The mother told an officer that she learned of the contact between Pedersen and L.S. after receiving Facebook messages that contained nude images of her daughter...."

    much more at link


    So, he recorded the images, sent them back to the victim in an extortion attempt and then sent them to her mother. It's unclear as to whether he sent them to others but I sure wouldn't doubt that he traded his precious pics. What on earth did he hope to accomplish by sending these photos to the child's mother?

    Once again, I'm reminded of the emotional torture and trauma that this man meted out to this child. It is so creepy to think that this man might have been headed straight for MO when he was arrested. Cruel and vile man.

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