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    SC - Iris Schaefer arrested for distribution of child porn

    Iris looks like a grandma. If I have the right Facebook page, she is a grandma. What in heaven's name could this woman have been up to? Money, drugs, sexual interest?

    http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=556399

    Hartsville [SC] woman arrested for child porn


    "The Darlington County [SC] Sheriff's Office arrested a Hartsville woman for distribution of child pornography.

    Iris Schaefer, 55, was arrested on Monday [Dec. 13th]. She is is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, 2nd degree. If convicted, she could face two to ten years in prison.

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    "....Schaefer is accused of sharing digital photographs and/or videos over the internet depicting children engaged in sex acts. Schaefer's computer was seized for forensic examination. The Darlington County Sheriff's Office says files containing the pornographic images were found on that computer...."

    more at link

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    Could it be because she lives with this guy? There's a number of people in the house and this looks to be her son. RSO. Hmmmmmm.

    TIMOTHY WAYNE SCHAEFER

    Address:418 HAWTHORNE DRIVE
    HARTSVILLE SC 29550
    Race:W
    Sex:Male
    Height: 6' 02
    Weight: 165 lbs.
    Eyes:Hazel
    Hair:Brown
    Age/DOB: 1976-04-09

    I didn't think that RSOs are allowed to have Myspace pages:

    http://www.myspace.com/turbo29550

    He even identifies a photo of Iris as "my mom".
    Last edited by Missizzy; 12-27-2010 at 03:25 PM.

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    Maybe a bit of a coincidence. Timothy Wayne Schaefer was in prison in South Carolina, according to Vinelink but then:

    IMOTHY WAYNE SCHAEFER
    Offender ID: 11760
    Date of Birth: 04/09/1976
    Age: 34
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Custody Status: Out of Custody
    Date: 12/07/2010
    Reason: Release by court order


    Very curious, being that his mom was arrested only 6 days after his release. There's lots more to this story......

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    Just her mugshot.

    Good lookout with the son, Izzy.

    Each State has different rules about RSO's having social networking sites. Not sure what South Carolina's is.

    What we've seen time and again when women are invloved with child pornography there's almost always a male partner. Is it her son? Her boyfriend?

    http://www2.scnow.com/news/2010/dec/...fer-im-108473/


    Ohhhhhhhhhh that is priceless that Myspace. Guns, money and hatred towards women (his ex mother of his child). He's skeery. Yep, that lady is the mom. Same as her mugshot.
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    I have to wonder what's going on here. I found another family member's website and it was so sweet and family oriented--truly. Lovely grandkids. Notice that the Parole Board and the Probation Dept. were in on the arrest so I'm assuming that the young man must be involved. I find no record for the mom so I can't imagine those depts. would get involved if this was all about her re-offending. Would a mom be arrested if the child porn came up on her computer if her son had done it, while she was doing errands or asleep? Surely, I would think LE would carefully explore all the possibilities before they made an arrest.

    However, it sure seems odd when you look at the dates.

    The Myspace is definitely Wayne's as it matches his mug shot on the South Carolina registry. Just type in the last name:

    http://services.sled.sc.gov/sor/search.aspx?Type=Name

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    Just a thought:

    The Parole Board and Probation Depts would be involved if this pornography was discovered thanks to a home visit/check by the RSO's PO. thinkin out loud.

    Wonder if it will be determined with computer forensics that these images were being traded on Iris' computer only after the return of the proverbial son or before? Hope the RSO hasn't been trading this stuff on mom's computer and has now dragged her into this mess. If she has indeed been involved in trading these images herself you guys are right, she looks so . . grandmotherly, blech.
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    The statute which the son, Wayne, was convicted under:

    SECTION 16-15-410. Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor defined; penalties; exception.

    (A) An individual commits the offense of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor if, knowing the character or content of the material, he possesses material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.

    (B) In a prosecution pursuant to this section, the trier of fact may infer that a participant in sexual activity depicted as a minor through its title, text, visual representation, or otherwise is a minor.

    (C) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than ten years.

    (D) This section does not apply to an employee of a law enforcement agency, including the State Law Enforcement Division, a prosecuting agency, including the South Carolina Attorney General's Office, or the South Carolina Department of Corrections who, while acting within the employee's official capacity in the course of an investigation or criminal proceeding, is in possession of material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.


    In other words, child porn.....

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    Either some sort of sick family psychopathy is involved or Iris got burned thanks to pedophile son. Hope the forensics help make it clear who is responsible so they are made to pay.
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    Yes, you're right, tlcox. I absolutely cannot buy, however, that this mother could have been innocently involved. I have to admit that that was my first thought but it can't be. LE are far too careful, IMO, before they make an arrest. If there had been absolutely no child porn flowing in and out of that house and suddenly it starts right after the son comes home, they'd be on top of that. If the computer history shows that news, gardening and recipe sites, history blogs and friendly emails were sent and novels were ordered on Amazon throughout the day and then suddenly, at 3 am, child porn is downloaded--starting right after the son arrived home, it's pretty obvious what's going on.

    The only two scenarios I can come up with are that she is involved and LE knew that and that had something to do with the son being released by court order (some sort of surveillance) or she's covering for him. If she's covering for him--shame on her and shame on the son. That's not what a good mother does....nor what a good son would ever allow.

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    I too am wondering if she adamantly denied that her son had access to her computer, ergo, the porn must be hers.

    Whether she is involved or covering, this is the price she pays and rightly so. Either option is disgusting to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcox View Post
    Either some sort of sick family psychopathy is involved or Iris got burned thanks to pedophile son. Hope the forensics help make it clear who is responsible so they are made to pay.
    It could be the family dynamic. Just a guess. One of the relatives has an AKA. I know people move for many reasons, but these folks came from Jersey all the way to South Carolina. Again no biggie, but I wonder why although it appears they all moved together. The AKA was the only one I found who also lived in Rahway, New jersey though.

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    So, you're going to pop my bubble about grandfatherly sorts having personal websites about gardening?

    Yes, both Iris and her husband graduated from HS in the early 70s from schools in NJ. Looks like the kids were born there too.

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    And the aka comes up for all family members. Odd. Can't find any convictions in those names, however. The family moved south in 1994. Three of the four kids still live in the Hartsville area and their are 5 grandchildren close by.

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    Thank you for this post. I am wondering if there is any updated information on this case. My family may be relocating to this area in the near future and we actually were looking at houses in this neighborhood. Then I stumbled on this story. Sadly, I see that several houses are up for sale in the general area and I imagine it is because of this case. I've tried to find out more news through web search and have found nothing. Thank you!

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    Welcome, Larken. No updates. I run through my "list" once a week and Schaefer does not seem to be coming up. IME, unless a person pleads guilty right away, the case can take a year or two to come to trial. I'll check and see if she's incarcerated but I believe she bailed. You did see that a son is a RSO, though, I hope.

    I'm not so sure the houses being for sale are related to the case. I'd be far more apt to think that this is due to foreclosures and the economy. Sadly, every neighborhood has RSOs. Here in Oregon, where I live, there's no way to even tell where they are. It's a great big secret. This is expressly why I try to keep these names out there, on WS. I'll post if I find anything new so check back.

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