The law traced child pornography being downloaded to 44 year old Kurtis Bruce IPS addy. Found were 15,000 images of girls as young as 7 in sexually explicit poses.
This guy admits he's been doing this for years and doing the whole file sharing crapolla. BUT there was hope! He was going to make it his New Years resolution to stop downloading child pornography. Oh O.K. then.
And we never got to see what a fine upstanding citizen he was no doubt gonna become come January.
Gagging on the sarcasm, too thick*
Yeah, and we've seen now what those were historically
Oh great. He's out on bond. Court on the 4th. That gives him time to keep his resolution.
He led police to the hardrive which is where he shared the child pornographic images with his contatcs. I hope they bust all their tails. This article said he had the images ons everal electronic devices. Plus he lives in his parents home. Could you imagine if they came and locked up the parents?
Like good ole Iris?
Like you said, I hope LE is tracking down and checking out all his contacts and trading buddies.
Yeah, and I'm giving up wine and Triscuits.
They let the jerk out? Let's see how he comports himself. I've noticed that those who immediately self-report, often have a LONG history of the crime.
If I were his mother, I'd keep that lap top under my pillow!!
Ugh if I were his mother he wouldn't be there I'll tell you that.
But it is shocking to me just how many parents offer to supervise their sons (I'm sorry but it always seems to be sons) while they are out on bail awaiting a trial on child porn charges. A father here in Oregon has had quite a lot of media coverage as he wants his bail money back. It seems that he posted bail for his son and his son has since admitted to the crimes. Lost the bail money, totally. Oh well, should have read the small print.
That money now goes to the victims. Pity, huh?
I will love my children til my dying breath and beyond but I will also hold them accountable. In the end it is the most loving thing you can do.
Hold that thought, tlcox, and you will be the finest parent ever. Anything less enables the behavior. No one ever said that we must stop loving our children when they have stumbled. We can despise what they've done and still care deeply about them.
My brother was arrested one week after our mother passed away...It was a total shock as my brother was always considered the normal one....and held on a pedastal...he is the baby of the family. he had been collecting for 8 years..He was also the one that would take my son should something happen to me....
anyhow I was in such a shock, and i always looked at the men on here that was into child porn and thought geesh why? how disgusting, glad hes going to jail...etc etc... well when it hits close to home, it seems to change the opinion....so then i started thinking but he was only looking...what harm is that?....anything to lessen the shock of what happened...but then someone explained that ever time that someone looked at one of these pictures that child is being molested over and over again...then I understood...I was even going to bail him out when he was arrested.....but there are small children in my neighborhood and i couldnt really say they would be safe if he stayed with me...so i left him in jail, the DA told me i had done the right think cause i just kept going back and forth....
I am the only one in my family who has anything to do with my brother, everyone else has abandoned him.....I told him, As a mother I hate what you have been charged with, as your sister I want you out of jail...
So what im trying to get at is you may think you can just walk away from your son or close relative, but when it actuall happens its a different story...
my brother is serving 12 years..and i keep in touch with him and i will help him anyway I can but he will never be able to stay with me.
also when his house was searched they tool anything electronic...and then when he was here with me and the mashals arrested him the even took my moms computer because he had been on it.....
ty for sharing your own insights into this phenomenon wildTrose. Do not misunderstand - I would not abandon my child or disown them, but I would let them sit in jail and deal with the consequences of their actions. I would visit, accept calls and write, but I cannot see me bailing out my child and/or allowing them to live with me and access the internet when they had been charged with a crime such as kiddie porn.
I do understand that you were in between a rock and hard place and very torn as to what was the right thing to do. Thank you for sharing how you emotionally felt after such a shocking revelation.
Echoing Tlcox I believe I'd do the same and not just for my child, but as with any crime we have to keep people accountable. Otherwise I see it as almost an enabler.
In this guys case imagine the parents. As you mentioned your mom's computer was taken. I have to wonder if these people are even maybe computer literate.
Thanks again for sharing.