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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    IL - Joseph Klug for child pornography, Granite City, 2010

    How did I miss Mr. Klug? Youth church leader, addicted to child porn and bestiality. Just the kind of guy who usually shows up on my radar. 32 years. That ought to slow him down a bit.


    A Granite City man convicted of child pornography offenses was sentenced to 32 years in federal prison on February 8, 2011, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Joseph Emil Klug, 30, of Granite City, Ill., received a 32-year sentence for production and possession of child pornography. Following release from imprisonment, Klug will serve a lifetime term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Klug was also fined $2,000, ordered to pay a $200 special assessment, and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution. Klug pleaded guilty to the charges on September 29, 2010. Klug has been in custody since his arraignment on February 18, 2010.

    Court filings at the time of the plea show that the FBI executed a search warrant at Klug’s Granite City home on November 23, 2009, as a result of a lead generated in another investigation. Klug was present at the time of the search, and he agreed to speak with agents. Klug told FBI agents that he had been struggling with an “addiction” to child pornography for five or six years. Klug indicated that he possessed 80 to over 100 gigabytes of child pornography, with much of it consisting of images of boys ages 8 to 13 engaging in sexually explicit conduct on the computers in his home which he gathered via peer-to-peer file-sharing software via the Internet, a facility of interstate commerce. While using peer-to-peer file-sharing software, Klug would share his child pornography collection with others over the Internet. Klug also told the FBI that he had surreptitiously filmed minor-aged males in various settings, to include in bathrooms. The investigation revealed that this was often done using a sophisticated video camera secreted in a backpack which Klug could simply set in place for his films.

    Forensic examination of the computer equipment recovered from Klug’s home revealed that he possessed approximately 59,000 still visual depictions and 12,000 videos of real minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Forensic examination also resulted in the recovery of images Klug made by surreptitiously filming boys showering and using the toilet with a hidden camera. Klug had access to the children by virtue of his participation in a church youth group.

    Testimony presented at the sentencing hearing included a summary of online chats that Klug had with other individuals on the Internet. In the chats, Klug falsely portrayed himself as a father of a boy, and he would discuss involvement of his fictional child in sexual activities. During these online chats, Klug sought new images of child pornography from the “private collections” of his online chatting partner. In asking for images from a “private collection,” Klug was asking for child pornography pictures which would have been created by the online chatting partner. Klug’s online chats included providing advice on how to groom children, penetrate them, and avoid getting caught. Evidence produced at sentencing included descriptions of the child pornography possessed by Klug, which included still images and movies containing depictions of graphic sexual assaults involving infants and prepubescent children, to include bondage, penetration of prepubescent children by adult males; and bestiality. Klug’s conduct included distributing child pornography....."

    more at link

    Plus an article here:


    "The 29-year-old leader of a youth group at the Assemblies of God Church in Collinsville, Illinois is in federal custody, facing charges of producing and possessing child pornography. Joseph Emil Klug was the leader of the Royal Rangers, a youth group that is for boys of grade school and high school age. The boys go camping and earn pins for various activities...."


    "...Klug cut a hole in a backpack, and placed the backpack in a tent with a camera pointing out. Prosecutors say Klug videotaped a young boy masturbating and put that video on the Internet...."

    more at link (plus comments)

  2. #2
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    Jul 2009
    One of the comments at my link above says that they sure hope "the kids are OK". Yeah, they're doing just great.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2009
    Some comments by family members:


    There's another man with the same name, who's a teacher near by, who has some great reviews by students. Might be his father. Not sure what Mr. Klug (age 30), the child porn addict, did for a living. I don't think that The Royal Rangers gig pays.

    There's a frightening FB photo that I can see on pipl.com. Is that him? The one with the baby on his chest?

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