Child Pornographers Busted

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  1. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    Thanks for your answer! :)
     
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    Former Hillsborough Community College Professor Pleads Guilty To Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography
    Department of Justice
    U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Middle District of Florida
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Former Hillsborough Community College Professor Pleads Guilty To Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography
    Tampa, Florida – Howard Joseph Vorder Bruegge, III (36, Tampa) pleaded guilty today to possessing and distributing child pornography. Vorder Bruegge, a former mathematics professor at Hillsborough Community College (HCC), faces a minimum mandatory penalty of five years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

    According to the plea agreement, Vorder Bruegge, using the internet monikers “JoeBlow73” and “JoeBlowFL,” distributed child pornography on multiple occasions. He also collected child pornography on his cellphone, including sex-abuse videos of babies and toddlers.

    Vorder Bruegge also used his phone to film and publically share voyeur videos on the internet. He employed peepholes in bathrooms on the HCC campus to film college students while they were in restroom stalls. He then distributed those videos on websites that host voyeur content. Vorder Bruegge’s phone contained at least four videos capturing adult males through peepholes in public HCC restrooms.

    This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Murray.

    This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
     
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    I am grateful for defense lawyers & the like. As a former professional in home child care provider & nanny, I used to worry about false allegations of abuse. Often when a child is abused, they will accuse someone else of the abuse. Someone they trust. Thankfully, I was never accused of anything. But it happens. People are wrongfully accused & convicted all the time.

    Whenever I overhear someone speak poorly of defense attorneys, I ask them who they would turn to if they were falsely accused of a crime? And how important would that person then become in their life?
     
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  4. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    I appreciate the conviction notices, but this is another thread that needs a "Barf" button next to "Like!"

    Thanks, LarryLevine for your updates on the (seemingly slow) wheels of Justice!
     
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    Decorated St. Petersburg officer faces child porn charges
    September 19, 2019
    ST. PETERSBURG — A police officer was arrested Thursday by Department of Homeland Security agents who said they discovered child pornography on his computer.

    Officer Matthew Enhoffer, 33, is also accused of distributing pornographic images via text message, according to federal court records.
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    Decorated St. Pete police officer faces child pornography charges

    Updated: Sep 20, 2019 / 05:32 AM EDT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A decorated St. Pete police officer is facing child pornography charges.

    Officer Matthew Enhoffer, ‘Medal of Valor’ winner, was arrested Thursday.
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    Decorated St. Pete Officer Charged With Child Porn
    UPDATED 7:14 AM ET Sep. 20, 2019
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    Matthew Enhoffer, 33, has been placed on administrative leave without pay.

    U.S. Homeland Security was involved in the investigation, according to Chief Anthony Holloway, who was emotional in describing the charges Thursday.

    Enhoffer is accused of trading child porn pictures involving victims as young as 4 years old. Authorities said pornographic images were found on his computer and phone.

    Four years ago, Enhoffer was heralded for saving a man's life in St. Petersurg. This week, he walked out of a federal courthouse wearing an ankle monitor and was ordered not to use the internet or his cell phone.
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    St. Pete police officer facing federal child pornography charges
    Updated: 5:26 AM, Sep 20, 2019
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    Homeland Security Investigations raided Enhoffer's home on September 11 and seized a laptop. They found multiple child pornography images on the laptop with the username, "thehoff727," according to federal court documents.

    Enhoffer is charged with receipt and distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to federal court documents.
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    Official information re: Matthew Enhoffer

    CRIMINAL COMPLAINT

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdfl/press-release/file/1203961/download

    Police Officer Arrested And Charged With Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography
    Department of Justice
    U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Middle District of Florida
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    Police Officer Arrested And Charged With Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography
    Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Matthew Enhoffer (34, St. Petersburg) has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with distribution and possession of child pornography. If convicted, Enhoffer faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to 20 years, in federal prison. Federal agents arrested Enhoffer, a police officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department, yesterday without incident.

    Police officer arrested for child pornography charges
    09/20/2019

    TAMPA – A St. Petersburg Police Department officer was arrested Thursday and charged by federal criminal complaint with distribution and possession of child pornography. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

    According to the complaint, an individual using the screen name “thehoff727” distributed child pornography on Snapchat, a mobile web-based communications application. Further investigation revealed that the Internet Protocol (IP) address and subscriber information associated with that account was linked to the residence of Matthew Enhoffer, 34, of St. Petersburg, a police officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department.

    On Sept. 11, HSI special agents executed a search warrant at Enhoffer’s home and seized several electronic devices. An examination of Enhoffer’s cellphone revealed a collection of child-pornographic images and videos, including multiple images and videos involving children under the age of 12 in bondage, being raped, and forced to perform sex acts.

    The case is being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Middle District Florida Assistant United States Attorney Lisa M. Thelwell. A copy of the criminal complaint is available at justice.gov.

    If convicted, Enhoffer faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to 20 years, in federal prison.
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    LotsaLatte Well-Known Member

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    Good Lord.....It just never stops. I wish every parent would read this thread. I try to tell other parents "uhhh, maybe you shouldn't let your son/daughter stay the night at so and so's house until you know the parent(s) really well (or never)" and I repeatedly hear "Oh they are fine!", "He's a doctor!", "They go to our church" blah blah blah. I generally end it with something like "Did you ever stop to question how many molested children are molested by strangers?" smh It makes me sick.
     
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    Regarding Enhoffer...What baffles me is that he is still living in his home, and has a female visitor on a daily basis. He was instructed to not possess a smart phone or have any internet access, but what’s stopping her from having that access while visiting? Who monitors this aspect of things?
     
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    Former Pasco assistant principal get 35 years for child porn, sexual abuse
    November 5, 2019
    TAMPA — A federal judge sentenced a former Pasco County assistant school principal to 35 years in prison Tuesday, capping a horrifying criminal case that also ensnared a school transportation manager.

    Kyle Dale Ritsema admitted to sexually abusing and possessing pornographic images of a teenage boy. His sentence came shortly after it was revealed in court that he suffers from HIV and may have exposed others to the infection.

    “I am incredibly ashamed of my behavior and I will carry that shame as long as I live,” Ritsema said. He wept as he listened to the testimony of his family members, and later tried to explain that his actions arose from a desire for acceptance and love.

    “I don’t know completely why I did this,” he said. “I am anything but a monster.”
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    Former Pasco Assistant Principal Gets 35 Years on Child Porn Charges
    UPDATED 2:21 PM ET Nov. 05, 2019
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    Kyle Ritsema, 36, pleaded guilty to the charges on December 21, 2018.

    Court documents show Ritsema enticed a 14-year-old child on the app "Grindr" and had sex with the child on at least five occasions. He also produced pornographic images of the teen, which he shared with other people, including another Pasco County school employee.

    A following investigtion revealed that Ritsema targeted other minors, including former students, and enticed them for sex, even sexually abusing them.

    During the investigation, authorities also found that Ritsema is HIV positive and had not disclosed his status.

    Before becoming the assistant principal at Cypress Creek Middle High School in March 2017, he was the assistant principal at Pine View Middle School, starting in July 2015, and had worked at a number of schools prior to that since 2006.
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