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FBI: Sandy Hook Shooter Interested in Pedophilia, Contemplated Attack for 1+ Year

Adam Lanza, the mass shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Adam Lanza, the mass shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The shooter who killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 was interested in child pedophilia and began contemplating the attack as early as March 2011, according to newly released FBI documents.

The records indicate there’s no evidence that Adam Lanza acted on his interest in pedophilia.

“The shooter did not ‘snap,’ but instead engaged in careful, methodical planning and preparation,” the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit wrote, according to the Associated Press. “The shooter was fascinated with past shootings and researched them thoroughly. The shooter shared many similar characteristics and behaviors with other active shooters.” 

A document by the behavioral analysis unit indicated that an unidentified woman who had an “online relationship” with Lanza for two years told the FBI that Lanza expressed interest in pedophilia and said it could be “possibly beneficial to both parties.”

The FBI source also said Lanza was obsessed with mass murders and ha meticulously documented them on a spreadsheet.

Former FBI Agent May Have Jeopardized Child Predator Cases

Photo via FBI

Photo via FBI

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former FBI agent’s conviction in connection with sharing confidential information with a married woman with whom he was having an affair may have jeopardized as many as three child predator cases.

While heading the now-disbanded joint local-federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in northwest Georgia, Ken Hillman allowed Angela Russell and her then-husband Emerson Russell take part in the arrests of suspects, AJC.com reports

In addition, Hillman let Angela Russell past as an underage girl in internet chats during a sting on sexual predators.

Now one to three of the cases that arose from the sting may have been jeopardized because of the Russell’s involvement. The suspects are accused of meeting children for sex in northwest Georgia. 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: FBI Went too Far Running a Child Porn Site

hacking By Editorial Board
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The FBI is supposed to protect children from predators, not use them as pawns in a pornography sting. That is what happened, however, and now the agency is under fire from civil rights groups, defense attorneys and even some scholars and federal judges. Not for the first time — remember when agents impersonated a journalist in pursuit of a teenager who was making bomb threats to a school? — the FBI has demonstrated embarrassingly poor judgment in an internet-based investigation.

For two weeks in 2015, after seizing control of a child porn website, the FBI not only allowed the site to remain operational but operated it, becoming what The Seattle Times called “one of the largest purveyors of child pornography on the internet.” The goal of Operation Pacifier was to identify those who used the site and file charges against them. By the time the FBI pulled the plug, it had the goods on nearly 190 people, thanks to special technology it used to hack into users’ computers.

When is distribution of child porn not a crime? According to the FBI, when it’s the one doing the distributing. Its operation of the site allowed visitors to access pornographic images, further exploiting the victims. It’s even been accused of improving the site’s functionality, making it friendlier for porn-seekers to use during the sting.

To read more click here. 

Affidavit: FBI Took Over 23 Child Porn Sites As Part of International Sting

Data securityBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI ran 23 child pornography websites as part of an investigation to catch pedophiles, according to newly unsealed documents.

It was revealed last year that the FBI took over a child pornography site called Playpen for 13 days to track users internationally. But an affidavit obtained by the ACLU shows that the FBI oversaw nearly two dozen child pornography sites as part of its “network investigate technique,” which is a form of dark web hacking, the New York Daily News reports. 

“While Websites 1-23 operate at a government facility, such request data associated with a user’s actions on Websites 1-23 will be collected,” a passage from the documents said.

“Such request data can be paired with data collected by the NIT, however, in order to attempt to identify a particular user and to determine that particular user’s actions on Websites 1-23.”

What’s unclear is whether the sites went live.

Homeland Security Details Takedown on Web Exploitation Ring That Victimized 250+ Children

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Homeland Security Department helped bring down an international child exploitation ring involving as many as 27,000 people victimizing at least 251 children online, the New York Daily News reports.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson called the bust “one of the largest-known online child exploitation operations in history.”

Authorities alleges that a Louisiana man created a subscription-based website that disguises the identity and location of its users.

“So far, investigators have identified 251 minor victims in 37 states and five foreign countries: 228 in the United States and 23 in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Belgium. Eight of the victims were female and 243 were male. The majority of victims, 159, were 13 to 15 years old. Fifty nine victims were 16 and 17; 26 victims were 10 to 12; four victims were 7 to 9; one victim was 4 to 6; and two victims were 3 years old or younger,” the agency reported.

Murderer, Child Rapist Volunteers to Be Studied by Behavioral Analysts While in Prison

Elias Acevedo Sr.

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Elias Acevedo Sr. said he doesn’t know why he raped children and killed two women more than 15 years ago.

Acevedo has agreed to be studied by behavioral analysts who work with the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime pleading guilty to the crimes last month, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Acevedo “truly, truly feels horrible about what he did, but he doesn’t understand why it happened,” his attorney, Bret Jordan, said. “He doesn’t know if what he did could be prevented, but he wants to know.”

The FBI declined to comment on the arrangement.

 

Webcam Child Sex Tourism Is Becoming Worldwide Because of Ubiquity of Internet

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Pedophiles are increasingly using webcams to watch children perform sex acts from as far away as other continents, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

A Pennsylvania man, for example, watched a 12-year-old perform for him at an Internet cafe in the Philippines. For a fee, the man was able to control the action in real time, the Post-Gazette wrote.

This exploitation – referred to as webcam child sex tourism – means pedophiles don’t have to travel across the world to molest a child.

“These cases are considered ‘virtual traveler’ cases,” said one of the FBI agents, James Kilpatrick, a computer forensics expert. “Instead of getting on a plane and flying to the Philippines, he can do this on the computer.”

Take Glimpse inside Homeland Security’s High-Tech Lab to Combat Pedophilia