|Date: ||Sun, 28 Mar 2004 21:54:49 -0500|
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|From: ||Ray Pass <raypass@ATT.NET>|
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This looks very real to me. Check out the links for the photo and
all. What a shame. I've met Brian a number of times and he's the sweetest
most unassuming person. This is just tragic.
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>Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:32:34 -0500
>Reply-To: Jason Elliott <thabo91@YAHOO.COM>
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>From: Jason Elliott <thabo91@YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: OT: SAS programmer/child pornographer
>Authorities Arrest Cary Man In Child Pornography Case
>Investigators From Canada, U.S. Help Crack Case
>POSTED: 6:05 pm EST March 26, 2004
>UPDATED: 6:53 pm EST March 26, 2004
>CARY, N.C. -- Investigators from Canada and the United States said a 6-
>year-old girl was sexually abused, menaced with knives and confined to a
>dog cage. Authorities were able to track and arrest a suspect in Cary.
>FBI officials arrested 41-year-old Brian Schellenberger for sexually
>exploiting children. He was taken into custody back in December, but this
>week, police in Toronto released more details about how the case unfolded.
>"Last December, we received a series of roughly 450 images of child
>pornography," said Inspector Bruce Smollett, of the Toronto Sex Crimes
>Authorities said the images all depicted the same 6-year-old girl being
>"One of the images of the 6-year-old girl from North Carolina had showed
>her with writings on her body that said, 'Kill me, I'm a slut,'" Smollett
> >From the images, Toronto police were able to identify an amusement park
>wristband and the child's school uniform even though the logo had been
>blurred out. From there, they said the FBI in Raleigh handled the bulk of
>Melissa Caporale, who lives next door to Schellenberger's home, said no
>one knew why he was arrested until now.
>"One day the police just showed up and arrested our neighbor and that was
>it," she said. "It's very disturbing. It's very upsetting."
>Caporale said she remembers Schellenberger sitting outside working on his
>laptop. She said the windows on his garage were always covered. Shortly
>after the arrest, Caporale said Schellenberger's wife and three children
>moved out and put the house up for sale.
>Police in Toronto, Canada say the FBI rescued the young girl.
>Officials said the case apparently led to arrests in South Carolina and
>Texas. Schellenberger is scheduled for arraignment Monday morning. The FBI
>is expected to talk Monday afternoon.
>Schellenberger was an employee at SAS in Cary, but was fired after the
>Web sleuths save U.S. girl from porn ring
>Toronto officers ID 6-year-old who was beaten, sodomized
>Posted: March 27, 2004
>1:00 a.m. Eastern
>© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
>A little girl in North Carolina victimized by child pornographers owes her
>life to seven Toronto police officers who used the Internet to solve her
>The officers used clues in photographs posted on an international police
>website to narrow the 6-year-old's location to Raleigh and ultimately,
>through FBI cross-checking, to her school and address, reported the
>Toronto Globe and Mail.
>A federal grand jury this week indicted Brian Tod Schellenberger, 41, of
>Cary, N.C., on four counts of child exploitation. He allegedly belonged to
>a small group producing and viewing "hurt-core porn," which involves
>children under 13 who are being physically battered.
>Schellenberger allegedly had several hundred thousand child porn images on
>his computer when arrested, according to the Globe.
>The Canadian officers, members of the child exploitation branch of the
>force's sex crimes unit, zeroed in on a wristband the girl wore in some of
>the pictures, a badge on her girl scout uniform and a blurred-out logo on
>a T-shirt, the paper said.
>The Globe said the rare success saw grown men and women in Toronto Det.
>Sgt. Paul Gillespie's office break down in tears.
>U.S. authorities, according to Gillespie, are pursuing reports
>Schellenberger may have tried to hire someone to kill the little girl and
>The mother apparently was unaware of the abuse.
>Of the estimated 50,000 to 100,000 victims of child pornography known
>worldwide, only fewer than 300 children have been identified, according to
>He said when his team received the call informing them the girl had been
>saved, "It was the best Christmas present ever."
>"I mean, we knew we had the right school, but we really couldn't believe
>it. Two or three of my people broke down," he said.
>Gillespie, as he began to choke up, added, "I've given a couple of
>presentations to select groups of officers about this case, and I've yet
>to be able to get through it without breaking down myself."
>The officer said the rescued girl was seen being beaten, urinated and
>defecated on, sodomized, forced into oral sex, degraded by having such
>slogans as "Kill me I'm a slut" written on her body and kept in a dog
>"It was the dog cage that really got me," he told the Globe. "She was
>obviously in pain, those poor brown eyes looking up at you."
>He ordered his squad to devote all its attention to the case and spent the
>next 36 hours using clues on the images to narrow down the search.
>"It was such a motivator," he said to the paper. "We all thought, maybe we
>are making a difference: We saved a little girl's life in North Carolina.
>Somebody upstairs was directing us. Maybe when she's the president of the
>United States, we'll know why we were able to rescue her."
>Yesterday, ABC News reported federal agents in the largest investigation
>ever into Internet child pornography discovered a vast underground market
>that included many people with access to children, such as a campus
>minister, a seventh-grade teacher, a Boy Scout volunteer, a substitute
>teacher, a Catholic priest and a Mormon camp counselor.
>Agents arrested a Chicago pediatrician who allegedly had 3,000 images of
>child pornography stored on his computer.
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