Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pastor Charged With Receiving Child Porn

Missouri: Michael Alan Crippen, 51, of Duenweg, was charged with receiving child pornography over the Internet in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Crippen is the pastor at First Baptist Church in Duenweg.

According to an affidavit filed in support of today's criminal complaint, Crippen was identified during an investigation by the Dutch National Police into a Web site in The Netherlands that contained child pornography.

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Europol provided information to federal agents in the United States, who identified Crippen's computer as one that downloaded child pornography in August 2009. Law enforcement officers contacted Crippen at his residence on Oct. 13, 2010, and seized his laptop and desktop computers. At least 100 images of child pornography were found on the computers, the affidavit says, including children under 10 years of age.