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Kid porn probe drains police
Half of Clovis' investigators working full time on case

Tuesday, August 13, 2002
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Clovis, Fresno County -- Fully half of the investigative force at the tiny Clovis Police Department was diverted from burglaries and other small-town crimes so they could work full time on the case of the global child pornographic ring.

The three detectives spent months looking at so many pictures of adults sexually abusing children that it became part of the fabric of their lives, bringing night upon sleepless night as they tried to figure out the scope of the porn conspirators.

Their main target, based on tips from the Danish National Police, was Lloyd Alan Emmerson, 45, a Clovis chiropractor who allegedly kept more than 1 million images of child porn on his home computer. Emmerson, police said, was a member of the pornographic ring known as "The Club."

Last week, federal prosecutors in Fresno unsealed an indictment and said they had arrested 20 suspected pedophiles who molested their own children and other kids, then traded with each other, on the Internet, photos of these activities

Police detectives described Emmerson as a pack rat who stored more than 400 CD-ROMs at his home office, many with pictures of 20 children of his Clovis- area patients, relatives or his neighbors. Police found flaws in his encryption codes and were able to open about 250,000 to 500,000 images.

"His computer literally puked porn," said Clovis Det. John Weaver. "There were 25,000 images of hard-core child pornography on some of the disks.''

Some of the digital photographs show Emmerson in illicit sex acts with children between the ages of 14 months and 14 years. He took the photos using either a tripod or propping the camera at arm's length or on the bed during 1998 and 1999 in his Clovis home.

Other images in Emmerson's disks showed children in sexual activities with other adults. And an unknown number of the images allegedly were sent to Emmerson by other members of "The Club," which stretches from Clovis and San Diego in California to Utah, Idaho, Texas, South Carolina and Florida as well as to pedophiles as far away as Denmark, Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

Forty-seven children were photographed around the world, with 37 of them living in the United States. Eighty percent of the victims were molested by their own parents, according to the U.S. Customs officials who investigated the case.

The Clovis Police Department was notified in January by a local agent for the U.S. Customs Service, which was alerted to a possible Internet child porn ring by the Danish National Police.

John Goodson, the resident agent for the U.S. Customs Service in Fresno, said he had been told there was a possible violator in this area, and he contacted the Clovis police.

Clovis Det. James Gentry, Cpl. Mike Casida and Weaver -- exactly half of the investigative police force for a city of 75,000 -- initially thought the case would take about a month. But the investigation quickly expanded and has gone on for six months now, with no signs of abating. The three other investigators on the Clovis police force are picking up the slack -- and have had their case loads doubled on burglaries, robberies, car thefts and other assaults -- in order for Gentry, Weaver and Casida to dedicate all their time on this case.

"Things happened at lightning speed,'' Gentry said. "You would open a disk and see hard-core porn. We all have children of the same ages at home. It makes it hard.''

Weaver said they had then told the parents of the local children. The parents were outraged, wondering how this could have happened.

"We've all had pretty sleepless nights,'' Weaver said. "We were looking at graphic images, and you knew that these were human beings. Then, we got the victims identified , stopped the molestation, got them some help and a chance at recovery.''

Gentry called it a case with no apparent ending. Three more men have been arrested, the most recently on Saturday in Orem, Utah.

Emmerson was arrested on Jan. 26 and is housed at the Fresno County jail. In February, Emmerson pleaded not guilty to federal charges of child exploitation and distribution of pornographic photographs. State charges are pending and are most likely to follow the federal case.

"The common denominator to all these people is Emmerson," Weaver said, pointing to a large schematic of the investigation. "Lloyd is one of The Club's core members, but he is the leader for his number of victims. These guys all got comfortable with each other, and they weren't paying attention'' and didn't think their secret activities would be discovered.

One of Emmerson's defense attorneys, H. Ronald Sawl, said Monday it was the firm's policy not to comment to the media or anyone else until the case was resolved.

Weaver has four binders filled with reports on the local victims, while Gentry and Casida have worked trying to identify suspects and victims in other jurisdictions, finding a town name or license plate that led them to other cities and states.

Lt. Doug Taylor said the three would be allowed to continue investigating the case.

"We've got the tiger by the tail," Taylor said. "If there are other victims,

we need to find them."

E-mail Pamela J. Podger at .

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Child porn suspect's neighbors reeling
Clovis parents say chiropracter's photos made them uneasy

Monday, August 12, 2002
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Clovis, Fresno County -- A reticent chiropractor allegedly at the center of an international child pornography ring incessantly snapped photos of the children playing around his home, upset neighbors said Sunday.

Shooing her children inside, one mother who lives across the street said there was something "odd" about Lloyd Alan Emmerson, 45, who constantly photographed children petting dogs, splashing in pools or playing at impromptu softball games.

She became alarmed when a Clovis police detective told her that two of her daughters allegedly had been photographed in sexually suggestive poses in their swimsuits, and the images were among more than 1 million retrieved from Emmerson's computer.

"I always felt that he was kind of odd, but not dangerous," she said. "He always took pictures of kids, and not adults. My husband eventually asked him to quit it because it made him uncomfortable. This is a clean-shaven, khakis and button-up-shirt doctor, not your typical scummy criminal."

 

NEIGHBORS SHOCKED

Emmerson's neighborhood isn't one of crime-ridden, boarded-up slum dwellings. It is a placid cul-de-sac of stucco ranch-style homes. But news of the chiropractor's alleged link to child pornography has cast a pall over the quiet streets.

Down the street, a neighbor and father said Emmerson betrayed his trust. He said their children often played together, and Emmerson took unusual digital photos of his daughter.

"I'm very disturbed, and it really hit home," he said. "We had questioned some of the pictures he had taken. They were out of the ordinary and not your basic father's pictures."

John Weaver, a Clovis police detective, said Emmerson had a secret life -- surreptitiously taking sexually oriented digital photographs of his young patients, relatives and neighbors while his wife, Gina, held two jobs and shuttled their four children to classes and after-school activities. Emmerson, Weaver said, also took photos of himself engaged in sexual acts with some children.

Reports of Emmerson's alleged activities shocked and dismayed people in Clovis, a city of about 75,000 near Fresno.

Emmerson, housed in the Fresno County jail since Jan. 26, allegedly took sexually oriented pictures of about 20 Clovis children who were 14 months to 14 years old. Weaver said five of the victims now live in Southern California. In February, Emmerson pleaded innocent to state and federal charges in connection with child pornography.

In a 16-page federal indictment unsealed Friday, Emmerson was described as a key photographer and distributor of child pornography in a conspiracy that started in 1999. Ten other suspects were arrested in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

 

QUICK PHOTOS

Weaver said many of the illicit pictures were taken quickly, sometimes when the parents were present but distracted momentarily. He said the images have been traced to and arrests made of pedophiles in Texas, Idaho, Florida, Washington, South Carolina and Kansas.

"He would tell the parents he wanted to get into photography," Weaver said. "And he could do a quick photograph in a fraction of a second. . . . The parents thought that Lloyd was a nice guy. They were baffled about how and why this could have happened."

Police also found chat board messages between Emmerson and a Danish friend, Eggert Jensen, regarding their preferences in pictures. He also allegedly asked Jensen for an audiotape of a child crying as she was spanked or otherwise abused.

"He gave us a statement initially where he owned up to the responsibility of taking the first set of pictures that we had," Weaver said. "Since the case has exploded like this, he has made no other statements."

A call Sunday to Emmerson's lawyer, H. Ronald Sawl, was not returned.

Weaver said the defendants, who referred to each other as members of "The Club," would send messages on the Internet and request images of children in sexually explicit acts.

Forty-five children were involved around the world, with 37 in the United States. About 80 percent of the victims were molested by their own parents, according to U.S. Customs Service agents who investigated the case.

The Danish National Police notified customs agents in November that Emmerson was allegedly involved in a child pornography ring that they were investigating. One customs agent in Fresno then forwarded four pictures to Clovis police.

 

KINDS OF MOLESTATION

At this point, Weaver said, police are still trying to identify children in some of the images. He said molestation shown in the photos involved oral copulation, digital penetration, intercourse and lewd acts. Emmerson does not appear in all the photos, and police are trying to determine whether he obtained some of the photos from someone else.

Weaver said Emmerson's wife is not a suspect.

"From our standpoint now, there are no other suspects in the Fresno area," Weaver said. "But we're at the tip of the iceberg."

The neighbors have rallied around Emmerson's children and wife.

"I feel so bad for his kids," said one neighbor. "You don't get to choose who your parents are or what they do."

E-mail Pamela J. Podger at .

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Supported by the EU Safer Internet Action Plan.

Operation 'Save the Children' smashes child-porno ring

When the special Child Pornography unit of the Swedish police knocked on his door at dawn on 16 January 2001, the suspect was already online. He confessed immediately, as did several others in a number of coordinated raids across the country that same morning.
Within hours, the biggest Internet-based child pornography ring in Sweden to date was uncovered.

Operation Save the Children, as the police called it, built largely on information from the Save the Children Hotline. The details will take time to unravel but the apprehended suspects can expect to be charged with possession, dissemination, and perhaps even production of child pornography.

Within the space of only a few years, the Internet has come to be a vital part of our lives. Six of ten Swedish households log on every day to a global network with enormous tides of information washing back and forth. The Net knows no boundaries, neither in space nor time, making it a mirror of our world, with gigantic resources of knowledge and a historically unique potential for direct communication between people. The Internet's resources are in fact the basic foundation for the growth of the Information Society.

But just as in the real world, in the digital one, there are extensive slum areas. With the difference that you can get there in seconds - in practice, at the click of a mouse. And the Net is the perfect meeting place for people with similar interests. There are hundreds of thousands of free services and the opportunity to adopt identities other than your own. You can also insulate yourself, and exist on the Net without being visible.

That is what the 53 persons involved in the ring had discovered. By creating a 'Net community' - similar to a password-access private club or association - the members could post hundreds of photographs and film clips in a number of categorised archives. The men constructed a message site and a chat room, which were in effect real-time bulletin boards where they could meet at pre-arranged times to discuss pictures and fantasies and exchange images. The members used only nicknames and anonymous e-mail addresses.

There had been traffic for some time when an accidental tip-off reached the Save the Children Hotline. A technical oversight by the group allowed an intruder to follow the members' exchanges from the inside. It was described as being like a dinner party conversation with an invisible onlooker able to see and hear everything.

The pictures and film clips on view in the room were exclusively hardcore and exclusively of child rape situations. A three-month-old baby is penetrated by an adult man; an eight-year-old girl is subjected to anal rape; sperm is ejaculated onto the face of a four-year-old boy, etc. Viewing the pictures, even experienced police officers were forced to interrupt their work at times to get fresh air. These were crime documents that, once exposed to the retina, could never be erased from an observer's memory.

Over a period of several weeks, Net traffic between the group's members was logged and registered. Pictures and films were downloaded to CD-ROMs, and supplementary information was gathered, such as where, when and how the members' e-mail addresses had been used on the Internet outside their Net community. Little by little, profiles of the group, its members and their real identities, began to clarify.

Had the group not made its vital mistake, the police would never have been able to take action; the 'entry ticket' to the group was the contribution of a specified number of pictures and films. Under Swedish law, that kind of 'sting' operation would be "provocation of crime" and as such, illegal.

Only a day or so before the turn of the year 2001, there was a final summation of the case involving the police and the Save the Children Hotline staff. Afterwards, the material gathered was delivered to the public prosecutor, who immediately authorised searches of the ring members' homes. In mid-January, raids were carried out simultaneously in seven different places.

The case raises several questions: What kind of people deal in child pornography? What bands them together? And most importantly of all - who are the children?

No simple answers have yet been forthcoming. Ideally, the continuing investigation will be able to provide some answers.

The children in the pictures are in all probability not living in Sweden. This provided some small comfort to the people who contacted the Save the Children Crisis Centre after the news broke to reveal abuses they had been subjected to as children: they were worried that old pictures taken of them might be among the material confiscated in the raids.

It is also clear that people obsessed by child pornography are not necessarily socially homogenous. An unemployed 27-year-old, a university faculty head and a female farm worker probably have little in common in daily life but they share an obsession with and a need for these images. Why? Is it to confirm a sick notion of sexuality? Or to stimulate their own planned or ongoing assaults?

Extended study of what happened should include a deeper discussion of psychological illness, empathy disturbance, and the vulnerability of children.

In a study carried out at the University of Cork in Ireland in 1999, researchers were able to identify more than 2,000 children depicted in child pornographic material. And this was just in a section on the Internet called News Groups. The Cork study claimed that every week would bring images of two previously unidentified children.

Child rapes are happening continuously and the evidence is pumped out, exchanged and exhibited on the Net. Certain remorseless individuals even try to make money from it.

As long as this traffic goes on, the rapes will continue. The evidence travels at the speed of light, as digital packets on a global network. It is copied day in and day out on an unknown number of computers around the world.

Operation Save the Children revealed the first clear case in Sweden of an Internet-based paedophile and child-pornographic network. There is nothing to indicate that it was the only one, nor the last.


25 arrested in North America, Europe over Internet porn
        


Two San Diegans face June hearing

By Onell R. Soto
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

April 23, 2002

Authorities said yesterday that they have arrested 25 people in Europe and North America in an Internet child pornography ring, including two San Diego County men.

Members of the ring regularly asked each other to send pictures and video of particular sexual situations involving children, said authorities behind the investigation, code-named Operation Hamlet.

"This is a very advanced network, where you have been able to order specific types of molestation – including abuses of children age 3 and upward," Danish cyber crime detective Troels Oerting Joergensen said yesterday.

"It's unusually harsh," Joergensen said to the Danish daily Ekstra Bladet.

The 25 arrests have come in the United States, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Britain, Sweden, Switzerland and other unspecified countries, authorities said yesterday as they detailed the extent of the ring for the first time.

Prosecutors are scheduled at a San Diego Superior Court hearing June 19 to present evidence against two local men they said are linked to the ring.

Former child counselor Paul Whitmore, 43, of San Diego and advertising salesman Brooke Rowland, 40, of Poway have pleaded not guilty to child molestation and child pornography charges involving six girls.

Whitmore and Rowland were arrested this year and remain in jail. They are accused of abusing one of the girls together.

San Diego police say none of the victims they have identified are students in the school for developmentally disabled children where Whitmore worked at the time of his arrest.

A Fresno-area chiropractor is also facing federal child pornography and molestation charges. San Diego County Sheriff's detectives say in court documents that the man, Lloyd Alan Emmerson, was in possession of pictures of Whitmore sexually assaulting a girl.

The international ring involved 35 children, most of whom are now getting psychological help, said Mats Albinsson, the investigator with Save the Children, Sweden, who uncovered the ring six months ago.

"More or less every child has been identified," he said in an interview from Stockholm yesterday.

He said victims of child pornography are not often identified.

He's afraid some of the children will be victims forever.

Albinsson said that within two days after some of the pictures appeared on the Internet, they showed up on sites frequented by pedophiles. He estimated that 50,000 people saw them in that time.

"Once the images are on the Internet, they are forever," he said.

Save The Children, Sweden, began soliciting tips on child pornography through a hotline there in 1999, according to the group's Web site. Two staff members look through the tips, organizing and cross-referencing them, and then pass the information to police.

Albinsson said a tip in November was of particular concern because it allowed people involved to request particular poses.

"I could identify the material as probably ongoing molestation of children," he said.

One of the pictures on the Internet included an image of a bound and gagged girl, about 11 years old, with a man standing behind her, according to court records. The man was wearing a blue shirt with the partial name of a Danish Internet company.

"I was able to pinpoint which town this abuse was taking place," Albinsson said.

A Danish detective found the company, whose owner identified a former worker as the man in the picture.

The 41-year-old worker, Eggert Jensen, was arrested by local police. His girlfriend, the girl's mother, was also arrested but later released, Danish police said yesterday.

In their home, police found cameras, a computer and ropes similar to those in the photos, as well as an envelope with Whitmore's name and a San Diego return address, according to court records.

In the woman's purse, police found e-mails regarding an upcoming trip to visit a known sex offender in Berlin, according to court records. The Berlin man is also under arrest, police said.

Detectives said in a search warrant that they also found computer conversations indicating Whitmore and Jensen talked about taking photos of themselves molesting children, and trading the images on the Internet.


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 S.F. Chron 8/10/02

Federal officials said Friday they had broken up an international child pornography ring, headquartered in Fresno County, in which parents molested their own children and traded pictures of that activity over the Internet.

The full scope of the child sex operation, under investigation since November, was made public for the first time when the U.S. attorney's office in Fresno unsealed a 16-page federal indictment that lists 15 of the suspects and details some of their activities.

Meanwhile, U.S. Customs Director Robert Bonner held a press conference in Washington and said the case was one of the most disturbing he had encountered in his career.

"These crimes are beyond the pale," Bonner said. "They are despicable and repugnant. . . . What is particularly disturbing is that the majority of the people who have been charged were actually the parents, who were sexually exploiting their own children."

The activities involved 45 children around the world, including 37 in the U. S. Eighty percent of the victims were molested by their own parents, according to U.S. Customs officials who investigated the case. The children have been placed in foster care or with another parent or relative.

The indictment says the defendants, who referred to each other as members of "the Club," would message each other on the Internet and ask for pictures of children engaged in "sexually explicit activity." In one example, cited at the end of the indictment, Lloyd Alan Emmerson, a Fresno chiropractor who, prosecutors say, was the central figure in the operation, asked his Danish friend Eggert Jensen for "an audio tape of a minor child (in Jensen's custody) so that . . . Emmerson could hear the child crying while the child was being spanked and otherwise abused."

10 AMERICANS ARRESTED

Emmerson, who is 45, was one of the primary organizers of the group's picture-taking and -sharing activities. He is one of 10 Americans arrested during a joint investigation, dubbed "Operation Hamlet," that involved the Customs office, the Danish National Police, Interpol, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and a number of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in California and 10 other states.

Ten other suspects were arrested in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland and the Netherlands. One of the American suspects, Sean Bradley, who was arrested in Reno, committed suicide after police raided his house and before he could be formally charged with molesting several children.

According to the indictment, in addition to Emmerson, the ring's members included Paul Whitmore, 43, and Brooke Rowland, 41, both of San Diego.

Participating outside California were Tracy Reynolds, 40, of Texas; Leslie Bowcut, 28, Idaho; Michael Harland, 42, Florida; Harry Tschernetzki, 41, Washington; John Zill, 36, South Carolina; Craig Davidson, age unknown, Kansas;

Eggert Jensen, 44, and Bente Jensen, 34, Denmark; and Jean-Michael Francis Cattin, 36, Marcel Egli, 47, Dirk Van Prins, age unknown, and Peter Althaus, 63, all of Switzerland.

All the Americans named in the indictment are in federal custody. The 10 suspects from other countries were arrested abroad, but it was not clear Friday how many, if any, are in custody. Authorities said more arrests in the United States are anticipated.

 

TIP FROM DANISH AUTHORITIES

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon Conklin in Fresno said the investigation of Emmerson began after local authorities were tipped to his activities by the Danish National Police.

Investigators in Denmark had arrested a couple who had taken sexually suggestive pictures of themselves with their own children and sent them out to associates over the Internet. One of those who received copies of the lurid photos was Emmerson.

"That's where the case got started -- with the referral from the DNP," Conklin said.

Based on the early leads that trickled in after Emmerson's arrest in January, investigators worked intensely on the case.

Detective John Weaver of the Clovis Police Department, the investigator who did much of the original work developing the case against Emmerson, said Friday that the chiropractor had saved computer files on virtually all of the materials generated by the ring. When the machine was seized, it proved a treasure trove of evidence against Emmerson and other alleged members of the ring, Weaver said. Clovis is a suburb of Fresno.

 

A MILLION IMAGES SEIZED

"We seized 40 CDs containing over a million images," Weaver said. "Some of the images we found were those of Mr. Emmerson engaged in sexual acts with children himself."

Weaver said the photos on the computer and the disks had allowed police to identify many of the children who had been victims of the ring. "Emmerson had 20 victims right here in Clovis alone," he said. 'We were able to identify them without any question as outright victims."

By May, investigators had scraped together enough evidence to arrest eight suspects in California, Idaho, Nevada, Texas and Washington on charges ranging from child molestation to sexual assault against a minor.

The indictment unsealed Friday says that the conspiracy apparently started in 1999.

Members kept in contact with each other by means of e-mails and Internet chat, although some of them did travel across state lines to make and distribute pictures of children engaged in sexual acts.

The group appears to have been motivated primarily by the sexual interests of its members and not by a desire for financial gain -- even though one alleged member in Idaho had a photography business that he used to produce pornographic images for his associates.

Conklin said that the members of the ring used computers to transmit the pornographic images of the children among themselves and that they discussed the production and distribution of the pictures during chat sessions on the Internet.

Two alleged members, Emmerson and Whitmore, even created a written code of conduct for their fellow "Club" participants "to follow when engaging in the sexual exploitation of children . . ."

At times members of "the Club" used porn images as personal greeting cards. For example, in one message sent in late 2001 or 2002, Cattin allegedly transmitted Emmerson a picture of a nude girl holding a sign that read, "Hello Lloyd."

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Hi Katie:
 
Note that there are nine licenses issued under four different names.  I assume that these are all the same guy.  Are you going to do a story on this?
 
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Friday, August 9, 2002

45 Children Rescued, 20 Arrests in U.S. Customs,
Danish Police Investigation of Global Child-Molesting, Pornography Ring

Washington, D.C.—Commissioner of Customs Robert C. Bonner today announced the execution of 15 U.S. search warrants and the arrests of 10 U.S. citizens in Operation Hamlet, a global investigation into a ring of pedophiles who sexually molested children and distributed child pornography over the Internet. To date, 45 children worldwide, including 37 children in the U.S., have been rescued from this abuse. In many cases, parents were involved in the molestation of their own children.

Commissioner Bonner’s announcement coincides with the indictment on August 8, 2002, of 15 of the suspects on federal conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of California. Six of those indicted are foreign nationals.

"I congratulate the investigators whose ingenuity and perseverance brought these people to justice," said Commissioner Bonner. "There is no duty that law enforcement officials take more seriously than protecting children from predators."

Since November 2001, the U.S. Customs CyberSmuggling Center, has been coordinating U.S. investigative efforts following a request for assistance from Danish National Police (DNP). The DNP had previously received information from an Internet watchdog group called "Save the Children" about photographs the group had discovered on the Internet depicting a man sexually abusing a young girl. The man and his wife were arrested by the DNP after investigators learned that they had posted images on the Internet of their nine-year-old daughter being molested. The images were shared over the Internet with individuals in other countries including the United States.

Working closely with the DNP, the U.S. Customs Attaché in Berlin, INTERPOL, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, officials from the Customs Cyber Smuggling Center were able to identify several individuals in the United States who were believed to be part of the ring. U.S. Customs identified suspects in several states including California, Idaho, Nevada, Florida, New York, Washington, New Jersey, Michigan, South Carolina, Illinois, and Texas.

U.S. Customs agents along with other federal, state, and local law enforcement officials have undertaken the following enforcement actions as part of the investigation:

  • January 26, 2002: U.S. Customs agents and officers from the Clovis Police Department in Fresno, California arrested suspect upon learning he had exchanged child pornography over the Internet with another couple involved in the ring. The suspect was subsequently charged with child molestation and other related violations.
  • January 27, 2002: U.S. Customs agents in San Diego, California, along with members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), arrested a child counselor, charged with child molestation and distribution of child pornography.
  • February 15, 2002: An advertising salesman, was arrested in San Diego on charges of child molestation and distribution of child pornography.
  • February 15, 2002: U.S. Customs agents and detectives from the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect from Burley, Idaho. The suspect allegedly operated a photography business that he utilized to produce child pornography.
  • February 15, 2002: U.S. Customs agents in Reno, Nevada and detectives from the Reno Police Department executed a search warrant at the home of a suspect who committed suicide prior to the filing of formal charges on molesting several children.
  • February 24, 2002: U.S. Customs agents in Dallas, Texas, assisted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety, arrested a suspect from Longview, Texas. The suspect was arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.
  • March 11, 2002: U.S. Customs agents in West Palm Beach, Florida, and detectives from the West Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect from Palm Beach Gardens on charges of child molestation and manufacture and distribution of child pornography.
  • March 12, 2002: a federal arrest warrant was issued for suspect from Longview, Texas, on child pornography charges.
  • March 13, 2002: U.S. Customs agents in Austin, Texas, arrested suspect from Killeen, Texas, for possession and receipt of child pornography. This suspect allegedly had asked a man and wife involved in the ring to send him images of child molestation while posing as a teenage girl over the Internet. On July 10, the suspect was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  • May 9, 2002: A suspect from Spokane, Washington was arrested on child sexual exploitation charges. The suspect entered a guilty plea on August 1.

Ten suspects have been arrested in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Additional arrests in the United States are anticipated.

U.S. Customs continues to be a global leader in the enforcement of laws aimed at protecting children from sexual exploitation and abuse by pedophiles. U.S. Customs investigations have led to significant federal and state prison sentences for those found guilty of child exploitation violations, including the recent sentencing of Glenn Martikean, a member of the Blue Orchid Club dismantled by U.S. Customs and Moscow City Police in last year. Martikean received 20 years in prison after having been found guilty on a number of charges.

 

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EMMERSON'S LAWYER: Emmerson's lawyer, H. Ronald Sawl,
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Posted on Fri, Aug. 09, 2002
 
Twenty charged with molesting children as part of international Internet pornography ring

Associated Press Writer
 

A group of parents sexually molested and photographed their own children and swapped pictures over the Internet, said U.S. Customs Service officials who announced charges Friday against 20 people, including a Kansas man.

Craig Davidson, of Chanute, Kan., was among 10 Americans and 10 Europeans charged, Customs officials said.

Forty-five children were victimized, including 37 Americans ranging in age from 2 to about 14, said Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner.

"These crimes are beyond the pale," Bonner said. "They are despicable and repugnant."

The suspects are men except for Bente Jensen of Denmark, who was charged along with her husband, Eggert Jensen.

Among the U.S. citizens charged since January are chiropractor Lloyd Alan Emmerson of Clovis, Calif., who has pleaded innocent, and eight others named in a federal indictment unsealed Friday in Fresno, Calif.

Another, Jeffrey Naimo of Killeen, Texas, has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, Bonner said.

Six residents of Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands also were indicted in Fresno, including the Jensens, and the Justice Department is seeking their extradition, Bonner said.

Four other Europeans were charged abroad as part of a joint investigation with the Danish National Police that reached Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Customs officials said they would not identify them or specify their nationality because the investigation is ongoing.

"What is particularly disturbing about this case is that the majority of the people who have been charged were actually the parents who were sexually exploiting their own children," Bonner told a news conference.

A few of those arrested received pictures but did not produce them, Bonner said.

Each charge of sexual exploitation of children, conspiracy to exploit children, and receiving and distributing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to a maximum of 20 years. Some defendants could receive 60 years if convicted of all charges against them, Bonner said.

More arrests are expected. Authorities are still trying to identify other children in some of the explicit pictures.

Investigators allege that members of the ring befriended each other through Internet chat rooms and began trading explicit computer messages.

Men sometimes requested photographs of children in specific sexual poses. One asked for an audiotape so he could hear a child crying while being spanked, the indictment said.

The investigation began when the international charity Save the Children found a picture on the Internet that appeared to show a child being molested and reported it to Danish authorities.

Danish police found information on the Jensens' computer that was forwarded to the U.S. Customs Service and led to Emmerson's arrest. A search of his computer led to more arrests, officials said. Emmerson's lawyer, H. Ronald Sawl, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Besides Davidson, the other Americans facing charges include: Paul Whitmore of San Diego; Brooke Rowland, San Diego; Tracy Reynolds, Longview, Texas; Leslie Peter Bowcut, Burley, Idaho; Michael David Harland, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Harry Eldon Tschernetzki, Spokane, Wash.; and John Zill, Greeneville, S.C.

An 11th American, Sean Bradley of Reno, Nev., committed suicide prior to the filing of formal charges, said Customs special agent Mike Netherland.

The other four foreigners indicted in Fresno were identified as Jean-Michael Frances Cattin, Marcel Egli and Peter Althaus of Switzerland; and Dirk-Jan Prins of the Netherlands. No hometowns were provided.

Netherland said authorities in England and Germany had asked that those suspects not be named while their investigations continue.

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On the Net: Customs Service: http://www.customs.ustreas.gov


 http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/3831603.htm


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EMMERSON'S LAWYER: Emmerson's lawyer, H. Ronald Sawl,
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Posted on Fri, Aug. 09, 2002
 
Twenty charged with molesting children as part of international Internet pornography ring

Associated Press Writer
 

A group of parents sexually molested and photographed their own children and swapped pictures over the Internet, said U.S. Customs Service officials who announced charges Friday against 20 people, including a Kansas man.

Craig Davidson, of Chanute, Kan., was among 10 Americans and 10 Europeans charged, Customs officials said.

Forty-five children were victimized, including 37 Americans ranging in age from 2 to about 14, said Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner.

"These crimes are beyond the pale," Bonner said. "They are despicable and repugnant."

The suspects are men except for Bente Jensen of Denmark, who was charged along with her husband, Eggert Jensen.

Among the U.S. citizens charged since January are chiropractor Lloyd Alan Emmerson of Clovis, Calif., who has pleaded innocent, and eight others named in a federal indictment unsealed Friday in Fresno, Calif.

Another, Jeffrey Naimo of Killeen, Texas, has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, Bonner said.

Six residents of Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands also were indicted in Fresno, including the Jensens, and the Justice Department is seeking their extradition, Bonner said.

Four other Europeans were charged abroad as part of a joint investigation with the Danish National Police that reached Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Customs officials said they would not identify them or specify their nationality because the investigation is ongoing.

"What is particularly disturbing about this case is that the majority of the people who have been charged were actually the parents who were sexually exploiting their own children," Bonner told a news conference.

A few of those arrested received pictures but did not produce them, Bonner said.

Each charge of sexual exploitation of children, conspiracy to exploit children, and receiving and distributing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to a maximum of 20 years. Some defendants could receive 60 years if convicted of all charges against them, Bonner said.

More arrests are expected. Authorities are still trying to identify other children in some of the explicit pictures.

Investigators allege that members of the ring befriended each other through Internet chat rooms and began trading explicit computer messages.

Men sometimes requested photographs of children in specific sexual poses. One asked for an audiotape so he could hear a child crying while being spanked, the indictment said.

The investigation began when the international charity Save the Children found a picture on the Internet that appeared to show a child being molested and reported it to Danish authorities.

Danish police found information on the Jensens' computer that was forwarded to the U.S. Customs Service and led to Emmerson's arrest. A search of his computer led to more arrests, officials said. Emmerson's lawyer, H. Ronald Sawl, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Besides Davidson, the other Americans facing charges include: Paul Whitmore of San Diego; Brooke Rowland, San Diego; Tracy Reynolds, Longview, Texas; Leslie Peter Bowcut, Burley, Idaho; Michael David Harland, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Harry Eldon Tschernetzki, Spokane, Wash.; and John Zill, Greeneville, S.C.

An 11th American, Sean Bradley of Reno, Nev., committed suicide prior to the filing of formal charges, said Customs special agent Mike Netherland.

The other four foreigners indicted in Fresno were identified as Jean-Michael Frances Cattin, Marcel Egli and Peter Althaus of Switzerland; and Dirk-Jan Prins of the Netherlands. No hometowns were provided.

Netherland said authorities in England and Germany had asked that those suspects not be named while their investigations continue.

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On the Net: Customs Service: http://www.customs.ustreas.gov


 http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/3831603.htm


Many California chiropractors involved in prostitution. The Los Angeles Times has reported that prostitution rings are setting up shop in suburban strip malls, medical plazas and business parks -- often using chiropractic offices as a cover. [Morin M: Kinky therapy for your back: Desperate times for chiropractors drive some to set up shop with prostitution rings, officials say. Operators say they were tricked.
Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2002] The report states:

Businesses purporting to provide legal massage, acupressure, or aromatherapy services have also been used as fronts.


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Clovis police looking for info on possible photos of kids

 

By Gwendolyn Crump -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 2:15 a.m. PDT Saturday, June 15, 2002

SACRAMENTO -- Clovis police detectives want to talk with families of children who had their pictures taken in any of Lloyd Emmerson's chiropractic offices in Sacramento -- 3811 Florin Road or 4237 South Market Court.

Emmerson, a 45-year-old Clovis resident, remains in the Fresno County Jail, facing federal child-exploitation charges. A federal grand jury indicted Emmerson in February on charges that included transmission of photos of children over the Internet.

If convicted, Emmerson could face 35 years in prison and fines of up to a $250,000.

Anyone whose children posed for photographs for Emmerson is asked to call Detective John Weaver with the Clovis Police Department at (559) 297-2516


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EMMERSON GARY W DC 14596 VALID 801 NORTH TUSTIN AVE SUITE 300 SANTA ANA 92705 ORANGE No
EMMERSON LLOYD SAT 19766 CANCELLED 670 EAST BULLARD AVE, #102 FRESNO 93710 FRESNO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN DC 19766 VALID 1360 NORTH FRESNO ST FRESNO 93703 FRESNO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 3091 FORFEITURE 670 EAST BULLARD AVE, #102 FRESNO 93710 FRESNO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 1088 CANCELLED 8018 N. ELDORADO STREET STOCKTON 95210 SAN JOAQUIN No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 2326 CANCELLED 4237 SOUTH MARKET COURT NO C SACRAMENTO 95834 SACRAMENTO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 2325 CANCELLED 3811 FLORIN ROAD SUITE 29 SACRAMENTO 95823 SACRAMENTO No
EMMERSON RONALD EUGENE DC 19767 VALID 645 W OLIVE AVE SUITE 217 MERCED 95348 MERCED No
EMMERSON RONALD W SAT 1751 CANCELLED 5637 N. PERSHING STE. #9 STOCKTON 95207 SAN JOAQUIN No

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Name Type Number Status Address City Zip County Actions?
EMMERSON GARY W DC 14596 VALID 801 NORTH TUSTIN AVE SUITE 300 SANTA ANA 92705 ORANGE No
EMMERSON LLOYD SAT 19766 CANCELLED 670 EAST BULLARD AVE, #102 FRESNO 93710 FRESNO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN DC 19766 VALID 1360 NORTH FRESNO ST FRESNO 93703 FRESNO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 3091 FORFEITURE 670 EAST BULLARD AVE, #102 FRESNO 93710 FRESNO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 1088 CANCELLED 8018 N. ELDORADO STREET STOCKTON 95210 SAN JOAQUIN No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 2326 CANCELLED 4237 SOUTH MARKET COURT NO C SACRAMENTO 95834 SACRAMENTO No
EMMERSON LLOYD ALAN SAT 2325 CANCELLED 3811 FLORIN ROAD SUITE 29 SACRAMENTO 95823 SACRAMENTO No
EMMERSON RONALD EUGENE DC 19767 VALID 645 W OLIVE AVE SUITE 217 MERCED 95348 MERCED No
EMMERSON RONALD W SAT 1751 CANCELLED 5637 N. PERSHING STE. #9 STOCKTON 95207 SAN JOAQUIN No

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Lloyd Emmerson  
1360 N Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93703

    
Phone: 559-495-0544


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Same phone as:
Emmerson Chiropractic 209-722-4014 25 W 19th St Merced CA 95340
 
 
Body Needs Massage
645 W. Olive Suite 217, Merced  (209) 722-4014


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Corporation
RONALD EMMERSON CHIROPRACTIC, INC.
Number: C2121202 Date Filed: 8/11/1998 Status: active
Jurisdiction: California
Mailing Address
645 W OLIVE STE 217
MERCED, CA 95348
Agent for Service of Process
RONALD EMMERSON DC
645 W OLIVE STE 217
MERCED, CA 95348


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Emmerson Chiropractic 209-722-4014 25 W 19th St Merced CA 95340
Emmerson Lloyd Dc 209-495-0544 1360 N Fresno St Fresno CA 93703
 


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Parents held in child-porn ring
Alleged leader Fresno chiropractor

Saturday, August 10, 2002

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Federal officials said Friday they had broken up an international child pornography ring, headquartered in Fresno County, in which parents molested their own children and traded pictures of that activity over the Internet.

The full scope of the child sex operation, under investigation since November, was made public for the first time when the U.S. attorney's office in Fresno unsealed a 16-page federal indictment that lists 15 of the suspects and details some of their activities.

Meanwhile, U.S. Customs Director Robert Bonner held a press conference in Washington and said the case was one of the most disturbing he had encountered in his career.

"These crimes are beyond the pale," Bonner said. "They are despicable and repugnant. . . . What is particularly disturbing is that the majority of the people who have been charged were actually the parents, who were sexually exploiting their own children."

The activities involved 45 children around the world, including 37 in the U. S. Eighty percent of the victims were molested by their own parents, according to U.S. Customs officials who investigated the case. The children have been placed in foster care or with another parent or relative.

The indictment says the defendants, who referred to each other as members of "the Club," would message each other on the Internet and ask for pictures of children engaged in "sexually explicit activity." In one example, cited at the end of the indictment, Lloyd Alan Emmerson, a Fresno chiropractor who, prosecutors say, was the central figure in the operation, asked his Danish friend Eggert Jensen for "an audio tape of a minor child (in Jensen's custody) so that . . . Emmerson could hear the child crying while the child was being spanked and otherwise abused."

10 AMERICANS ARRESTED

Emmerson, who is 45, was one of the primary organizers of the group's picture-taking and -sharing activities. He is one of 10 Americans arrested during a joint investigation, dubbed "Operation Hamlet," that involved the Customs office, the Danish National Police, Interpol, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and a number of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in California and 10 other states.

Ten other suspects were arrested in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland and the Netherlands. One of the American suspects, Sean Bradley, who was arrested in Reno, committed suicide after police raided his house and before he could be formally charged with molesting several children.

According to the indictment, in addition to Emmerson, the ring's members included Paul Whitmore, 43, and Brooke Rowland, 41, both of San Diego.

Participating outside California were Tracy Reynolds, 40, of Texas; Leslie Bowcut, 28, Idaho; Michael Harland, 42, Florida; Harry Tschernetzki, 41, Washington; John Zill, 36, South Carolina; Craig Davidson, age unknown, Kansas;

Eggert Jensen, 44, and Bente Jensen, 34, Denmark; and Jean-Michael Francis Cattin, 36, Marcel Egli, 47, Dirk Van Prins, age unknown, and Peter Althaus, 63, all of Switzerland.

All the Americans named in the indictment are in federal custody. The 10 suspects from other countries were arrested abroad, but it was not clear Friday how many, if any, are in custody. Authorities said more arrests in the United States are anticipated.

 

TIP FROM DANISH AUTHORITIES

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon Conklin in Fresno said the investigation of Emmerson began after local authorities were tipped to his activities by the Danish National Police.

Investigators in Denmark had arrested a couple who had taken sexually suggestive pictures of themselves with their own children and sent them out to associates over the Internet. One of those who received copies of the lurid photos was Emmerson.

"That's where the case got started -- with the referral from the DNP," Conklin said.

Based on the early leads that trickled in after Emmerson's arrest in January, investigators worked intensely on the case.

Detective John Weaver of the Clovis Police Department, the investigator who did much of the original work developing the case against Emmerson, said Friday that the chiropractor had saved computer files on virtually all of the materials generated by the ring. When the machine was seized, it proved a treasure trove of evidence against Emmerson and other alleged members of the ring, Weaver said. Clovis is a suburb of Fresno.

 

A MILLION IMAGES SEIZED

"We seized 40 CDs containing over a million images," Weaver said. "Some of the images we found were those of Mr. Emmerson engaged in sexual acts with children himself."

Weaver said the photos on the computer and the disks had allowed police to identify many of the children who had been victims of the ring. "Emmerson had 20 victims right here in Clovis alone," he said. 'We were able to identify them without any question as outright victims."

By May, investigators had scraped together enough evidence to arrest eight suspects in California, Idaho, Nevada, Texas and Washington on charges ranging from child molestation to sexual assault against a minor.

The indictment unsealed Friday says that the conspiracy apparently started in 1999.

Members kept in contact with each other by means of e-mails and Internet chat, although some of them did travel across state lines to make and distribute pictures of children engaged in sexual acts.

The group appears to have been motivated primarily by the sexual interests of its members and not by a desire for financial gain -- even though one alleged member in Idaho had a photography business that he used to produce pornographic images for his associates.

Conklin said that the members of the ring used computers to transmit the pornographic images of the children among themselves and that they discussed the production and distribution of the pictures during chat sessions on the Internet.

Two alleged members, Emmerson and Whitmore, even created a written code of conduct for their fellow "Club" participants "to follow when engaging in the sexual exploitation of children . . ."

At times members of "the Club" used porn images as personal greeting cards. For example, in one message sent in late 2001 or 2002, Cattin allegedly transmitted Emmerson a picture of a nude girl holding a sign that read, "Hello Lloyd."

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 http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/08/10/MN152834.DTL


BY CINDY ROSS: 8/11/02

We at NAFCJ have understood for a long time, that family court corruption --
by some people somewhat misidentified as "bias" against mothers -- is
actually connected to a coverup of a pedophile ring/fund diversion scheme
operating through cases which use PAS methodology to switch custody to child
molesters and other abusive men.

Of course we are not saying that ALL men are abusers/pedophiles and we do
realize that occasionally men are also retaliated against for reporting
abuse. However, people affiliated with the MOVEMENT known as "fathers'
rights" -- which is NOT a legitimate support system for men who ARE concerned
about court reform -- often try to distort information and cover up the real
issues with a lot of "red herring" type arguments (e.g., feminists hate men,
women are just as likely as men to be batterers, etc.) that have nothing to
do with the actual problems underlying the family court debacle.

I think that the recent bust of the "parents" child-porn ring is very telling
-- although even in these articles from the SF Chronicle, they try to make
this sound gender neutral. The "parents" that were involved in abusing their
own children were FATHERS. While there is mention of one woman and her
husband, it appears that she was a second wife, not the biological mother.

Also note that this article says that some of the victims were placed back
with "another parent", i.e., their MOTHERS, which certainly makes it appear
that the fathers were not only the molesters, they took the children away --
and were probably "custodial" "dads" -- from their mothers:

  HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/0

8/10/MN152834.DTL">Click here: Parents held in child-porn ring / Alleged
leader Fresno chiropractor
"These crimes are beyond the pale," Bonner said. "They are despicable and
repugnant. . . . What is particularly disturbing is that the majority of the
people who have been charged were actually the parents, who were sexually
exploiting their own children."

The activities involved 45 children around the world, including 37 in the U.
S. Eighty percent of the victims were molested by their own parents,
according to U.S. Customs officials who investigated the case. The children
have been placed in foster care or with another parent or relative."

Here are links to other articles about this in the SF Chronicle.
Incidentally, it is not surprising that most of the American "parents" were
from CA, TX, WA and FL, among the most PAS/"fatherhood" corrupted states in
the US:

HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/08/09/

national1059EDT0570.DTL">Click here: Fifteen charged with molesting children
as part of international Internet pornography ring

HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/08/09/

state1255EDT0094.DTL">Click here: Fresno indictment names 20 in Internet
child porn ring

  HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/08/09/

national1359EDT0104.DTL">Click here: Fresno indictment names 20 in
international child porn ring

  HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/08/09/

state1130EDT0075.DTL">Click here: Fresno prosecutor announces Internet child
porn indictments

BTW, for terrific material coming from a REAL "men's group", check out THIS
article, which also explains why it is not in a child's best interests to be
placed in the sole or partial "custody" of a father, when he is an abuser:

Click here:
http://www.familyallies.net/fair.pdf


For more information about NAFCJ:

Cindy Ross
California Director
National Alliance for Family Court Justice
nafcj.org/