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When is a Picture More Than Just a Picture?

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When is a Picture More Than Just a Picture?

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  1. Detective Mike Detloff #323 Moorhead Police Department When is a Picture More Than Just a Picture? NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  2. Just a Picture? • There are over 3 Million images of child pornography on the Internet. • The Internet allows more than one person to possess as many of these images as they want. • MN and ND have less than 10 officers investigating these crimes full time. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  3. Anything Wrong with this Image? NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  4. Meet Matthew Mancuso: NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007 Mancuso was a Pittsburg Businessman (Millionaire) who wanted to adopt a orphan from Russia He asked to look at photos and videos of girls that were available for adoption When it came time to give the tape back, Mancuso told the employee that he “nearly wore the tape out”

  5. Meet Masha Allen: NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007 Born in Russia on August 25, 1992 Mother was an alcoholic and stabbed Masha in the neck when she was 3 years old She lived in an orphanage where the older kids abused the younger ones. Masha kept everything she owned under her pillow out of fear of having it stolen

  6. Meet Masha Allen: • After living in the orphanage for two years, she learned she was going to be adopted. • Mancuso visited several times bringing Masha presents. • Masha asked if he was married and if she would have a mother, Mancuso said, “no”. • He adopted Masha in July of 1998. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  7. Meet Masha Allen: • Mancuso didn’t have a bed for Masha and had her sleep with him the first night she arrived. • This is when the abuse started. • He made her dress up in adult’s clothes and even pretended to “Marry” her. • At times he kept Masha chained in the basement. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  8. Masha’s Abuse: • Because he didn’t want Masha to grow up, he only let her eat a little bit of food --- plain pasta, raw vegetables, and no meat. • When she was rescued, she was 10 years old and wore a size 6X. • Mancuso let Masha go to school and sometimes play with friends. • He told her if she ever told anyone what was happening, something bad would happen to her. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  9. Masha’s Abuse: • “Even though I was the size of a five year old when I was ten, no one at my school ever said anything to anyone.” • “The whole time he took a lot of pictures of me. I didn’t know until later that he was putting my pictures on the Internet to trade and maybe sell to other pedophiles.” NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  10. Masha’s Rescue: • A Chicago police officer, posing as a pedophile discovered Mancuso in a chat room. • His instincts told him Mancuso was dangerous to children. • They went to his house to execute a search warrant for Mancuso’s computer. • They never expected to see Allen also at the residence. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  11. Mancuso’s Arrest: • Prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office in Pittsburg and convicted on September 25, 2003. • He was sentenced to 15 years on child pornography. • He was also prosecuted in state court on 11 criminal acts that he had done on Masha. • Sentenced to 35 years in prison. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  12. Mancuso’s Treatment: • Sent to a Massachusetts Hospital to be rehabilitated. • He has free health care, free mental health services, he can read magazines, play ping-pong and have hobbies • “I just lost my Medicaid and my mom has to work double hard to pay for the things I need while Matthew lays around the hospital playing games.” NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  13. Masha’s Treatment: • “Usually, when a kid is hurt and the abuser goes to prison, the abuse is over. But because Matthew put my pictures on the Internet the abuse is still going on. Anyone can see them. People are still downloading them – we get notices from the FBI every time someone is arrested for it. I want every single one of them to go to jail and really be punished.” NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  14. Masha’s Reaction” • “I’m more upset about the pictures on the Internet than I am about what Matthew did to me physically.” • “When other people look at my pictures on the Internet, are they thinking about doing the things to me that Matthew did?” NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  15. Daniel Shern: NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  16. Daniel Shern: • Lived in North Moorhead • Received an endowment every year that was large enough to pay for his rent and utilities for a year. • If he needed extra spending money, he would work day jobs until he had what he wanted. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  17. Daniel Shern: • Stopped by Detroit Lakes Police for a driving complaint • Arrested for DUI • During inventory search, two binders located with printed images believed to be child pornography • Also located a laptop computer and several CD’s at his girlfriends house • Search Warrant at his residence, nothing NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  18. Dan Shern Evidence: • Used a program to “scrub” his computer to remove evidence of child pornography. • Kept several CD’s containing the images. • Over 5,000 images of child pornography located on computer and CD’s. • Sentenced to 12 years in Federal Prison. • Previous conviction for having sexual contact with a child under 18 years old. • Several images of Masha on his computer. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  19. Hmmmm…………. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  20. Dr. Sharon Cooper: • “Child Pornography constitutes insult to injury to a victim.” • “The injury is child sexual abuse. The insult is the memorialization of that child’s sexual abuse for time untold.” NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  21. Billion Dollar Industry? • According to congressional sources, in 2004 the global commercial revenue for selling music online was $3 Billion. • Sales of child sexual abuse images in the same year totaled an estimated $20 Billion. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  22. Nancy Grace: • Befriended Masha Allen and has given her strength to get through her ordeal • “The Internet has opened a window for child predators into the bedrooms of every child in the country. We have to protect our kids.” NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  23. Meet Justin Berry: NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  24. Meet Justin Berry: • Berry was 13 when he received a free webcam as a gift for joining EarthLink. He placed his image online in the hopes of attracting new friends, maybe even a girlfriend. He didn’t have much luck, but within minutes of posting his image he received a response from an older man. Then another man. And then another. NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  25. Justin’s Abuse: • Men praised him about his good looks • Started sending gifts • Offered $50 to take his shirt off • Escalated to performing sex acts in front of the camera • “I was paid by more than 1,000 men to strip naked, masturbate and even have sex with female prostitutes while on camera.” NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  26. Justin’s Clients: • Doctors, Lawyers, Businessmen, and Teachers (7 total from MN—2 from Moorhead) • J. Shea, on probation for possession of child pornography • Consented to search of his computer, no new images • The second, a homeless man from Moorhead, but I am unable to locate him NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  27. J. Shea: NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  28. Remember this picture? NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  29. What if it was emailed: To: Perverted_Oldguy@perverts.org From: Hung_likeahorse@littleone.com Subject: I’d like this one to ride me. Date: November 7, 2007 Hey Jim, Take a look at this one. She’s hot. I wonder if she wants to ride a real horse ; ) I’ll take the first one, if you want the second. Horny Bob NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  30. What’s wrong with this? NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  31. This is a Photo of a Crime Scene: NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007

  32. References: • “Child-Porn Victim Brings Her Story to Washington.” www.abcnews.go.com/id=1919036 • “Grace : Judges Too Lenient on Child Predators.” www.abcnews.go.com/id=1917199 • “Through His Webcam, a Boy Joins a Sordid Online World.” New York Times www.nytimes.com NDSU IT Security Conference November 7, 2007