Catholic Deacon Busted for Storing Child Porn on Cloud

Started by stromboli, March 04, 2013, 11:27:02 AM

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QuoteA deacon at St. Joseph's Church in Fullerton, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, was arrested last week for possession of child pornography after Verizon detected images and videos on its cloud backup servers of children performing sexual acts.

William Steven Albaugh, a 67-year old retiree ordained as a Catholic deacon in 1996, was taken into custody by Baltimore County Police officers on March 1. He admitted to collecting child pornography since the 1970s, but he claimed not to have been involved in creating the porn himself. Police believe none of the images are of children from the church, its school, or the Fullerton community.

Verizon detected the pornographic images stored in Albaugh's Verizon Online Backup and Sharing account. The company reported his account to Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who in turn passed the information to Baltimore County law enforcement. Police investigating the case found files both on his Verizon account and on a flash drive, and authorities seized two PCs and an iPad. Albaugh said he used the iPad to view "nudist websites that include pictures of children," The Baltimore Sun reports.

How the fuck many times does this have to happen before the Catholic church finally gets with it and roots out these sickos? Simple. The whole institution is sicko.


Interesting to read the comments on the article. Seems they are more concerned about the lack of privacy on Cloud storage than the act of pedophilia. I never thought storing data on the internet would not be privy to scrutiny. Seems obvious to me.