Thursday, 11 June 2015

Name & Shame

Name & shame, Jarratt Turner.

Window Washer Accused Of Raping 2-Year-Old To Create Child Porn (NASHVILLE) - Federal prosecutors are calling it a horrible case of child abuse. The U.S. Marshalls have a Nashville man in custody who's accused of filming child pornography with children as young as 2 years old.

Homeland Security says Jarratt Turner would come to Sip Cafe on Gallatin Pike and send off the child porn he created himself. On his Facebook and Instagram, there are plenty of pictures of children. Homeland Security says Turner earned the trust of his friends and watched their kids only to use them to create child porn.

Investigators say one of his victims is a 2-year-old girl. "I don't know how you can do something like that, truthfully," said Thomas Ashburn, an East Nashville resident. According to the criminal complaint, Turner emailed two images to an undercover police officer in Australia. Homeland security tracked the IP address to Sip Cafe on Gallatin Pike. Investigators say day after day, Turner would sit there and order a coffee and two scoops ice cream and email videos and pictures of his victims.

On a photo sharing website, investigators say Turner created folders, one with pictures of a boy, and another with pictures of a 2-year-old girl, saying "These photos are my own personal work" and "I loooooove (sic) little ones. I love my little ones the most and hope you love them too." "This is something traumatic for a child, even a one or two year old and even before a child is verbal," said Babara Hessel, an intake specialist at the Sexual Assault Center.

On his Facebook page, Turner says he's a manager at a window washing company. Investigators say he'd been friends with the parents of his victims for years. Hessel says 90 percent of children are sexually assaulted by someone the family knows, someone they trust. "So, in terms of warning signs, often times there really aren't any," said Hessel. "The person may seem very amicable, very caring, somebody that you want to bring into your home."

Prosecutors have charged Turner with distribution of child pornography, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. They say more charges are coming. His next court hearing is Friday, June 12.

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