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Jan 06 2012

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Another Official, This Time an NGO, Caught in the Web of Child Porn – Did He Know Cassandra Cruz Who Worked There??

by William Hermann – Jan. 5, 2012 09:35 PM

The Republic | azcentral.com

When police entered the home of John Landrum Jr., whom they suspected of downloading child pornography, they had to look only as far as the desktop of a computer in his home, where videos depicting the sexual exploitation of minors were “in plain view,” court documents say.

Landrum, 52, an official with the Salvation Army, was arrested Wednesday and faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class 2 felony. He was booked into a Maricopa County jail, with bail set at $100,000.

Landrum has been a program coordinator for several years with the Salvation Army’s Project Hope, a homeless outreach program. Salvation Army spokeswoman Melissa Axman said Thursday that Landrum’s “main responsibility was to work with the adult homeless population and veterans.”

To Axman’s knowledge, there have been no other allegations of wrongdoing lodged against Landrum during the roughly seven years he has worked for the Salvation Army.

“If he came into contact with children, it would have been working with a family and trying to transition them to our homeless shelter,” Axman said.

Axman said Landrum was put on administrative leave on Wednesday.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said detectives working with the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force “are on the Internet and looking for people downloading and transferring child pornography, and that is what led them to Landrum.”

Court document released Thursday said the detectives, while conducting an investigation into child-pornography trafficking, “identified a computer assigned to a specific I.P. address that was in possession of images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of minors.”

One of the images was of “a very young nude female child,” under the age of 15, exposing herself in a pose consistent with the kind found in adult pornography images.

Court documents say the Internet address was assigned to Landrum.

Investigators allege that videos found on a computer in his home and its hard drives “show adult males engaged in various sex acts with prepubescent female children.”

When police began to inventory images and videos on Landrum’s computer and two hard drives, documents say, they found “images of young female children ages five to 10 engaged in sexual intercourse and other sexual acts with adult males.”

Detectives wrote in the court documents that Landrum “admitted the computer was his as well as the external media and that he transferred the data from the computer to the external media, however denied knowledge of the contraband.”

Court documents say that if Landrum is bailed out of jail, conditions of his release include that he “shall have no contact with anyone under age 18” and that he “shall not possess or use any computer.”

 

You’ll recall, I posted this STORY about Cassandra Cruz going into the high schools of America to have sex with a HS Senior. This article says she worked at Salvation Army. Did she work with this child pornographer??

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