Monday, July 5, 2010

Peer to Peer Busts Child Pornographer Cheetham gets cheated


Gary Cheetham who lives at 104 East Pratt Boulevard in Roselle, a subdivision in Chicago, Illinois, is in hot water.  He was arrested getting off an airliner at O’Hare international Airport after the FBI searched his house in May.  Within the house they found computers full of child pornography!


It all started when an under-cover FBI agent began communicating with Cheetham on the net and by peer to peer computer sharing.


garycheetham mug

The face of an alleged child pornographer

How did they catch this 54 year old man who has no problem praying on our nation’s youth?  Peer to peer file sharing was the main method!


Many child pornographers use the computer sharing method thinking they can thwart the laws.  Unfortunately for them, the FBI is watching and ‘they always get their man!’


The Innocent Images Task Force is a law enforcement project aimed at taking child pornographers off of the street.  They focus on:


  • Online organizations, enterprises, and communities that exploit children for profit or personal gain.

  • Major distributors of child pornography, such as those who appear to have transmitted a large volume of child pornography via an online computer on several occasions to several other people.

  • Producers of child pornography.

  • Individuals who travel, or indicate a willingness to travel, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with a minor.

  • Possessors of child pornography.


If you are a child pornographer and cannot control your impulses, as most cannot, then seek help!  Why spend the next 15 to 30 years in the cross bar motel?  You may be able to remain anonymous with a good therapist.  You could also turn yourself in and throw yourself on the mercy of the court.


If you don’t act then we will find you, we will arrest you, and we will send you for your first date with bend-em-over Bill!  When I say we, that means members of law enforcement, which I am not.  But they represent part of our society with a mission of protecting the little ones you harm!


If you are on the other side of the coin you might check the national center for missing and exploited children.  For more information on the prevention of child abusers check out this site!


The FBI wants information about Cheetham.  If you know of additional victims please contact them at the Chicago FBI office (312) 421-6700.


Cheetham has been charged but not convicted.  He has the fundamental right of being considered innocent until proven guilty, should that happen. 


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