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Convicted Child Pornographer's Home Raided

Authorities suspect he's making more child porn.

A convicted child pornographer's home was raided after he allegedly asked to take illicit photos of a Temecula girl.

The home of John Brady, 64, in the 200 block of East Heald Avenue in Lake Elsinore was searched, and forensic investigators were examining his electronic devices this week, according to Detective Darin Gray of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

"I know, based on my training and experience, that collectors of child pornography rarely dispose of their collection," the detective wrote in a search warrant affidavit. "Any items of child pornography that they possess or obtain will be cherished and maintained so that it may be viewed on a regular basis."

Brady was arrested in Colorado for taking lewd pictures of a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old victim, and he was sentenced to three years in state prison, according to the affidavit.

To see Brady's page on Megan's Law, click here.

When Brady's Colorado home was searched, photos of both victims were found, including one showing the suspect touching the 17-year-old victim's breast, according to Gray.

Brady allegedly met the more recent 17-year-old victim at her work place, a fast food restaurant in Temecula. He told her he was a photographer and wanted to do a shoot with her, according to the detective.

"He told her that he liked her 'look' and wanted her to do modeling for him," Gray said.

The suspect gave the victim his card, which had his website on it. To see the website, click here.

The suspect then emailed the victim to arrange the photo shoot. He said they would drive to Orange County, where he booked a studio for two hours, according to Gray.

"Braddy told her to bring a few nice dresses and 'sexy is fine, even encouraged, even an old prom dress, if you still have one that fits, maybe something sexy and casual -- open shirt exposing as much cleavage as you are comfortable showing -- tied under the breast and (as) short and tight… as you are comfortable wearing," Gray wrote in the affidavit.

He went on to say the girl would be in the shoot with a male model, and encouraged her to take suggestive photos.

"You do not have to touch his package, but if you are willing, images of you inspecting him would fit the fetish. I have some white nylon rope, a whip and a riding crop that I'll bring along," the suspect told the victim via email, according to the affidavit. "I'll be paying the modeling fee, in that he doesn't want to leave a paper trail."

Investigators opened the investigation when the girl's parents searched the victim's email box, found the messages and called the sheriff's department.
Gray interviewed the victim at her school, and she said she never met Brady for the shoot. "She told me the entire situation sounded strange, so she stopped returning his email," the detective said.

During Brady's trial in Colorado, a psychologist said she believed Brady was likely to offend again, according to the affidavit. "She stated it was her opinion that Brady was 'getting off lightly,' and she did not believe it was a one time offense 'as it is far more likely that Mr. Brady has exploited minors for years,'" Gray wrote.

An investigation is ongoing. Anybody with any information about this case was asked to contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

Vicki January 03, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Not sure what you're reading but I never said nor presumed they get 4 years. Re: death penalty I was speaking of now, due to dna. No innocent person should be behind bars, but when the evidence is on film and person is without question guilty, you gotta go. The system is twisted and needs to be revised in many ways but thank you for the additional info.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Comments on these type of cases show the tendency of our society to presume the accused is guilty before there is any real presentation of evidence to prove guilt. Juries have been (in past cases) drawing similar conclusions. If a person doesn't have a substantial amount of money to obtain a VERY good attorney to force the prosecutor to prove a case against someone accused of a sex crime, the likelihood is that the accused is either forced to "take a deal" or face the very real probability that they WILL be convicted. I don't see where that is doing our society any good at all. Now, enter the logic "kill them fast". Why? Hmm.. because you don't want to find out later that they might not have been guilty? I have a website that will be up soon that has the purpose of people connecting to discuss these things as they relate to family safety, especially the safety of our children. IF there is to be a solution to the problem of sex offenses, it will be through the people. And it will be done through education, not emotional (knee jerk) reactions to what is reported. It will be through families, friends and other people in a community paying attention to children and what is going on in the family. That is where the solution is. I agree that some people shouldn't have children. But we don't have the right to determine who those people are prior to them committing a sex crime. I suggest we as people be more responsible for what is going on in our families and community.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Hi Vicki, My error, I mentioned the 4 years from a post above yours. I apologize. Yes the system is out of whack. Unfortunately, not enough people are willing to admit that. Being that the system messed up, and no solution to it is in sight, I believe it is better to become more active as a community in making decisions that lower the risk to children. Sometimes just paying attention to what is going on around us can make the difference between life and death and a lifetime of attempting to recover from a violation. If you are interested, a few of us have put together a free book that talks about some of these things. I would be happy to send it to you when it is ready. Take care and have a great day.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Hi Vicki, My error, I mentioned the 4 years from a post above yours. I apologize. Yes the system is out of whack. Unfortunately, not enough people are willing to admit that. Being that the system messed up, and no solution to it is in sight, I believe it is better to become more active as a community in making decisions that lower the risk to children. Sometimes just paying attention to what is going on around us can make the difference between life and death and a lifetime of attempting to recover from a violation. Yes, I agree.. if there is indisputable evidence that a person is guilty of any crime, the appropriate punishment should be swift and complete, be it the death penalty or any other type of punishment. If you are interested, a few of us have put together a free book that talks about some of these things. I would be happy to send it to you when it is ready. Take care and have a great day.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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