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.