Craig R. Trout
BAY CITY, MI — A grand jury has indicted a West Branch man on a federal child pornography charge after an online file uploading service turned him in.
The grand jury on Wednesday, Dec. 20, indicted 38-year-old Craig R. Trout on one count of possession of child pornography. The charge is punishable by up to 10 to 20 years in prison.
A Nov. 29 affidavit authored by Michigan State Police Detective Trooper and Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force Officer David C. Vergison states that on Oct. 25, 2016, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from Dropbox, Inc. The tip stated a person had uploaded 43 images and videos depicting child porn to his or her Dropbox cloud storage.
Police reviewed the images and confirmed their illicit content. The Dropbox account was
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STOCKTON (CBS13) — “I mean my stomach dropped,” said Brandon Rose.
The Stockton father searched his daughter’s name online for mentions of her in the local newspaper.
“I was thinking it would be cool to be able to find a couple of those news articles and you can actually have them bronzed,” he said.
Instead of articles, Brandon Rose found a provocative picture of his then-15-year-old daughter.
“It was a selfie pose in the mirror wearing clothes I wasn’t a fan of,” he said.
The selfie also revealed her name, high school, and Twitter handle. And it appears to be one of thousands of pictures posted to the Twitter account, California Cuties.
In this case, the dad says his daughter’s friend posted the picture.
“She said that she was led to believe at the time all it was a website from different high schools so they can gain followers,” he said.
Read more at: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/12/15/twitter-account-trading-on-teen-pictures-raises-concerns/