Homeland security seeks child porn producer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A suspected pedophile is targeting boys on the internet, and Homeland Security wants your help in tracking him down. All the rest of his gang of cyber criminals are under arrest but agents think this man named Shaun is somewhere in Connecticut.

“We believe he ran or was part of the administration of a website that involved the production of child pornography,” said Bruce Foucart, I.C.E. Special Agent in Charge.

And ICE, the investigative branch of Homeland Security, knows the man they’re looking for has been in Stamford and Wallingford. He’s the last of a group ICE busted three months ago in something called Operation Roundtable.

“Fourteen people have been arrested to date. This is the final person that’s been charged,” said Foucart.

The group trafficked in child pornography. They posed as girls on the internet and got boys to take off their clothes and then do other things on their computer webcams.

“Young males between the ages of 13-15 who thought they were doing or committing sexual acts for girls or women, which in fact they weren’t. They were enticed by these pedophiles,” said Foucart.

It turns out, when it comes to catching cyber criminals there is an app for that. Homeland Security would like everyone to go to the app store and search for ‘Operation Predator.’ It will give you all the latest information on who they’re looking for including this latest guy.

This is his wanted poster.

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He’s between 40-50, they think he’s living somewhere in Connecticut and he goes by the name Shaun, with a certain spelling.

“We believe he spells his name Shaun – S-h-a-u-n. We believe he holds two masters’ degrees – one in engineering, the other in business management,” said Foucart.

To protect your kids, educate them. A fun way is a website from the center for missing and exploited children with tips and games for all ages that encourage being careful with online information. There are also tips about how parents can monitor kids’ computer use.

“They tell their kids, hey don’t talk to strangers. Well, the same thing exists on the internet. They shouldn’t be talking to people they don’t know on the other side,” said Foucart.

So you have to monitor your kids’ internet use, if there’s a webcam in your house, make sure it’s out in the open, not a bedroom.

And if the description of this Shaun guy sounds familiar, call ICE at 866-347-2423.

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