Dad EDWARD CRANDALL is another one of those unmarried sperm donors who NEVER should have been granted visitation rights.
Loudon County father gets 44 years for raping, recording 2-year-old son
By Natalie Neysa Alund
Knoxville News Sentinel
Posted October 31, 2011 at 12:28 p.m.
Edward Crandall was sentenced to 44 years in prison on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, for molesting his 2-year-old son and recording the rape.
A Loudon County father was sentenced to 44 years in prison today for molesting his 2-year-old son and recording the rape, a prosecutor said this morning.
Edward William Crandall, 24, received the punishment during a hearing this morning before Criminal Judge E. Eugene Eblen, a Loudon County circuit court clerk said.
A Loudon County jury on Sept. 20 convicted Crandall and found him guilty of aggravated child rape, sexual exploitation and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.
At the time of his arrest Crandall was not married but had visitation rights with his son, who lived with his mother. The incidents, testimony revealed, took place at a home where Crandall lived in the Dunn Ridge community.
He was arrested in early July 2010 after being confronted about images involving his son and other child porn images found on a computer at the home.
A monthlong investigation and subsequent search warrant, testimony showed, resulted in the seizure of a media card, a digital camera and a laptop computer in a camper where Crandall lived beside his grandparent's home.
The media card showed naked photos of Crandall's son and one explicit image of a man and Crandall's 2-year-old son, who authorities testified was Crandall.
The computer, testimony revealed, had about 200 images of child porn and about 25 child porn videos.
More details as they develop online and in Tuesday's News Sentinel.