Monday, March 4, 2013

Dad arrested for child porn (Montverde, Florida)

Dad is identified as DAVID JAMES MAHN.

http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/3march2013porn

Son tells church leader, who tells minister, who tells cops,who arrest Dad

Published: Sunday, March 03, 2013

MONTVERDE

MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer

A Montverde father was arrested on 200 counts of possession of child pornography Friday after his son allegedly confided to his church's youth leader about the collection.

The youth leader apparently told the church's pastor of the illegal activities of David James Mahn.

All three went to the Lake County Sheriff's Office on Friday to turn in Mahn -- with the suspect's two external hard drives, according to an arrest affidavit.

Mahn allegedly admitted to detectives he had been downloading and viewing child pornography, collecting thousands of images, including children as young as 18 months.

Officers said they detected child porn on at least one hard drive, which was enough to arrest Mahn was arrested. He remained in the Lake County jail Saturday in lieu of $400,000 bail.

It is not clear how the son knew about the porn or why he told his youth leader of his father's activities. According to the affidavit, the unidentified leader on Thursday took the information to the unidentified pastor, who confronted the father with the accusations.

After the father confessed to the pastor, the pastor and his family decided to notify the police.

The affidavit adds that the 49-year-old Mahn said he's had an issue with child porn since his teens and then began looking at child porn online.

He said he got over obtaining sexual gratification through looking at child porn, but still did it because it was "taboo."

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