Deputies: 3 who used EDonkey Network to download child porn arrested

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 13 at 2:48 PM

HOUSTON—Three suspects who allegedly used a site called EDonkey to download pornographic material of underage children were arrested in a sting operation.

Christopher Shawn Duncan, 38; William Burklund, 20 and Jean Quinty, 29, were all charged with possession of child pornography.

Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables were conducting a proactive investigation into the trafficking of online child pornography in the area.

While searching the EDonkey Network, they discovered the suspects were actively sharing child porn.

Investigators obtained IP addresses for the users and subpoenaed records from their Internet/ Cable providers.

Members of the Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force then executed search warrants.

They busted Duncan’s home on August 17 and took possession of his desktop, external hard drives and laptop computers.

Duncan said he and his boyfriend, Burklund, shared the computers.

Duncan admitted to downloading the child pornography and used the search term “YOBOY,” according to investigators. Typing “YOBOY” in the search will yield files with 5yo, 6yo, 7yo, 8y, etc. in the results – giving the ages of the children. Investigators found videos and images of children committing various lewd sexual acts, many with adults.

Burklund said while he did not download the child porn, he knew Duncan did. He admitted knowing it was wrong, but said Duncan was an adult and he would not get involved.

He did, however, admit to viewing some of the material out of curiosity.

Using the same method of operation, investigators also arrested Quinty a few months earlier on March 23 after discovering his child pornography collection.

Each suspect was given a $20,000 bail.

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