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Child Porn with Bestiality, Bondage Found in Ravenswood Home

More than 2,500 videos and images of child porn were found, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.

A Ravenswood man admitted to possessing more than 2,500 videos and images of child pornography—some with children as young as one. The announcement came Friday afternoon from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Seamus Webb, 51, was arrested Thursday and charged with four felonies for disseminating and possessing child pornography. Police said the images included bestiality and bondage of minors.

Cook County Sheriff’s Police Child Exploitation Unit found Webb in his apartment on the 1600 block of West Carmen Ave and arrested him without incident. 

The arrest occurred after police received a search warrant based on information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, police said. Officers confiscated several computers and other items.

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The charges—all class X felonies—include aggravated child pornography, dissemination; aggravated child pornography possession; child pornography, possession of pictures; child pornography possession of movies.

Bond for Webb was set at $100,000. His next court date is scheduled for April 11. 

Jim Price March 22, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Felix, we see your point, that these are images, not acts. But think about it for a minute: The dissemination of these pictures is a trade. It's certainly no better and possibly much worse than blood diamonds, the child slavery of the cacao plantations in Ivory Coast, the slaughter of elephants for their ivory, or, more apropos, perhaps, the sexual slavery of children in Thailand. The only difference is the product, which is images rather than diamonds, chocolate, ivory or rapacious sex. So it, a.) begins with an illegal and despicable practice that is done for profit, b.) horribly exploits and robs the souls of those exploited, and c.) is done only for the perverse gratification of those who support the trade; i.e., its customers. Since the purveyors of these iniquities are often offshore or abroad – Russia seems to be a rich source of this sickness – child pornography here can only be attacked where it ends up. Hence, it is illegal to possess images of those who cannot consent to having their acts or images taken or disseminated, just as it is illegal to possess drugs that are themselves illegal. The thievery of a child's soul is beyond reprehensible, the trade in the images of their bondage and degradation is appalling, and if we must root out the procurers of the evil result because we cannot always get at the purveyors of the original sin, then so be it.
Ali Klingler March 23, 2013 at 04:47 AM
Felix, what Kathleen said. The taking of the pictures is a crime. The taking off the pictures involved the abuse and exploitation of innocent victims. The selling and trading and sharing of the pictures is a market that leads to more such crime. Think it through. Please.
Ali Klingler March 23, 2013 at 04:54 AM
(and what Jim said -- it should all be obvious, but you spelled it out very well.)
Victor Salvo March 24, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Unless the individual is doing research into the deeply disturbed psyche of pedophiles for a paper on the subject, there is absolutely no excuse or justification for possessing and/or trafficking in this filth. Barring some defensible explanation, or a verdict that the whole thing was a mistake, i say lock this guy up and throw away the key. I am as much of a liberal as you are going to find. And i fully support free speech and a right to privacy. But I have zero tolerance for this. I have known a few people who were abuses as children and they have been messed up for life. Those aren't pictures and videos - they are PEOPLE for godsake. CHILDREN. No one has the right to take their childhood away - let alone make money off of it.
The Truth March 25, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Ugh. Those "north of Irving Park and South of Howard people". I'll bet he thought that kiddie porn was "art" or "freedom of speech" and none the wiser.

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