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Authorities Arrest Russell Springs Man for Engaging in Child Porn

A Russell Springs man engaging in child pornography is in federal custody. Authorities have charged Hopper of coercing teenage girls to perform sexually explicit acts. He would take their photographs and send them out over the Internet. He is also accused of receiving, possessing and distributing child porn via a PC.

A 16-year old girl in Detroit complained to law enforcement officials that somebody was hacking her computer. She is definite the person had stolen some of her stored information like credit card and bank account numbers, personal photographs and other private information from her PC.

She further said that the hacker used this information to entice her to either send him some nude photographs of herself or to come naked in front of her web-cam for the viewer to see/ and or save.

According to records of the court, Hopper and Babar Majid Chaudhry, a man from Pakistan arrested in Michigan used software to acquire control of computers of teenage girls. The FBI said that the men would then blackmail the girls asserting to damage their reputations or even their parents' unless the girls sent them their nude pictures. They also used programs to turn the girls' computer screens blank, open or close their CD sockets and retrieve pictures from their personal computers.

The Oakland County Sheriff's office conducted a forensic examination on Hopper's computer and the additional equipments. They found several videos and pictures of child porn clicked on almost 24 different unknown young girls.

The examiners also found that the computer had two malware programs. Hopper possibly used them to take control of his victims' computers. A malware is computer software used to perform a malicious act on a PC, involving a computer virus, Trojan or worm.

Hopper communicated with his victims generally via AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and occasionally through MSN and Yahoo Messengers. These are computer programs used for chatting over the Internet.

If proved guilty Hopper will have to bear an imprisonment of at least 15 years, a fine of $1,000,000, and release under supervision for any number of years.

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