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Cop burns husbands child porn

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    ATLANTA -- The husband of an Atlanta police officer was arrested by FBI agents Thursday afternoon and is accused of producing child pornography for more than seven years.

    FBI agents said Terrill Marion Crane, 47, of Atlanta, is accused of taking pictures of his sexual activities with numerous young girls in the Simpson Road area of Atlanta since at least 1999.

    U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said photographs from between 1999 and 2002 were just recently obtained by the FBI, even though a photo processing center employee alerted the Atlanta Police Department as early as 2000.

    "This is a very disturbing case for many reasons," Nahmias said. "According to the criminal complaint, photographs from the 1999 to 2002 time period, which the FBI only recently obtained, depict T.C. Crane engaged in explicit sexual activity with at least 11 different minor girls. Photographs recovered in a search last week allegedly depict his sexual activity with at least two other young girls. Only four of those girls have been identified thus far. The complaint indicates that Crane paid the girls based on the sex act they allowed him to perform and for getting other girls to engage in sex acts with him."

    Crane would befriend young girls and then take them to his home or pickup truck where he gave them cash to engage in sexual conduct, FBI officials said.

    Officials said Crane also asked the girls to bring other young girls for which he would pay $50. In some cases, Crane would take the photos himself or ask other girls to photograph the sexual activity.

    In 2000, an employee of a local photo processing company contacted the Atlanta Police Department because he was concerned about the content of the photos being developed for Crane, officials said.

    Investigators said that more than 50 photographs were provided to the APD between 2000 and 2002. The photos show at least 11 different young girls, between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, engaging in sexual acts with Crane.

    During a search of Crane's home on Nov. 20, FBI agents found undeveloped film that showed sexual activity with at least two other young girls.

    In 2003, Crane's wife, who is a sergeant with the Atlanta Police Department, allegedly received a phone call from an unidentified person at APD headquarters informing her about the photos of her husband engaged in sexual activities with the young girls, investigators said.

    Crane's wife said she found several photographs in her house after the call and burned both the photos and the negatives.

    Crane allegedly continued in his attempts to have sex with young girls for the following four years, investigators said.

    In June or July, Crane asked one of the girls he had exploited several years earlier to provide him with more young girls, investigators said. He offered her $50 for each girl she brought to him.

    APD Chief Richard Pennington called the allegations "disturbing" and that "any purported failure to take action will not be tolerated within the Atlanta Police department."

    Pennington said he immediately ordered a full inquiry after the incident came to his attention in October.

    Crane's wife has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

    FBI officials said they have been trying to identify the girls in the photographs and any other victims of Crane's alleged abuse.

    Anyone with information about possible victims or other information is asked to call the FBI at 404-679-9000.

    "We want to identify the other victims shown in the photographs and any additional girls who were sexually exploited," Nahmias said. "The complaint alleges that Crane engaged in the criminal conduct in his home on Beecher Road in Atlanta and in and around his silver or grey
     

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