Photo Clerks Help Nab Child Porn Maker


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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, October 24, 2005

Authorities say 42 year old Steven Michael Kelly lured a 9 year old girl to Disneyland, where he photographed and videotaped his molestation of the youngster at a nearby motel.

"He is a pedophile whose outrageous conduct warrant the severe punishment handed down."

US Attorney McGregor Scott says Kelly will spend the next 25 years in prison. Police were first tipped off by Caleb Burris, a photo processing clerk at the Wal-Mart in Woodland.

Burris says he and another clerk discovered pictures appearing to depict child porn on film that Kelly dropped off.

"After the photos printed out and we were quality checking them it became evident that these weren’t just a parent taking pictures."

After Kelly was arrested police found hundreds of images in a laptop computer and digital camera, and two videotapes hidden in Kelly's truck. Investigators speculate Kelly mistakenly used a 35-milimeter camera for several pictures which were discovered by the photo clerks.