Deacon Caught in Child Pornography Investigation

David L. Franklin, 56, of Warren, Indiana, married and a self-described deacon of his church, has been federally charged with distributing child pornography. According to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Franklin was in an internet chat room frequented by pedophiles when an undercover investigator posted a message wondering if anyone in the Washington, D.C. area was interested in pedophilia.  Franklin responded privately to the message, and sent images of a child being sexually assaulted.

Currently in jail in Indiana, Franklin will be extradited to Washington, D.C. and faces up to 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.

Sep, 09, 2008