On April 26, 2004, respondent Michael Williams, using a sexually explicit screen name, signed into a public Internet chat room. A Secret Service agent had also signed in to the chat room under the moniker "Lisa n Miami."
The agent noticed that Williams had posted a message that read "Dad of toddler has 'good' pics of her an [sic] me for swap of your toddler pics, or live cam." The agent struck up a conversation with Williams, leading to an electronic exchange of nonpornographic pictures of children. (The agent's picture was in fact a doctored photograph of children).
Soon thereafter, Williams messaged that he had photographs of men molesting his 4-year old daughter. Suspicious that "Lisa n Miami" was a law-enforcement agent, before proceeding further Williams demanded that the agent produce additional pictures. When he did not, Williams posted the following public message in the chat room: "HERE ROOM; I CAN PUT UPLINK CUZ IM FOR REAL--SHE CAN'T." Appended to this was a hyperlink that, when clicked, led to seven pictures of actual children, aged approximately 5 to 15, engaged in sexually explicit conduct and displaying their genitals. The Secret Service then obtained a search warrant for Williams' home, where agents seized two hard drives containing at least 22 images of real children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, some of it sadomasochistic.
So let me get this straight. Afraid that Lisa was a narc, he decided to warn the rest of the group by posting images where the woman he thought was a narc could see them.
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