Greg McKee: Former UConn Football Player Arrested for Possessing Child Porn

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IJanuary 28, 2012

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Photo courtesy Associated Press

Former University of Connecticut football player Greg McKee was arrested after police founds pictures and videos on his computer of boys, ages five-to-10, engaged in sexual acts.

Samaia Hernandez of The Hartford Courant reported the news and details of the arrest. McKee turned himself into Connecticut State police on Friday and was arraigned shortly thereafter. 

McKee was originally charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography in December of 2010, and was indefinitely suspended from the football team at that time, and was later dismissed altogether. 

The original charges came after police began investigating the distribution of child pornography on the UConn campus. After the charges McKee moved back to Chicago, but—as Hernandez reports—police seized his laptop computer and other items. 

The police's forensics team reportedly found 96 still photos and 26 video files of boys involved in sexual acts, and 70 boys in those shots were identified by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

After McKee was originally charged, BlackSportsOnline, via Yardbaker, reported some of the details of this disturbing distribution process. 

McKee told police he was supposed to be paid by a man named “Feinmann” for uploading several videos of child pornography to a social network platform, but he could not contact the man after he uploaded the videos, according to the affidavit. The affidavit didn’t say who “Feinmann” was or whether authorities believe he exists.

McKee also admitted that he had downloaded child pornography from the Internet using links optained from people he contacted using his MSN messenger account, and that he may have received child pornograhy using another email address, the affidavit said.

It is hard to fathom this kind of network or a demand that requires its existence. Here is to hoping that those responsible are brought to justice, and the children involved find peace and safety. 

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