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Va. stay-at-home dad among 190 busted for child porn

GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA) – For nearly a year, ICE agents monitored the downloads from computers in Kenneth J. Fish Jr.’s home in Gainesville, Virginia.

This past May, a neighbor who asked not to be identified, told a reporter with WUSA-TV that agents raided the house.

“They had you know, vests, guns, badges hanging, you know, from chains,” said the neighbor. “They were carrying computers out of this home, at least two or three computers towers and monitors.”

According to a criminal complaint, the 45-year old suspect used the E Donkey and e mule file-sharing network to download videos of pre-pubescent girls engaged in sex, both alone and with adult males.

Agents said Fish admitted to searching for files, using the terms: 5-year-old, 10-year-old, 12-year-old. He also said he searched for PTHC, which stands for preteen hardcore.

“Mr. Fish was taken out in handcuffs, and after they hurried him out, put him in a car, whisked him away,” said the neighbor.

Neighbors haven’t seen Fish, a stay at home father of three young children, two boys and a girl, since the arrest, but a WUSA-TV reporter heard young children when visited Fish’s home.

Operation Orion netted 190 suspected child pornographers in the U.S., Argentina, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

“The common link here is the use of the Internet and the Internet makes the world a very small place,” said Homeland Security Deputy Director Peter Edge.

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