Chesterfield man arrested on multiple child porn charges

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- A 26-year old Chesterfield man was arrested on multiple child porn charges.

Zachary Trantham was charged last Monday on several counts of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Police said that Trantham was allegedly downloading child porn, but there's no indication he was with a child.

Patrick Siewart who used to work in law enforcement, specializing in child exploitation cases, said these kinds of child pornography cases are more common than people may think.

"There’s a database out there that will actually list all the suspects they have of people that are trading child pornography,” Siewart said. “The problem is the resources just aren’t there.”

Zachary Trantham

Zachary Trantham

Siewart now owns a digital forensics consulting company.

He said these charges serve as a reminder for parents just how dangerous the internet can be.

“You need to educate yourself about what is out there,” he said. “Everything is mobile these days; everything is mobile these days -- so what mobile apps are your kids using to communicate."

Siewart said that his company has the technology to take a mobile device or computer and analyze it for a reasonable rate, and then report back what kids may or may not be doing.

As a father of two, -- Vincent Brunet constantly monitors his children, especially when it comes to computers

He found news of his neighbor's arrest unsettling.

“We try to teach ours to stay off that and the iPods.”

"It's disturbing because I have kids,” Brunet said. “It's scary; the computer makes it much more vulnerable.

CBS 6 went to Trantham's home, however no one was home to comment.

21 comments

  • Disgusted x-channel 6 viewer

    What happened to due process? Guilty before ever tried. This station is practicing poor journalism. There may be more do this story then you know. What about waiting to see what the judicial system decides before publishing such? No other station finds this newsworthy.

    • Manlishi

      Right here Elmer Fudd. That democrat is a perfect candidate for a fair trial and public hanging! Now go tell yo mama.

      • LOU

        SPELLED YOUR OWN NAME WRONG BUMB A$$!!!!! WHEN SOMEBODY WHITE COMMIT A CRIME YOU ALWAYS CALL THEM DEMOCRATS. HE’S NO DOUBT A REPUBLICAN AND B ADDY FAT A$$ IS NOT GOING TO SHOW UP BECAUSE THIS IS PROBABLY HER SON. THROW HIS A$$ UNDER THE PHUCKING JAIL!!!!

      • Manalishi

        Not my error Lou. In case you didn’t know your own peeps. NAMBDA always endorses democrats. Stereotypical demographics don’t even know their own brothers. Hence your caps lock problem.

      • Manalishi

        Oooops. NAM/BLA. Sorry for the mis-spell as i wouldn’t know and surely wouldn’t want to offend you family. Now go find yo daddy.

  • Moshe Licthembaum

    does anybody notice the majority of these sickos share a common ethnic trait? i wonder why they love lil boys and gilrs so much, must be passsed down from one generartion to the next

    • John

      Your right in a way. Some of them were bought up in the church, molested by their pillars of the church beginning when they were infants, then as young teenagers they get out of going to church and are left home to babysit the new infants for the other church members now. And at this time now the pillars are saying how nice the teenagers are for spending their weekend babysitting when they could be out with their friends playing. This is what I saw in 1971. Well it was a Saturday night but the girls parents was at a church function and the preacher was molesting the 15 yr boy that now was molesting a 2 yr old girl, had her trained to run to his crouch by shaking his pants pocket. She wasn’t even talking yet. This is why the church covers up these things. Then we sit here and try to figure them out 20 yrs later. The next time your in church and someone praises Todd or Russell the teenagers for staying home some evening to babysit a members child, so they can come to church, they may be at home molesting the pillars kid?

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