Brian Earl Schwanke, Tea Party Patriot, Charged With Child Porn: Michigan Man Allegedly Sent Sex Videos Using 'Horny Pastor' Email Account

  @howardkoplowitzh.koplowitz@ibtimes.com on December 19 2013 12:04 PM

A fervent supporter of the tea party movement from Michigan was charged this week with allegedly receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

Brian Earl Schwanke, 46, of Adrian, Mich., allegedly sent and received child porn videos under the email hornypastor@outlook.com, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District5 of Michigan. The complaint alleged that Schwanke violated child porn statues from July 29 to Aug. 14.

Schwanke is a member of the Tea Party Patriots and raced to his since deleted Facebook page to blow steam over President Barack Obama’s controversial “selfie” with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thonring-Schmidt.

“What a classy president we have,” he wrote, according to the Raw Story. “His wife has to sit between him to make ‘lil Barry’ behave.”

According to the federal complaint, which you can view below, Schwanke didn’t do a good job of behaving himself.

The investigation into the Michigan Tea Party Patriot began on July 24, when an undercover officer with the Queensland Police Service in Australia was emailing with someone using the email address hornypastor@outlook.com – a handle that would later allegedly be linked to Schwanke.

Schwanke allegedly sent the undercover officer a child porn video titled “hot teen.” When the undercover asked “horny pastor” if he had videos of younger girls, the officer’s email partner sent an image of a naked girl lying on her back with her legs spread.

At some point, the undercover asked hornypastor@outlook.com if he was really a pastor and he replied, “I have been a pastor for almost 20 years. I’m on my third church. I have the teen group, and with my pool at my house I find lots of chances to ‘counsel’ the girls. I have no kids of my own and my wife passed away about 5 years ago. So I get lonely, and the teens ‘comfort’ me. Lol.” But in truth, Schwanke is not a pastor.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security eventually got on the case, with the Detroit office of Homeland Security Investigations asking Microsoft for the IP address linked to hornypastor@outlook.com.

“According to Comcast Internet Services, the IP address provided by Microsoft was registered to Brian Schwanke in Adrian, Michigan,” the complaint said.

Federal agents searched Schwanke’s home on Aug. 14 and interviewed the Tea Party Patriot, where he allegedly admitted to sending, receiving and viewing child porn suing hornypastor@outlook.com. Schwanke allegedly told agents he started looking at child porn 10 years ago.

A forensic exam of his computer yielded about 34 child porn videos and pictures, including a video of a naked girl with her wrists duct taped to her ankles and being sexually assaulted.

Schwanke allegedly sent 18 child porn videos and 254 child porn pictures from his email account from July 29 to Aug. 7. He allegedly also received 20 videos and 74 pictures during that span.

“The contents of almost every email containing child pornography included conversation about child pornography and/or the sexual abuse of children,” the complaint stated.

Read the full complaint below:

 

  Brian Schwanke Complaint

 

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