Professors & Staff Arrested for Trading in Child Rape

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Mark Ranzenberger, a 61 year old professor of journalism at Central Michigan University (CMU), was arrested and charged, 20 May 2016, and pleaded guilty, 27 September 2016, to one federal count of child pornography possession and four (of which three were dropped in a plea deal) state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for repeatedly raping a girl younger than 13 over a 7 year period.

On 19 January 2017, Ranzenberger was sentenced in federal court to 14 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. On 26 January 2017, he was sentenced to 14 to 45 years in prison in Michigan State’s Isabella County Court to be served concurrently with his federal sentencing. He remained in custody pending sentencing.

Ranzenberger was caught when he mistakenly showed child pornography to his students. A student reported the crime, triggering university police to open an investigation. At the time of his arrest, Ranzenberger was in possession of over 1,000 images/videos of child sex abuse, including the rape of infants. He also had a “grooming” document instructing pedophiles how to manipulate children from birth to age 11 “to participate in sexual acts.”

The girl whom Ranzenberger raped for years, testified at his sentencing calling him a “psychopath, monster.” She said “He’s smooth, charming, and manipulative… He was able to hide the monster he was in every word he spoke. His coworkers and family didn’t know he was a child molester.” The victim described Ranzenberger as “a slug of man” and “a pathological liar.” Ranzenberger’s blogsite and Twitter accounts are still live.

Henry Kamen, an 80 year old Spanish history professor, was indicted, 14 February 2017, on federal child pornography charges.

Kamen was, most recently, a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was at University of Wisconsin — Madison.

Kamen is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit. Information regarding Kamen can be provided to Pamela Lightsey (478–621–2603) in the United States Attorney’s Office.

Christopher DeZutter, a chemistry professor at the University of Minnesota,

Christopher DeZutter Criminal Complaint

was arrested, 12 September 2016, for the second time on four new counts of child pornography possession. He was sentenced, 27 February 2016, to four years in jail. DeZutter was first arrested, 5 February 2015, and charged with ten possession and one distribution child pornography counts.

Despite the volume and type of child rape and torture, including infant rape, DeZutter was trading in he was sentenced, 16 September 2015, to only 4 months in jail with five years probation. He was free, for the first conviction, on conditional release, without monetary surety, until his sentencing.

Christopher DeZutter Criminal Complaint

DeZutter told investigators he had been trading in child sex abuse images/videos since 1996. Investigators said his University of Minnesota laptop was “full” of child sex abuse files. Investigators said DeZutter told them, upon his arrest, “You are not going find a lot of this at home. I do most of this at the office.” The university barred DeZutter from campus and placed him on paid leave. He was terminated, for cause, on 13 February 2015.

Justin Carroll, 67 year old Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and interim athletic director at Washington University, was indicted, 30 January 2017, on one federal charge of access with intent to view child pornography.

Carroll had been using university computers to trade in child rape with the handle “MOperv.” His twitter account was @WashUDeanoFun.

Carroll was trading in the rape and torture of boys between three and six years. He had videos of children as young as three years old forced to handle adult erect penises and subjected to anal rape. One video was called “boybending,”

Justin Carroll’s Criminal Complaint

a how-to guide for child sex abuse and grooming, “the art of remotely directing a boy on webcam, through typing text and displaying videos, to achieve a desired pose or behavior.” Carroll submitted his resignation after his arrest. He had been at the university for 36 years.

Matthew McEnany, 60 year old President of Keiser University, was caught,

August 2015, by police attempting to solicit three girls, as young as 13 years old, for sex in exchange for money, food, clothes and cigarettes. He also asked the children to produce child pornography for him. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood asked the State Attorney to bring criminal charges against McEnany. Prosecutors refused to bring charges. McEnany was caught when two of the girls and an older man car-jacked McEnany when he showed up for a meeting for sex with the children. McEnany is no longer employed by the university.

Clyde Edward Fant, a 83 year old (now retired) Dean of the Chapel and O.L. Walker Professor of Christian Studies and the Institute for Christian Ethics

at Stetson University, was arrested on child pornography charges. Fant pleaded guilty in a deal, 7 March 2013, to one count of child pornography possession. He was sentenced, 15 August 2013, to time served plus one day, followed by five years of supervised release.

Fant was trading in “ultra hard” pre-teen hard core (PTHC) child rape, which means extreme torture and violence committed against very young children.

Clyde Edward Fant’s Plea Agreement

In 2005, Stetson University awarded Fant with the Doyle E. Carlton Award, given to “in recognition of devotion to Christian higher education and in appreciation for his/her extraordinary contribution to the life and development of Stetson University, the City of DeLand and the State of Florida.”

Stetson University, apparently, did not rescind this award upon news of Fant’s arrest for trading in pre-teen hard core child rape. In 2007, Fant was quoted by Stop Baptist Predators, saying “There’s no central database to help local churches, and some churches are less than forthcoming with information about their former pastors… the system is so loose that a criminal conviction does not necessarily end the career of a Southern Baptist preacher.” Fant is a registered sex offender in Florida.

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