Huntsville Man Arrested in International Child Pornography Ring Bust
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, (WHNT) – United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced that federal prosecutors have flied charges in Indiana against 11 men accused of participating in a child exploitation ring.
James H. McCullars, from Huntsville has been charged with Conspiring to Distribute and receive Child Pornography, Conspiring to Sexually Exploit a Child, Child Pornography Enterprise, and Child Molestation, according to the indictment that was unsealed this week.
McCullars was formerly employed by the Boy Scouts of America, according to our news partners at The Huntsville Times and al.com. Deputy Scout Executive Tim Molepke told The Huntsville Times and al.com, “He was an employee and as soon as he was arrested, we revoked his membership back in 2012.”
Hogsett alleges that McCullars has a large collection of computer image and video files depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, that he engaged in online sexually explicit conversations about minors, and that he sexually abused and sexually exploited two minor boys.
The federal indictment claims that McCullars and the other members of his group used private IRC channels, FTP file transfers, and disguised websites to share child pornography with one another.
McCullars is one of 11 people charged in this case.