According to the Miami Herald, the file-sharing company Dropbox tipped off authorities that someone with an IP address matching Prentiss Madden’s had received more than 1,500 files of suspected child pornography. That prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that led agents to search Madden’s home in Miami-Dade County in February, when they uncovered several devices with images and text conversations containing evidence of child porn, and — to the horror of the owners of Madden’s four-legged patients — the sexual exploitation of animals.
Madden pleaded guilty to charges of receiving child pornography, possession of child pornography, and creation of “animal crush” videos, a term that refers to videos that depict the harming of animals for sexual gratification. Madden is the first to be charged in South Florida under the federal Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, which Donald Trump signed into law in 2019.
In addition to depicting Madden’s preference for underage people and a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy in Orlando, the criminal complaint describes in stark detail online exchanges between Madden and unidentified third parties, in which Madden admitted to and shared photos and videos of himself performing sexual acts on dogs.
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