Kiddie-Porn Lovers at OC Libraries

[Moxley Confidential] Three men, including a brazen public-library abuser, get punished for kiddie porn

Kiddie-Porn Lovers at OC Libraries

When David Lavern Paine drove his beat-up, American, economy car to the Foothill Ranch Public Library just after noon on Oct. 6, 2010, the senior citizen planned to commit a sex crime in public. Clueless that an amateur detective tailed him, Paine entered the library, walked to the public computer station and, without any sense of shame, began searching for child pornography on the Internet. Paine's suspicious wife—the person who'd followed him—snuck behind him to see one of the first images that delighted her husband that day: a naked girl of about 11 years old being violated by an erect adult male.

Spouses often remain mum about their partner's nefarious activities, but this lady notified investigators at the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). According to court records, deputies later questioned Paine, who admitted to viewing "some girl stuff . . . a couple of sexy ones . . . bestiality . . . I have always had a thing, I don't know, about how anybody could do that, a woman especially, you know." But when the officers confronted him about consuming child porn, Paine refused to concede the point. "As far as I know, [the websites] say [the females] are all 18 or above."

It's not clear why deputies didn't arrest Paine, but a long nightmare subsequently began for area librarians. On numerous occasions, they or startled patrons would walk by and see graphic, hardcore sex videos or what appeared to be child pornography on his computer screen. Stern lectures from the offended might end a day's risqué Internet cruising for Paine. Then, days or weeks later, as if daring the criminal-justice system to target him, he'd return to those libraries and resume his sick hobby.

The Paine case—more on its disturbing conclusion in a moment—is one of three April criminal matters inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in which the lure of child pornography proved insatiable to men despite harsh consequences: A judge publicly labels you a sex offender. Neighbors don't wave hello anymore. Employers decide you need a new job. Police won't let you enjoy a public park, and while you're paying for the crime in prison, inmates prone to violence consider you on par with a cockroach. Murderers are afforded more respect.

This dismal future awaits longtime Disneyland employee Kile Golder, who has directed no-budget, alternative short films for broadcasts of The Darkest Hours, a self-styled "campy, kooky" satire on social norms in Southern California. In 2012, federal agents arrested the Huntington Beach man, who otherwise lived his life crime-free, for collecting more than 2,250 child-porn pictures and 1,500 child-porn videos. Undercover police investigators monitoring peer-to-peer file-sharing programs on the Internet reported the 31-year-old was a frequent participant in trading lewd material with other collectors.

During an interrogation, Golder—who reportedly doesn't drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes—admitted the thought of sexual contact with a child aroused him, a sentiment that helps to explain some of the recovered images. He'd secretly filmed a neighbor's middle-school-aged boys playing in their pool and urinating outside. According to a Department of Justice report, Golder's collection also included photographs of men anally penetrating "babies and toddlers," as well as one picture of a rope-bound, nude, prepubescent boy. A large stick had been shoved into the child's anus.

Brandon Thurman, this month's third child-porn offender, lost a Vons grocery-store job following his 2012 arrest. For years, Thurman, a regular church volunteer, used the Internet-chat-room moniker "Happy One" to collect explicit images of children engaged in sex. One of his alleged suppliers used the name "DemonDaddy."

Thurman, 29, is also tied to Disneyland. In the summer of 2008, he and a group of fellow child-pornography collectors from around the nation met for some version of fun at the internationally famous, family amusement park, according to a law-enforcement report. During a 2009 raid, officers found Thurman in possession of 20 illegal images. But the true size of his collection may have been enormous. Before agents could secure evidence, Thurman, hailed as a delightful, God-fearing son by his mother, destroyed numerous compact discs and two computer hard drives.

While Golder and Thurman operated in private, Paine performed his lewd endeavors at public libraries because a 2004 child-porn-possession conviction required government monitoring of his home computers. (During that investigation, he admitted to cops that he enjoyed images of girls as young as 5 years old engaged in oral sex.) His previously mentioned 2010 contact with sheriff's deputies hadn't been a deterrent either.

Thirteen months later, a weary staffer at the Aliso Viejo Public Library saw a heavyset man wearing a white polo shirt and green shorts who was eager to enter as soon as she unlocked the doors at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2011. The librarian watched Paine walk directly to public computer station No. 16 and type Internet search commands for such terms as "gay young black boy," "Russian young girls," "underage" and "preteen pussy." To view the results—many allegedly on Dizzyporn.com—he opened multiple browser windows, viewable by anybody nearby. In fact, the librarian called deputies while Paine—who forced an 8-year-old girl to fondle him in the early 1980s—gaped at an image of an adult male performing oral sex on a girl who appeared to be 13 years old, according to an OCSD investigative report. An arriving deputy confronted him, secured the computer for forensic analysis and asked why he watched porn in a library. Paine answered, "Because it's available."

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13 comments
RealBudDickman
RealBudDickman

If I ever see anyone doing this, I will slap them right out of their chair and into next week. I'm not joking.

JustAGirl
JustAGirl

I am so glad that Paine got ten years. That piece of sh*t was my next door neighbor for two years, until his sick fantasies got him locked up. He used to spend all of his waking hours on the public patio in his underwear, just looking at the neighbors. Creep. I was horrified but not surprised that he was busted for molesting a little girl... May he die in jail. So interesting that his wife caught him initially- she is NOT a sane woman. As soon as her husband went to jail, Daniela Paine adopted a dog that she neglected, publicly abused, and finally abandoned it with NO food or water for weeks while she went to a mental health facility at taxpayer expense. The two of them deserve each other! I am so happy that the judge saw Paine for the worthless waste of space that he is. Happy that there is justice for his young victims, and I can only hope that he never sees the light of day again as a free man.

warpd13
warpd13

I believe Disneyland should have finger scanners at every entry...just like SeaWorld has!!  

ConcernedCitizen
ConcernedCitizen

What, pray tell, was the purpose of printing this story? We all know that pedophiles are pedophilic. And why the hell did you have to describe what was in the pictures they were looking at??? I know OC Weekly is not a "family" publication, but there are some places even alt-weeklies should not tread.

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

I do not know who this guy is but there is a man at the Mariners Branch in Newport Beach that needs to have an eye put upon him, he looks like he has American Indian blood within his body and I personally have witnessed him on his own computer that he brings with him and on the library computers watching and looking at potential dating/porn and full pornography sites, he likes to apparently hide himself and his personal computer about midway through the middle of the library branch over by the clerks desk, he turns his personal computer away so no one can see what he's looking at but I have noticed that it's pictures of nude women and I've seen him do the same things with the library computers, So if there's any cops or security people listening you need to get on the ball, I had a personal altercation with him a few months ago where he told me that he is homeless and he hangs out at the place almost all day long (this is loitering) and in this altercation he was so nasty that he started calling me foul names (using the f-word) and saying things like I lived with my daddy, (obviously mentally ill) - I reported this to library staff but because of supposed constitutional rights they claim that they can't do anything but monitor him and tell him to stop looking at porn sites. He has black hair and leans over in the chair as if he has some sort of a hunchback problem. 

Julie Ann Scott
Julie Ann Scott

The public library doesn't have a search filter? Seriously?

discusted.
discusted.

I couldn't agree with you more! I am his/your neighbor too and it has been so nice to see him gone.  I wondered for a while what had happened to him.  His wife is a mess and so is her new roommate with the dogs that run off leash.  Not to mention her not picking up any of the dog droppings!  Also, I check megans law all the time and I never saw him on the list of living within our neighborhood.  He has prior arrests for being a sex offender.  How could he live there without reporting it?  This scares me!

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@ConcernedCitizen  You can't learn what's going on from the shamelessly, crappy local daily, so you came to an Alt Weekly news site, you saw a headline about recent child porn court convictions, you knowingly clicked on it, you read the entire article, you satisfied your desires to know the details about the cases, you created a fake online name, you drafted a fake comment expressing fake outrage, and you want me to take you seriously?

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

"MEANING THAT THE US GOVERNMENT HIRED AND GAVE SECURITY CLEARANCES TO KNOWN CRIMINALS".

 
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