Crime

Anthony Ganter, babysitter from hell, accused of sexually assaulting fourteen male children

Beware the single guy who's a little too eager to babysit your male children -- at least if he resembles the description emerging of Anthony Ganter. Colorado Springs authorities have charged Ganter with sexual assault on a child, plus failure to register as a sex offender, in relation to as many as fourteen molestations. And they say they tracked him down thanks to his jones for child porn.

Last August, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the Internet Crimes Against Children unit received sixteen cybertips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in regard to a Springs e-mail address being used to upload thousands of child porn images and videos. This info soon led ICAC officers to Ganter, who'd previously been busted for sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust as well as identity theft.

A search warrant soon uncovered plenty of child porn on Ganter's computer. But information obtained also led the cops to conclude that he'd assaulted as many as fourteen boys for whom he'd babysat -- two from the aforementioned sexual assault conviction, which dates back to 1997, as well as twelve more.

Two of the victims hail from the Colorado Springs area, and while the location of the others hasn't been officially disclosed, Fox 31 notes that Ganter's family is based in Florida.

Look below to see that Fox 31 report, as well as a larger view of Ganter's booking photo:

 

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