FSU Student Busted for Child Porn

REPORT BY AMY LONG:

A local college senior is behind bars on 28 counts of possesion of child pornography.. but he's not the first Seminole to get caught on the wrong side of the law.

One FSU student got a rude awakening Thursday 11/18 morning when deputies from the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force came knocking on his Villa Del Lago apartment door ... arresting 22-year-old Michael Sendker and charging him with 28 counts of possesion of child pornography. Deputies say the full time Philosophy student was downloading pictures and videos from his personal computer.

But Sendker's not the first ... Back in April, detectives tracked illegal online activities back to Kyle Barnes who lived in Ragans Hall. 19-year-old Barnes faces six counts of possession of child pornography.

FSU graduate student, 27-year-old Michael Reaid was arrested on two federal charges of child pornography in June.

And 49-year-old Michael Sullivan - a graduate teaching assistant at FSU - traded in his class time for jail time when he was charged with 46 counts of child porn possession back in September.

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An FSU student was arrested this afternoon on child pornography charges.

According to a Tallahassee Police Spokesperson, 22 year old Michael Sendker was arrested after an investigation by Leon County’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

A TPD spokesperson says investigators served a search warrant at Sendker's off campus apartment this afternoon. He lives at the Villa del Lago Apartments at 2700 West Pensacola Street.

He faces 28 counts of possession of child porn and is currently being booked at the Leon County Jail.


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  • by James Location: Mobile, AL on Nov 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM
    hahahahaha....stupid pervert should have used Freenet or Tor.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 20, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    GO TPD and the North Florida Crimes Against Children thing!! lol! Good job guys, keep it up. Lets put all these nasty human beings behind bars ASAP!
  • by HOLA on Nov 19, 2010 at 09:47 PM
    TEL Location: Tallahassee on Nov 19, 2010 at 04:55 PM 1. what is the problem, a few months ago there was a story on here about something that happened near FAMU but had nothing to do with FAMU and people complained that it was unfair, but people defended WCTV for doing it, were you outraged over that story? 2. Bye. Will Location: FL on Nov 19, 2010 at 09:49 PM What do you have on your computer because you are defending this pervert very passionately, not very logically, but passionately. Maybe we should have someone come over to your house to investigate, because something is definitely wrong with you and the way you are defending this person.
  • by Will Location: FL on Nov 19, 2010 at 06:49 PM
    I agree with you that any exploitation of a child is wrong, but is that what happened here? No. By extension of the same logic, it should carry a much worse sentence when somebody has a picture of a dead person, or an injured person, or somebody doing drugs. Simply viewing a photo of an illegal act is not immoral, and should not be illegal, regardless of if it is a picture of torture, murder, or a naked child. Also, arresting a 22 year old and putting him in prison for viewing 28 pictures will do nothing to protect children. It is utterly inconsistent for our government to make this illegal and not the possession of pictures of other, much more morally reprehensible crimes. I cant understand why my owning a picture of someone being killed is OK. I feel very bad for this young man who will now have an even tougher time getting a job with a philosophy degree due to our governments stupidity and the mainstreams willingness to accept it without question, along with the justification.
  • by sad santa Location: north pole on Nov 19, 2010 at 03:18 PM
    @will...any and i mean any means of exploitation of a child under the age of 18 is wrong!!! from the persons responsible for taking the photo, to the one's viewing it, should be locked up. we can not allow anyone in society to feed their sickness off of innocent children. in fact, we must go above and beyond all means to protect our kids. now, unless you want me to pass you up this christmas, mrs. claus, the elves and i, would like you to behave and rethink your position. ok? now, see what you can do to protect a child from harm.
  • by TEL Location: Tallahassee on Nov 19, 2010 at 01:55 PM
    This is a very serious issue that the author of this article wants to instead use as a way to take a swipe at FSU. Putting in "he's not the first SEMINOLE to get caught on the wrong side of the law" is disgusting journalism and very strange given that this is Tallahassee and not Gainesville. Using this crime as a chance to take a swipe at the Seminole team name is in very poor taste. And I assure you, it is raising quite a few eyebrows already since I heard about this through an email. You just lost one evening news viewer of 28 years.
  • by Will Location: FL on Nov 19, 2010 at 01:12 PM
    Am I the only one that thinks that throwing somebody in jail for a photograph of anything is completely absurd?
  • by Jimmy Mac Location: Hosford on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    There are to many 18 year old freaks out there why would a man want a child or look at childrens pictures.Crazy!
  • by oh my on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:36 AM
    What a nice looking young man...
  • by IsthisReal Location: Tall on Nov 19, 2010 at 06:09 AM
    From his FB: Michael Sendker has a new outlook on Dexter. Six Feet Under Season 1 is an excellent TV Show. Unfortunately, however, he won't be able to download the next few seasons because it turns out my ISP is spying on me. November 2 at 9:40am ·
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