October 17, 2013 Comments Off on Local attorney charged in world wide pedophile ring, chat room had 70,000 members
Local attorney charged in world wide pedophile ring
Dave Culbreth Oct. 12, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Investigators from several places around the world say former Cape Coral attorney Rex Powell was the leader of a ring which had a chat room called BoyLover.net which had 70,000 members until it was shut down. The investigation started five years ago but until they arrested all 184 men the court documents were sealed, until Friday….
Powell was a lawyer based in Southwest Florida from 2007 until he was arrested in late 2011. “He was well respected, had a good clientle, appeared to be an up and coming lawyer,” added Pepper.
According to documents obtained by FOX4 from Federal Court in Indianapolis investigators, “recovered videos and stills depicting a boy who was between 22 months old and 5 years old engaged in sex acts with John Rex Powell.”
Powell was known in local circles simply as “Rex”. The documents go on to say, “there are images and videos of Powell engaged in sexual acts in Florida, California, France and Australia.”….
Powell is one of the three main men. Of the other two, one has already been sentenced to 40 years in prison. FOX4 is told Powell is working on a plea agreement and is set for trial in federal court in Indianapolis later this month….