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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 08:55 AM

He forgot his phone on the bus and got busted with child porn, officials say. It may have thwarted a

Other reporting: Boulder man who allegedly posted guide for hunting refugees, Jews and Muslims arrested on child porn charge (Denver Post - excerpt below)

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Source: Washington Post

He forgot his phone on the bus and got busted with child porn, officials say. It may have thwarted a hate crime.

By Antonia Noori Farzan August 8 at 4:32 AM

The black Apple iPhone sat forgotten on a public bus that looped its way through the bustling streets of Boulder, Colo., in May.

Its owner, Wesley David Gilreath, was already on the radar of the FBI after allegedly posting a “hunting guide” with information about synagogues, mosques and refugee centers. A week earlier, he had been blocked from buying a gun, but he wasn’t charged with a crime. That changed when two transit workers found his abandoned cellphone while cleaning the bus, unlocked it to try to locate the owner and found themselves staring at reams of disturbing images, authorities say.

Gilreath, 29, was charged in federal court Tuesday with possession of child pornography, but officials say his arrest may have also thwarted a domestic terrorist attack.

“The charge in this case demonstrates that the U.S. attorney’s office and our federal and state law enforcement partners will use every available law enforcement tool not just to prosecute federal crimes, but also to disrupt and prevent potential hate crimes,” Jason Dunn, the U.S. attorney in Colorado, said in a statement to local media outlets on Wednesday

According to federal court records, Gilreath sat for an interview with the FBI on Jan. 24, after agents received a tip that someone had been posting online “hunting guides” targeting Jews, Muslims, refugee centers, Bureau of Land Management offices and Montana National Guard facilities, and linked a document labeled as a “Montana Hunting Guide” to the 29-year-old.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/08/he-forgot-his-phone-bus-got-busted-child-porn-it-may-have-thwarted-hate-crime-officials-say/

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Source: Denver Post

Boulder man who allegedly posted guide for hunting refugees, Jews and Muslims arrested on child porn charge

Suspect tried to buy gun and had addresses of local mosques and synagogues

By KIRK MITCHELL | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: August 7, 2019 at 12:24 pm | UPDATED: August 7, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Federal agents have arrested a 29-year-old Boulder man on a pornography charge, and the U.S. attorney in Colorado said the arrest may have prevented a domestic terrorist attack because the man also is suspected of writing an online guide on how to commit violent hate crimes against refugee centers, synagogues and mosques.

Wesley David Gilreath was charged Tuesday with possession of child pornography, but federal law officers also arrested him in order to potentially stop a domestic terror attack, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn.

“The charge in this case demonstrates that the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our federal and state law enforcement partners will use every available law enforcement tool not just to prosecute federal crimes, but also to disrupt and prevent potential hate crimes,” Dunn’s statement said.

Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak ordered Gilreath detained without bond on the pornography charge Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court. The investigation against Gilreath for other possible federal crimes is continuing, Dunn wrote in his statement.

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Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/08/07/us-attorney-colorado-domestic-terrorism-pornography-arrest/

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