Alton Everett Smith Jr being sought for child pornography charges

Now we have the curious case of Alton Everett Smith Jr, a long time advocate of models bringing escorts to photoshoots to protect themselves against predatory photographers. Numerous news agencies are reporting that lton Everett Smith Jr is being sought for child pornography charges.

Wow. I don’t even know where to begin. It’s my theory that those who crusade against something the hardest are often the most perverted and the biggest hypocrites. Former NY governor Eliot Spitzer and former senator Larry Craig comes to mind. Now we have the curious case of Alton Everett Smith Jr, a long time advocate of models bringing escorts to photoshoots to protect themselves against predatory photographers (In the link provided, Alton is posting under his daughter Kristylynn’s account). Numerous news agencies are reporting that Alton Everett Smith Jr is being sought for child pornography charges. He has even gone as far as creating a web site supposedly outing a whole list of predators who are in fact just people he has gotten into internet disputes with over the years. I guess we now know who had the last laugh.

According to the Daytona News Journal,

Hundreds of children were abused and exploited by a Palm Coast couple accused of using the kids in sexually explicit photos and videos over a period of years, Flagler County sheriff’s investigators said Wednesday. Two of the key suspects — Alton Everett Smith Jr., 46, and his daughter Kristilyn Smith, 25 — were being sought Wednesday, O’Brien said. Investigators believe the pair could be on a sailboat in the Intracoastal Waterway near Daytona Beach, or even headed to the Bahamas.

Meanwhile, Alton Smith Jr.’s wife, Tina Marie Smith, 43, was arrested Tuesday and is being held at the Flagler County Inmate Facility on $925,000 bail.

The prostitution arrests came after investigators responded to a suspicious advertisement and arranged, through a phone call to Alton Smith Jr., a sex transaction at the Palm Coast home where all three Smiths and Kristilyn’s autistic son live, O’Brien said. He said investigators noticed hidden cameras while they were in the house.

Concerns that Kristilyn might be a victim who was being “pimped out” by her father, and the possibility that sex acts between Kristilyn and her unsuspecting johns were being streamed live on the Internet, led investigators to obtain a search warrant, O’Brien said.

They weren’t prepared for what they found.

Investigators discovered “several hundred” photos, CDs, VHS tapes, and 8 mm videos taken over a decade’s time. Most show children posed in positions of a sexual nature, O’Brien said. Some show children as young as 8 years old engaged in sex together. Others show Tina and Alton Smith Jr. engaged in sex with children, he said.

Alton is described as 5-foot-11-inches tall, 150 pounds with sandy brown hair. He may be aboard a 1979 blue-and-white sailboat bearing hull numbers FL1581MJ and his daughter’s name.

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Also, anyone who believes their child had contact with the Smiths, or who might have information regarding the whereabouts of Kristilyn or Alton, is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, 386-437-4116, or Crime Stoppers, 888-277-8477. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.