"A forensic exam of Shepherd's digital devices revealed a significant amount of child pornography, police said, including more than 650 digital images and 50 videos suspected to be child pornography. Shepherd, who is already in jail on previous charges, faces 18 counts of use of a child in a sexual performance and six counts of possession of child pornography. He is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 25 in Grande Isle court.
Police said they believe Shepherd produced some of the pornography himself.
The criminal case against the former nanny accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he was caring for was last in court in late August.
In August, Shepherd, 23, faced seven counts of aggravated sexual assault for alleged contact police said he had with a boy he was caring for. He was also charged with making child pornography."
"Not long after Shepherd's arrest, Vermont State Police said their case against him was growing to a national scale, encompassing various cities across the country where he worked watching people's children."Donald's father is cooperating with law enforcement:
"Detectives also told WPTZ.com they have been in touch with Shepherd's father, who worked as a clown at children's parties in Florida, and said he is cooperating with the investigation. Police, who will not name Shepherd's father due to his cooperation with the investigation, said Shepherd's father denied claims by Shepherd that his father took him to children's events, where Shepherd photographed children."In 2005, Donald had written a letter to his father explaining that he was a pedophile. Donald posted his fathers reply on GirlChat, it's well worth a read considering everything that's unfolded since:
"I'm not yelling or bitching son, I care about you very much and I worry about you more than you'll ever know...
Now, here's the thing I have been trying to get thru your head for several years now....
This "Girl Love" stuff is going to get you into a lot of trouble and cause you nothing but problems,
I went to that ignorant web page, I read the BS now you can read mine....
PEDOPHILIA IS A CRIME AS VIEWED BY OUR SOCIETY!!!!!
The more you associate yourself with this kind of thing the more trouble you are going to bring down on yourself.
I know that you think you know everything but you don't son."
"Do you realize that you will probably never be welcome in your own fathers house because of this kind of shit.
FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE SON, USE YOUR BRAIN!!!!!
If you are truly a pervert, learn to control yourself and STOP TRYING TO WAVE A FLAG AROUND
Don, please listen to me, this is only ever going to cause you pain in your life....."
"One more word of wisdom to you, this is from a father of a little girl!!!!Donald chose to ignore his fathers advice and now look where he is. Take a good look folks, just like the Boylover.net arrests and the fall of Dylan Thomas - this is the only future places like GirlChat and BoyChat have to offer!
If you ever send me another link or anything pertaining to this kind of shit again I will take action myself.
You may not understand this but the thought of somebody (ANYBODY) getting their jollies by looking or worse, my little girl or anyone elses little makes me really angry.
So for your own benefit son
STOP ASSOCIATING YOURSELF WITH THAT STUFF, GET OFF THE WEBSITES, DON'T JOIN CHAT ROOMS WHATEVER, STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE IT'S OK..
IT'S NOT OK!!!!!!
I sure hope that some of this sinks in, I doubt if you'll listen to me but I have to try."