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Man who posted illicit pictures on Reddit loses job, says activities were mistake.

Man who posted illicit pictures on Reddit loses job, says activities were mistake.

Michael Brutsch, known as 'Violentcrez' on the Internet website 'Reddit,' says he has made a huge mistake. Brutcsh had posted pictures of scantily clad young girls on the popular Internet forum, Reddit. He had also hosted sub-forums with names such as 'Rapebait,' 'Incest,' 'Rape Jokes,' 'Choke a Bitch,' and 'Pics of Dead Kids.' Brutcsh is married, with a stepdaughter and a son who are both serving in the US Military.

For his efforts, the 49-year-old software programmer has lost his job of seven years afer his employer learned of his activities. CNN reports that his forums have generated more than three-quarters of a million subscribers and has been at the center of a controversy regarding the liability of public-use forums for the content posted by users.

CNN further reports that Brutcsh claims he did not think about what he was doing, and failed to take the advice of many who told him to stop. He claims his activities started with soft-core porn, but escalated into something entirely different.

Brutsch is the same individual who is responsible for the widely condemned Reddit forum called 'Jailbait,' which featured pictures of teen girls that were posted without their knowledge or consent from either the girls or their families. Brutsch told reporters at CNN he was sorry, he did not say what he was sorry for.

According to the report, Reddit stated in an email that it follows all legal requirements, including the report of any illegal activities to the proper authorities. The debate regarding this incident and the nature of free speech has also come under controversy. Brutsch hasn't been charged with any crimes.

About Al Stefanelli

Al is a retired author, writer and journalist. His books include "Free Thoughts - A Collection Of Essays By An American Atheist" and "A Voice Of Reason In An Unreasonable World - The Rise Of Atheism On Planet Earth." Al began writing in 1985, starting with the New York Times. In 1993 he joined a McClatchy newspaper, writing a weekly column for ten years. His writing continues to be widely distributed on the Internet and in print. He also produced and hosted a weekly syndicated radio broadcast from 1995 to 1998, and his work won a North Carolina Journalism award in 1998. Al is the former Georgia State Director for American Atheists, Inc., and served on the Board of Directors for "The Clergy Project." He is also a former Southern Baptist Pastor, having served two churches and as pulpit supply for three counties. Currently, he writes part time for The God Discussion, co-hosts the Internet radio programs, "The God Discussion Show" and "Reap Sow Radio." Al lives in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City, GA.
  • timidatheist

    Honestly I think he's lucky that's all that happened to him. His actions were vile and he needed to be stopped.

  • Peter

    You wonder if his wife, son and daughter know what he was doing? Someone should sue his ass.

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