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.