Fort Worth, Texas (CNN) -- An internet troll reviled for his pornographic posts on Reddit and recently revealed as a middle-aged software programmer told CNN that he made "a huge mistake."
For years, 49-year-old Michael Brutsch hid behind the online screen name "Violentacrez," creating hundreds of subforums on the user-generated website, such as "Rapebait," "Incest," "Pics of Dead Kids," "Choke a Bitch," and "Rape Jokes." "Violentacrez" has been banned from the site several times, although Brutsch still maintains a separate account.
"And as I'd find porn of different types, like if it was a picture of an African-American woman, I created a Reddit called 'Women of Color,'" Brutsch said. "If it was, you know, a woman with large breasts, I created a Reddit called 'Boobies.'"
are we sure this dude doesn't post here because this sounds awfully familiar
Years ago, Brutsch created his most infamous Reddit forum called "Jailbait" -- images of teenage girls posted without their or their families' consent. He said it became so popular, drawing hundreds of thousands of page views, that Reddit gave him an award -- a gold-plated bobblehead doll "for making significant contributions to the site."
fyi jailbait was one of the most visited subreddits on reddit. it was the first result on google if you searched for "reddit." it was deleted after AC's first story, and now instead of having one giant subreddit for their creepy as all hell jailbait poo, they keep it on the low-low
also reddit gave him a physical award for being such a good pedophile i guess
Reddit also said it banned Brutsch's "Violentacrez" account several times since last year, adding that it "regret(s) not taking stronger action sooner."
this isn't actually true. he was never banned.
CNN legal contributor Sunny Hostin said she believes the website is hosting "borderline kiddie porn." CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin noted that while the website may not be breaking any criminal laws, its claim that it cannot interfere with its posters because they are protected by the First Amendment is "not true."
reddit admins shelter pedophi-um, excuse me, "ephebophiles"
Brutsch has not been charged with a crime. He was, however, questioned by police because of assertions that he had sex with his stepdaughter. He said it's not true.
yep sounds about right
this wouldn't really be news except for the fact that reddit is hugely popular (the president of the united states and several presidential and congressional candidates have fielded questions on reddit), their moderators protect this poo as "free speech," and now anderson cooper has done two separate segments on reddit's creepy jailbait stuff. alexa.com ranks reddit.com as the 66th most visited website in the country