FL teacher kept Kik kiddie porn in calculator app

Fl teacher kept Kik kiddie porn in calculator app
Shawn Fitzgerald

46-year-old Shawn Fitzgerald was a high school teacher and church youth director in Polk County, Florida. He’s also believed to have been in possession of 408 images of child porn that he got off of mobile messaging app Kik.

Fitzgerald was arrested after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The NCMEC received a tip that some rather vile child porn was being shared on Kik. Investigators from Polk County were able to trace the images back to Fitzgerald. While I know that all child porn is reprehensible, Fitzgerald’s collection was said to be particularly repugnant.

While officers were searching Fitzgerald’s home, they reportedly discovered a calculator vault app on his phone. If you’re not familiar with calculator vaults, they’re an app that’s disguised as your phone’s calculator but can be used to hide files. Here’s a screenshot of a bunch of them from the Google Play Store.

When investigators found the calculator vault on Fitzgerald’s phone, they asked him what was in it. Fitzgerald allegedly told police that the vault held photos from an extramarital affair and that he had forgotten the password. Nobody who’s keeping hidden files on their phone is ever going to forget their password. The app contained thousands of images including the aforementioned 408 child porn images. None of the images are said to have been of the children that Fitzgerald has been in contact within his daily life.

Not only does this story show that Kik is full of  sex offenderspedophileschild porn collectors, and child traffickers, but it also shows that most Kik Kreepers aren’t as smart as they think. They may think they’re so clever when they found out about vault apps but police know about them too. That goes for most of the tricks they think cops don’t know.

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