Matthew Kuppe: Michigan Day Camp Counselor Accused Of Producing Child Porn — Judge Deems Him ‘Threat To Community’ [Video]

Matthew Kuppe appeared in a Michigan Federal court on Monday. His accused crimes are so disgusting and perverted that U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford order that Kuppe be held without bond until a trial. Judge Stafford determined that Matthew Kuppe posed a danger to the community. Kuppe’s attorney is appealing the bond refusal, according to The Detroit News.

U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward set the stage for what would be a shocking revelation of what went on at a day camp for 5-year-old boys.

“This is every parent’s worst nightmare. You send them to camp, believing they are safe.”

The court was closed to cameras. Kuppe was said to be accompanied in the front row by his parents. He mouthed “I love you” several times to them throughout the proceedings. Behind his parents sat the parents of the 5-year-old victims. The court went into graphic detail of what led to charges being filed against Matthew Kuppe.

The investigation began earlier in August when the Department of Homeland Security received a tip of child pornography being distributed in the area. This brought about the discovery of someone with the username “jcclockerrom.” The JCC stood for the Jewish Community Center where Matthew Kuppe worked as a day camp counselor.

The account had several pictures of young boys inside a locker room. The Homeland Security agent’s written statement to the court explained some of the disturbing details of the photographs.

“The photographs depicted the prepubescent boys’ genitalia.”

The agent then reached out to jcclockerroom via his gmail account to set up the sting operation that would eventually nab Kuppe. In the emails exchanged, Kuppe was very graphic in how some of the pictures were taken, and he attempted to trade pictures with the agent.

“I only get to touch him a few times. I also purposely dropped something, and made him pick it up. I have more pics, but you need to send some first. What would you do to these little boys (be graphic).”

The photos were shared on a Russian website. According to Fox 2 News, he had labeled one folder “5-Year-Old Jewish Boy,” and the other he actually used the name of the 5-year-old boy.

Kuppe’s attorney, Walter Piszczatowski, tried to use Kuppe’s academic record as evidence that his client was not a threat. He also argued that these pictures were not child porn, but merely child erotica. According to Piszczatowski, this was merely just a fantasy in the Michigan State psychology student’s mind. The last point has yet to be determined.

Homeland Security is still investigating the case to see if sexual assault or rape occurred. At the moment, there are three victims. Federal prosecutors warn that more could come forward. Kuppe had worked for the past two years as a counselor at the Jewish Community Center. He had mainly been in charge of fifth, sixth, and seventh graders prior to taking over the 5-year-old boy’s day camp duties.

With the facts in the case, what charges do you feel should go against Matthew Kuppe? His lawyer says this is merely child erotica. Is that even an arguable point considering the young age of the children involved? Let us know.

[Photo by Click on Detroit]