White supremacist charged with kiddie porn

The message on the National Vanguard phone notes the organization's objective: "We want a decent future for white children."

Kevin Strom, founder of the neo-Nazi group dedicated to protecting the rights and racial purity of white people, was indicted for possession of child pornography and for intimidating a witness January 3 in federal court in Charlottesville, according to an NBC29 report.

In court today, a grayer, jailstripe-clad Strom pleaded not guilty to child porn possession, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years with no parole and a $250,000 fine, and witness tampering, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine. Strom is being held without bond.

According to the indictment, Strom has been into the kiddie porn since at least October 17, 2005, up until August 4, 2006, and kept it in a computer file called "Karen." The Southern Poverty Law Center notes that up until Strom's second marriage to Elisha Strom, his personal website "carried a gallery of alluring photos of young girls, many of them scantily dressed, and running to shots of a teenage Brooke Shields atop a horse."

Strom also "physically assaulted and mentally intimidated and otherwise threatened, harassed and intimidated Witness A in an attempt to prevent Witness A" from reporting his "ongoing criminal activity," the statement declares.

His wife did not appear to be in the courtroom today.

Strom is the ideological disciple of National Alliance founder William Pierce, whose book, The Turner Diaries, inspired Oklahoma City courthouse bomber Timothy McVeigh. In 2005, Strom was ousted from the National Alliance and formed his own faction, the National Vanguard. Strom is often reported as living in Earlysville.

Jerry Cauley Jr. with the National Vanguard's North Carolina chapter declines to comment about Strom's arrest, but denies that child pornography is espoused by the organization. "Anyone who has that value should not be associated with the National Vanguard."

A trial date has not been set.

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Kiddie porn is very bad, but Brooke Shields is VERY beautiful--brookeLover

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