Son Damage?

6-Year-Old Taken From Australian Dads Accused Of Being Part Of Child-Porn Ring

A gay Australian couple has had their 6-year-old son taken away child protective services officials in Los Angeles, as the FBI and Australian police investigate claims the men are part of an international child-porn ring.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the unnamed boy was actually taken from the couple several months ago, after police searched their home in Cairns and claimed to have found substantial objectionable material, including a video of the son “watching a film of pornography with another child and speaking in an explicit sexual manner.” Another reportedly shows the boy “speaking in a sexual and profane manner” with another child as they partly undress in public.

The couple maintain their innocence but the investigation sprang from their connections to three suspected kiddie-porn producers—one of whom, Edward de Sear, was a respected attorney before his arrest in New Jersey last July.

Through de Sear, the Australian couple met a New Zealander, who allegedly—and without the couple’s knowledge, they claim— made a video of their son undressing.

The boy, the biological son of one of the couple, is in foster care while the investigation continues.