Popular OC Wedding Photographer Had Secret Hobby: Child Pornography

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Following child porn arrest, White has vocal defenders, but not among federal prosecutors
To his family and friends, Fountain Valley-based wedding photographer David Brian White is generous, outgoing and loving--"the life of the party."

But alert Huntington Beach Police Department detectives discovered a secret, criminal side of White.

For at least 15 years, he collected and distributed a large cache--1,300 videos--of child pornography, including sadistic images involving prepubescent girls.

After many of White's backers learned of his arrest, they still adamantly claim they trust him around their children.

That confidence did not extend inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse.

Assistant United States Attorney Amanda N. Liskamm told a judge that White should be sent to prison for a whopping 97 months and undergo lifetime public registration as a sex offender.

According to law enforcement files, White's troubles began more than a decade ago. He was caught roaming an apartment complex to watch a female undress through a window in 1997 and later admitted he enthusiastically practiced voyeurism of couples having sex. Suspicious police once questioned him about taking photographs of girls near the Huntington Beach pier. The 1979 graduate of Fountain Valley High School and, later, Golden West College enjoyed collecting images of bestiality and scat. He'd also installed a hidden camera where women undressed for his professional photo sessions.

The party ended in late 2010 after undercover police found White's online, file-sharing, kiddie porn stash.

In 2011, a federal grand jury indicted him on two, child pornography counts and last June he signed a guilty plea.

To aid its arguments for leniency with a punishment of no more than supervised probation for five years, the defense hired a local clinical psychologist to claim White is no threat to children, an assertion Liskamm described as "astonishing."

But this month, after considering 55-year-old White's apology, U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna determined the correct sentence is 70 months in prison and supervised probation for a decade once he re-emerges back into society.

According to court records, White isn't happy he must give federal agents full monitoring rights of his Internet activities during his post-prison, probation period.

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g.judd1111
g.judd1111

After many of White's backers learned of his arrest, they still adamantly claim they trust him around their children.

Never trust anyone around your children.  Pedophiles are usually the nicest folks you could ever meet.  They don't all wear trench coats and drive vans that they give out candy in.

dtakeda1
dtakeda1

55 years old, graduating high school in 1979?  Held back a few years?  Maybe his is that dumb.

erica.mahoney
erica.mahoney

"He'd also installed a hidden camera where women undressed for his professional photo sessions."  and yet, his friends still admit that they'd trust him with their kids.  

You can never be too careful, and when it comes to child predators, you can never be naive. 

Ashley Farrington Kuntz
Ashley Farrington Kuntz

remember. for every evil fucker they catch. there are another 50 out there that are still hurting our children.

Robert Alvarado
Robert Alvarado

He didn't get , in punishment, what he helped take away from those children!

Shawn Fox
Shawn Fox

He won't last 70 months in federal prison. They will murder him in there

Patrick Goldberg
Patrick Goldberg

*just like you can't tell them they cannot be attracted to children. kill em all!

Patrick Goldberg
Patrick Goldberg

Just saying there are so many multiple sex offenders that "reoffend". The system is way to lenient on them. They need to realize they cannot change. A drug addict/criminal can be rehabilitated and become a productive member of society after they undergo some life changes. However, these offenders cannot be rehabilitated. They are physically attracted to kids. You cannot tell a straight man that he cannot find women attractive and he follows thru. So my point is....SLAUGHTER THEM ALL

Mel Kinnee
Mel Kinnee

This son-of-a-bitch....sadist images of little girls??!!! And his "supporters" who would still trust him around their children??? WTF are they thinking??? I hope sometime in his 70 months of prison someone will teach him a few lessons, if not more....then he won't have to be upset about the Feds monitoring his pornographic internet practices when he's on probation. Rotten pervert!

Matthew Munson
Matthew Munson

If there is honest proof of him actually making this stuff in excessive number, then yes the dude needs to be neutered.

Mike Warren
Mike Warren

Piece of shit!! They'll love him behind bars.....

Marc Morin-Lebel
Marc Morin-Lebel

I agree that this guy is fuckin' twisted, sick & perverted, and that he got off way to easy. However, unfortunately, he isn't the only "wedding photographer" out there.

Fred G. Sanford
Fred G. Sanford

The "life of the party" got 70 months in the pen!! F'n perv..

Susie Velasquez
Susie Velasquez

It'll be fun for him to be in prison, maybe then he can focus on being someone's bitch than the thought of naked innocent children. I am absolutely repulsed by people/animals like him. Our system needs to have a hell of a lot more in harsh punishment instead of giving them clean areas to sleep in with 3 meals a day, something not everyone has on the outside. There is no excuse for a beast like this to be offended with the monitoring of his online use.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

"According to court records, White isn't happy he must give federal agents full monitoring rights of his Internet activities during his post-prison, probation period."

He has a lot of nerve being angry considering how many years he went without facing any real culpability for his depravity!

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