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FBI: UNC student enticed young boys to send explicit photos, videos

Posted May 6, 2011
Updated May 18, 2011

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— A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student arrested Tuesday on child sex charges was posing as a teen girl online to get young boys to send pornographic images and videos of themselves to him, according to the FBI.

FBI agents arrested Corey Gallisdorfer, 19, of Lewisville, at the Granville Towers South residence hall and charged him with sexual exploitation of children.

According to an affidavit filed to support an arrest warrant, Gallisdorfer posed as a 14-year-old girl on Facebook and contacted 12-, 13- and 14-year-old boys at various schools near Atlanta. He persuaded them to send sexually explicit images and videos, and he then told them he would share the items with their friends unless they sent more photos and videos, the affidavit states.

FBI agents traced the online accounts used in the scheme to websites where child pornography is often traded, the affidavit states.

Agents also were able to obtain an instant messenger account and a cellphone number from some of the alleged victims that they traced back to Gallisdorfer, according to the affidavit.

When Gallisdorfer was arrested, the FBI seized his laptop computer from his dorm room, and a preliminary examination of it found an explicit video and some photos of young boys, according to the affidavit.

Gallisdorfer was released into his parents' custody after posting a $50,000 bond. He was placed under house arrest and was ordered not to have Internet access or possess any pornographic material.

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  • bluelakelight2010 May 6, 2011

    Gross. I'm so glad that law enforcement has removed this person from our wonderful UNC community.

  • mjeffrey May 6, 2011

    You are right TBK, This guy must pay the penalty, but he ruined his life and was so young. he will now have to live with the title of sexual predator until the day he dies.

  • akatonitots May 6, 2011

    "that's it...shut the internet down. it's the evil of our century." ProzacDispenser

    "The parents need to be disciplined for allowing their kids to have access to a computer without any restriction."deputydog1296

    Prozac the internet doesnt need to be shut down parents just need to monitor what their kids are doing instead of letting them do what they want. You cant blame the internet for poor parenting. Amen, deputydog. Maybe they should press some charges against the parents who werent monitoring their kids. Poor parenting and distributing child pornography for the kids who did it. Dont just punish the sicko who wanted it and then blackmailed for more, punish all parties envolved.

  • pizno82 May 6, 2011

    send him to prison

  • prophetdavis08 May 6, 2011

    He knew what he was doing, he wanted young boys so that's why he dressed up as a young girl to lure those boys to himself. I feel sorry for him and his family. I pray he will get his self some help or he will do it again.

  • bombayrunner May 6, 2011

    8074328 - So when he gets out of jail, invite him to move in with you.

  • iwannaseethereceipts May 6, 2011

    807 a 19 year old is a grown man. You sound like you are probably just like him.

  • hgtyler May 6, 2011

    mistakes?????????????????????????????
    A mistake is drinking to much, cutting too many classes, dropping out of college..
    This MAN is a PEDOPHILE.
    Dont sugercoat it just because he is young and was smart enough to get into Carolina.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 6, 2011

    lineOfDuty - "So, clever, he used his smarts to get into UNC and the pants of little kids."

    Sounds like you wish you had been that clever at his age.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 6, 2011

    TBK - "His life is ruined, and he's only 19 years old."

    10/4.

    So many saying things like...

    "He needs to be cut up into a million pieces and buried alive!"

    Need to ask themselves, how many mistakes did THEY make when they were 19?

    Sure, it's horrible, but in my opinion, the parents of the kids he was contacting need to be standing tall answering some questions too.

    Where were THEY when their kids were taking pictures of themselves nude to send to this other kid.

    And yeah...a 19 year old is STILL just a KID.

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