21-Year-Old Porn Producing Babysitter Pleads Guilty

October 12, 2018

At 21 years old, Ryan Michael Spencer seemed to be a normal young man with hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher. He worked as an instructional aide at Mar Vista Elementary School in Santa Cruz, California, and as a cabin leader for Outdoor Science School. He was enrolled in college and babysat for families in the Santa Cruz area.

But Ryan also had a side business of producing and distributing child pornography. He deceived the families he worked for and made their children his victims. And just wait until you hear the charges he plead guilty to…

The full list includes conspiracy to distribute and receive, possession, felony contempt of court, and two counts of production of child pornography.

You can read the FBI criminal complaints against Ryan Spencer here (WARNING: graphic and disturbing content)

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Ryan admitted that he produced pornographic images featuring him and more than a dozen children who he babysat and was a camp counselor to. He also conspired with another convicted producer of child pornography who also moonlighted as a babysitter in the same area.

The two men frequently traded images and planned to distribute the images to other sources using the Kik Messenger app. And in the spring of 2016, Ryan filled a hard drive with over 30,000 images and videos of child pornography.

And even though he spent years molesting children and producing child pornography, Ryan stayed under the radar of the families in his hometown. It’s possible he even got recommended by families to pick up more babysitter jobs.

This horrible story is why it’s so important to make sure you really know who you’re letting around your children. And why you can’t always “just” trust a friend’s recommendation. I mean…imagine for a millisecond this was one of your kids… you’d give anything to rewind the clock. Ask yourself, is anything really worth risking the safety of the ones you love?

Ryan will spend the next 30 years in prison, but the damage done to the children and the leaked images will haunt his victims and their parents forever.

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