SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A Mount Clemens man who was convicted in 2001 and 2006 of criminal sex charges(crimes) has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and more charges after authorities said he sent nude pictures of himself to what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

Glen Vellner, 45, was arraigned in federal court on Wednesday on multiple charges of child pornography, attempting to send obscene material to a minor, and coercion and enticement of a minor.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the United States Eastern District in Detroit, the FBI was contacted in early January by an adult woman who doesn’t live in the United States but poses as a 13-year-old girl online.

The woman said she had been involved in communications with a man who said he was from Detroit and went by the name Frank Rizzo.

The woman said she had been communicating with the man in a chatroom where he went by the user name “Vorteks” and that he told her she looks “younger than 13”. The “Vorteks” profile picture was what appeared to be an adult man hold part of his anatomy, the FBI said.

On March 10, a search warrant was obtained for his Google account and over 6,000 IP addresses were linked to his computer or smartphone, plus at least two other email addresses.

A week later, a search warrant on those other two email addresses was obtained. In those email addresses, one was set up for two-factor authentication with a different number than Rizzo had been using. That number was connected to Glen Vellner, the convicted sex offender and the FBI said Vellner was using a fake name and information.

Vellner is listed on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry and has a conviction of criminal sexual conduct in 2001 and 2006, including possession of child pornography of a child as young as 6 years old. MDOC records showed a tattoo that matched one that Vellner had sent to the “girl”.

The FBI also said it found a video of a 9-year-old girl performing a sex act on his computer, plus a notebook with usernames and passwords to Internet-based accounts.

The FBI said one of those passwords, which was commonly used, was a reference to a sex crime with little girls.The FBI also reported finding three other files of child porn, some of which are performing sex acts.

With all of the evidence, Vellner was arrested and charged with attempted production of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, possession, of, child, pornography, attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, and coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity.

By Joseph Franklin

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