Frank R Weltner, the owner of the racist anti-Semitic website JewWatch.com has been arrested for child pornography, and may face 10 years in jail. Below is the newspaper article from the St. Louis Today:
(AP) 68-year-old Frank Weltner is facing child pornography charges after police searched his Saint Louis home on Thursday.
The St. Louis authorities began an investigation that led to a search warrant being executed at Mr Weltner's residence at 6937 Bruno Ave and police seized several laptops and computers from the suspect’s home.
During the initial data review, hundreds of images of child pornography were located within the confiscated devices belonging to the Weltner, said Sgt. James Harrison.
Frank Weltner has been charged with several counts of possession of child pornography as well as accessing child pornography. The cyber crime analyst unit is continuing with the investigation of the data.
Weltner was released on bail on Friday, and is scheduled to appear in court on a later date. If convicted he could face up to 10 yrs in prison.
Weltner is also known for being the owner of the controversial website JewWatch.com as well as a member of the National Alliance (a white separatist organization).
Members of the St Louis Police Dept, began the investigation in May, which involved a broad monitoring of the public domain of the internet. As well as monitoring of the suspect’s home, which led to his arrest.
It’s not clear whether Weltner also engaged in sexual activity with minors, but authorities have thus far refused to comment, due to the ongoing investigation.