The Child Porn Probe got Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock’s Brother Arrested

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LAPD this Wednesday arrested the estranged brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock for the charges of child pornography.

Bruce Paddock (58) was through his surgery for spinal stenosis at his Los Angeles accommodation while he was detained by the Police. A felony complaint was made which said that he had about 600 explicit pictures of minors in 2014 and was into child pornography as well.

The complaint said that the charges led him to face 19 counts of a child’s sexual exploitation and 1 for possession of the child pornography. He was held with a punishment of $60,000 bond. 

LAPD said that the images of minors were discovered from a building where Paddock used to squat but unfortunately, he wasn’t there at the time. Later, when the crime was done, the police obtained an arrest warrant and moved to the point he was informed to be at.

Stephen’s another brother Eric paddock from Florida had no comments on the arrest.

Bruce paddock told NBC News at the time of the mass shooting that took place on 1st of October leaving 58 people dead, that he had not been in touch with Stephen for 10 years then and had no idea of why his brother opened fire this way on the festival attendees from his room.

Moreover, it was Bruce Paddock who revealed his father’s identity to be one of the FBI’s most-wanted criminal for being a bank robber. His father was judged to be a “psychopathic with suicidal tendencies” by the authorities. But at the same time, he defended his brother Stephen saying that he was not at all “mentally deranged” and was never ever troubled by the law.’ I have no idea for why he led to such a massacre’; he added.

Stephen’s massacre led the crimes of Bruce to be the center of attraction for the media and law. The latter was very annoyed for the same, although his deeds are minor according to him. Bruce’s criminal records included convictions for criminal threats, vandalism, driving with a suspended license and theft. The book stretched back to the 1980s to dig out his history. “I have never gone to the prison and I am not at all proud that I’ve been put behind the bars now”, he said.

He also said that after his brother’s shooting took place, FBI agents used to visit him frequently and mostly asked about Stephen’s childhood. After the Vegas carnage happened, Bruce was constantly trying to reconnect with his family members and thus was leaving messages for his brother and his attorney to find out Stephen’s girlfriend, Marilu Danley.

“I wanted to ensure if we could patch up what we finished a few years ago,” he said. He added by saying that he was only able to reconnect with his elderly mother who kept yelling at him for not talking to the rest of the family.

Paddock also said that he’s still concerned for the fate of Stephen’s remains and reached out to the Coroner’s office which is in Nevada to see if the remains can be claimed or not.