East Memphis Professional Charged With Child Porn

(Memphis) A man described as a successful professional and great guy now faces child pornography charges.

Police say they busted William Keltner for trading porn with an undercover cop, and when investigators searched his home computer, they found a stockpile of it.

201 Poplar is a far cry from home. Keltner lives in a nice East Memphis neighborhood and is a respected professional at local eye clinic.

On his LinkedIn account, he has a friendly face and big smile, but investigators say Keltner had a big secret too: an interest in child porn.

Investigators say they found 300 images on his home computer and 25 videos of children engaged in sex acts, ready to be traded or sold.

“He worked at Total Eye Care. You would look at that guy and you wouldn’t think twice,” said reporter Sabrina Hall.

“No,” said sex-offender counselor Jeffery Freiden. “Sex offenders, or those that commit sex offenses, are not someone you can look at and see. They are all types:  rich, poor, different colors, different nationalities.”

Freiden isn’t surprised Keltner had a double life, but Keltner’s co-workers at Total Eye Care on Primacy Parkway were shocked.

They call him part of their family at the clinic and are hoping what investigators say isn’t true.

In August, Keltner originally became a suspect when police say he exchanged child porn with an undercover cop on a file-sharing network.

“What they’ll do is share information back and forth with each other thinking it’s secure so that no one else will know what’s going on,” said Freidman.

Freiden says offenders who look at child porn often think they aren’t doing anything wrong because they aren’t touching anyone.

“In actuality it does harm because those pictures are pictures of victims.”

He says you never know what those who ‘look’ might do next.

“Those that have pictures, research shows about half of them, uncaught, will go on to become contact offenders.”

Keltner worked as a researcher at Total Eye Care.

He bonded out of jail Wednesday with $50,000.


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