Sunday, February 10, 2013

"I don't know where this monster came from."

FBI: Cincinnati Man Rapes Infant And Child Then Sells Videos On Internet
Re-printed from a story at WLWT Channel 5 on February 5th 2013
Price Hill Cincinnati James Oscar NapierCINCINNATI, OH. - After being caught on tape raping small children and offering to sell the tapes on-line to undercover FBI agents, a Cincinnati man is indicted on state and federal charges that could result in a sentence of Life in prison.

Price Hill man James Oscar Napier is accused of more than two dozen state and federal child sex charges. U.S. Marshals arrested the 38-year-old on January 18th 2013. The indictment states that in November 2009, Napier molested an 11-month-old, recorded it, then put a video on the internet.

He's also accused of sexually exploiting a nine-year-old girl and producing videos of the acts.

People who know James Napier say they're horrified and surprised to find out this Cincinnati man is now charged with crimes against children that most people can't even imagine.

The cases against Napier are growing even as we speak. Napier is already indicted on 25 local and federal charges of having sex with children, as well as production and distribution of child pornography. One of the children involved was a baby...at just 11 months old.

Local 12's Rich Jaffe says the investigation began in July 2010, when an undercover FBI agent in Phoenix discovered what turned out to be Napier trolling for pedophiles on the internet. Investigators say Napier was offering to trade or sell over 100 movies and more than 6000 pictures of children involved in sex acts. Some of those children were less than one year old...and according to investigators one of the other participants in the sex acts, was James Napier.

People we've talked with who know Napier say he's always been strange...they just didn't know how twisted he really was. His most recent girlfriend knew him for 12 years and says she thought he was amazing-but now thinks he's a monster. We agreed to not identify her. "I never had to ask for help with anything. He was always right there? GOOD FATHER? Perfect, when they walked in the door with homework, dinner,bath,bed, every basketball practice every game, every football practice every game...he never missed a second."

At first this woman thought the FBI had it wrong, but her perspective changed last Thursday when agents contacted her about more evidence...and she recognized the people in the pictures. "I don't know where this monster came from. Cause it is not the man I loved...This is not the man my kids called daddy."

Napier lived for two years in the apartment where investigators say they found much of the incriminating evidence on computers they confiscated. He had an account on this foot fetish website, and many of the pornographic images involved the feet of babies and children. One child he repeatedly violated was only 11 months old, another was a 9 year old girl.

A woman who took cooking classes a few years ago with Napier was shocked when she heard the charges and saw his face on TV. "Babies are innocent. They're like Gods, little angels and that really hurts, I wanted to cry. It touched me really hard. How could somebody just hurt a precious little life like that and continue to do it to more and more children...that's very sick."

Until this afternoon Napier was held in the federal lockup in Boone County. However a short time ago he was transferred to Hamilton County because five child rape charges have been filed against him here. We expect to see him in court on Friday morning.

If convicted on the federal charges alone, Napier may never get out from behind bars. The child pornography charges are each good for 15 to 30 years in prison. Each of the other crimes could bring anywhere from 5 to 20 years behind bars.

A federal grand jury has charged a Cincinnati man with 20 counts of producing child pornography with an 11-month old infant and a nine-year old child. James Oscar Napier could spend the rest of his life behind bars if he is convicted on all counts.

The indictment alleges that in November 2009, Napier used an 11-month old infant for sexual gratification, molested the infant and made a video recording of it before placing it on the internet.

The indictment also indicates that, as recently as this past November, Napier sexually exploited a girl who was approximately nine years-old and produced videos of those acts. The indictment also charges Napier with one count each of transportation, distribution and receipt of child pornography.

UPDATE 01/16/2014
After less than one hour of deliberation, an Ohio jury convicted James Napier of nine counts of production of child pornography, each punishable by at least 15 and up to 30 years in prison. The jury also convicted Napier of one count each of transportation of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and receipt of child pornography. Each of those crimes is punishable by at least five years and up to 20 years in prison.

Judge Dlott will schedule a date for sentencing when Napier will face the possibility of 330 years in prison.

UPDATE 05/13/2014
A Cincinnati man has been sentenced to 240 years (2,880 months) in prison for producing child pornography that involved an 11-month old and an approximately nine-year-old child.

James O. Napier was convicted on Tuesday following a three-day trial in January on nine counts of producing child porn.

Trial testimony showed that in 2009 Napier used an 11-month old infant for sexual gratification, molested the infant and made a video recordings of it before placing it on the Internet. Other testimony showed that in 2012 Napier sexually exploited a girl who was approximately nine years-old and produced multiple videos of those acts.

"One of his victims, due to her age, may never know the abuse she suffered. The other will never forget," Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Muncy told the court on Tuesday.

The Miami Valley Regional Computer Forensics laboratory and Cincinnati's FBI agents were commended by the district attorney for their investigative efforts into the case.

The now 41 year-old Napier, whose prison number is 70749-061, is currently housed in a high security U.S. penitentiary in Tuscon, AZ. His predicted out-date is in February 20th in the year 2222.

References:
WCPO Channel 9, Cincinnati Man Convicted Of Raping Baby And Child
FBI.gov, Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 240 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography