Dallas Socialite Gets Busted With Tons of Child Porn in Her McMansion

When you think of the kind of person most likely to be trafficking child pornography, a wealthy Texas socialite is probably not the first person who comes to mind. Yet that is exactly how one would describe 41-year-old Erika Perdue, whom police in Dallas arrested after investigators found she was in possession of numerous extremely graphic images, some of which featured toddlers being raped by adults. Good God.

She was caught after federal agents tracked her computer usage and found that she used the handle "Classybitch" to distribute "visual depiction[s] of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct." They raided the $1.4 million home she shares with her husband, who is a prominent attorney, and took several computers that were apparently teeming with filth. She reportedly told investigators that she had so much child porn that she couldn't keep track of it all. Perhaps that's not surprising since she admitted she had been trading the files online nearly every day while her husband was at work since 1999.

She certainly hid it well, since no one seems to have been aware of her crimes. Her Facebook page has pictures of her in various suggestive poses and loads of pictures of her house, but it also has shots of a young girl who is possibly her daughter, though that has not been confirmed. She lived hiding in plain sight in one of the wealthiest areas in Texas, directly across the street from a popular park. But her days of being incognito are over. She's now charged with four counts of "shipping, receiving and possessing child pornography." That means she could face up to 40 years in federal prison, where she will no doubt rue the day she ever operated under the name "Classybitch."

Erika Perdue: Feds Bust Dallas "Socialite" for Huge Hoard of Child Porn [Houston Press]

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