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Man who dressed as Spider-Man to wash windows at children’s hospital sentenced to 105 years for child porn

A Nashville man known for dressing up as Spider-Man to wash windows at a children’s hospital has been sentenced to 105 years on child pornography charges.

According to WKRN, footage taken in Jarratt A. Turner’s basement apartment depicted him molesting children between the ages of 1 and 2-and-a-half. Prosecutor Don Cochran said Turner would befriend parents to have access to their children and that he often attempted to use the window-washing gig as a way to target vulnerable children.

A press release issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated Turner, 36, babysat two children that he victimized: A toddler girl that he recorded himself molesting on 10 occasions and an infant boy that he recorded molesting six times. The incidents occurred between October 2014 and May 2015.

“After making these recordings, Turner subsequently distributed these images via the Internet to others, and in an attempt to avoid detection by law enforcement, he only used publicly available Wi-Fi networks. With the help of a manager of a business where Turner frequently accessed the Internet, law enforcement officers were able to identify the defendant,” the agency wrote.

Turner was charged in June 2015 with 16 counts of production and transportation of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to all charges last year.

Turner grabbed headlines for wearing the Spider-Man costume while washing windows at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. WKRN reported that Turner was a contractor and wasn’t an employee of the hospital.

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital issued the following statement Monday after Turner’s sentencing:

“The safety and well-being of every patient is always our first priority. The individual you are asking about was never an employee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center but worked for a contracted service provider washing windows in October 2014. At the time of this individual’s arrest Vanderbilt University Police Department investigated the matter and found no indication of inappropriate or illegal behavior by this individual had occurred on our campus, and found no indication that any illegal photos or videos in his possession were associated with our patients. All VUMC employees must pass a thorough pre-employment criminal background check before being hired. We also require that external staffing agencies employing temporary workers must adhere to the same background screening procedures and criteria established for VUMC staff.”

 

[Featured Image: Jarratt A. Turner/News Channel 5, Metro Nashville Police Department]