SEARCH WARRANT EXAMPLE

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
10

On    (date)      , the affiant met Detective         (name)      learned that Detective    (name)      has been employed as a Police Officer by the Metropolitan Police Department, of the     (location)  ___for the past 18 years. Fur the past 15 years, Detective          (name)     has been assigned to the Sex Offense Branch, Criminal Investigations Division of the Metropolitan Police Department. During the tenure of his experience in the Sex Offense Branch, Detective    (name)   has participated in more than 1,500 investigations involving the, sexual exploitation of minors and children. Detective      (name)      has personally conducted more than 900 investigations resulting in the arrest of defendants on felony charges of Child Molestation and Exploitation. Detective    (name)      has received extensive training and has read numerous publications dealing with the sexual exploitation of children. Detective  (name)      has interviewed more than 2,000 sexually exploited children, and more than 1.300 admitted child molesters. Further, Detective       (name)_______has read and examined more than 1,000 letters exchanged between pedophiles, describing their admitted sexual conduct with respect to children for the purpose of sexual gratification. Further, Detective _____(name)     has examined more than 2.000 photographs, during the course of his experience, which photographs depict children engaged in sexual activities with offenders, with other children, with animals, and with adults.

Detective         (name)      is familiar with the manner in which pedophiles entice and encourage children to engage in sexual conduct, and the manner in which they exchange children with each other and make contact with other adults who engage in such conduct.

On    (date)      Detective   (name)      whose experience in the investigation of the activities of pedophiles has been herein set forth, provided the affiant with certain of his observations regarding pedophiles, as based upon his personal experiences in the investigation of persons who exhibit pedophilic behavior. Detective     (name)      related to the following information:

  1. Pedophiles are persons whose sexual objects are children. They receive sexual gratification and satisfaction from actual physical contact with     children, as well as from fantasy involving the use of pictures or other photographic or art media.
  2. Pedophiles collect sexually explicit materials, including but not limited to photographs, magazines, motion pictures, video tapes, books,  and photographic slides, which materials are used for personal sexual gratification.
  3. Pedophiles employ sexually explicit materials, including the types of material listed above, for the purposes of lowering the inhibitions of  children, and sexually stimulating both themselves and children, as well as for demonstrating desired sexual acts before, during, and after sexual activity with children.
  4. Pedophiles rarely, if ever, dispose of sexually explicit material, particularly when it is used in the seduction of victims.
  5. Pedophiles frequently correspond and/or meet with one another for the purpose of sharing information and identities of victims, as a means of gaining status, trust, acceptance and psychological support.
  6. Pedophiles rarely destroy correspondence received from other    pedophiles.

  7. Pedophiles engage in activities and/or gravitate to programs which will be of interest to the type of child victims they desire to attract, which activities and/or programs will provide the pedophile with easy access to children.
  8. Pedophiles obtain, collect, and maintain photographs of the children with whom they are or have been involved. Such photographs may depict children fully clothed, in various stages of undress, or totally nude. Pedophiles rarely, if ever, dispose of such photographs, which photographs are considered by pedophile to be treasured possessions.
  9. Pedophiles employ such photos, as described in Item 8, as a means of reliving actual encounters and/or fantasies with the depicted children.   Pedophiles also employ such photographs as a means of gaining acceptance, status, trust, and psychological support from other pedophiles.
  10. Pedophiles remove pictures from magazines, newspapers, books, and other publications, around which photographs pedophiles fabricate fantasy relationships.
  11. Pedophiles collect books, magazines, newspapers, and other writings on the subject of adult-child sexual activities, which writings pedophiles maintain to justify an understanding of their specific feelings towards children, as well as their illicit behavior and desires.
  12. Pedophiles, who are generally afraid of discovery, often maintain and operate their own photographic production and reproduction equipment, including but not limited to photocopy equipment, "instant" photo equipment, video equipment, and photo processing equipment.
  13. Pedophiles exercise great caution to conceal and protect their     collections of illicit materials from discovery, theft, and damage.
  14. Pedophiles frequently collect and maintain lists of names, addresses,  and phone numbers of persons who have similar sexual interests.
  15. Pedophiles frequently retain the names of children with whom they  currently have or formerly have had sexual contact.
  16. Pedophiles frequently employ sexual aids in the seduction of their victims. These sexual aids, such as dildos, serve as a means of exciting and arousing the curiosity of the pedophile's victims.
  17. Pedophiles frequently maintain diaries of their sexual encounters with children, which accounts are used as a means of reliving sexual    encounters with children.
  18. Pedophiles frequently collect and maintain books, magazines, articles, and other writings on the subject of sexual activity. Such books and materials may bear on the topic of human sexuality, sexual education or consist of instructional material. Such books and materials are used by the pedophile as means of seduction of the victim by arousing curiosity, demonstrating the propriety of acts desired, explaining or demonstrating what the pedophile desires from the victim, and a means of sexual arousal on the part of the pedophile, particularly when naked children are depicted within the materials.
  19. Pedophiles frequently employ alcohol and narcotic drugs to induce a child to a particular location, such as the pedophile's home, and to lower the child's inhibitions with respect to sexual involvement with the pedophile.