The FBI has charged Terrill Crane, the husband of Atlanta police sergeant Tanya Crane, with paying more than a dozen underage girls to have sex with him.
Worse, the FBI says it has evidence that the Atlanta Police Department first learned about the alleged crimes seven years ago, after receiving a tip from a photo shop employee who was concerned about photos he developed for Crane. Between 2000 and 2002, the photo shop gave the department photos of Crane engaged in sexual activities with 11 girls who appeared to be between the ages of 12 and 15. The photos were not turned over to federal authorities, however, until October 2007.
The FBI says Crane befriended young girls, took them to his home or pickup truck and paid them cash to perform sexual acts. He also paid them $50 to bring other girls to him. Crane sometimes took photos or directed the girls to photograph the acts, according to the FBI.
In 2003, Tanya Crane allegedly received a call from Atlanta P.D. headquarters saying the department had photos of her husband having sex with young girls. She is accused of burning explicit photos and negatives found in her home. She has been placed on administrative leave.
Final note: Do you have a protocol in place for what to do if someone discovers objectionable material in company vehicles or on company computers? If you don’t, you should.