NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 36-year-old Nashville, Tenn. man, who was known to dress up as Spiderman and wash the windows at a local children's hospital, has been sentenced to 105 years in prison for various child pornography crimes.
Jarratt A. Turner was sentenced Monday, April 16 in U.S. District Court on multiple instances of production of child pornography and transportaion of child pornography.
According to court records:
Turner befriended two different families who had very young children, including a toddler boy and an infant girl, and he offered to babysit these children.
Between October 2014 and May 2015, Turner took sexually explicit images and videos of the toddler girl on 10 different occasions and of the infant boy on six different occasions, while in his basement apartment in Nashville.
The sexually explicit material included depictions of himself sexually molesting the two children, who were between the ages of 12 and 31 months during this period.
After making these recordings, Turner distributed the images via the internet to other like-minded individuals, and, in an attempt to avoid detection of law enforcement, Turner only used publicly available Wi-Fi networks to collect and distribute child pornography.
With the help of a manager of a business where Turner frequently accessed the internet, law enforcement officers were able to identify the defendent more quickly.
Court records also reference Turner's characteristic behavior in attempting to access other vulnerable children by dressing up as Spiderman when washing windows at a local children's hospital, during the time he was raping these children.
Turner was charged on June 1, 2015, with 16 counts of Production of Child Pornography and Transportation of Child Pornography.
He pleaded guilty to all counts of the indictment on March 20, 2017 and was sentenced Monday, April 17.