A father checked his child’s phone. Now, a man 700 miles away will do life in prison.
Port St. Lucie’s Scott Trader, 32, got an unusually long sentence Thursday — life in federal prison — even for someone pleading guilty to multiple child pornography and sexual abuse charges. Then again, when Homeland Security investigators executed a search warrant on Trader’s home on June 1, they found him in the bedroom with his wife — and 10 media storage cards, three phones, an external hard drive and a laptop all with child pornography, some of it involving a 2-year-old put in Trader’s care. One of the videos includes Trader making that toddler kiss his penis.