Family Crimes

3 Brothers Arrested After Decades Worth Of Child Porn, Used Kids' Clothes And Graphic Notes On Murder Found In Home

The siblings referred to their brother's manifestos detailing child rape and murder as "Charles' hobby."

Three elderly brothers in Seattle have been arrested after a search of their residence revealed "a home littered from floor to ceiling with child exploitation images, children's clothing articles, toys and movies.”

According to KOMO News, a prosecutor stated that Edwin, Thomas and Charles Emery shared the majority of their lives abusing children. They are aged 78, 79 and 82 respectively. One of the brothers worked as a janitor at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle PI reported.

“The defendants have no known conviction history, but are charged with collecting images depicting the misery of sexually abused children to satiate their deeply rooted deviant interests,” the King County Prosecutor’s Office said in court documents, according to a Fox affiliate.

The discovery was made after a family member cleaning the suspects’ home found materials of a child being sexually abused. She then called 911.

"Among the items in evidence are numerous children’s clothing, including shoes, socks and underwear, all with indications of prior use; images of child sexual abuse and graphic written descriptions of extreme harm to children," a police statement said.

The family member who found the material said she was abused by two of the three brothers when she was a child. But, because it was so long ago, police do not believe those incidents will result in any charges.

“Charles Emery maintained an extensive ‘collection’ of materials related to the sexual assault and murder of female children,” a prosecutor wrote in court documents. “Edwin and Thomas Emery referred to Charles Emery’s manifestos detailing child rape and homicide and his extensive collection of items related thereto as ‘Charles’ hobby.'"

Handwritten descriptions of child murders found in the home are being investigated, Seattle Police Department Capt. Mike Edwards said in the Seattle PI report. He said it will take a while to comb through all the evidence in the home, which the brothers lived in since the 1960s.

“The house itself was like one of the worst houses you’d ever see on an episode of ‘Hoarders,’” Edwards said. "We don’t want to miss anything.”

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