Core of Your Nightmares Drummer Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges (UPDATE)

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Add "guilty of producing child pornography" to Martin L. "Vlad" Evanick's resume. That is, right under "Evil Death Metal Clown."

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- Core of Your Nightmares Drummer Charged with Producing Child Pornography

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Evanick [corrected], drummer for St. Louis-area metal band the Core of Your Nightmares, pled guilty on Monday to a federal charge of producing child pornography. According to reporting by the Post-Dispatch, Evanick, 31, admitted to having sex "five to seven times" with a 17 year-old at his home in Collinsville in the past year, and to then taking nude pictures on his phone.

Just to be clear: Evanick didn't get his giant evil giant clown feet shackled in irons for having sex with a 17-year-old, as that's the age of consent in Missouri -- It's the nude photos that may land him in jail for 20 to 24 years come sentencing day on November 4.

Evanick has been in jail since October, and Core of Your Nightmares hasn't been very forthcoming outside of a short post on their Facebook page back in October that acknowledged that Evanick had been arrested, writing the following:

As most of you may already know, our drummer Vlad has been arrested on child pornography charges; we had no involvement or knowledge about these act, and we in no way condone in such actions, what happened to him is unfortunate, but he brought it on himself.

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Update, 11:17 a.m.: A few more details have come out in a press release by the Southern Illinois Department of Justice: Apparently, the investigation into Evanick's behavior began on April 21, 2012, when the mother of a then-16-year-old daughter contacted about a possible sexual assault. The ensuing investigation pointed to Evanick, whose phone held four photos of the victim that "constituted child pornography". Here's the full release:

A Collinsville man pled guilty on July 22, 2013, to Production of Child Pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251(a), the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Martin L. Evanick, a/k/a "Vlad," 31, Collinsville, IL, faces a term of imprisonment of not less than fifteen (15) years but not more than thirty (30) years, a fine up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of five (5) years to life. Sentencing is scheduled for November 4, 2013, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Evanick has been in the custody of the United States Marshals Service since his arraignment on October 19, 2012.

The investigation began on April 21, 2012, when the victim's mother contacted the Collinsville Police Department regarding a possible sexual assault on her 16 year old minor daughter by a 30 year old man, later identified as Defendant Martin L. Evanick. During interviews with authorities, the victim revealed that she had a sexual relationship with Evanick, and that Evanick had also taken nude pictures of her using his cellular telephone. During the investigation, Evanick's cellular telephone was found to contain four photographs of the victim, taken when she was 17 years old, that constituted child pornography. In an interview with agents, Evanick admitted taking the sexually explicit photos of the victim.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney's Office and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources".

The case was investigated by the Collinsville, Illinois, Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Metro East Cyber Crimes and Analysis Task Force. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Continue to the next page to see the original press release from the Southern Illinois Department of Justice upon Evanick's arrest.

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ObamaNazi
ObamaNazi

If Obama had a white kid, it would look like Vlad

Whit Movesian
Whit Movesian

I've heard of a boy band, but a buttboy band?

Maggie Madonia
Maggie Madonia

Stop showing this ass clown.. this is the second time today I have seen this POS on your feed!

Jake Houchlei
Jake Houchlei

Are you sure it's only him? Whomever came up with that band name may be doing it also.

Jay Hemp
Jay Hemp

Damn, first the guy from Shattermask and now this?!?!

Max Schulze
Max Schulze

Yikes. Shaggy 2 Dope has seen better days

Jesda Ulati
Jesda Ulati

This affirms everything I've ever believed about clowns.

Whit Movesian
Whit Movesian

I bet he's gonna start a new band in jail. Trip Eisen can play guitar, and they can get the singer from Shattermask.

reverendstrawfoot
reverendstrawfoot

what ever happened to the other clown-rock child molester? Priest?

Kevin Rotellini
Kevin Rotellini

So if at 17 he can legally have sex with girl then why not legally take pictures I think it's kinda confusing. The guy obviously has problems but fifteen years minimum just baffles me. Then again if a 30 year old was to come around a 17 year old in my family I'd bury the pervert

Jason Patrylo
Jason Patrylo

365 days of Teen Pop music for 16hrs a day. He'll never want to look at a kid again.

Jason Charney
Jason Charney

Dr. Rockso, the rock n roll clown. He does cocaine!

Michelle Marie Funkenbusch
Michelle Marie Funkenbusch

The mandatory federal sentencing guidelines mean this guy is seeing no less than 15 years... for pictures arising out of a consensual legal sex act.... I think this is really wrong. WE now will have to pay for him to live in jail for the next 15 years???? He may be a freak and his relationship bordered on illegal, but this is not the same as abusing and possessing pictures of babies and children. Fed child pornography laws should coincide with the state age of consent laws and when they don't the fed prosecutors should defer prosecution unless it was not consensual. By the way... what 17 year old girl thought he was hot... ewww???

Patrick Boyer
Patrick Boyer

Wat a fuc#### CREEP! LOCK THE SOB UP FOR LIFE 1 LESS MF TO WORRY BOUT!

Cappy Sue
Cappy Sue

Christ people read the story he is not suspected of having pictures of little kids he was having sex with a 17yr old of legal age and he was a idiot and took pictures. Is he gross and nasty sure but that is not the same as kiddie porn and should not have the same sentence.

Chris DiMercurio
Chris DiMercurio

Uh yea he likes little kids... What was your first clue? The rapist hair cut, gacy nose or the wonderful smile?

A Robert Jacques
A Robert Jacques

There's a valid lesson here for anybody in a relationship that's just this side of legal. State says you can have sex with a 17 yr old, but document it and you're breaking federal law.

Elaphrosaurus Morgan
Elaphrosaurus Morgan

Doesn't surprise me, he looks like a lil kid fucker especially dressed up like a clown..

Jen Nahlik
Jen Nahlik

I saw this and thought of Jennifer Gaskin.

Ryan Masters
Ryan Masters

I remember this guy lol ThePoint interviewed one of his band members and played a sample of their music. Hilarious.

khgrkh75
khgrkh75

@Michelle Marie Funkenbusch Well, the main problem is that he`s a 31 year old douchebag and she`s 17. 31 year olds have no buisness even looking at girls that young so yeah, lock him up, he`s a perv. To put it another way, when he was 21 this girl was 7. Ok? You see the problem I hope?

khgrkh75
khgrkh75

@Cappy Sue When he was 21 this girl was 7 years old. You see the problem now? I call it being pedophile, for example if a 50 year old man is with a 25 year old girl we just do some simple math and realize he`s not just a creepy old perv, he`s a pedophile. Because, when he was 20 the girl wasnt even born yet. Pretty damn discusting.

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