Brothers Charged For Child Porn May Link To Missing Girl (Photos)

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Authorities believe three Seattle brothers who were caught with child pornography in their home may have the answers to a missing girl case that has gone unsolved for eight years.

Charles Emery, 82, stayed part-time with his brothers, Thomas, 90, and Edwin 78, in an isolated farmhouse in Shelton, Washington, the Daily Mail reported. The farm was just a half hour away from where Lindsey Baum, 10, went missing in 2009.

Charles was a janitor at Seattle Children's Hospital and now suffers from dementia. He and his two brothers are currently in jail after a stash of child pornography was discovered at their home. They are being held on a $500,000 bond.

According to prosecuting attorney Daniel Satterberg, incriminating items were "littered, floor to ceiling." The items included children's underwear, used condoms, dozens of penny loafer shoes, soda bottles that contained vodka, and pictures of little girls being raped and murdered.

Officers also found a handwritten manifesto detailing "ritualistic and satanic sacrifices" of young girls. The descriptions mentioned that girls should always be wearing penny loafers before being murdered.

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Authorities believe the three brothers -- all bachelors without children -- may have spent their entire lives living out their sick fantasies. They each face two charges of possession of child pornography.

Gray's Harbor Sheriff's Department detectives who worked on Lindsey's case have requested to participate in searches of the Emery brothers' home.

"Because of the proximity of the property to where the young girl went missing we are looking to see if there is any possibility of the Emery brothers' involvement," Gray's County Undersheriff David Pimentel told the Daily Mail.

A flyer about Lindsey's case was also discovered inside the home. A fourth brother, named Donald, also lived in the property, but died last October.

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Pimentel said there is currently no concrete evidence connecting Lindsey to the three brothers.

"But we are going to ask for our detectives to be there for the searches although it is not our investigation," he added.

Lindsey went missing from McCleary, Washington, on June 27, 2009, when she was just 10 years old. Her mother, Melissa Baum, had moved there from Tennessee after her divorce, NBC reported.

"McCleary felt like a nice, quiet, safe town," Melissa told NBC's "Dateline" in June. "The kids were making friends and doing well. Everything seemed to be smoothing over for us finally."

“I believe 1,000% that Lindsey is alive,” Melissa added. “There is no doubt in my mind she is out there somewhere waiting until we bring her home.”

Sources: Daily Mail, NBC / Featured Image: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: KIRO 7 via Daily Mail, Facebook/ Find Lindsey Baum via Daily Mail

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