A former moderator on one of the internet’s most prominent gaming forums, NeoGAF, has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.
Thirty-two-year-old Christopher John Goldberg, who went by the name “Amir0x” on social media, was a male feminist who often took to Twitter to express his hatred at “sexists” and Trump supporters, in vocal support of the Women’s March. He was active during the GamerGate debacle that took the gaming world by storm in 2014, taking the side of feminists.
The Tobyhanna, Penn. man was charged this Wednesday with 64 counts of child porn possession and one count of criminally using a computer to download the illicit materials. Goldberg told police that he believed the pictures were not illegal if they didn’t depict sexual acts, but the police didn’t buy his excuse and issued the charges against him.
According to the Pocono Record, Goldberg told investigators that he “has many fetishes” and downloaded different types of porn, including that of nude children. The man did not contest the allegations, and told police that the materials were an outlet for his urges.
Investigators from Monroe County DA’s office conducting a hunt for pedophiles online discovered a suspect computer possessing child porn, and traced those activities back to Goldberg’s home. Investigators state that he downloaded images of prepubescent girls with their privates exposed.
On June 28, Detective Brian Webbe, who leads the task force, executed a search warrant at Goldberg’s residence and found a download folder on one of his cellphones containing one child porn video and 53 images.
A laptop recovered by investigators revealed software used to download the illegal content, and multiple files indicative of child porn.
The video depicts a girl between the ages of 12 and 14 wearing only a skirt and dancing suggestively for the camera, whereas the 53 pictures are of nude children between the ages of 4 and 12.
In tweets spanning multiple years leading up to his arrest in June, Goldberg signaled his support for feminism and accused Donald Trump and supporters, anime-watchers and gamers of being secret pedophiles.
Christopher John Goldberg’s behavior is indicative of a prevalent problem on the progressive left, especially among self-proclaimed “male feminist allies.” Individuals active within the social justice movement have been charged with crimes ranging from first-degree murder, like feminist YouTuber Aleksandr Kolpakov; to multiple counts of rape, like male feminist and tech writer Matt Hickey. Devin Faraci, an outspoken male feminist and former editor-in-chief at Birth Movies Death, was forced to resign following sexual assault allegations.
This article first appeared on The daily Caller.