Warning: This article contains especially disturbing subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.
|Birthdate:||May 6, 1985|
|Occupation:||Formerly student and lifeguard, now incarcerated|
|Pedophile Websites:||BL.net, BLISS|
|Gittings AKA JoeCool4218 was the Executive Director of the now defunct BL.net site. He was sexually attracted to little boys between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.|
JoeCool4218 AKA Joseph Gittings was a young teen when he first found BL.net, but by the time he was 17 years old, he was an administrator of the site. Before much longer, he would become second in command, serving as the Executive Director. Gittings also belonged to BLISS and hobnobbed with many other pedophiles, both on and off line. At one point he was even interviewed by Rookiee in Episode 27 of Pedologues, the online pedophile podcast which was shut down after we outed Rookiee in 2007.
Gittings, who actually built the server on which BL.net was hosted, presented himself as a bright but cocky young man who defended the right to possess and view child pornography. Gittings did not believe that viewing child pornography was a crime, and believes that no one gets hurt by doing so. He even went so far as to state that if he discovered a member of BL.net to be in possession of child porn, he would simply delete the member and image(s) from the site but that he would not turn the information over to authorities.
In September 2009, ICE Agents contacted us regarding the profile of another BL.net member who had met Gittings in person on several occasions.* At that time, we were able to provide authorities with the information we had gathered on members of BL.net, including Joseph Gittings. In October 2009, Gittings, along with Dale Hodges, turned over 2 DVDs filled with child pornography to an undercover operative. In November 2009, ICE Agents in Atlanta, Georgia, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies around the world, arrested Joseph Gittings, Dale Hodges, and several other pedophiles from BL.net. This operation also resulted in the shut down of BL.net, undoubtedly the largest pedophile web site in the world.
Gittings initially pled not guilty, but has since changed his plea. His case is still pending. We will update this article when more information on his case becomes available.
*Note: At the request of, and as a courtesy to law enforcement officials investigating this case, the profile of Gittings' friend has been removed as he turned state's evidence.
When the question was asked, "I found boy porn, now what do I do", Gittings reply to the poster was:
- We first noticed JoeCool4218 mentioned on a now defunct site called "Will's Wish" and soon after, on BL.net, noting that he was a Director on the site. We also found him as a member of BLISS as well, with information regarding his date of birth, age, location and contact information.
- An archived copy of the "Will's Wish" site gave us information regarding his position as Executive Director on BL.net, as well as information on his live in lover and fellow boylover, Georgia Cowboy. In addition, he had stated that he knew two other pedophiles from BL.net with whom he had smoked marijuana and thought up an idea for his "Technoman" site while stoned.
- Staff listings on the BL.net site confirmed that he was indeed a Director on the site
- A search of his screen name yielded a Yahoo profile in which he listed his name as "Joe" and his location as "Georgia". He also listed his occupation as being a student and a lifeguard.
- A search of JoeCool4218's e-mail address lead us to public information belonging to a close relative of Gittings. This information then led to an address for Joseph Gittings in Georgia
- All information was turned over to ICE Agents, who confirmed his identity further when they arrested Joseph Gittings in November 2009 on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Known Screen Names
- MSN: email@example.com
- MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ICQ: 320744595
- AIM: joecool4218
- YIM: joecool4218
Known E-mail Addresses
Last Known Address
1930 Chadwick Drive
If you have any information regarding this individual's current whereabouts, contact us at email@example.com.
is part of a series on evil-unveiled.com.