Friday, June 3, 2011

SFGate: SF kids' art mentor charged with having child porn

This from SFGate:
The head of a San Francisco nonprofit group that teaches art to children has been charged with possessing child pornography, authorities said Thursday.

FBI agents traced Anthony Josef Norris' log-on name of "Spanky" to his home computer and discovered 600 pornographic images of children, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in federal court in San Francisco.

Norris, 46, who lives in San Francisco, surrendered Thursday to FBI agents.

Norris founded the nonprofit group Kid Serve Youth Murals about 12 years ago and is its director. He said in a 2009 interview with The Chronicle that his goal was to help youths from preschool to high school develop their design talent and create mosaic murals.

His arrest came one month after agents searched his home and allegedly found the photos on his computer.

Norris admitted that he had been downloading such images for about a decade, according to the complaint filed against him.

He appeared in federal court Thursday and was released after posting $200,000 bond. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.


  1. Scumbag! That's scary! And a Marina Middle School teacher had an 8th grade girlfriend a year ago he was having sex with. They should give these guys 10 years. Once in prison, they'll get raped so then we can see how they like it. I bet they suddenly won't find illicit sex s exciting when they're getting raped by gangs! Fuckers, everyone will hate them in prison. They're the lowest of the low.

    I've always loved it that they have a rule based on suburbs and LA that goes for CA that you can't be a certain distance from a school. That means sex offenders can't be paroled to anywhere in SF except 2 obscure corners hardly anyone lives in. In 20 years when they die out, you will log onto that site and see no one. As it is it's mostly old rapists from the '70s and '60s. San Francisco will one day be free of these people.

  2. This is obviously disgusting but I see no reason why it should be a topic on this blog. Save it for the newspaper.

  3. This is so sad. Norris has led youth in doing such great mural work all over the city. It is really disturbing to think that he may have chosen to work with kids in order to get sexual access to them.

  4. Maybe we should organize a large group of protesters at his trial to protest and ensure that he get a really long sentence, like to protest against him. He'll probably get a year, but he should get 10.