July 26, 2008
Donald Joe Zeller - Dog And Child Raping Longview Man, Caught After Selling MP3 Player On Craigslist
Donald Zeller's MySpace Page
Longview, Washington (The Weekly Vice) -- Donald Joe Zeller, a 20 year old Longview Washington man has been arrested on child rape and pornography charges after selling an MP3 player on Craigslist that contained sexually explicit material of children.
According to police, Zeller used Craiglist to sell an MP3 player - but forgot to delete something of interest. When the new owner got the new device home, he learned a lot about it's previous owner rather quickly. The device allegedly contained child pornography. Police first learned about the elicit material on June 11th when the MP3 player's new owner contacted them to report Zeller.
Investigators were able to trace the device back to Zeller and then drove out to his family's home to have a chat about the their findings.
During questioning, police say Zeller admitted ownership of the pornography. He then allegedly admitted that he had molested a 14 year old foster child that had been living at his family's home.
According to court documents, Zeller told police that he had fantasies about young children and admitted to sexually abusing both the child living in the home as well as one of the family dogs.
While authorities won't officially decide on which charges to pursue until Monday, he is currently being held on two counts of second-degree rape of a child, indecent exposure and possession of child pornography. Bail in his case has been set at $100,000.
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