Heavy Metal Band “Evil Clown” Drummer Faces Child Porn Charge

Posted on: 9:03 am, October 24, 2012, by , updated on: 09:50am, October 24, 2012

Martin "Vlad" Evanick (KTVI)

COLLINSVILLE, Illinois — An Illinois heavy metal drummer who dresses up onstage as an “evil clown” faces federal child pornography charges after he allegedly photographed himself having sex with underage girls.

Martin “Vlad” Evanick. 31, of Collinsville faces one count of producing child pornography, but according to KTVI-TV in St. Louis authorities say that there may be more than one alleged victim.

Evanick plays drums for the heavy metal band called “The Core of Your Nightmares,” and dresses up as an evil clown as part of the band’s act.

Authorities say that Evanick targetted underage girls.

“If any of your viewers recognize this individual through his Facebook or his Myspace photographs or through any photographs that have already been publicly distributed, they should contact the local authorities, particularly if they have a young, minor, female,” said US Attorney Stephen Wiggington.

New information about the potential of multiple victims just surfaced during a detention hearing on the initial charge.

“We also presented in open court the fact that we know he was traveling throughout the Metro East area and at least on a couple of occasions he was photographing young female workers at fast food restaurants. Those workers appeared to be minors. He was focusing on certain areas of their bodies,” Wiggington said, specifically the breast and crotch regions.

Authorities said fellow band members were not involved. Evanick acted alone.

Wiggington said if you know of a young female acquainted with Evanick or his music, it was a cause for concern; check their cell phones if possible, especially the text messages.

“[Predators] are not going to be calling your home phone and your land line. They’re not going to be calling and leaving voice mail on your teenager’s cell phone. They’re not going to be emailing your home computer. They want to do so in the most secretive way they believe they can, that’s through a text message to the teen. Most of the experts in the field will tell you that these are not one victim cases. In this case, as we indicated in open court in his detention hearing, we’ve identified at least one other victim,” Wiggington explained.

Evanick’s band posted the following message on their Facebook page:

“As most of you may already know, our drummer, Vlad, has been arrested on child pornography charges; we had no involvement or knowledge about these act (s), and we in no way condone in such actions, what happened to him is unfortunate, but he brought it on himself.”

Click here for more on this story from KTVI.

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