Published August 14, 2007
LOS ANGELES – A self-proclaimed pedophile who posted pictures of little girls on a now-defunct Web site was charged Tuesday with violating a court restraining order to stay away from children after he was twice arrested at UCLA.
Jack McClellan, 45, was scheduled to be arraigned on a misdemeanor count, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.
McClellan was arrested Monday after he allegedly was spotted with a camera near the Infant Development Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He was arrested and booked on suspicion of violating a statewide restraining order prohibiting him from coming within 30 feet of any child in California.
He was released six hours later and warned not to return to the UCLA campus but was arrested a second time that night after someone spotted him giving an interview to a television station in a campus parking lot, authorities said.
He was jailed on $5,000 bail, although Mateljan said prosecutors planned to request an increase in bail to $250,000.
It was not immediately known if McClellan had an attorney.
McClellan, who is unemployed and lives out of his car, created waves in Southern California upon arriving earlier this summer from Washington state.
For years, he maintained a Web site in Washington, where he posted photos of children he had taken in public places. He also discussed how he liked to stake out parks, public libraries, fast-food restaurants and other areas where little girls, or "LGs," congregate.
However, McClellan said he did not touch youngsters and he has never been arrested for any sex crimes.