Man at Center of Nevada Child Pornography Case Speaks Exclusively with America's Most Wanted
Interview Clips Available Online at AMW Website; Darrin Tuck Claims Innocence
(October 1, 2007) � When Darrin Tuck gave Nevada police a videotape containing child pornography images, it sparked an investigation that has led to a nationwide manhunt for an accused child predator�and to Tuck's own arrest. Though Tuck claims to have found the tape in the desert shortly before turning it in, authorities say he had it in his possession for as long as five months, and even showed it to other people. In an exclusive interview with America's Most Wanted Tuck insists he viewed only a brief segment of the tape, and it made him "sick to [his] stomach." He also claims he didn't show it to anyone else and quickly handed it over to the police.
Clips from the interview are available for viewing on the America's Most Wanted website, www.amw.com. Tuck says in the interview that when he realized what was on the tape, he went to the police because "somebody like that needs to be off the streets." Police say the tape shows the rape of a young girl. The alleged rapist is a man named Chester Stiles�currently the target of a massive manhunt. Tuck says he does not know the victim or the alleged perpetrator. He maintains he has nothing to do with the tape other than finding it, and insists he has cooperated fully with the police. "They wouldn't even have the tape if it wasn't for me," he told AMW. "Now I'm getting railroaded for it."
Tuck went on the run shortly after his interview with AMW, but he recently surrendered to authorities. New clips from the interview were posted on AMW.com this past weekend.
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back airs on Saturdays 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT on FOX. The broadcast is produced by STF Productions, Inc. Lance Heflin is Executive Producer.