News Vegas magician can't make kiddie porn charges disappear

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  1. Shithead

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    Las Vegas illusionist arrested on child porn charges after '3,000 videos and 100 images featuring "very, very young boys" were found on his computer'
    A Las Vegas illusionist who performs one of The Strip's most popular magic shows has been arrested on child porn charges.
    Jan Rouven, 38, is charged with receipt or distribution of child porn after more than 3,000 videos and 100 images featuring 'very, very young children' were found on his computer, a court was told.
    German-born Rouven performed in The New Illusions shows at the Tropicana hotel, voted the best magic show in Vegas last year, but all future shows have now been canceled.
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    Jan Rouven, 38 (left), one of Las Vegas's most popular magicians (his The New Illusions show, right) has been arrested on child porn charges after 3,000 videos and 100 images of abuse were found on his computer
    According to the criminal complaint against Rouven, seen by the Las Vegas Review Journal, investigations into his activities began in August thanks to work by an undercover FBI agent.
    The agent, working in Buffalo, New York, managed to infiltrate an internet file-sharing network which was being used to exchange images of abused children.

    That file-sharing network led to Rouven who had downloaded videos and images, some of which showed young boys engaging in sex with adult men, according to the complaint.
    In January, FBI agents seized two computers and an external hard drive from Rouven’s $500,000 Las Vegas home, investigators said.
    While examining them computers and drives agents found 3,235 videos and 105 images depicting child pornography, the complaint alleges.
    Public records show Rouven lives in a private development of condos surrounded by artificial lakes to the northwest of The Strip, close to Sun City.
    Appearing at a detention hearing on Wednesday, under his full name of Jan Rouven Fuechtener, he denied the charges and broke into tears.
    Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen ordered Rouven held in jail on the basis that he presents a danger to the community and is a flight risk, given he has family living in Germany.
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    German-born Rouven, who brags about being the country's most successful illusionist online, broke down in court Wednesday as he denied that charges (pictured on stage in 2011)
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    Rouven is being held in custody after a judge ruled he was a danger to the community and a flight risk since he has family in Germany (pictured on stage in 2011)
    According to his website Rouven has cultivated a 10-year career in magic, performing to more than 3million people on stage with audiences of up to 20,000 at a time.
    Rouven also claims to be 'Germany's most successful illusionist' and boasts of ranking among the top magicians worldwide.
    In 2007 Rouven was awarded the Entertainer of the Year Award, which is voted on by more than 37,000 fellow magicians, and has also received the Audience Award Monte Carlo Magic Stars and the Mandrake D'Or Award, which he dubs the 'Oscar of the European magic world'.
    Back in 2004 Rouven was also awarded the Merlin 'Magician of the Year' Award, which has previously been scooped by the likes of Penn and Teller, David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy.
    Elsewhere on Rouven's website he boasts of his close friendship with Siegfried Fischbacher, one half of the famous magic duo, saying he has been allowed exclusive use of some of the magician's old props in his show.
    Rouven has been the headline act at the Tropicana since 2014, according to the Review Journal, having worked his way up from the Clarion and then the now-defunct Riviera.
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    Rouven had been the headline act at the Tropicana hotel (pictured) since November 2014 but management say they have now severed all ties with him and his production company
    A spokesman for the Tropicana said: 'We are deeply disturbed by the very serious charges that have been filed against Mr. Rouven, who has been serving as an outside contractor to Tropicana Las Vegas.
    'Following the news of his arrest we took immediate steps to sever ties to him and his production company.'
    His shows have been canceled until further notice with no new bookings available. Those who have already purchased tickets are being offered refunds.
    A call to Rouven's agent from the Dailymail.com was not immediately returned.
     
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    The heart wants what the heart wants :hug:
    I've been to Vegas 25 times. I've never heard of this douche.
     
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    " Hey kid! Watch me pull a :quote: rabbit :quote: outa my pants! "
     
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    He chains up the broads then runs off to play with the boys.
     
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    I saw this dude once at the Riviera. I didn't like it. Saw David Copperfield at MGM - I cringed how horrible it was. Saw Penn and Teller - fucking great show.
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Something tells me he had a tendency to enjoy these

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    2 behind the ear. Case closed.
     
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    He can share a cell and :quote:dates:quote: with Jared in prison.
     
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    Makes his cock disappear into butts.
     
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    Looks like his best trick is going to be making himself disappear..
     
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    Oh my God. I took my wife to see a Copperfield show years ago, when we were just dating.

    It was do bad I actually thought it was part of his act. Like he would stop at dome point and say "Haha! Gotcha! That's how magic USER yo be!"

    It was like a really bad birthday party magic show. When I tell people they think I'm kidding.
     
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    Bye bye dickhead
     
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    Well, this guy is available.

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    I have no doubt every asshole who lists his occupation as "magician" is on an FBI Watch List
     
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    hahaha I saw him in 93 don't remembering him being THAT bad

    he did that old rope trick where the knot slides off and tossed it into the crowd I caught the knot, still have it
     
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    My wife, then girlfriend, and I were just looking around waiting for the hidden camera and someone to say to say "Gotcha!"

    We still laugh about it. Maybe he was sick, or having an off day, or they lost his luggage, but it was just plain bad. I couldn't believe it. :jj:
     
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    We just saw Copperfield in November. My husband hated it...I was like..he's got powers!!!!;;lol

    But he did this awful alien story thing where he used a robotic "alien". It was quite gay
     
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    Come little boys I vill make your spiderman underoo's vanish!
     
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