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Texas Man Fired After Being Outed as Top Reddit Troll

Moderated sections on site devoted to "jailbait" photos and other controversial matters


Michael Brutsch's life will never be the same.

Last Friday, the married, 49-year-old computer programmer from Arlington was publicly outed as the moderator of two controversial online forums, Jailbait and Creepshots, that allegedly shared photos of scantily clad, underage girls, some said to have been taken from Facebook pages without permission. The forums have since been deleted.

The chunky, goateed Air Force veteran then received a weekend phone call telling him that he had been fired from his job of eight years at First Cash Financial Services, a pawn and payday loan corporation based in Arlington, he said on the popular online forum Reddit.