March 29th, 2005

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10:21 pm - no big surprise?

Believe it or not, the man in this picture is facing child pornography charges.  no, really!

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[User Picture] From: starfyer
Date: March 29th, 2005 - 07:49 pm
Haha. No shit. The FIRST thing I did when reading CNN on company time was call my boss over to say "Are we shocked, here?"


From: agentsteel53
Date: March 29th, 2005 - 11:06 pm

From: cpf
Date: March 30th, 2005 - 07:54 am

Life imitates South Park...

"The first activity for today is... naked pictures."

[User Picture] From: katyakoshka
Date: March 30th, 2005 - 10:02 am
This the former Boy Scouts official?

I was completely unsurprised. Really. I mean, hey, lots of access to potential victims or objects of fantasy.

First heard about it when my roommate was watching the news. She was shocked. I was puzzled as to why it was shocking. Makes sense to me.

Besides, he just kinda looks creepy.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 30th, 2005 - 10:09 am
Yeah, I was just talking about his appearance in that pic. Yikes.

Not that you're very off base with the rest. I had an assistant scoutmaster hit on me pretty insistently when I was 12-ish. Luckily (?) I was too clueless to realize wtf he was trying to do and, at that age, about as vicious as the unholy hybrid offspring of a badger and a rabid ferret, so he never actually did anything.

I felt REALLY freaking bad when I randomly remembered, at age 20, this guy asking me for about an hour "what I would do if a guy tried to make me have gay sex with him. A REALLY big guy. You know, like a football player. What if you'd get hurt really bad if you fought him?"

... felt bad because I was too clueless at that age to get where he was going with that and turn his ass in, and knowing that sure as shit, SOME other scout SOMEwhere wasn't as angry at the world as I was to the point of invariably replying "I don't care how bad I'd get hurt, I'd make him wish he never did it" etc etc bravado anger against the world blah blah blah. Yeah that stymied him with ME, but... sorry, unknown other kid(s). I'd've done something if I'd known. =\

From: cpf
Date: March 30th, 2005 - 10:21 am
The flip side of that coin is that in reaction to the naughty scoutmaster image the BSA has gotten tough on child abuse to the point that scouts can abuse it. My brother lost his summer job at one of the local campgrounds because a few asshole scouts in one of his classes made some false accusations. Fired, no chance for rebuttal. For an Eagle Scout who had invested a lot of time and effort into an organization he really believed in this was crushing. Loss of income, loss of friends and defamation of character - all because a few punkass scouts thought they'd have some fun.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 30th, 2005 - 10:22 am
Speaking as a male ex-sailor who was in the Navy in the post-Tailhook era, I can believe THAT one too. ::shudders::

Witchhunts suck.

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