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I hate people. -- And also, did you see this on the news yet? [Sep. 22nd, 2007|07:05 am]
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Seems to me this should be getting more press then it is...


DETROIT (AP) - An assistant U.S. attorney from Florida was arrested in an Internet sting operation after flying to Michigan to have sex with a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Monday.
John D.R. Atchison, 53, was arrested Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after several weeks of Internet conversations between the prosecutor and a detective posing as the mother of a 5-year-old girl, authorities say.

"There wasn't much reaction from him at all," Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said. Atchison was cooperative with authorities, he said.

He was charged with using interstate communication to entice a minor to have sexual contact and traveling across state lines with the intent of engaging in illicit sexual contact. If convicted of both charges, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

According to court records, Atchison initiated an online chat Aug. 29 with an undercover officer posing as a mother interested in letting men have sex with her daughter.

At one point, Atchison said: "I'm always gentle and loving; not to worry; no damage ever; no rough stuff ever ever," according to an affidavit filed in court.

Atchison, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., is a prosecutor for the U.S. attorney's office for northern Florida, based in Tallahassee. He requested a court-appointed lawyer at his hearing Monday.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

My question to you... how should this bastard be punished? Feel free not to mince words.

I have a few ideas but I'd like to hear yours too.


And because I try not to make all of my entry horrific at any given time, here's some happy Ukrainian Eurovision dancing.

[User Picture]From: dwaleberry
2007-09-22 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well, thing is he had the intention but didn't go through with it, so in this case I'd advocate putting him behind bars and keeping him away from children. He will get what's his in prison once people find out why he's there.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-22 02:19 pm (UTC)
Well, my main thing is his comment about how he's "Always gentle". How many children has he done this too, you know? Looks to me like he's insinuating he's done this enough time to "know what he's doing" or whatever.
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[User Picture]From: dwaleberry
2007-09-22 02:55 pm (UTC)
Hmm, you're right, this makes it look like he's done it several times already. Problem is, as far as I know, pedophilia cannot be cured because, as I once read, it's a sexual orientation just like being hetero- or homosexuality, which in no way excuses his actions, though. Should there be enough evidence to convict him of sexual child abuse, something more drastic is warranted and I'm thinking along the lines of a Siberian Gulag. Killing him would be far too merciful, so better to make him live a long and painful life, because then at least something productive can come out of it. Slave labor is always in demand.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-22 03:01 pm (UTC)
What's a Siberian Gulag? Educate me! :)
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-09-22 05:14 pm (UTC)
Gulags were Soviet prison camps.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-23 12:40 am (UTC)
Oooh. Interesting. *nod* I'll read up on them more. I wasn't familiar with the terminology.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-09-22 05:13 pm (UTC)
"Always" can mean "always have been", "always will be", both, or neither.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-23 12:39 am (UTC)
It's enough for me to want to see him behind bars for the rest of his life.
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