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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: adaveen
2007-09-22 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yep, 13 is about when those pesky secondary sexual characteristics pop up.

Well, it's not JUST that I think entrapment is unfair, I just think it's ineffective. Except for on the street molestors, I think as far as the internet is concerned they need to focus on the assholes that are PROVIDING it, not just those who are going for the bait. I think it would save more kids. Who knows how many of these assholes wouldn't have even thought of indulging this sickness unless it was offered? I can just sit here, an overweight, middle-aged mother of two and I get child porn spam. (By the way, you can report it to http://www.asacp.org, which is what I normally do.)

I think they should spend more efforts finding the distributors. If a perv is a perv, and deals with it and behaves himself, gets counseling, whatever, I have no real issue except pity. But I think that if they want to STOP this, and really protect kids, they need to go after the slave traders and pornographers. This method is just sloppy and I don't think it helps the most kids for the effort. Instead of entrapping these sick perverts, they ought to be entrapping the dealers.

And yes, I think the consenting statuatory thing really just clogs up the system and wastes time, money and effort. We spend all these resources tracking "predators" just because there's a few years difference between them and their girl/boy friend.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-09-22 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2007-09-22 05:35 pm (UTC)
For what?
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-09-22 05:36 pm (UTC)
For making those points, with which I agree. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-23 12:35 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link for reporting it. I've seen it too, and I report it to tosspam thru aol, but I'd much rather report it there.

I agree they should try and find the distributors too, absolutely, though I like this kind of entrament. Maybe that's wrong, but someone who intends to hurt a child should be in jail.
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