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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: randomposting
2007-09-23 02:01 am (UTC)
I don't consider it a victimless crime. I think that's my main issue with your stane over all.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-09-23 02:06 am (UTC)
Please, then, tell me who the victim is, in your view.

I'm not being trite or sarcastic or rhetorical or anything like that.  I'm trying to understand this detail of the viewpoint.

I want the police catching people who are committing, or are about to commit, abuse against the world's real children.  When they're finished doing that gigantic task, then they can start going after people for their intentions toward imaginary victims.

We have to help the real people first; imaginary ones come later.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-23 02:47 am (UTC)
My stance on this is that it seems heavilly inferred that this man has done this to another child, or many more children.

If he hadn't found this child to do this too, he would have found a different one, and there fore they took someone off the street before he had the opportunity to harm another child. Anyone willing to cross state lines to rape a five year old is a criminal in my mind, regardless if that five year old didn't exist, and was only made up by an FBI agent.

The victim is those children of the past he's injured, and those in the future that he would have if he hadn't been caught.
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