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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 02:43 am (UTC)
Eee! Long. Don't know where to start. I'll try and keep it brief for real this time. Promise. ;)

I was also very surprised that the phenomenon of parents offering up their children for this sort of thing wasn't addressed. I figured it would be, and for the most part I haven't been posing questions, except for those in direct response to comments others have made. I just addressed that largely in a comment you received probably jsut before reading this.. I think the punishment should be the harshest allowed by the law.. and more.

It's court affidavit's though, and to get in a court affidavit... the comments about being gentle with a five year old, and flying accross state lines to do this with her? I don't see how there's any question of guilt there, unless you're suggesting that the police are lying, but what would they gain by doing that? Especiallly with his high profile job. Usually things like this get pushed under the rug, so the fact that this one wasn't I think speaks volumes..

And genital mutilation is horrific, but it's a reality in that part of the world. It's terrible and it certainly must be stopped but these girls grow up in an area where that is the cultural norm. I think it's different then rape. Though one of those ha happened to me and not the other so I certainly can't comment on both parts with any kind of perspective. I have found historically that the cultural practices of one society is disgusting, vile, cruel and evil by anothers, and vice versa. I look forward to the day when this particular practice is ended, regardless of cultural feelings.

Not every child is sent to school. Not everyones parents educate them beyond the school system. There's a lot of children that wouldn't be reached in this way, and though it's wonderful to teach kids about the dangers of strangers, there is still much more that needs to be done.
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