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Another Sick Individual Snapped Up in a Sex Sting

Society & Culture  (tags: sex perverts, child predators, Internet sting, child sex, child porn, Florida, Detroit )

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This is unbelievable...An assistant U.S. attorney from Florida thought he was arranging to have sex with a FIVE-YEAR OLD GIRL! A dungeon would be too palatial for this perv!


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RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:07 pm
Reading what this subhuman wanted to do to a 5-yuear-old made my skin crawl.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:08 pm

RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:12 pm
Oh Blue, that's AWFUL! Republicans - The Party of Family Values MY ASS! HYPOCRITES!

Jennie B (14)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:29 pm
Prison time-life no parile for sex offenders/child molesters....sick jerk. Noted.

Charles C (160)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:34 pm
Grrrrrrrrrrr, I will wait till I calm down before trying to comment on this!!!!
OK, a time out worked......what a worthless piece of garbage. I can't even begin to imagine what this Monster was thinking! And then I go to Blue's link.....OMG, what a track record for the Republicans!!! A bunch of sick bastards and just as scary, they are running our country. I guess when they are not starting wars, they are sexually abusing children and preaching the good book....right Cate...What Hypocrites!!!!
Noted with disgust...........
Thanks Cate and Blue for the link......

Pat B (356)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:41 pm
yes, total and complete prison time for this mentally SICK man...OMG...sick...sick...SICK!

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:54 pm
GOP= Gross Old Perverts!

David Gould (155)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 4:55 pm
Kind of make you wonder what the rest are up to having read Blue's list. Perhaps invading other countries are the leas of our worries.

Any chance of sending him to Texas...guess the good old boys'll know what to do with toe-rags like this. There are some people of whom it is said they are not worth the ink in their name.

Mara G (411)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 5:06 pm
Don't it make ya want ta puke!! Noted

Pat B (356)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 5:10 pm
hey, david...WE don't want this guy in TEXAS...unless he's on a bus to prison for LIFE!!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 5:28 pm
Sick F!

RIP Sweet Mya Papaya (56)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 5:35 pm

Ramona Gehl (141)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 5:38 pm
He's a filthy monster who deserves to rot in hell!!!!!!!!!!!! Lock him up, never to see the light of day again, or to ruin any other child's life!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phyllis P (232)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 6:16 pm
I just cringe...thanks

Mary H (47)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 6:34 pm
No rough stuff??? Sick SICK SICK!!!!!
Life in prison without parole, with a P tattooed on his forehead & in with the general population -- let's see how he feels about no rough stuff in there!

O O O (143)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 6:39 pm
I did not see any mention of any Party affliation,so that's not called for,& it did state & is true,that type is both all over,all levels,except human. Americans do need target pratice,7 why should we have to be threatened by his possable release,as they do seem to release especialy the worst of them,as well as why do we have to now pay for that thing,especialy for the rest of it's life.
Cut down the pay& let's get some good use out of "it"!

Carol W (119)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 6:50 pm

When are people going to wake up to the sick perverse bastards taking charge and using the rules to betray the people that trust them.

We have one fucked up, sicko ,selfish, ego greed driven ,govt. at all levels...
The very ones we trust our safety too. are taking us for a ride.
Let me at him.....

Carol W (119)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 6:51 pm


Judith E (402)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 6:59 pm
Sick SOB! Noted. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Tuesday September 18, 2007, 7:17 pm
I hope they don't let that guy walk. The courts are very lenient with sex offenders. We've a very sick society nowadays. Heaven knows how many innocent children have fallen prey to this scum of the earth. Just because he got caught now, does not mean it's been his first time at it. Disgraceful ! Noted.


Carol W (119)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 7:21 pm

He is An assistant U.S. attorney from Florida

US Attorney.. going after 5 year old\s...

It just doesn't get any more twisted. And you know he voted agains gay marriage., abortion, and saying 'shit' in public places.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 7:30 pm
In another news story on the case, it said that he WAS a REPUBLICAN; that his wife {poor thing!} was a TEACHER AT A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL; and that he HAD TWO DAUGHTERS. {One shudders to think.........!}

This lowlife got in touch with an FBI agent who was posing as a mother wanting to sell her {non-existent} five-year-old daughter. Right after he said "No rough stuff" and that the child wouldn't need any medical help afterwards, the agent posing as the mother said to him, "How do you know" and HE said: "I'VE HAD PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE". That's what he said.

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 7:51 pm
....... Hell does not want these people either...... thats how sick they really are .....

Linda H (199)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 7:54 pm
Lets wait and see what his score sheet reads and then see what he gets after all charges from his computer
are compiled. Sicko!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 8:02 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 8:09 pm
Thank you Cate, I just can't stand child abusers, they are the worst sub-humans on this planet..they need to be removed from society altogther.....I wish he were in the medival times where they did have torture chambers in their dungeons...on those streching machines for pure torture, perhaps he would have liked it though. He seems to get off on sick displays...
Thank the Almighty Creator for the sting, or he might have gotten away with his dasterdly deed...That i am glad about...Now punish to the full extent of law, JAIL TIME FOR ALL ABUSERS!!...
Again, thanks Cate, this is noted..

Pauline H (108)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 8:27 pm
How many more of these sicko's are out there? Thats the problem,we only hear about them when they are caught, its the ones still out there that worries me.

Dave Kane (308)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 8:27 pm
I didn't get to the bottom of the list of repugs who just also happen to be assorted sexual perverts and child abusers -- the worst of the worst. When you have no empathy to begin with it makes it easier to abuse people. That, and being in a position of power, supposedly watching out for the public weal.

They need a diversion pretty bad I'd say. The stink is getting impossible to ignore.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 9:21 pm
What a dirty rotten PIG I allready wrote down on my page what needs to happen to these sickoes.Put them in prison with the rest of the prison guys and see what happens.He will get a little bit of what he deserves.And that still wont be enough. !!!! to A big thank Cate for bring us this sad but true news Stephanie L.

Lisa Swift (79)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 9:29 pm
This guy has experience in molesting little girls... Draw and quarter him! Throw him into prison in the general population! Give him Big Bubba as a cellmate, with Hannibal Lector right next door! Perverts like him should never again see the light of day without looking between the bars on his window!

Noted with revulsion. Thanks Cate!

Melissa Kush (3)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 9:38 pm
My thoughts about men who would do such a dispicable act to an innocent child...they have teeny weenies, and they're brains aren't much bigger.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 10:21 pm

Assistant U.S. attorney charged in child sex sting
He flew from Florida for a 5-year-old girl, court records show

An assistant U.S. attorney from Pensacola is jailed in Detroit on federal charges that he flew to Michigan to have sex with a 5-year-old girl.

John David Roy Atchison, 53, of Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze was arrested about 5 p.m. Sunday at the Detroit Metropolitan International Airport on a charge of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of having illicit sexual relations with a small child.

Atchison made a court appearance Monday afternoon before a federal judge in the U.S. Eastern District of Michigan. He is expected for a detention hearing today.

He has worked in the U.S. attorney's office in Pensacola since the late 1980s, mostly handling asset forfeitures in criminal cases and civil cases in which the United States was a party. He's also president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, according to the organization's Web site.

According to the federal criminal complaint:
An undercover officer from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office created an online persona designed to identify people who were seeking illicit sexual contact with minors. The persona was that of a mother who was interested in letting men engage in sex with her minor children.

The agent, Linda Findlay, made contact with Atchison on Aug. 29 though online instant messaging software. During the conversation, Atchison referred to himself as "very much a family man."

Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 12, Atchison had almost daily contact with Findlay. During several conversations, he described various sexual acts he wanted to perform with Findlay's fictitious 5-year-old daughter.

He assured Findlay that the child wouldn't require any medical attention after the sexual acts took place.

"I'm always gentle and loving; not to worry; no damage ever; no rough stuff ever, ever," he said, according to the complaint.

Pressed on how he could be sure, he responded: "I've done it plenty."

Days before traveling to Michigan, he told the undercover officer to tell the 5-year-old, "You found her a sweet boyfriend who will bring her presents."

Atchison took a Continential flight to Houston on Sunday morning, changed planes and arrived in Detroit at 4:52 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident as he got off the plane.

On Monday, the Detroit Free Press newspaper reported that Athchison cast his eyes downward and fiddled with papers at the hearing on Monday. He asked for a court-appointed attorney before he obtains one of his own.

If convicted, Atchison could face up to 60 years in prison.

Prosecutors said his online statements could lead to further investigations.
News of the arrest quickly spread through Gulf Breeze. Atchison's wife, Barbara, teaches at Gulf Breeze High School.

Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin "Buz" Eddy, who has known Atchison for more than a decade, said he considered him a "pillar of the community" and an "upstanding guy."

"I'm shocked," Eddy said. "That's about all I can say. I hope this is something that can be cleared up by some explanation. What that might be, I don't know."

Atchison was one of five members of a committee who chose Peter Paulding as Gulf Breeze police chief, succeeding John Morgan.

On Monday, Paulding called the case "kryptonite." He said he did not want to comment further out of respect to Atchison's wife and children.

Pensacola attorney Robert T. Bleach, who recently settled a federal complaint in which Atchison represented the UniTed States, said Atchison always carried himself professionally.

"He seemed like a typical U.S. attorney, very straight-laced, always very formal at all times," Bleach said. "I never would have suspected him involved in something like this in a million years."

U.S. Attorney Greg Miller had no immediate comment, said Dixie Morrow, a spokeswoman for the office.


Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 10:38 pm
Not to change the subject.......
Embattled AG now accused in teen sex scandal 'cover-up'
Attorney General Gonzales among officials who allegedly ignored abuse of minor boys
Posted: March 25, 2007
By Jerome R. Corsi
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute officers of the Texas Youth Commission after a Texas Ranger investigation documented that guards and administrators were sexually abusing the institution's teenage boy inmates.
Among the charges in the Texas Ranger report were that administrators would rouse boys from their sleep for the purpose of conducting all-night sex parties.

The Texas Youth Comission controversy traces back to a criminal investigation conducted in 2005 by Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski. The investigation revealed key employees at the West Texas State School in Pyote, Texas, were systematically abusing youth inmates in their custody.
Burzynski presented his findings to the attorney general in Texas, to the U.S. Attorney Sutton, and to the Department of Justice civil rights division. From all three, Burzynski received no interest in prosecuting the alleged sexual offenses.


Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 10:47 pm
Pauline asked "How many more of these sicko's are out there?"

Count them ... at this link:


Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 10:57 pm
Dave, I did go all the way to the bottom
of Blue's link, and read every case.
Then, as I was scrolling back up, I
counted. Including the items in the
left margin, there are 87 examples of
these crimes listed....Eighty-Seven!!

What personally offends me the most
is that it seems the majority of these
sub-human bastards were church-goers,
Christian-coalition types, pastors such
as Jimmy Swaggart and Ted Haggard.....
I cannot STAND a hypocrite!!
And as someone else mentioned, these 87
are just the ones who have been caught!
How many more thousands are out there
who have never, and may never, be caught?!
Thanks, Cate.....I think.....?
(just wish I hadn't eaten before I read
this...think I need an Alka-Seltzer.)

Tassa Rose (13)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 11:16 pm
Cate; WOW...Sickening yet again. Tim, great point about the Hypocrites, indeed. The "Church-Goers" and "Pillars of the Community" ie: Defense Attorney in one case~with the 5-year old child!! There will always be corruption in any Society and those who Pervert what is Innocent; However...this/these excerpts are particularly disturbing; nightmarish; and not even on Elm Street..this is ANYWHERE USA. As I say again and again; "Where Have All the Flowers Gone; Long Time Passing...?....I seek to be the CHANGE that I hope to SEE made in the world. Thanks. And Justice For All...not merely the rich and "politically correct" who never "smell." What a FARCE.

Denice G (45)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 11:37 pm
Disgusting!! Makes me want to puke. He needs to go away for ever.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 1:23 am

Dolores H (2)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 2:47 am
He is truly one SOB. This truly makes me nauseous.

Michael Cline (23)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 3:53 am
he should die in a 4 x 6 cell and never have contect with any living personand even that is to good for him

Tsandi Crew (95)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 6:05 am
Not only animals, but they seem to spend all their time being animals.....what a sick society.....How do we turn this around?

Beverly L (72)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 6:12 am
I agree with you Cate, there is a special place in hell just for these guys. Give this guy a one way ticket to prison, throw him in with the general population, let them have their way with him and once they find out why he's there, well his fate is in their hands. And I feel that way about anyone who abuses a child. Period.

Carol W (119)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 6:35 am

How many has this twisted sicko put behind bars for far lesser crimes?
He is not just an attorney. He is a U.S. Attorney from Jeb Bush country.
a US Attorney. A honorable high position of law and authority.
..........What 5 year old can spell tongue?
He must have thought he had a child prodigy to prep for Washington.

Stephen Hannon (203)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 7:03 am
30 years in prison is not enough time for this scum bag prosecutor. I wonder how many children he molested and got away with it. He better watch his ass if he gets convicted and goes to prison. The asshole bandits will be waiting for him. They will have to put in PC so he doesn't get raped everyday he's locked up, and he'll deserve all of what he gets the bastard.

Rosemary Rannes (643)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 8:00 am
noted and disturbed! i pray for children everywhere everyday to be protected and loved.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 9:32 am
Noted, although there is no hell. This is a myth perpetuated by the catholics as a means of population control. Hades does not mean Hell! It is the Greek word for common grave of mankind, as does the Hebrew work Sheol. However, I do believe that going to prison is not the answer since invaribly they are released at some point and with this type of psychological illness, they reoffend quickly. It tends to be a mental sickness that is very hard to cure or break. They should be in special, segregated areas away from society and kept there, never released into society.
Actually, I disagree with the mentality that because these sick men offend they should then receive worse.Yes, they have done wrong and must be put away somewhere, but advocating hatred and violence is not saying you are better. You are saying you are just as bad. I realise feelings are running high and you have every right to be angry. I just wish there was a sure fire way of curing them for good so that we do not waste our taxes on keeping them in prison or anywhere else.

Carolyn T (234)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 11:33 am
Two immediate reactions as I read this were: 1) "no rough stuff...ever --he wanted oral, vaginal and anal intercourse with the hypothetical 5-year old--: doesn't think that would be rough?! and 2) "he showed very little reaction at all..." Comments show level of diminished sensitivity and an "oh, well..." attitude. Am very, very unhappy that he asked for and will have to be granted a public defender. The third standout in my mind is that he must have dealt with mothers/fathers before he sold their children into prostitution via the internet. I do not like to think about how often this is going on. My God, these brutalized little ones. The only positive thing here in my mind is that there was no real child involved and that the police in this case caught this twisted person before he could touch another child.

Tim Redfern (581)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 11:43 am
Cate, I see someone made you change
the title of this post...too bad...
I thought "Sick Phuck" fitted perfectly!
Too much censorship over piddling little
things like that here!

Uhoud Abdulmajeed (184)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 1:10 pm
Its owful she is younger than his two daughters he is older than her grandfather , that person is not a man he is divil he is not humanbeen I will wait I want to know how will the American court will charge him by prision only that un belavabil

Michelle H (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 2:29 pm
Scum like this should be put into the general prison populace, after letting it be known what kind of sick pervert he is, and then just let time and "Bubba" deal with him. And the thought that somewhere out there are others that he may have raped and brutalized makes my skin crawl and want to vomit. Actually maybe for men like this we need to go back to public floggings.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 3:09 pm
That is a disgraced to me. This man needs to be put to death he is nasty.

Nora Gharaibeh (4)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 4:00 pm
In Saudi Arabia, if you are caught stealing, they will chop your hand off. Is anyone catching my drift? By the way, has anyone else noticed a disproportionate number of perverts coming--I mean-crawling out of Florida? I hear so many cases coming from that state in particular.

Pamela R (159)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 5:49 pm
I chose not to read the article, something I usually do when commenting ~ however, our country needs to do something NOW to ensure that our children are safe. Strong legislation ~VERY STRONG LEGISLATION~
needs to be implemented. I want this man locked up and the key thrown away. If I were in charge, forced
castration & medication would be enforced. The message that this abbhorent behavior WILL NOT BE TOLERATED should be clear and final.

Dianne G (95)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 5:52 pm
Hang the SOB!!!

Diana Yates (11)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 7:05 pm
this is disgraceful in australia its bad enough lot of child molesters here to dont worri , but the whole thing is sick anyway what sort of weirdo does this in first place,

Bobbie W (113)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 8:18 pm
Noted with disgust and anger!

Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 1:44 am
If the guy doesn't get a public or private attorney he can alwyas argue a mss trial.

Having been a 5 year old that no pain ever business is a crock.
AS a US attorney he should have been trying to get the motehr who was offering her child arrested.

This is a public official who is supposed to know the different between right and erong. he knows all about the crossing borders making a federal crime out of a local crime.

according to the emails the guy has apoparently already had experience with young girls. That is what he really needs to be stung up about. What he has already done
Here he is solliciting which is gross and disgusting but I have no idea what the sentence for attempting if he didn't even get near to anyone.

He will probably argue that it was a sting and that he got set up. WE all know we would not be corresponding with a motehr offering her daughter of any age for sex. One of us with the correct degrees should apply for his job. He certainly should never be allowed to be a high government official again.
I don't know if his position in his state is an elected one-- US attorneys usually are not elected, I thought.

He does need to be put out of circulation since this guy would almost surely try again. UCH!

Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 1:46 am
Cate, thanks for the bad news. Did have a question. Doesn't this guy look like the twin brother of that guy arrested a couple of weeks ago as a pervert-- I don't remember the context any more but charley probably does. Thanks

Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 1:46 am
Cate, thanks for the bad news. Did have a question. Doesn't this guy look like the twin brother of that guy arrested a couple of weeks ago as a pervert-- I don't remember the context any more but charley probably does. Thanks

Charles Q (20)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 2:40 am
Forget prison for that loony weirdo. Put him on a cargoplane naked (no parachute) and ascend to an altitude of 40,000 ft. When the plane is at that height, open the doors and toss the wackjob out and let him plummet to his death in the icy depths!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 3:03 am
The point you are all missing is that this man is mentally ill! Let us face it, you would have to be to rape and abuse young children. No one in their 'right' mind would abuse a small child so, or even attempt it. A pervert is always a very sick person whether he is conscious of it or not. In addition, he is far from culpable for his condition, far from normal, extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, there is a lack of of treatment that completely cures this ill thus society is caught beteween tolerance and punishment. Locking them up does nothing to solve the problem. They are still aberated in essence and if they are released, and it can be the case, they are still in the same state oftern reoffending.
I do not agree with castration since thing that is abuse and makes you no better than the offender! Medication is possible to help stabalize them. Hanging is murder and makes you on a par with the killer or offender.
As to Saudi Arabia, I am well aware what happens to people under extreme stress or poverty, who commit even a minor crime. Violence and further agression makes you no better! Chopping a hand off for theft is simply barbaric and not very civilised and we are all supposed to be civiliesed, are we not?
I am not sure that Floridians would be too happy with your dissertation that Florida harbours a high proportion of perverts Nora. There are sick people all over thw world, in every country. What does all this kill, kill, kill, actually solve?? Nothing. You also forget that this man did not actually commit an offence! He was considering it. I am glad he was caught before any child was hurt and now receives the care he should have been getting.

Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 3:09 am
Eli C. Based on what i have seen here in the Netherlands the last 26 years, sex offenders who go after children-- predators, are not treatable in the sense of their getting well. This is a densely populated small country and over the years there have been some true sickoos caught who abused some very very somall children and baibies. What has been learned during those years is that yes they are sick, but no, they do not get better. Along the lines of one flew over the cocoo's enst, this sort of predator is placed in a mental institution dealing with criminals and those who have been freed after serving their sentences, plus, have all gone out and done worse again. So, in the sense of treatment it is like treating end stage radiation sickness after an atomic bomb, you can go through the motions and try to make things better but you know what the outcome will be.
It is clear to me what would happen to such a person here. It is not clear what will happen to him in a federal or local court in the US in 2007.

Joyce C (17)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 4:21 am
*shakes head*

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 4:25 am
From my friend Patrick C in an email:

Hi Cate,

I don't know how to sent this to everybody, but I just wanted to tell you about this situation.

Those of us living in Pensacola (Gulf Breeze is just across a bridge), we are all in shock! This guy has been the ultimate in The Man for many years. Head of this, on the board of that. He has been very active in the community of GB.

The profile of many pedophiles, is being quiet, reserved, etc. This shows it can be anyone ... anywhere ... at any time. I don't know how this is going to play out. I still believe a man is innocent until proven guilty .. no matter what the Bush folks think ... and I'll wait until the jury is in.

Just be sure everyone knows ... BE AWARE!!... you never know who might live ... work ... associate ... with you who might be a harm to your family or friends.


Charles C (160)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 6:14 am
This individual allegedly admitted on the phone to having done this before. It was a sting operation and he got caught red handed going for the bait....a virtual 5 year old child!! I have no forgiveness for a Monster like this, as I fight every day to take animals like this off the streets! Is he sick? Without a doubt.....will he change? Not likely!!
If convicted, which I would surely hope so, feed him to the inmates and spread the word about what he has done to the general population. Let him find out what it is like to be sexually abused...the sick SOB!!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 7:07 am
noted... i agree with kim daniels...:(

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 9:35 am
It seems these sting operations are working pretty well. Glad they caught this sick individual.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 11:25 am
Hi Holly,
Yes, I realise that there is no cure for the pedofiles, which is why I made the comment 'there is a lack of of treatment that completely cures this ill'. I guess having medication and sequestering them from society permenently is the only way. I do not believe in violence rape as a form of punishment. We are supposedly a civilised group, but given the comments, that is hard to fathom.

Nora Gharaibeh (4)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 11:29 am
Eli, just got your message, thanks! First of all, I would like to apologize to any Floridians who were offended by my comment. I was merely making an observation that I have recently noticed a lot of articles regarding pedophiles coming out of FLA. There are pedophiles everywhere!!! I can tell you 1st hand that a pedophile destroys a part of you that will never be regained no matter how much therapy you get. It's ingrained in your memories--just like losing your 1st tooth or scraping your knee for the 1st time, only it affects how you relate to people for the rest of your life. No one can cure that memory. Most people I know, no matter how old they are, can still tell you how they lost their virginity......Suffice it to say, that it sucks when you are 5 or 6 and it's a shameful, painful memory that is relived at different points in your life. Obviously, I cannot be objective, but, to think that castrating someone after they have raped a child makes them no better than the criminal , is really a comment that you may want to do some soul-searching about. As a former social worker, I have seen how child sexual abuse damages the essence of young women. I have seen some clients years after the abuse and I can tell you, it is something that follows you for life. Issues of trust, sleepless nights, substance abuse, etc. I could go on, but I don't want to preach! Cate, than you so much for keeping this issue alive--it's so important for the well-being of our children EVERYWHERE!!!! Boys and Girls!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 1:08 pm
Hello Nora,
No, I do not want to do any soul searching about not castrating men after they have offended. Sorry, I do not condone violence or rape, but equally I just do not believe in violence period. I cannot see how castrating the offender, or hanging him makes you any better. I know all about pedophiles and I have done therapy and counselling myself. I am currently studying clinical psychology. I have a friend who went through the same thing you mention. By advocating further violence it perpetuates it. As a therapist, I cannot condone this type of agression or violence to a very mentally sick man. He has done wrong and nothing will change that. Yes, he has to be punished, but in a civilised manner, as a sophisticated society. Not with the barbarity I see here.
I have been abused myself, but being revengeful and full of hate eats at you and takes away your humanity. By being barbaric, he has won. Rather like the Muslim who want to frighten us. All the effort that is required is to threaten us without action and we are sent running like rats with governments taking away civil liberties and freedoms. The terrorists sit there and laugh. They have done nothing.
You are not the only one who feels the way you do. I go through similar, yet, I as a therapist understand they are sick. You as a therapist should not be advocating anything but some form of treatment to controll the urges these men experience. I know it is tough, but you have to try. Becoming bitter is a real possibility.
I agree the issue should come to light, but, remember these people are gravely, and quite possibly uncurably ill. Sequestering away from society is one way, not abusing them. What they do is horrible and nothing can take that away, nor should they be condoned for their behaviour. As a therapist, I would have to do what I could for them. The same would apply to a doctor or nurse, to anyone who is in the medical field. We are taught to care, not be judgemental. You are free to refuse them care of course. That is up to each induvidual health carer's, doctor's or therapists conscience.

Nora Gharaibeh (4)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 4:58 pm

I am sorry that you do not understand where I am coming from. If you read through the opinions of others who have read this article, I think you will find that there are people who have expressed thoughts way more graphic and vindictive than mine. My main concern here is the children. As for your comment about the "Muslim who wants to frighten us" , I can only tell you that 1/2 of my family are practicing Muslims who do not want to frighten you, are not laughing at your fear and do not want to take your freedom\liberties away. Sorry Eli, I find it hard to see how you can sympathize with the pedophiles and make such a negative generalization about Muslims. PS This is my last comment, since it's getting away from the subject of the article. I am happy to receive comments / discuss stuff at I deeply appreciate the publicity of articles relating to this subject. We need to get some legislation addressing those who harm children. Thank you, Cate, for shedding light!!!!!!

Nora Gharaibeh (4)
Friday September 21, 2007, 4:37 am
OOps! I got carried away! My e-mail is noragh@peacemail! Have a great day!

Past Member (0)
Friday September 21, 2007, 9:10 am
It is okay Nora, I understand. I ws not getting at you in any way, and I apologise for that if it is what you thought. I was not singling you out. I have mentioned other names and refered to the people on this site in general. You all have the right to feel strongly, and that is only being human. I realise that the children are important and that is why I advocate they be punished and kept away from society. What I do not condone is violence against them. I know it is hard to feel anything but hatred, but that emotion only sends you down a dark parth.
I like Muslims and have muslim friends. The muslims I refer to are the terrorists who make threats and do little, but yet have us in a spin! If I did not make this clear, I apologise. The only muslims I have a problem with is those who advocate and preach violence, or carry it out. This offender has done nothing this time, but has us in a spin, judging from the comments here. So, do you see what I meant now? I am not sympathising with the offender, I just do not believe in abusing them. If I went out and shot him, I am a murderer and no better. If I raped him, I am no better. I am just as evil. He is evil, but nothing will change the fact he is a sick man. Will email you. Thank you for that.
Thank you Cate for bringing this to our attention.

Laura R (29)
Saturday September 22, 2007, 10:29 am
Zero tolerance... locked for life or a reason for the death penalty....sorry...but these scum bags have got to go away forever and I don't necessarily want to pay for their upkeep.

Elle J (276)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 6:49 am
Noted! What a piece of trash!

Barbara P (1069)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 11:38 am
Prison??? I was thinking this would be more along the lines of an appropriate time to use the nooses!!! These guys are just now getting caught... can you imagine the damage they have already done to chldren? Reality check... he didn't just decide he was going to do this for the first time!!! Why should our tax dollars pay for them to live... ratherless live better than most of the working poor?

I don't believe in the electric chair or death by injection have you seen what that cost tax payers??? Hemp Rope is cheaper...

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 11:55 am
I bet if it was one of you in that position or a loved one, you would show more humanity. I know it is hard to want anything but the vilest and cruelest punishment, but the comments only go to show he has taken away a lot from you, and that is a shame.

Ginny Pendas (19)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 7:36 pm
that is so sick, noted it..

Jenn F (5)
Monday September 24, 2007, 8:08 pm
I wonder if he watched telemundo?
Has anyone else noticed they have shows that put sexy, half dressed women in the clothes of elementery school kids? Shows like that probably give guys an association between young children and sex.
I'm just saying....

Jo W (26)
Wednesday September 26, 2007, 1:03 am
noted and that guys is sick.

Kari D (192)
Thursday September 27, 2007, 5:43 pm

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday October 15, 2007, 6:17 pm

Merry L (74)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 10:03 am

Past Member (0)
Friday December 28, 2007, 2:08 pm
2 words- SICK F@#K!!!!!!
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