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A Michigan man built an online profile posing as a good-looking single dad and caring psychologist and persuaded mothers across the country to sexually assault their children as a form of therapy, then send him the images of the attacks, authorities said


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pam w (139)
Monday February 28, 2011, 9:21 pm
May I have a taser and an hour alone with him? Please?

Or--let's put him in the general prison population and tell them all what he did. Let him feel as powerless and hopeless as the children he knew. I'm told that BUBBA and the boys don't LIKE pedophiles....heh heh heh


Shirley S (187)
Monday February 28, 2011, 10:45 pm
Who would be GULLIBLE enough to take any notice of the CREEP.

Sharon B (127)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 4:16 am
So this pasty tubby pedophile is now what we are calling Good Looking.. After Pam is done with her taser I would like a turn..

Kate K (215)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 4:21 am
Millions of animals die because they have no homes and yet this piece of scum will get to live because he is one of the sacred human. the reason for that is what?

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 4:27 am
what a sick man, and the people who did it are just as sick!

Tuesday March 1, 2011, 5:05 am
People like this are a menace to society and should not be free to harm more people.

Angela D (306)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:06 am
There is no known cure for stupid!

Jeannette A (137)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:27 am
After Pam and Sharon get done, I would like to finish the job before they send him off to prison. But my question is how could a mother do this to her children?!? There is not excuse for what they did and they deserve severe prosecution as well. In my mind, the mothers who participated are even more guilty (if possible) that this pedophile. Hopefully the children will not pay the biggest price for these crimes.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:39 am
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former".~Albert Einstein

Angela D (306)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:45 am
Punishing victims and their families is what the American jus- us system is all about!
My husband was from Michigan, and saw his home town of Flint get systemattly down sized, but hind site has reveiled many reasons why, and severe polution by G.M. and others have poisoned the people so bad that many of them have lost their conscience, due to benzine and flouride poising ect. and their cerebral cortex was damaged and they are thinking out of the reptillian part of their brains!

Barb K (1693)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:50 am
My God, no stranger is going to tell me to sexually abuse my babies, if I had any! After Pam, Sharon, and Jeannette get through tazing the scumbag-bastard I will flatten him with my electric wheelchair for good measure!! Thanks Anna.

Apolonia P (393)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:58 am
OMG! I'm speachless... What a f....g b.....d!

Mara Rennie (27)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 11:12 am
How DARE he! How can anyone be that MAD!

Nancy L (141)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 11:16 am
Those he duped are worse than he, IMHO.

Angela D (306)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 11:17 am
Where was the man of the house, you know, the father of these children? In prison for child support, smoking a joint or drinking a beer on his way home from work?
Broken homes, create broken children!
Broken families, create broken nations!

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 11:36 am
What??? Where did he ever manage to come up with women dumb enough to fall for that? If they were smart enough to press the shoot button on a camera, then they have a working brain! I wouldn't let these women take care of a pet rock! By the way, that guy is as attractive as the red hind end of a baboon, which is appealing only to female baboons- (in heat?).

Carol C (97)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 12:07 pm
I can't believe this! What woman in her right mind would fall for this?

Mars L (55)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 12:16 pm
The women are worse than the guy. The man may be a monster, but the women were MOTHERS - people children trusted - and that's the worst type of villain.

Marti W (170)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 12:22 pm
This is beyond crazy.....although when I worked in the psch hospital...ther were some there that I would believe have done something similar...

Susan P (75)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 12:47 pm
WTF he is sick man and very stupid women. Unfortunately no one can fix stupidity.

Jen S (121)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:06 pm
I find it beyond belief this slug could persuade anyone do do anything, certainly not convince a responsible parent to comit sexual assault on her own child and photgraph it.

I'm opposed to violence but make an exception for instances of child abuse, animal abuse, domestic violence. Put this jerk in a locked room with me, the tool the vet uses to neuter sheep, some heavy rubber gloves, and one or two of my late and extremely well-trained Dobes. The courts could have whatever remained. Pedophilia is, from most of the literature, incurable.

Beth T (95)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:13 pm
WOW! This world is SO full of sick people. Hopefully this one spends a large number of years in prison. As for the mothers who fell for his scheme, well, I don't really know where to begin. Yes, people can become dependent on others and easily influenced by them when they are weak. But to sexually abuse your own children because some stranger tells you to, and do it on a live web feed, or photograph it? That is too much. I hope the children will be okay.

arlene a (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:35 pm
How dumb are these women?? And yet...........they continue to breed.

Sherry D (47)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:37 pm
What kind of mom would take that sick advice? No mom in her right mind would listen to that evil creep. They would turn him in. Those children need to be protected from their mothers. They have proven children are not safe in their care.

debra Reece Simons (4)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:42 pm
Sadly it takes all kinds of fools to make this sick world go round.
I wish we could get them all together and shoot them.
this man and these "mothers" are repulsive monsters not humans.
debra reece simons, asheville,nc

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:44 pm
Does that guy look half brain dead to you?

He is!

Judith H (27)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:46 pm
Who were these women? What were their IQ's? Obviously all involved were not dealing with a full deck!

Sheila F. (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:51 pm
These children are much better off without these mothers. How stupid can someone be???

Barbara Goheen (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 2:04 pm
This man is SICK.

Robert T (62)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 2:36 pm
This is certainly one of the strangest stories I have ever read. What will happen to the children over the long haul? Hopefully, there will be counseling that will lessen the pain.

Michael M (5)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 2:36 pm
Sick people. And the mothers are just as bad and need to have their kids taken away from them. Clearly they are NOT capable of raising children at all!

adriana j (22)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 2:46 pm
what kind of society creates mothers that would follow through with this sicko's instructions? It's a very complicated issue. Women are depressed, lonely, and everybody seems desperate to be in a relatioship, no matter with who, choosing to lay their happiness on somobody else, instead of looking into themselves and fixing their own issues. This is horrifying. I wonder what was done to THEM when they were children. It makes me very sad.

Tobie M (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 2:59 pm
How can any mother be so stupid and naive, they are just as guilty as this piece of shit. Im waiting in line for the tazering of that monster. What's my number? I don't want to wait too long, I want to make sure it hurts, badly.

Jhn Wzt (3)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 3:04 pm
wth what mom is so stooopid as to listen to such a person and then obey?
those moms doesnt deserve kids theyr just as guilty as he is if not even more
hope they get sent to jail for a loooong time but i fear the moms get something similar to a slap on the wrist
"for they didnt kno better" but i say they did kno since they documented it makes it premeditated lock em up till theyr to old to b dangerous

. (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 3:34 pm
No question, the world is a sick place.

Anna B (66)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 3:52 pm
I hardly know where to start. I agree with those who state that the mothers are, if anything, more toblame than the wretched filth of a paedophile who managed to talk them into sexually abusing their own children. He is a very deeply disturbed man, certainly, but the women? " . . . got them to engage in sexual acts with their children and send images via e-mail or through a live web stream. The children ranged in age from 3 to 15." So, these mothers sexually abused their own children, even as young as 3 years old!

"Seven charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. He faces 15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in June." This US system of "plea bargaining" is utterly despicable! He should stand trail for EVERYTHING that he did!

"Court documents paint a picture of a man who targeted single mothers, and in some cases, promised them a date if they followed through with his directions. He would identify himself in conversations as Dalton St. Clair, a single father of a 14-year-old girl, prosecutors said, and posted pictures of male models as his headshots." So, he "promised them a date if they followed through with his directions". Oh dear. There must be some VERY desperate women out there! How can you be so utterly desperate for a date with a man that you will have sex with your own small child in front of a web camera?

"He connected with mothers in New Hampshire, Idaho, Florida and elsewhere from April 2009 until September 2010, authorities say, and got them to engage in sexual acts with their children and send images via e-mail or through a live web stream. The children ranged in age from 3 to 15."

"In one case, Demink started online chats with an Oregon woman about the sexual development of her eight-year-old autistic son, according to a plea agreement. He told her to engage in sexually explicit conduct with her son as a way to teach him about sex, and she did so while Demink watched on a web camera, prosecutors say." This mother must be of sub-normal intelligence herself to do this!!!

"Demink intimated to these women that the result of the therapy would be healthier children," the document said. Oh yes, and they were evidently only too willing to believe his lies!

The mother of a woman who had been chatting with him called sheriff's officials in late 2009.
The woman's mother, Eileen Schwab, said she knows little of how Demink convinced her daughter to follow his orders, but knows she "met him on the Internet and he promised her the world." Schwab said her daughter was "depressed and lonesome" after her divorce. Her daughter pleaded guilty to lewd conduct with a child under 16 in May of last year, and is currently in prison. "I don't know how he wrangled her in," Schwab said. "She could have turned off the computer and gone the other way. He must have had a power over her." Hmmm . . . echoes of Swengali, here!

"The arrested mothers also include a woman who lived in New Hampshire when prosecutors say the crimes occurred. She pleaded guilty in December to producing child pornography, which carries a possible sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced in March." Good! She ought to get 30 years in prison for what she did WITH NO PAROLE!!!

In court on Monday, Demink told U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen he understood the charges and that he was giving up his right to a trial by pleading guilty. When Rosen asked how Demink was feeling, he said, "Nervous, your honor." NERVOUS? This slimy wanker is feeling NERVOUS??? I would give him nervous, if I could get my hands on him! Vile, disguating, bloated slug!

"Demink's attorney, Timothy Dinan, said his client "has expressed a lot of remorse" for what he did and has taken responsibility by pleading guilty. Dinan said Demink's parents, who were in court but declined to be interviewed, are praying for their son as well as the victims and their families." The slimy slug's parents are PRAYING for the victim's of their son's perversion! A lot of good that will do! I am sure this makes everyone feel A WHOLE LOT BETTER!

I despair, I really do.

Ronald B (3)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 3:56 pm
Why in the name of Christ would they make a plea bargain with a piece of feces like this? what is wrong with the (roflmao) "justice System" in this country . convict on all charges as well as the stupid twisted moronic brain damaged single mothers right along with him

Ann B (65)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 4:02 pm
When I read the title to this article, I immediately felt sick to my stomach. By the time I finished the article I was so livid that you probably could see steam coming out of my ears. This is one sick individual who should spend the rest of his life behind bars. We don't need people like this running around loose. As far as the mothers, they are equally as sick if not sicker.They deserve a maximum sentence as well. I can't imagine doing that to one of my children. I hope the children can be adopted into loving homes and receive counseling.

Claudia O (73)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 4:12 pm
What a total creep. Just when I think I have heard of the worst in people, something like this comes along. I cannot imagine the loneliness some women must feel to follow this pervert's directions for "therapy".

William Y (54)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 4:42 pm
This a$$hole should be tied up and beaten savagely by a pack of 9 year olds.

Helle H (21)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 5:08 pm
The mothers should be punished harder than him, they did these things to their own children.

Kara C (15)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 5:13 pm
Creepy Man"So your a single mum?" Deranged mother"Yes I am why" Creepy man "I am a psychologist who specializes in kids" Deranged mother "you sound dreamy, how can i make my kids better" Creepy man "rape them and send me the pictures so I know you did it right, worked great on my daughter" Deranged mother "ok brb"

SERIOUSLY I want to read the conversations and question the sanity of the mothers! Who would rape their kids let alone rape them because some guy on the internet told you to AND SEND PICTURES!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 5:18 pm
This man has to hung by his b---- until he bleeds out of eyes and ears but what kind of "mother" would believe this kind of thing and actually do it that just means an idiot is born everyday and that is a fact.

Marilyn K (50)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 5:24 pm
These women are evidently very stupid. It is difficult to believe that any man would be so sick and that so many women would go along with his fantasy and voyeurism. These children will pay the price for life so any punishment the women got they earned and no child should be allowed back with them ever.

Voula H (24)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 5:29 pm
OMG....sick people :(

Maria V (60)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 6:44 pm
May they all rot in HELL! Monsters!!!

Kathleen Gallagher (1)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 7:50 pm
insanity, no man could convince me to so such a thing, I am so disgusted with my fellow women. there would be no way. There can be no excuse.

Justin R (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 8:48 pm
Sorry but where is the intelligence of these mothers? They should be jailed like this bastard!

Gwen Hillman (11)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:05 pm
I can't get my head around the fact that there were mothers who actually listened to this man. They are NUTS !!!!!!!!! There isn't a word strong enough for this kind of unadulterated stupidity. They must be prosecuted along with this pervert. Thank goodness their children are OK now, now that they are away from them. I mean, a mother's job is to protect their child (with their lives if need be), and not, NOT be the ones that the child needs protection from !! That, to me, seems like an alternate reality.

Julie W (33)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:13 pm
I find it hard to believe that any mother could be so gullible and STUPID!

Mary L (132)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:20 pm
Kate Kenner, because leaving him loose would be worse for beings higher on the evolutionary scale than pond scum

Parvez Z (7)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 10:23 pm
This man is sick and should be punished but the mothers who acted on his advise should also be taken to task,it is simply disgusting

Parvinder k (45)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 12:18 am

Susan L (150)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 2:57 am
Yes, disgusting, but 'I' can't believe that so many here "can't believe" these women would be stupid enough or whatever to follow this sick, warped, man, telling them things or suggesting they "do things" that they should know better. I am not surprised at all. I guess many of you would also be 'surprised' to hear of all the "upstanding, well educated, church go'in, respected, pillar of the community" men and/or women, that abuse their children EVERY day? I really don't think that most people honestly can imagine the magnitude of those who are 'like that'. We hear and read all the time of the cruelty and apathy of people. We see it all the time, but people just don't 'care' if it doesn't effect them. They all have their 'personal' exceptions they 'give benefit of a doubt'. Some hate other people because some are terribly cruel to animals, but they believe it's ok to hate and abuse other people. Some people never do think for themselves, a good example being idolizing Beck, or their preacher, or even their parents who teach them hate and prejudice. I'm certainly not defending this sick perv, but he is 'just another' of the so many like him.

Don't mean to be a downer here, really. I am just so frustrated with so much evil, hate, prejudice and the lack of attention it receives. It happens because we don't demand better and let those we deem 'in charge' or stronger than us do and say whatever they want. We let mean people get away with being mean and we don't stand up for the 'little guy', whether it's the kids that go un-noticed, or the people less fortunate than ourselves, or the "good" people that are lumped together with those we don't like: gays, Muslims, blacks, whites, 'illegals', Republicans, Democrats, whatever, even those that are obviously 'evil'.

Sorry to go on a rant and I probably shouldn't even post this, but I will hoping that maybe some of you can see my point.

Walter F (45)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 3:15 am
Lock him up for a long time,,and the mothers also ,they are just as bad,

John Y (82)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:26 am
Thanks for the information. The man is sick, put him away. Disconnect his internet connection.

Tamila mendoza (177)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 7:54 am

Mary Festante (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:00 am
I agree with Pam. Put him in the general public & let them know what he did. And have the guards turn their backs.

Kate A (10)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:17 am
Yes he's wrong, but so are the parents who listened to him. They should all be locked up.

Edgar Z (47)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 8:59 am
This guy is a moron. He has to stay a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital and never return to living in society. I think people who follow him are equally stupid and morons. This guy is the true reincarnation of the devil.

Vic A (6)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 9:06 am
Speechless & disgusted!

Marge F (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 12:30 pm
Thank-you for the article. How anyone can coerce someone else by phone to do such atrocities we'll never know. My question is, what about the children? They have been emotionally & psychologically abused along with the physical abuse. They are hardly mentioned in the article. The adults are being dealt with, but again I ask what about the children who were abused???

Angela D (306)
Wednesday March 2, 2011, 2:07 pm
Good question Marge, probably not children have become pawns, and don't get treatment for divorce, or school bullies, or for when the find out that santa is a lie!
This guy was probably abused as a child that received no treatment, abused children grow up to be abusers!

James h (7)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 3:33 am
I recall hearing James Dobson say father should shower (or bathe) with their sons to help the kids develop or understand manhood or some such nonsense. Funny how with few exceptions our so called "liberal media" gave it a pass and barely reported it.

What I wonder in this case is how many women he approached with this insanity immediately ceased contact with him. I would bet there were a whole bunch and that authorities were told of it but couldn't or didn't do anything.

For the women who fell for it, I can't help thinking they were flaky enough to have fallen for about anything anyway. This isn't something any rational person would accept as normal, especially when asked to film it or photograph it. Everybody knows what child porn is these days be it from Internet rings being busted to kids getting in trouble for sexting each other.

To those who want to see him sexually assaulted I'm not in favor of anyone being sexually assaulted in prison. What too many forget if there is a prison environment that allows one person to be raped, any of the prisoners are potential victims and just being in prison doesn't mean you deserve that. What about the moms? Should they be raped? Or because they are women spared? I say no to the first and the second shouldn't even be an issue. People don't understand the power of being separated from family and friends and isolation from incarceration.

I guess it's like the ones who comment on my legal use of handicap parking as i walk into a store- if they don't see bloody bandages, missing limbs, disfigurement, or a wheelchair they have to comment because they assume they can tell everything about me just by looking. I guess it's the same with people locked up. if they aren't cowering in a corner and being abused day and night, their time is just a vacation-like walk in the park.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:53 am
You wonder how many women he tried this with before he'd find one who would agree.. And you wonder why they didn't report him.. I was going to ask 'American's aren't this gullible surely?' but that sounds a bit disrespectful, so I won't.

April Thompson (2)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 7:30 am
Sick ass*ole! Stupid women, poor children!

Sheila D (28)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 10:15 pm
Sick, sick, sick. And Sue D. I agree with you. I'd send you many green stars if I could. It would seem we would learn from history, especially with all the information we have at our disposal, but these people keep making the same mistakes. I can't remember the passage exactly, but I believe it says, "the sins of the father shall be passed on to the son", which means, to me, that all the predjudices, evil, close-minded crap that people have learned from their parents, they are now passing on to their children, amplified. Not just the men, but also the women. It is not a pretty picture, and it is only getting worse.
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