Skip to comments.Ivy League Professor Caught with Videos That Show Him Having Sex with Children, Feds Say
Posted on 08/28/2006 6:57:09 PM PDT by Stoat
August 28, 2006 6:10 PM
An Ivy League business school professor is in federal custody for allegedly having videos of himself engaging in sexual acts with children, ABC News has learned.
Lawrence Scott Ward, 63, Professor Emeritus of Marketing at University of Pennsylvania's renowned Wharton School of Business, was caught with child pornography in his luggage and on his laptop computer after arriving at Dulles International Airport on a flight from Brazil, according to court documents.
An affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed today in federal court in Alexandria says Ward's luggage was flagged for a more thorough inspection for possible child pornography after a customs officer noticed Ward's "excessive" trips to Thailand. Federal agents recovered at least three DVDs, in which Ward appears to be "engaging in sexual contact" with children, the affidavit reads. A video of children as young as eight engaged in sexual activity was also allegedly found on Ward's laptop computer.
Ward's resume says he has been a visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Federal officials believe Thailand to be a well-known destination for so-called "sex tourists" who travel there to exploit minors. Wharton's website also lists pro bono consulting work in Brazil as one of Ward's current projects.
According to published reports, in 1999 Ward was fined $2,500 and sentenced to five years probation on charges of attempting to promote prostitution and corrupt minors. In that case, he entered a plea which allowed him to acknowledge that there was sufficient evidence to convict him, without admitting guilt for those charges.
Ward's resume lists several government consulting assignments including work with the Executive Office of the President, the FCC, Department of Commerce and the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. Many of his published works deal with the effects of television advertising and marketing on children and adolescents. According to his biography, Ward has been a marketing consultant to many top companies and lists IBM, Microsoft, General Motors, Home Depot, Exxon, Citibank and Johnson & Johnson among his clients. During the 1980s, he hosted a television program, "The Wharton Business Report" on the now defunct Financial News Network. Ward's biography also states that he was chairman of a foundation that served disadvantaged children with learning disabilities.
The University of Pennsylvania issued the following statement today, relating to Ward's arrest, "We have just learned of the arrest of Scott Ward in Virginia. At the present time, we have very few details. We are currently gathering information about the situation and will take appropriate action as soon as we know more."
Before Wharton yanks it...his faculty profile:
Looks like the bastard escaped his probation violation by a year..
Looks like it's time for the pedophile to do some hard time.
This looks like a great 'no frills' site. Thanks.
He has tenure so a job will be waiting for him once this whole pesky thing is taken care of.
What is the MAXIMUM incarceration for something like this?
Scott Ward Faculty Profile
Professor Emeritus of Marketing
PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1968; MS, University of Wisconsin, 1966; BS, University of Wisconsin, 1964
Advertising research; consumer behavior; high-technology marketing
AT&T Information Systems/Bell Labs, 1987-91; General Mills; General Motors, 1987-1994; Rohm and Haas, 1988-1994; IBM, 1987-present
Organized joint advanced study projects with Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, to assist small- and medium-sized companies develop business strategies for export marketing.
Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 1980-present (Co- Director, Wharton/PIMS Research Center, 1990-91). Previous appointments: Harvard University; University of Washington. Visiting appointment: Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Senior Research Associate, Marketing Science Institute, 1978-80; Research Associate, Marketing Science Institute, 1976-78; Research Analyst, Ketchum, McLeod and Grove Advertising Agency, 1962-66; Staff Reporter, Pittsburgh Suburban Community Newspapers, 1959-62
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1987-92; Miller-Sherrerd Award for Teaching Excellence, 1994; Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1984
Professional Leadership 2001-2005
Editorial Board, Journal of Advertising Research, 1984-present
Representative Publications (with F. Webster)
"Organizational Buying Behavior." Handbook of Consumer Behavior Research and Theory. T.S. Robertson and H. Kassarjian, eds. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall 1991.
(with D. Stewart)
"Advertising Media Effects." Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research. J. Bryant and D. Zilman, eds., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992.
(with L. Light and J. Goldstein)
"Brand Maagement in High-Technology Firms." 1997.
I really wish that Thailand would crack down on the perverts with the same fervor they use against drug traffickers.
does penn. have jessies law.? If not, shoot the bastard.
I don't even want to think about the possibilities of what might have happened here. It also says that he served in the Executive Office of the President. Since it didn't say which President, should we assume that it was a Dem, either Clinton or Carter?
According to his personal website resume', he's done quite a few child study publications.
He'll be going from PENN U to a different Pen.
Not likely. Tenure is not entirely unconditional. Also, he's a repeat offender, this is federal and it impacts on our relations with Thailand, a country that has been working pretty hard to overcome its reputation as a mecca for pedophiles. I believe his career is over. I also foresee an orange jumpsuit in his future.
There seems to be an explosion of this crap and I'm afraid that the coverage is only serving to normalize this deviance. This needs to become a capital crime.
If any Republican office holders are reading this, here is a chance to advance conservatism and spotlight our political enemies.
Only a real sicko would even know how to have sex with an 8 year old. I don't even want to think or visualize it. Kill the bastard!
Philly perv ping
Can't find this on the resume you posted.
Neither do I since I happen to have a "weird uncle".
I agree wholeheartedly with your solution.
This evil freak has effectively emotionally killed every child he's touched and he should pay accordingly.
Let's see teaching/research resume includes, Pennsylvania, Harvard, Washington and Wisconsin. Can you say mega-liberal. Most employers would have dumped him on his first offense in 1999. In that world he just became a more valuable member of academia. I bet if they took a vote the majority of the faculty at Penn would vote to allow him to keep tenure.
Enough said about the state of our higher education system.
Don't need to, just put him with general population, he'll be gang raped and dead by sundown.
Click on the link on post #2, that's where I got the basic information. If you want, go ahead and post more info before the whole thing gets pulled. There is a LOT of info there.
I think I'd rather be caught with a farm animal.
You are correct in nothing will happen to him. A professor from Atlantic University went to Tialand and bought him a yung boy and brought him back with him. He got caught but I don't think anything happened to him. If it did I did not hear about it.
This is jut a minor inconvenece for him.Everything will be o.k.
Laws are just for the peasants and peons.
Don't believe that? Ask any Kennedy or Hillary Clinton.
Damn. Beat me to it.
Then it is your lucky day, because we have the video! Yours for the low, low price of $10,000...
Has everyone noticed how many news stories keep popping up with pedophiles in our schools?
I can hear it now: "But my child's school district is the best."
Yeah right. Ivy league.
What gets me is that, let's suppose, he has been having sex with children for a LONG time. Now, wouldn't he have enough "fond" memories, or have enough porn, from prior trips?
When you look at some people that it's impossible to tell what's going on in their minds.
I was speaking hypothetically.
Nope. Guess not. Hang him.
From a pdf of his "short bio"
and has directed research grants totaling over $1.5 million from organizations such as the National Institute of Mental Health, The National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and CBS.
Ward was Chairman of the ReBound Foundation, an organization that served disadvantaged
children with learning disabilities.
and on the html page:
Current Research Papers
S. Ward and P. C. Uchoa, "How Small Firms in LDCs Can Develop Export Marketing Strategies: The Case of Brazil"
You can bet that this was not his first rodeo.
I think that the more and longer they get away with doing it, the bolder they get and the more their appite grows.
You would be safe in betting that he is a hero among his peers on campus.
Pedophilia is not all about sex; it's about power.
"Power over", specifically.
Generally these people can't function sexually with people their own age/size.
[and if they manage to, you can bet they're thinking about their last child victim, when they do]
They literally get off on the terror and helplessness of little children.
These kind of people would have to stand on step ladders just to look the lowest dregs of society in the eye.
Current Projects Organized joint advanced study projects with Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, to assist small- and medium-sized companies develop business strategies for export marketing.
Somebody better check out the group of people he is working with on this joint advanced study.
"He has tenure so a job will be waiting for him once this whole pesky
thing is taken care of."
Actually, he's on emeritus status.
But I suspect they'll still have office space and full privileges
back at Wharton when he's done his time.
I know of on Big12 prof that did time for being too familiar with
young boys. It ended up being just a road-bump for his academic career.
You know, professors are smart enough to know they shouldn't stand
in judgement of others, dontcha' know?
I can't stand to look.
This is 'too close to home' for me and I hope everyone will forgive me if I bow out of this thread.
[I'm not into flashbacks and nightmares right now]...:-\
Suffice it to say that I hope he gets every horrible, terrifying, soul-crushing thing that is coming to him.
Agreed. He sounds like a fairly typical professor.
And then there's this. Sounds like the usual pedophile, staking out places where there are likely to be vulnerable children. I hope they really drop the hammer on him.
Picture of course soon to be on Pennsylvania's sexual predators list.... or maybe Virginia's, since that's where he was arrested.
"staking out places where there are likely to be vulnerable children"
My personal evil bastard married my aunt, a 4th grade teacher who loved kids and had them to her home often.
[I'm sure that was just a 'coincidence'.]
Geez! Not another one.
I'm sure search warrants have already been executed for his homes, boat, cars, offices, bank vaults, etc. He was sloppy enough to get caught with video in his personal possession, so he's probably sloppy in other ways as well.
Hang him. Predatory scum like this gives human beings a bad name.
I support individual choice.