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.
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