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Block Sentenced to Thirty Years, Claims "Pornography Addiction"
WOAI ^ | 7/21/09 | Jim Forsyth

Posted on 07/22/2009 6:49:39 AM PDT by laotzu

(San Antonio)-Sean Michael Block broke down crying, but it didn't help.

Sean Block, the northside bartender who was convicted of trying to sell his girlfriend's five year old daughter for sex, today was sentenced to thirty years in federal prison, 1200 WOAI news reports.

"It's thirty years that children will be safe from Sean Block," Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson Braun said following the sentence.

"There is no doubt that he is a sexual predator, and we can stop him from harming children for thirty years."

Block, 40, tearfully told U.S. District Judge Henry Hudspeth that his problems stem from an 'addiction to pornography.'

"I was watching 400 porn movies a month for the ten years before I was arrested," Block said as he choked back tears.

He said he dropped out of college because he watched porn movies all day and never had time to study, and he said he 'wished' that he would have gotten the mental help he needed then.'

Block was convicted in May of selling of buying of children, distribution of child pornography, and using interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor. Prosecutors said Block and his girlfriend, Jennifer Richards, 25, hatched a plot to sell Richards' five year old daughter to man who they thought wanted to rape her and use her to make pornographic movies.

At one point they said they wanted to sell the little girl to other men, take photographs of the men having sex with the little girl, and then blackmail the men.

But the first man Block approached turned out to be an undercover FBI informant and he and Richards were arrested.

Richards pled guilty earlier this year and was sentenced to twenty years.

"We don't want to believe that there are people in our society like Sean Block, who will use children for sexual gratification, and sell them for a used car and an apartment," Braun said. "You see this on TV, you think its a TV movie. It's hard for people to wrap their mind around this, they don't want to believe people like this exist. You should be able to pick those people out. You should be able to know who is a threat to your children, and you don't. They're bartenders and teachers, and all different types of people."

Defense attorney Jimmy Parks said he will appeal the conviction and sentence.

"Obviously, when you're facing thirty years as a minimum and life at a maximum, this at least gives you some glimmer of hope that he will maybe will see daylight again."

In his statement to Judge Hudspeth, Block apologized to his family, to his wife who divorced him the day he was arrested, and to his parents and his daughter.

He also apologized to 'Tracy' for requiring that she view the 'disgusting' material that was part of his trial.

"I didn't appreciate being referred to by my first name," Braun said. "I am not on a first name basis with Sean Block."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: childabuse; childporn; children; humantrafficking; molester; pervert; porn; pornography; sexabuse
Tears..addiction..lack of "mental help".....that poor man.

We need universal health care reform now!!

1 posted on 07/22/2009 6:49:39 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Good riddance.


2 posted on 07/22/2009 6:51:43 AM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: laotzu

What happened to his girlfriend? IMO, she’s worse than he is.


3 posted on 07/22/2009 6:53:25 AM PDT by Melpomene
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To: laotzu

I am wondering if the white homosexual Duke University official who was advertising his adopted black son for sex will get 30 years?


4 posted on 07/22/2009 6:53:37 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: laotzu
they said they wanted to sell the little girl to other men, take photographs of the men having sex with the little girl, and then blackmail the men.

These SOBs would be better off dead!

5 posted on 07/22/2009 6:53:50 AM PDT by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: laotzu
this at least gives you some glimmer of hope that he will maybe will see daylight again.

All right Freepers, let's see a show of hands....

How many of you are hoping that "he will maybe see daylight again"?

Can I see your hands?

Hands up now!

Anyone?

Bueller?

.

.

I thought so.

6 posted on 07/22/2009 6:55:45 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: laotzu

Complete crap. The only mental health help he needs is a JHP to the brain.


7 posted on 07/22/2009 6:56:03 AM PDT by M203M4 (NEW New Deal: A pot through every window! (1/2 credit to Bastiat))
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To: laotzu
"I was watching 400 porn movies a month for the ten years before I was arrested," Block said as he choked back tears.

There are only 720 hours in a 30 day month.
Even at 1 1/2 hours per movie that's 600 hours a month.

I call BS.

8 posted on 07/22/2009 6:56:09 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe
Don't you know most people fast forward through pornos?
9 posted on 07/22/2009 6:57:38 AM PDT by BBell
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To: corlorde

to BAD rubbish. Don’t care HOW sorry he is/was. Don’t mess with children.


10 posted on 07/22/2009 7:01:45 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: laotzu
The Evil duo:

People You'll See In Hell

11 posted on 07/22/2009 7:02:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BBell
Don't you know most people fast forward through pornos?

Why? I've been told that there are no commercials. ;^)

12 posted on 07/22/2009 7:04:12 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Melpomene

From the article...Richards pled guilty earlier this year and was sentenced to twenty years.

She got less time than Block and I don’t understand why. What she did was worse, it was her own child.

I wonder where the child is? Oh please God let her be safe and with people who will love and protect her.


13 posted on 07/22/2009 7:04:32 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: laotzu
Block, 40, tearfully told U.S. District Judge Henry Hudspeth that his problems stem from an 'addiction to pornography.'

Just once, I want to see one of these clowns get an additional sentence for contempt of court after insulting everyone's intelligence with this kind of lame excuse.

14 posted on 07/22/2009 7:11:29 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: Melpomene

Agreed, how could any woman do this to a child.


15 posted on 07/22/2009 7:15:58 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: laotzu
Just frog march him to the street and pop him behind the ear. Make it a law that anyone removing an such person from the street, shall be subject to a $10,000.00 fine.

People would have to drive around, or over, him like a dead raccoon, until he dried up and blew away!

16 posted on 07/22/2009 7:19:20 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: steve-b
Just once, I want to see...

....upon being asked if the jury has reached a decision, the foreman responds
"Oh, hell yes!! We damn sure have your honor!".

17 posted on 07/22/2009 7:19:24 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

He ain’t gonna last long in prison.


18 posted on 07/22/2009 7:23:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: laotzu
what's the latest on the white Duke staffer who tried (or did) sell a young, black, adopted child for homosexual sex??

Of all the terrible cases we have heard about recently, this is one of the worst, IMO.

19 posted on 07/22/2009 7:24:44 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre
what's the latest on...

I'm shocked...shocked to find no mention of it in the press.

20 posted on 07/22/2009 7:29:10 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine; kalee
Especially her own? It's beyond disgusting and despicable. That poor little girl.

I believe in eternal justice, so whatever inadequacies occur on this earth will be corrected.

21 posted on 07/22/2009 7:32:51 AM PDT by Melpomene
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To: BBell
Don't you know most people fast forward through pornos?

But you miss the plot lines that way.

22 posted on 07/22/2009 7:51:26 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: elpadre; TommyDale; laotzu; Maelstorm
what's the latest on the white Duke staffer who tried (or did) sell a young, black, adopted child for homosexual sex??


Here you go:

July 18: Duke fires employee accused of child sex

July 13: Deafening silence from black leaders

July 3: 'Prosecute,' Gibbs advises (Question raised over 'gay' rape case)

July 1: Rush Limbaugh Brings up the Frank Lombard case and will be talking about it in the next half hour!

July 1: News agencies gagging 'gay' factor in boy rape

June 30: Police: Duke University official offered adopted son for sex (CNN International picks up story)

June 30: Child's race not the issue (Liberal goes nuts at attention of blogs to new Duke rape case)

23 posted on 07/22/2009 7:59:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( Jim Thompson for President.)
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To: laotzu

THe foreman replies

“Your honor we have reached a verdict. Everyone chipped in - you can afford two bullets.....”

RULE 303 for sure.


24 posted on 07/22/2009 11:10:07 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: Albion Wilde
Why hasn't O’Reilley taken it up?? It is right down his alley. Is he afraid of the gays??
25 posted on 07/22/2009 1:17:45 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre
Why hasn't O’Reilley taken it up?? It is right down his alley. Is he afraid of the gays??

Don't ask me; email him the links and ask him.

26 posted on 07/22/2009 2:05:23 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ( Jim Thompson for President.)
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To: Melpomene

How did he find the time to eat let alone get a girlfriend, in between all the masturbation?


27 posted on 07/22/2009 3:55:52 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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