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Vast international child-porn network uncovered
Houston Chronicle ^ | Saturday, August 4, 2012 | DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Posted on 08/04/2012 8:43:53 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

BOSTON (AP) — The men came from different walks of life on two continents: a children's puppeteer in Florida, a hotel manager in Massachusetts, an emergency medical technician in Kansas, a day care worker in the Netherlands. In all, 43 men have been arrested over the past two years in a horrific, far-flung child porn network that unraveled like a sweater with a single loose thread.

Investigators made one arrest after another of men accused of sexually abusing children, exchanging explicit photos of the attacks and even chatting online about abducting, cooking and eating youngsters.

"This isn't just a child that's nude and someone's taking pictures of him; this is a child that's being raped by an adult..."

The oldest victim in the Netherlands was 4, the youngest just 19 days old.

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, whose office prosecuted Diduca, said the demand for photos of sexual assaults of young children, including babies and toddlers, has increased sharply in recent years.

"This demand leads to the abuse of children, yet there is this misconception that somehow, viewing child pornography is a victimless crime," said. "It clearly is not."

The mother of one of the boys said she initially did not believe the allegations against Arnett, a family friend for about 15 years. She said her son, now 7, and several nephews often spent weekends at Arnett's home four or five years ago.

For the agents working on the case, the leads never seem to end.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childvictims; corruption; pornography
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Some of the perps:

There were 43 men arrested in this episode, all of them abusing children age 4 and younger. Trusted in their communities: but of course. It's the "trustedness" that gets them access to the children.

How do you react to stuff like this? How do you even grasp it?

1 posted on 08/04/2012 8:44:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Some say Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is part of this child porn ring.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Be glad you don’t grasp it. You don’t, because it’s evil. We know evil exists, but it’s not something to grasp unless we have a death wish (and I don’t mean physical death...).


3 posted on 08/04/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Dear God in Heaven......


4 posted on 08/04/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: jjotto
I heard that it was true. Not saying it is true, in fact I do not believe it to be the case, but he has to prove to us he is not a part of the ring.
5 posted on 08/04/2012 8:53:28 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The mother of one of the boys said she initially did not believe the allegations against Arnett, a family friend for about 15 years. She said her son, now 7, and several nephews often spent weekends at Arnett's home four or five years ago.

I guess "child-porn" is better than saying "Homosexual child rapists"... If only they were allowed to marry, this would never happen... /sarc

6 posted on 08/04/2012 8:55:14 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

And yet these people are now free to adopt children. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they get preferential treatment in adoptions. I guess sometimes we aren’t supposed to “think of the children.”


7 posted on 08/04/2012 8:58:42 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Wonder if Jerry Sandusky had a hand in organizing any of this?


8 posted on 08/04/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Cowboy Bob
It's a dangerously sick world we live in. We call ourselves ‘civilized’ because we have cell phones, and televisions, etc. etc., but the veneer of civilization is incredibly thin. Secularism is nothing more than embracing and celebrating this thin veneer, while discounting that which could elevate us beyond our organic and flawed selves. It is the quest for spirituality that truly defines ‘civilization’, but that has been labeled by the secularists as trite and anti-intellectual. We are truly in a bad way.
9 posted on 08/04/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Those subhuman filth need killing.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing." - Simon Wiesenthal

How do you react to stuff like this? Two bullets in the back of the head seems like a good start.

11 posted on 08/04/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (OVERTHROW OBAMA!)
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To: jjotto
“Some say Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is part of this child porn ring.” On a different thread I stated that crap like this is probably true and he has to prove that he is not. (his standards)
12 posted on 08/04/2012 9:16:05 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Perdogg

I have yet to hear Harry deny these allegations. Makes me wonder if perhaps they are indeed true.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Last week, they arrested another Massachusetts man after finding child pornography and photos of what appeared to be dead children on his computer. He allegedly had online chats with Arnett and Brown.

OH THIS COULD GET MUCH WORSE!!!!!

14 posted on 08/04/2012 9:23:14 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I pray not only for the victims of these monsters, but also for the souls of those who must be exposed to this evil in order to stop it.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 9:26:13 AM PDT by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

We have monsters like this in our midst and the gays expend energy protesting Chick-fil-A. May God have mercy on us.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 9:27:09 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Even the most primitive tribe in the Amazon will kill or expel people like these. Our society is so degraded that pedophiles like these have their supporters. I know it’s true but can’t really get my head around it. They violate the most basic rules of human society.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Mrs. Don-o
abducting, cooking and eating youngsters...

Now, someone needs to provide some substance to that claim.

18 posted on 08/04/2012 9:28:55 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: commonguymd
Harry Reid, according to a source, will be indicted any day now in this case.
19 posted on 08/04/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: jjotto

Obviously Harry Reid (D-NV) has some explaining to do here.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 9:33:13 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Alex Jones has been talking about this for years. This runs deep into our government and our society. This is just one little part.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 9:35:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Photobucket Here's one of the perps but he couldn't be identified because of black sensor bar.
22 posted on 08/04/2012 9:35:57 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: RightOnline

Satan is growing stronger everyday now. He will be leading the World Government soon.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I've said it before and I'll say it again...focusing on the homosexual aspect of child abuse not only misses the point, but is such an insult to all the innocent girls whose lives are completely destroyed by evil predators.

If you have the guts, watch this all the way through...

Just Melvin, Just Evil

It's an HBO documentary about one families ugly dark secret and the grandson who set out to expose it. To see these severely damaged adult women describe their horrific lives at the hands of a lifelong child molester is heartbreaking. They've all tried numerous suicide attempts. Almost everyone is a homeless alcoholic.

If you've never seen this...you will never be the same once you have. It's one of the most disturbing views into the minds of evil and it's victims.

Just a warning...the language is extremely graphic.

24 posted on 08/04/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

About 17 years ago we had an old pastor from Atlanta, now deceased, come to our church in support of a young woman whose son was being raped by his father and the pictures sold on the Internet.

This pastor’s daughter married a doctor in Atlanta that later used his own daughter, 4 years old, in satanic rituals that he conducted. Because the network reached so high into the judicial hierarchy of that city, the old man fled with his wife, daughter, and granddaughter to LA. They were discovered there and had to flee to Charlotte, NC where they were successfully hidden for several years. I have no idea what happened to his daughter and grand daughter, but the pastor did tell me that over 100,000 children disappear each year in this country with many ending up in satanic rituals.


25 posted on 08/04/2012 9:48:39 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: RetSignman

LOL!


26 posted on 08/04/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I think I read somewhere that Harry Reid was the ring leader and he needs to prove that is not true.


27 posted on 08/04/2012 10:00:16 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

@ Post 9 -

You nailed it. I would add that the quest for self gratification has become the ultimate pursuit for many in this age of selfishness. These people are so committed to themselves that they lack empathy for others to include children. Furthermore, just like an addiction to hard narcotics it continually takes more extreme doses (or material) to stimulate them.

There are some very sick souls out there and despite overwhelming evidence that pedophiles are incurable we continue to release them to harm children. In my opinion, a society that does not place the rights of innocent and defenseless children above the “rights” of perverts does not deserve to exist or thrive. You can’t help but think that God feels the same. I believe abortion by it’s very nature uses the same logic leading adults to place themselves above babies.

We live in dark times and too many Americans have acquiesced to the spread of darkness.


28 posted on 08/04/2012 10:04:32 AM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: bmwcyle

Satan and muslims control the world.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 10:09:55 AM PDT by abclily
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To: jjotto
Some say Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is part of this child porn ring.

He needs to answer these chargers.

30 posted on 08/04/2012 10:10:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator
He needs to answer these chargers.

Remember the line: it's not about the evidence; it's the severity of the charges that make investigation necessary.

31 posted on 08/04/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oh Lord have mercy on us! When I clicked on this thread, I had no idea the depth of evil I was about to see. Unspeakable.

I must admit, I wonder if Penn State had anything to do with this??


32 posted on 08/04/2012 10:21:40 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: jjotto

Harry Reid needs to confront these rumors, which are growing day by day. I actually saw this in a comment on the “Commentary” website, and that’s a pretty staid group.

Reid also needs to release his own tax returns, going back since he entered the Senate, at least, to demonstrate to the public how he was able to amass his vast wealth while living on the mere pittance we pay our public servants.

For pretty much anybody else (even such as Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods) I would never associate their name with such a passle of scum as are mentioned in this news story, but Reid has sunk so low it doesn’t bother me at all.


33 posted on 08/04/2012 10:32:44 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

The allegations about Harry Reid are shocking when you consider the fact that it has not been denied and that the Senate Majority leader is perhaps a child molester. Scary that we might have someone that high up in the Government with this level of evilness.

I wonder when we will be hearing from his supporters. I want them outted too.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 10:37:40 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: bmwcyle
Satan is growing stronger everyday now. He will be leading the World Government soon.

The good news is that Christ is coming for His Bride. Soon. Very soon.

35 posted on 08/04/2012 10:39:05 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I can’t help but think that a culture that embraces killing the unborn as a routine method of birth control isn’t a culture that places much importance on the kids who survive that first gauntlet.


36 posted on 08/04/2012 11:14:31 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

During the Nineties, a similar group of pedophiles and their enablers and protectors was uncovered in France and Belgium. There was a big uproar particularly about being to trusting of government officials. I think a few woke up to the dangers of big government bureaucracy.


37 posted on 08/04/2012 11:15:09 AM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: JimSEA

Even the most primitive tribe in the Amazon will kill or expel people like these.
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Yeah but some tribes in New Guinea institutionalized man-boy sex with the belief that boys need semen to turn into men.

And sexual use of children was not uncommon in the ancient world, including the Romans, the forefathers of Western civilization.

Thailand and Vietnam turn a frequent blind eye toward child prostitution. I saw a documentary where the little girls in a Vietnamese brothel seemed more traumatized being taken into state custody than they did waiting for customers.

The sexual desire for children is not freakishly rare - which is why parents must be careful - no letting your children stay over with unrelated men - and why law enforcement has to stomp on predators.


38 posted on 08/04/2012 11:22:10 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Hang em’ high in the blazing sun until they rot!


39 posted on 08/04/2012 11:22:29 AM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: commonguymd

Who needs proof - let’s just smear!

Let’s cast scandal about a bad man - like the Tolerance Nazi’s do about the “bad” men and women we love and respect.

Then we can be true hipocrates!

If there is a government conspiracy of child predators - so be it. Right yourself with God and work to stamp out evil whereever you STAND. What did Lot do? Shoot everybody? He did his best to follow God. What’s wrong with the world? I am.


40 posted on 08/04/2012 11:26:08 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: commonguymd

Who needs proof - let’s just smear!

Let’s cast scandal about a bad man - like the Tolerance Nazi’s do about the “bad” men and women we love and respect.

Then we can be true hipocrates!

If there is a government conspiracy of child predators - so be it. Right yourself with God and work to stamp out evil whereever you STAND. What did Lot do? Shoot everybody? He did his best to follow God. What’s wrong with the world? I am.


41 posted on 08/04/2012 11:26:18 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Scarier than any witless zombie movie could ever be, imo.


42 posted on 08/04/2012 11:29:34 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Proof of sex with a child under the age of 6 should carry a mandatory death sentence - to be carried out within 12 months. No exceptions. Liberals probably want child rapists to be able to 'marry' their two year old victims - but it's NOT a civil rights issue - it's a crime.

Liberals created a permissive court system, we need to change it back...

43 posted on 08/04/2012 11:30:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: mongo141
“Some say Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is part of this child porn ring.”

Is that from a reliable source that can't be named?

44 posted on 08/04/2012 11:33:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: jjotto

“Some say Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is part of this child porn ring.”

And until he releases his FBI files, how do we know he’s not?

LOL.


45 posted on 08/04/2012 11:35:19 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: GOPJ
Proof of sex with a child under the age of 6 13 should carry a mandatory death sentence.
46 posted on 08/04/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: heartwood

The entry into adulthood at puberty is very common in the history of most cultures, including ours. However, sex with infants and toddlers has never been common. Pederasty, is common over many cultures. What these creeps did isn’t. Also, the fantasizing about cannibalism, while hot unknown, is quite rare.


47 posted on 08/04/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Tex-Con-Man

“I’ll say it again...focusing on the homosexual aspect of child abuse not only misses the point,”

I’ve see the homo angle pointed to here on FR and nowhere else. Denying the homo angle doesn’t do a hell of a lot of good either.


48 posted on 08/04/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: carriage_hill

These filthy pigs should be slowly tortured to death. They don’t have the right to be treated as humans after committing such horrible crimes against helpless babies.


49 posted on 08/04/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: peeps36; lightman

IMHO, the kindest thing we could do is kill them quickly and send them to Judgement before God - “hasten the Final Meeting” - and He can take it from there. His Eternal Punishment would absolutely dwarf anything we could do to them here on earth.


50 posted on 08/04/2012 12:05:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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