Skip to comments.Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn
Posted on 03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz
e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his partys primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid.
State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield.
Items that were seized included the laptop computer Farnham used on the House floor, The Associated Press reported.
The search warrant sought material that in any format and medium concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct, AP reported.
No charges have been filed.
Farnham, 66, has been in office since 2009. In those five years, he has co-sponsored two laws cracking down child pornography: one targeting producers of child porn; the other stiffening penalties for its possession.
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Quite a few people involved in child pornography have dealings with other sickos across international borders. When anything crosses a border it is subject to Customs Inspections. Child porn task forces often use ICE agents’ authority to those inspections to gather evidence. The other possible involvement would be domestically produced child porn using underage illegals. While ICE isn’t allowed to enforce immigration laws, in this regime, they can still target human trafficking.
The important thing to remember is that the seat is still safely in the hands of Democrats. A day sooner, and...
on the left
Is this a case of being hoisted on his own petard?
The left long ago had to face mass murder by their spiritual kin and made excuses. If you can do that everything else is minor in comparison.
“Shall we wait for the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, CNN, NPR...to report this? It is remarkable it even appeared in this publication.”....
The “best” media outlet seems to be Facebook and Twitter to get these things out in the open. News travels faster there than in ANY news paper, TV, etc.
THINK THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PART OF HIS PROBLEM?
Massive pedophile ring busted; 230 kids saved - US news - Crime ...
An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70000 members thought to be the ... Five Americans among 184 people arrested; 230 abused children taken to safety ... of the network which uncovered the identities of suspected child sex offenders.
www.nbcnews.com/ id/ 42108748/ ns/ us_news-crime_and_courts/ t/ massive-online-pedophile-ring-busted-cops/ - View by Ixquick Proxy - Highlight
I see rehab in his future.
Still, it's interesting that his party affiliation was mentioned in the very first line.
Perhaps even Sally Sweetlies has had enough?