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'Twelve is about as old as I can handle': Graphic emails sent from state rep trading child porn
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616451/12-old-I-handle-Graphic-emails-sent-state-representa ^ | 30 April 2014 | Jessica Jerreat

Posted on 04/30/2014 8:12:36 PM PDT by dead

Illinois representative Keith Farnham has been charged with using state and personal computers to trade child pornography.

The 66-year-old allegedly boasted about molesting a six-year-old girl and used online chat rooms to discuss his fantasies.

When he resigned on March 19, one week after his Elgin office and home were raided, he claimed he was standing down because of health concerns.

On Monday the Democrat, who twice sponsored Bills to impose stricter sentences on pedophiles, was accused of using online chat rooms to trade images and videos of child abuse.

Authorities linked a Yahoo! email account used by the married father-of-one to an online trading forum, the Chicago Tribune reported. Allegations: Farnham, 66, is accused of trading graphic images and videos +3

Allegations: Farnham, 66, is accused of trading graphic images and videos

In one online conversation in November, Farnham allegedly described molesting a six-year-old girl and having sexual intercourse with the child's mother while the girl watched.

The retired Navy veteran is not currently facing charges over the alleged encounter

n other online chats linked to his email address, the state representative allegedly discussed videos that were being shared.

According to the affidavit, in one message he allegedly said: '12 is about as old as I can handle. I love them at 6 7 8.'

The affidavit claims that between August 2013 and January of this year, hundreds of images and video, including one of a six-month-old baby being abused, were shared from the email address.

Several attachments, showing young girls being forced to perform sex acts on adult men, were allegedly sent from Farnham's state office computer.

One piece of equipment seized was marked 'Property of the State of Illinois House of Representatives'...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: democratscandals; illinois; keithfarnham; waronchildren

1 posted on 04/30/2014 8:12:36 PM PDT by dead
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To: dead

Their tax $$$ at work.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 8:15:47 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: dead

He’s one sick puppy.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 8:16:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: dead


4 posted on 04/30/2014 8:19:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: dead

I think the jury has enough to work with there, as long as it isn’t too liberal.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 8:21:06 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: dead

......described molesting a six-year-old girl and having sexual intercourse with the child's mother while the girl watched.

So 12 is too old but he's doing one of his victim's mother?

6 posted on 04/30/2014 8:21:32 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: dead

So glad we’re investigated to make sure we’re paying our taxes so this sort of guy gets his paycheck.

Remember, he’s exempt from Obamacare:)


7 posted on 04/30/2014 8:24:37 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: dead

Any older and they exceed the mental age of his constituents...


8 posted on 04/30/2014 8:26:04 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: dead

In 10 years this will not be a crime anymore. In fact, they will have special non-discrimination rights.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 8:27:08 PM PDT by lurk
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To: dead
Illinois representative Keith Farnham

We got a home phone and address on this child molester?

10 posted on 04/30/2014 8:27:52 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: dead

When I see this, I keep thinking ‘flame thrower’ and the line from Saving Private Ryan, “Let ‘em burn!”


11 posted on 04/30/2014 8:28:02 PM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: Lizavetta

He should be castrated with a dull butter knife and left to die in a sewer. That mother should be sterilized and left to rot in solitary confinement. All pedophiles should be killed.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 8:39:28 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Chode

Exactly.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 8:44:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dead
...he was standing down because of health concerns...probably thought he would have been lynched had he gone out in public.....
14 posted on 04/30/2014 8:48:31 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: dead

It’s so hard to believe it makes me wonder if someone is doing a hatchet job on him.

I know that is likely not true, but it is that hard to believe looking at his picture, he looks so innocuous.
s.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 8:49:25 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: dead

WOW! Obama must be proud of him along with Bill Clinton as well. Sick freaks from “HELL”.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 8:55:30 PM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (JESUS HAS MY BACK AND THEREFORE I ..AM READY TO DIE FOR FREEDOM!)
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To: Lizavetta

12 is juuuuuuuuust a bit outside?

17 posted on 04/30/2014 9:01:45 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: dead

The hounds of hell have been unleashed in our country....if this is even a country any longer. Think of what the Untied States was, in say, 1959, and look around now.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 9:11:11 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: lurk

I really hope your prediction is wrong about the age of consent being dramatically lowered, if not all together eliminated. If this comes anywhere close to being the accepted norm, you can count on explosive crimes of anger by school kids to start occurring every other day. Their goals will be to destroy people and or property with a total lack of empathy. That total lack of empathy or personalization will represent how the deranged kids feel life has been presented to them.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 9:27:53 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: dead
I only read the article until I saw what I suspected...

..."Democrat".

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20 posted on 04/30/2014 9:38:03 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: dead

I’d like to read a news story with ths guy’s name and “botched” in the same sentence.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 9:40:18 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Seaplaner

Elgin IL = sanctuary city.

Hope this freak gets heckled every time he shows his ugly mug.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 12:39:27 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Chode

Plus one!!!


23 posted on 05/01/2014 12:41:16 AM PDT by snowtigger
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To: dead

It would haunt me forver. I don’t know how the detectives who work these cases handle it. I’ve often wondered what happens to the children & are they ever identified & helped? People who hurt children should be executed.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 4:24:37 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: dead

I live in the Chicago area. This was covered ever so briefly by local news either on Sunday or Monday night. Zero mention of party affiliation which told me everything I needed to know. Next day I found he is a democrat - buried in 3rd or 4th parargraph of a Chicago Tribune article.
This has completely dropped from the news since then. Nothing to see here - move along...


25 posted on 05/01/2014 6:24:34 AM PDT by mund1011
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To: mund1011

Saw the press confrence yesterday. He stated he has some lung disease which he will die from unless he gets a transplant and hep c which he stated “a lot of Viet Nam vets have”. Referred to his lawyer to answer any questions about the charges.
Right know he’s on home confinment, no computers and no dealings with anyone under 17.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 6:35:08 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: mund1011

The UK Daily Mail has become the best source for any scandal involving a Democrat. US media just pretends they never happened.


27 posted on 05/01/2014 12:41:05 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Illinois representative Keith Farnham...

I guessed California, but Illinois would be my second choice.

28 posted on 05/01/2014 12:43:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: LauraJean; mund1011

Who will run in ex-Rep. Farnham’s district? No Republican is running in that race.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 4:35:48 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

Anna Moeller took over the seat and will run for the office. The only things I know about her is she tried to run the prenatle songrams out of Elgin when she was on the Elgin City Council.
Daily Herald said that the Il Republicans my slate Raushenberger to run against her.


30 posted on 05/03/2014 3:44:27 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: LauraJean

How did you hear that? I couldn’t get a name back when this was an issue just “someone on city council”.


31 posted on 07/13/2014 2:14:56 PM PDT by TradicalRC (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus.)
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