Skip to comments.Judge calls pedophile 'the worst I have ever sentenced' (Gives a 467 year sentence)
Posted on 02/11/2006 12:02:17 PM PST by wagglebee
SAN DIEGO A pedophile who was part of the international child pornography ring that exchanged videos and photos of themselves molesting children was sentenced Thursday to more than 467 years to life in state prison.
Paul Whitmore, a former counselor for autistic children, was convicted Nov. 30 of 51 felony charges, including committing a lewd act on a child, aggravated sexual assault on a child, posing a minor for pictures involving sexual conduct for commercial purposes and attempting to dissuade a witness from reporting a crime.
The verdicts included special allegations of bondage, sodomy, sexual penetration, oral copulation and multiple victims.
One of Whitmore's photos showed a tied-up 9-year-old drinking water out of a cat bowl, said prosecutor Jeffrey Dort.
"He used children to satisfy himself," Dort told Judge Gale Kaneshiro. "His premeditated crime is worse than the person who murders on instinct."
Whitmore's crimes included eight victims, none of whom were students at Stein Education Center in Grantville, where he worked.
The victims who were forced to testify at trial were put through hell, Dort told the judge.
He said Whitmore, 47, had shown no remorse for his crimes.
"We can only assume from that ... the worst," the prosecutor said.
Before she pronounced sentence, Kaneshiro denied Whitmore's motions for a new trial and to impose one life sentence.
The evidence presented to the jury was "graphic, shocking and overwhelming," the judge said.
Kaneshiro said the photos and videos produced by Whitmore was the most incriminating evidence to prove his guilt.
She called Whitmore a sexual abuser, child molester and pedophile who documented his sexual assaults through video and photographs.
"He is a pedophile by self examination and self declaration," the judge said of Whitmore. "He is the worst that I have ever sentenced."
Whitmore acted on his sexual impulses, molesting children of both sexes, Kaneshiro said.
In denying probation on some counts, the judge said rehabilitation for the defendant was not feasible.
Kaneshiro said she imposed consecutive sentences on many of the counts because the degree of cruelty and callousness went above and beyond similar crimes of violence.
Whitmore also induced others in the pornography ring to molest children, the judge said.
Over several years, Whitmore "groomed" a number of children including one he was a caretaker for into a "circle of hell," in which they were molested and had their photos taken and posted on the Internet, Dort said.
The defendant's desire to have sex with children was topped only by his passion to create a library of child pornography that was distributed around the world, the prosecutor said.
Dort pulled out a pair of handcuffs, a black leather restraint and rope that Whitmore used on his young victims, calling the defendant a "monster."
"He showed porn to children in his own house," Dort told the judge. "The crime fits the punishment."
Another man, Brooke Rowland, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Whitmore and Rowland, a 44-year-old former ad salesman from Poway, were among 25 people arrested in North America and Europe in April 2002 in connection with "Operation Hamlet."
The child porn ring focused on individuals authorities said were distributing photos and videos on the Internet of themselves molesting children as young as 3 years old in 2000 and 2001.
A watchdog group in Sweden surfing the Web identified an offender and notified police in Denmark, Dort said earlier.
More than 100 children were identified as being abused during the investigation, and 45 of them were taken out of offenders' homes, the prosecutor said.
Judge: Mr. Whitmore, you've been found guilty. You have exactly 90 seconds left to live on this planet. I suggest you utilize them wisely and sincerely ask your Creator to forgive you, wash you in the blood of Christ and prepare to meet Him face to face.
90 seconds later: BANG! Bang-bang!
The problem is the growing influence of NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association. One of their objectives is the repeal of age of consent laws.
NAMBLA Home Page: http://188.8.131.52/
Here is a link to an ACLU page, where they are defending the rights of two murderers, both gay, of a 10 year old boy. One was possession of NAMBLA material: http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/Rage/NAMBLARAGEPAGE.html
Here are two links that discuss NAMBLA and pedophilia: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27431\
Here is a news story about 7 NAMBA members that got busted in a sex sting. Two were teachers. They were planning a trip to Mexico to have sex with boys as young as 8: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,147645,00.html
Here is a story where NAMBLA was busted for illegally using a non-profit organization as a front to promote its goals: http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/NudistHallofShame/NAMBLA.html
Information about NAMBLA and related issues including Child Sex Trade: http://www.2500aday.com/2500_mainindex/nambla.html
Organized Child Molesters: http://www.radiance.m6.net/myrrh/doc-orgs.html
They've also been profiled on America's Most Wanted.
Gee, I bet this perp was wishing he was in Vermont about now....
I was correcting the false notion that the Google case had anything to do with child pornography. It did not.
Crime statistics tell us "The perpetrators of sexual abuse are overwhelmingly male. Studies using the law enforcement as well as victim self-report data found that more than 90% of the perpetrators of sexual offenses against minors were male[15, 16]." (pg. 8, PDF) AND "Across different types of researchall reliable studies conclude that girls experience more sexual abuse than do boys. Studies have found that the percent of victims who are female range from 78% to 89% ." (pg. 6, PDF)
Summary: perps (90% of which are male) are molesting child victims (78-89% of which are female). Thus, there is *NO WAY* homosexual (male-on-male molestation) represent the majority of child molestation/pedophilia incidents by any reasonable (or Cameron's misleading) measure.
Perhaps you should bone up on some facts before tossing around false or misleading numbers.
Horrible. Just horrible.
From your link:
Cameron's claims hinge on the fallacious assumption that all male-male molestations are committed by homosexuals.Male-male molestations are intrinsically homosexual. To suggest otherwise is absurdly dishonest -- unless, maybe, being married proves heterosexuality despite homosexual activity. Silliness, and the gay community's monolithic parroting of such mind-bending nonsense is just another illustration of the fact that the state of being overtly gay involves an element of proactive antisocial hostility.
Any link to that info? I also heard that it was 1/3 of all pedophiles were gay. I really would like to get a concrete stat on this. I'm sure the numbers of pedophiles who are gay are quite high.
But I'd sure love to be able to stuff the correct figure and the source down the mouth of every single lib I meet who says fags and pedophiles are totally different.
It's too bad animals like this are placed in special population confinement for their protection.
What the F is wrong with these pedophiles!
They're wired wrong.
Are you attempting to protect the always to be viewed as morally bankrupt image of homosexual predators or just disordered homosexuals in general? You fight for a moral and political losing cause -a cause supposedly not even provided ground on FR...
Here is some 'data' for you from a recent study that the MSM and you seem to ignore:
The study results show overwhelming findings that objectively one must draw but only one legitimate conclusion -homosexual predation was the primary activity that the sexual abuse was evidenced...
Some argue that the homosexual acts were not homosexual because only children were physically or psychologically raped of their innocence -they have as yet no 'orientation' and or mature sexuality or that the subjective rainbow gender spectrum rather than the binary 'sex' is an appropriate sexual identifier (very similar to the abortion argument claiming a baby is but a lump of flesh)? Some argue that the homosexual acts were not done by homosexuals (as if homosexual activity that defines homosexuals somehow does not now define homosexuals)?
It is weird logic to ignore that which specifically differentiates those who suffer from the homosexual disorder that predisposes them to homosexual activity and or those that actually participate in the activity and argue that this has nothing to do with homosexuals and or homosexual activity?
Regardless the politically correct illogical argumentative gymnastics and contrived hoops that some may posit I jump through -I myself will remain standing on Terra firma --simply put, the discussion involves activity -the abuse a majority of which was homosexual -the study was objectively scientific -not subjectively politically correct -as such a homosexual act was categorized a homosexual act and same sex sexual activity was identified as such...
The homosexual disorder is objectively defined by a predisposition to the activity... Homosexual activity is objectively defined by the activity -not the cause -not the intent -not anything morally irrelevant... Homosexual activists may gnash their teeth all they want -the facts speak for themselves...
Some still choose to ignore the obvious -regardless, the ignorance and or denial in this area will be overcome in the Church -the only question is will secular society get a clue or will it continue with its head in the politically correct sands of moral relativism?
In summary, objectively as to the sexual abuse of children all that is known is the activity -objectively, the majority of activity was homosexual predation -period...
The study produced some important findings about the nature of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
- Unlike in the general population, more males than females were allegedly. In fact, there was a significant difference between genders, with four out of five alleged victims being male.
- The majority of alleged victims were post-pubescent, with only a small percentage of priests receiving allegations of abusing young children.
- The allegations of sexual abuse involved a variety of sexual acts, and most of the priests involved were alleged to have committed multiple acts per victim. Indeed, much of the sexual abuse reported involved serious sexual offenses.
- According to the allegations of sexual abuse, the most frequent context of the sexual incidents occurred during a social event. Additionally, many of the priests with allegations of abuse socialized with the family of the alleged victim.
- The most common place of occurrence was the residence of the priest though incidents of abuse allegedly occurred in a wide variety of locations.
I note again clearly that this study confirms what other also not overly publicized or widely known or acknowledged studies have found -homosexual predation...
Considering the small population of self declared homosexuals 2~3 % and the number of cases where sexual abuse is homosexual in nature versus heterosexual in nature it is objectively obvious that if a child is left unattended with an individual of the same sex and the individual is homosexual that the child is very very much more likely to be sexually abused than if the child was left unattended with a heterosexual!