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.
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Why oh why not give him capital punishment?
Judge calls pedophile 'the worst I have ever sentenced' (Gives a 467 year sentence)
What was done to these children was subhuman, I hope every second of the remainder of his life is a living hell.
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The search missed it, sorry.
Maybe if we can send him to Gitmo or Levenworth
It's worth reposting. ;-)
Rape, particularly rape of a child, used to be subject to capital punishment not that long ago. Bring it back.
Good thing he didn't get sentenced in Vermont; he'd have only gotten 60 days!
Put him out in the regular prison population--that'll take care of the problem soon enough.
General Population at San Quentin or Folsom will make sure he gets the punishment he deserves.
I think she would of if she could of.
I think he should probably be more concerned about his rectal functions.
A bullet only costs $0.10.
His life in general population at a maximum security prison will be far more miserable than it would be on death row, and probably a whole lot shorter.
It wasn't even that specific. All they wanted were frequency statistics to be able to make a case in future warrants of the prevalence of this activity.
Darn, but the public will be picking up the tab for all the Tucks pads and hemorrhoid creams he will be needing in the future!! But it will be worth it.
And I thought I was nauseated before by Googel
It was my understanding that it had nothing to do with child pornography sites. They wanted statistics on whether or not children could get to regular porn sites.
They should have to pay for the psychiatry bills these children will have for the next 50 years.
Really, SHOULDN'T there be capital punishment for people like this?
Wonder if the victims will sue his employer like others have done with the Catholic Church?
The ACLU thinks this is merely an alternative lifestyle.
He should swing from the gallows, in public and left to rot for all to see.
Was He gay.
Most pedophiles are, but if he wasn't he will be within a few days of going to prison.
But prison doesn't work!!! But he needs therapy!!! But poor thing should only have gotten a slap on the wrist or six months max!!!
This guy gets it. Cashman should turn in his robes.
Pass it along.
80+ percent of all pedophiles are homosexual or bisexual.
Well, since he's not likely to last even 400 years in prison, 466 years sentence could have been sufficient.
I hope the introduce him to the rest of the prison population as the man that rapes children.....I hear they do not care for his type in prison....let them take care of the perv
Have you ever been to a porn site? You do not have to enter to be exposed to porn. Most of the sites are filled with porn on their web site and its almost impossible to stop anyone from going there, even though entry isnt possible without cash.
If that was true the employeer should be sued into bankruptcy.
He will not last long behind bars.
Point taken. Some Catholic Diocese are paying plenty for trying to reform the monsters.
Does he have an exhibit coming soon to the NY Met? Maybe a grant from the NEA?
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://22.214.171.124/
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.