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Ivy League Professor Caught with Videos That Show Him Having Sex with Children, Feds Say
ABC News ^ | August 28, 2006 | Brian Ross'Jack Date

Posted on 08/28/2006 6:57:09 PM PDT by Stoat

Ivy League Professor Caught with Videos That Show Him Having Sex with Children, Feds Say

August 28, 2006 6:10 PM

Jack Date Reports:

Ward_sex_nrAn Ivy League business school professor is in federal custody for allegedly having videos of himself engaging in sexual acts with children, ABC News has learned.

Lawrence Scott Ward, 63, Professor Emeritus of Marketing at University of Pennsylvania's renowned Wharton School of Business, was caught with child pornography in his luggage and on his laptop computer after arriving at Dulles International Airport on a flight from Brazil, according to court documents.

An affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed today in federal court in Alexandria says Ward's luggage was flagged for a more thorough inspection for possible child pornography after a customs officer noticed Ward's "excessive" trips to Thailand.  Federal agents recovered at least three DVDs, in which Ward appears to be "engaging in sexual contact" with children, the affidavit reads.  A video of children as young as eight engaged in sexual activity was also allegedly found on Ward's laptop computer.

Ward's resume says he has been a visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.  Federal officials believe Thailand to be a well-known destination for so-called "sex tourists" who travel there to exploit minors.  Wharton's website also lists pro bono consulting work in Brazil as one of Ward's current projects.   

According to published reports, in 1999 Ward was fined $2,500 and sentenced to five years probation on charges of attempting to promote prostitution and corrupt minors.  In that case, he entered a plea which allowed him to acknowledge that there was sufficient evidence to convict him, without admitting guilt for those charges.   

Ward's resume lists several government consulting assignments including work with the Executive Office of the President, the FCC, Department of Commerce and the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention.  Many of his published works deal with the effects of television advertising and marketing on children and adolescents.  According to his biography, Ward has been a marketing consultant to many top companies and lists IBM, Microsoft, General Motors, Home Depot, Exxon, Citibank and Johnson & Johnson among his clients.  During the 1980s, he hosted a television program, "The Wharton Business Report" on the now defunct Financial News Network.  Ward's biography also states that he was chairman of a foundation that served disadvantaged children with learning disabilities.

The University of Pennsylvania issued the following statement today, relating to Ward's arrest, "We have just learned of the arrest of Scott Ward in Virginia.  At the present time, we have very few details.  We are currently gathering information about the situation and will take appropriate action as soon as we know more."


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Giving credit where it's due....I found this item because it was linked at Orbusmax

Orbusmax ™ Northwest News - 'Around The World In 80K'

1 posted on 08/28/2006 6:57:11 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Before Wharton yanks it...his faculty profile:

http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/faculty/wards.html


2 posted on 08/28/2006 7:02:48 PM PDT by John Robertson (Even if we disagree now, we may agree later. Or vice versa.)
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To: Stoat
"According to his biography, Ward has been a marketing consultant to many top companies and lists IBM, Microsoft, General Motors, Home Depot, Exxon, Citibank and Johnson & Johnson among his clients."

Not anymore!

Looks like the bastard escaped his probation violation by a year..
Looks like it's time for the pedophile to do some hard time.

Semper Fi

3 posted on 08/28/2006 7:03:48 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Stoat
Orbusmax ™ Northwest News - 'Around The World In 80K'

This looks like a great 'no frills' site. Thanks.

4 posted on 08/28/2006 7:04:23 PM PDT by Tarheel (Good fences make good neighbors--R. Frost)
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To: Stoat

Thailand????


5 posted on 08/28/2006 7:04:45 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Stoat

He has tenure so a job will be waiting for him once this whole pesky thing is taken care of.


6 posted on 08/28/2006 7:05:39 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: mware

*rimshot*


7 posted on 08/28/2006 7:07:09 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: John Robertson

What is the MAXIMUM incarceration for something like this?


8 posted on 08/28/2006 7:07:23 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: John Robertson
Well hells bells then, let's post the resume BEFORE it can be pulled!

Scott Ward Faculty Profile
Scott Ward

Professor Emeritus of Marketing

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1968; MS, University of Wisconsin, 1966; BS, University of Wisconsin, 1964

Research Areas
Advertising research; consumer behavior; high-technology marketing

Recent Consulting
AT&T Information Systems/Bell Labs, 1987-91; General Mills; General Motors, 1987-1994; Rohm and Haas, 1988-1994; IBM, 1987-present

Current Projects
Organized joint advanced study projects with Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, to assist small- and medium-sized companies develop business strategies for export marketing.

Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 1980-present (Co- Director, Wharton/PIMS Research Center, 1990-91). Previous appointments: Harvard University; University of Washington. Visiting appointment: Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Other Positions
Senior Research Associate, Marketing Science Institute, 1978-80; Research Associate, Marketing Science Institute, 1976-78; Research Analyst, Ketchum, McLeod and Grove Advertising Agency, 1962-66; Staff Reporter, Pittsburgh Suburban Community Newspapers, 1959-62

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1987-92; Miller-Sherrerd Award for Teaching Excellence, 1994; Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1984

Professional Leadership 2001-2005
Editorial Board, Journal of Advertising Research, 1984-present

Representative Publications (with F. Webster)
"Organizational Buying Behavior." Handbook of Consumer Behavior Research and Theory. T.S. Robertson and H. Kassarjian, eds. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall 1991.

(with D. Stewart)
"Advertising Media Effects." Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research. J. Bryant and D. Zilman, eds., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992.

(with L. Light and J. Goldstein)
"Brand Maagement in High-Technology Firms." 1997.

9 posted on 08/28/2006 7:07:30 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Stoat

I really wish that Thailand would crack down on the perverts with the same fervor they use against drug traffickers.


10 posted on 08/28/2006 7:07:43 PM PDT by angkor
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To: phoenix0468

does penn. have jessies law.? If not, shoot the bastard.


11 posted on 08/28/2006 7:10:01 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Stoat
Ward's biography also states that he was chairman of a foundation that served disadvantaged children with learning disabilities.

I don't even want to think about the possibilities of what might have happened here. It also says that he served in the Executive Office of the President. Since it didn't say which President, should we assume that it was a Dem, either Clinton or Carter?

12 posted on 08/28/2006 7:10:06 PM PDT by DeweyCA
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To: John Robertson

According to his personal website resume', he's done quite a few child study publications.


13 posted on 08/28/2006 7:10:09 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: Stoat

He'll be going from PENN U to a different Pen.


14 posted on 08/28/2006 7:11:31 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: LukeL

Not likely. Tenure is not entirely unconditional. Also, he's a repeat offender, this is federal and it impacts on our relations with Thailand, a country that has been working pretty hard to overcome its reputation as a mecca for pedophiles. I believe his career is over. I also foresee an orange jumpsuit in his future.


15 posted on 08/28/2006 7:12:00 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Stoat

There seems to be an explosion of this crap and I'm afraid that the coverage is only serving to normalize this deviance. This needs to become a capital crime.

If any Republican office holders are reading this, here is a chance to advance conservatism and spotlight our political enemies.


16 posted on 08/28/2006 7:13:55 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Yeah, I've got an axe to grind...what else would you use on Leftists?)
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To: Salamander

Only a real sicko would even know how to have sex with an 8 year old. I don't even want to think or visualize it. Kill the bastard!


18 posted on 08/28/2006 7:14:14 PM PDT by umgud (Do moderate muslims luv us infidels and Jews?.... Didn't think so.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Philly perv ping


19 posted on 08/28/2006 7:14:31 PM PDT by Malacoda (Bu**er Islam)
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To: Enterprise
....Ward's resume lists several government consulting assignments including work with the Executive Office of the President

Can't find this on the resume you posted.

20 posted on 08/28/2006 7:15:58 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: umgud

Neither do I since I happen to have a "weird uncle".

I agree wholeheartedly with your solution.

This evil freak has effectively emotionally killed every child he's touched and he should pay accordingly.


21 posted on 08/28/2006 7:17:29 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: Stoat

Let's see teaching/research resume includes, Pennsylvania, Harvard, Washington and Wisconsin. Can you say mega-liberal. Most employers would have dumped him on his first offense in 1999. In that world he just became a more valuable member of academia. I bet if they took a vote the majority of the faculty at Penn would vote to allow him to keep tenure.

Enough said about the state of our higher education system.


22 posted on 08/28/2006 7:18:53 PM PDT by georgiarat
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To: imahawk

Don't need to, just put him with general population, he'll be gang raped and dead by sundown.


23 posted on 08/28/2006 7:19:58 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: Irish Eyes

Click on the link on post #2, that's where I got the basic information. If you want, go ahead and post more info before the whole thing gets pulled. There is a LOT of info there.


24 posted on 08/28/2006 7:20:01 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Stoat

I think I'd rather be caught with a farm animal.


25 posted on 08/28/2006 7:20:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...but some people need an enhanced sentence.)
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To: LukeL

You are correct in nothing will happen to him. A professor from Atlantic University went to Tialand and bought him a yung boy and brought him back with him. He got caught but I don't think anything happened to him. If it did I did not hear about it.

This is jut a minor inconvenece for him.Everything will be o.k.

Laws are just for the peasants and peons.

Don't believe that? Ask any Kennedy or Hillary Clinton.


26 posted on 08/28/2006 7:22:34 PM PDT by sport
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To: phoenix0468
Read the last paragraph. He could spend the rest of his life in prison. If he were not a repeat offender, had not crossed state lines and national borders, had not been caught with direct evidence not only of child porn but of his own participation in pedophilic activity, he might wind up doing little or no time. As it is, I think he's cooked. You can bet that State, DOJ and others in the Bush administration have received calls from the Thai embassy.
27 posted on 08/28/2006 7:24:09 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: mware
Thailand????

Damn. Beat me to it.

= )

28 posted on 08/28/2006 7:24:28 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I think so, Brain, but if we give peas a chance, won't the lima beans feel left out?)
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To: RichInOC
I think I'd rather be caught with a farm animal.

Then it is your lucky day, because we have the video! Yours for the low, low price of $10,000...

29 posted on 08/28/2006 7:24:34 PM PDT by tortoise
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To: georgiarat

You're right.

Has everyone noticed how many news stories keep popping up with pedophiles in our schools?

I can hear it now: "But my child's school district is the best."

Yeah right. Ivy league.


30 posted on 08/28/2006 7:25:37 PM PDT by USA Girl
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To: sport

What gets me is that, let's suppose, he has been having sex with children for a LONG time. Now, wouldn't he have enough "fond" memories, or have enough porn, from prior trips?


31 posted on 08/28/2006 7:25:37 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Stoat

When you look at some people that it's impossible to tell what's going on in their minds.


32 posted on 08/28/2006 7:25:54 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (The most important thing is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy.)
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To: tortoise

I was speaking hypothetically.

:-D )))


33 posted on 08/28/2006 7:26:22 PM PDT by RichInOC ("I'm'onna make yew squeal lahk a pig, boy. C'mon...squeal now...WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!")
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To: Stoat
Easy, now. There's a perfectly legitimate reason for all those trips to Thailand. Uh, yeah, and the trip to Brazil. Uh, and there's bound to be a simple, innocent explanation for the videos of him having sex with...

Nope. Guess not. Hang him.

34 posted on 08/28/2006 7:26:55 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Stoat

From a pdf of his "short bio"
http://marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/people/faculty/ward.cfm

SCOTT WARD
[snip]
and has directed research grants totaling over $1.5 million from organizations such as the National Institute of Mental Health, The National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and CBS.

Ward was Chairman of the ReBound Foundation, an organization that served disadvantaged
children with learning disabilities.
[snip]

and on the html page:
Current Research Papers
S. Ward and P. C. Uchoa, "How Small Firms in LDCs Can Develop Export Marketing Strategies: The Case of Brazil"


35 posted on 08/28/2006 7:27:39 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Bonaparte
Life in prison for him will be like a week or two. I bet he puts a bullet through his temple by tomorrow. Good riddance.
36 posted on 08/28/2006 7:30:38 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: Enterprise

You can bet that this was not his first rodeo.

I think that the more and longer they get away with doing it, the bolder they get and the more their appite grows.

You would be safe in betting that he is a hero among his peers on campus.


37 posted on 08/28/2006 7:31:45 PM PDT by sport
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To: Enterprise

Pedophilia is not all about sex; it's about power.
"Power over", specifically.

Generally these people can't function sexually with people their own age/size.
[and if they manage to, you can bet they're thinking about their last child victim, when they do]

They literally get off on the terror and helplessness of little children.


These kind of people would have to stand on step ladders just to look the lowest dregs of society in the eye.



38 posted on 08/28/2006 7:32:18 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: Salamander
Check out his current projects

Current Projects Organized joint advanced study projects with Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, to assist small- and medium-sized companies develop business strategies for export marketing.

Somebody better check out the group of people he is working with on this joint advanced study.

39 posted on 08/28/2006 7:34:26 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: LukeL

"He has tenure so a job will be waiting for him once this whole pesky
thing is taken care of."

Actually, he's on emeritus status.
But I suspect they'll still have office space and full privileges
back at Wharton when he's done his time.

I know of on Big12 prof that did time for being too familiar with
young boys. It ended up being just a road-bump for his academic career.
You know, professors are smart enough to know they shouldn't stand
in judgement of others, dontcha' know?
(/sarcasm)


40 posted on 08/28/2006 7:36:23 PM PDT by VOA
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To: mware

http://www.hamiltonco.com/facultybios/ward.html


41 posted on 08/28/2006 7:36:31 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: mware

I can't stand to look.

This is 'too close to home' for me and I hope everyone will forgive me if I bow out of this thread.

[I'm not into flashbacks and nightmares right now]...:-\

Suffice it to say that I hope he gets every horrible, terrifying, soul-crushing thing that is coming to him.



42 posted on 08/28/2006 7:38:01 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: LukeL
He has tenure so a job will be waiting for him once this whole pesky thing is taken care of.

Agreed. He sounds like a fairly typical professor.

43 posted on 08/28/2006 7:41:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Salamander
Ward's biography also states that he was chairman of a foundation that served disadvantaged children with learning disabilities.

And then there's this. Sounds like the usual pedophile, staking out places where there are likely to be vulnerable children. I hope they really drop the hammer on him.

44 posted on 08/28/2006 7:41:49 PM PDT by livius
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To: John Robertson

Picture of course soon to be on Pennsylvania's sexual predators list.... or maybe Virginia's, since that's where he was arrested.


45 posted on 08/28/2006 7:42:34 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: livius

"staking out places where there are likely to be vulnerable children"

My personal evil bastard married my aunt, a 4th grade teacher who loved kids and had them to her home often.
[I'm sure that was just a 'coincidence'.]


46 posted on 08/28/2006 7:44:39 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: Stoat

Geez! Not another one.


47 posted on 08/28/2006 7:46:57 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Enterprise
...wouldn't he have enough "fond" memories, or have enough porn, from prior trips?

I'm sure search warrants have already been executed for his homes, boat, cars, offices, bank vaults, etc. He was sloppy enough to get caught with video in his personal possession, so he's probably sloppy in other ways as well.

48 posted on 08/28/2006 7:51:09 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Stoat

Hang him. Predatory scum like this gives human beings a bad name.


49 posted on 08/28/2006 7:54:29 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: phoenix0468
"I bet he puts a bullet through his temple by tomorrow."

I support individual choice.

50 posted on 08/28/2006 7:55:00 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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