Skip to comments.Daubenmire Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge (Son of Pro-Life, Pro-Values Crusader)
Posted on 02/27/2007 8:10:47 AM PST by joesbucks
NEWARK, Ohio -- The 24-year-old son of conservative religious activist David Daubenmire will spend the next five years on probation after a Licking County judge convicted him on a child-pornography charge.
At a hearing this morning, Zachary Daubenmire pleaded no contest to a felony charge of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Marcelain convicted him on the charge and immediately sentenced him.
Daubenmire, whose father has fought pornography as the founder of Pass the Salt Ministries and Minutemen United, also was fined $1,000 and must spend two years in prison if he violates terms of his probation.
He could have received a maximum of eight years in prison. The judge also designated him as a sexually-oriented offender.
Marcelain said in court that he thinks the younger Daubenmire showed genuine remorse and is in now in counseling for an addiction that he told the judge began when he was 15.
Authorities found 37 still images and 26 movies depicting young girls enaging in sex with men on the family's home computer. A computer repair technician discovered the pornography last August.
David Daubenmire is a former head football coach at London High School. He gained national attention in 1999 after the American Civil Liberties Union sued the school district to stop the coach from leading his team in prayer.
Zachary Daubenmire was a star quarterback at London. He went on to play football at Kenyon College and Denison University and became a teacher and coach. He has since resigned from those positions.
"David Daubenmire will spend the next five years on probation after a Licking County judge convicted him on a child-pornography charge."
"Licking County"?Ay Carumba
Just goes to prove - among every group - there are bad apples.
Never judge a book by it's cover ... or beliefs perhaps?
Wonder if they covered the former ACLU president's arrest on the same charges?
This guy gets a short term of probation, another guy (story was posted yesterday) was sentenced to 200 years in prison for the same crime of possessing child porn. Both sentences seem screwed up to me. Isn't there a happy medium?
Of course not that isn't news...../sarcasm.
I'll wager this will make the front pages but the pervert who was former head of the ACLU in Virginia story will remain buried.
who was it and when???????
Well, we certainly are apt to generalize and make universal judgments about groups we disdain politically based upon the unseemly acts of an individual in that group. Your comment and observation is correct. It should be applied in all instances of individual conduct of one with whom a group, of whatever ideological hue, is connected.
I think it's 10 years per image mandatory...I wonder how they would classify the video...per frame? or per movie?
Guy in Virginia. O'Reilly's been all over it.