Skip to comments.Woman outraged after daughter's picture is posted on pedophile web site
Posted on 05/24/2007 8:43:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
"Stop, or else!"
That's the message from a local mom who is fed up with a self-proclaimed pedophile and his Web site that guides predators to young girls.
Jack McClellan admits he's a pedophile, whose full-time job is trolling for little girls. Once he finds them he puts that information on his site -- it's essentially a how-to guide for pedophiles.
"I'm mad, I'm mad somebody can invade our lives that way and it's okay, it's not okay!" says Sabrina, a concerned and determined Eastside mother.
Sabrina stopped Jack McClellan once, but he's back.
"The main thing -- I think they're cute, a lot cuter than women," McClellan said during a March interview.
Sabrina is determined to stop McClellan again. "I saw the site and the fear started welling up inside of me," she said.
What she saw was her own daughter's picture and personal details posted on McClellan's site. We won't use Sabrina's last name or her daughter's first name to protect the young girl's identity.
McClellan's site is a guide designed to help pedophiles find little girls from Bellingham to Tacoma. McClellan, Sabrina says, found her daughter at her school.
Even more disturbing to Sabrina -- she was with her daughter when Jack McClellan snapped the photographs. She was sitting about 50 yards away and had no idea McClellan was in the area, and no idea he was taking pictures of her daughter.
She warns parents to be vigilant everywhere and if strangers are lurking, ask questions. "I constantly am introducing myself to people I don't know, I tell them why I'm there and I ask 'why are you here?' "
She says challenge everyone, even school districts and their no-trespassing policies.
Now that McClellan's site is up again, Sabrina knows complaints aren't enough. She needs the law on her side.
State Senator Val Stevens says she was outraged when she learned McClellan's site was up and running again. She vowed in March when a Virginia Web provided pulled the plug on his site to keep him off-line.
"It's just a sicko that would want to use children in this manner," said Stevens.
The senator from the 39th District knows McClellan is not breaking any laws -- his first amendment rights allow him to do what he's doing.
So Stevens wants to change the law. She's drafting legislation for the next session. She says right now police officers are protected as Web sites can't post personal information about them.
"Why can't we do that for our children too?" asks Stevens. Her warning to McClellan: Stop or else.
"We're after you, guy, so help me!" warns Stevens.
"I think he needs to be put in his place, I think he needs to stop using children for his own selfish pleasures," says a determined Sabrina.
McClellan has not returned any calls for comment. His web site is now run by a Montreal-based web provider, and on the site McLellan says that because of "death threats" he won't make any public statements about his site.
Since McClellan is using a Canadian web provider, any Washington law could be toothless. Senator Stevens says she's aware of that and insists legislation has to start in our state - then she says she'll push for a federal law.
She's working with local child advocacy group Mother's Against Sexual Predators, who are just as determined as Sabrina.
Falling down four or five flights of stairs would work too.
I was thinking the same thing.
The only thing dumber than a freshman Congressman is a state legislator who talks before he/she has thought.
Heck, in Girl Scouts, we had to have written permission from the parents in order to take pictures of girls doing various activities, just in case those might later be used for news stories about the activity, or for advertising for the Girl Scouts.
Thing is, I figure local law enforcement would look the other way if something happened to this guy.
Heh, GMTA. I posted my question before seeing your comments. Seems that this is a direct violation of privacy.
S. S. S.
There is never a “lone gunman” around when you need one.
That is, of course, the main moral issue with vigilantism.
From what I have...ahh...heard (back in the day), that is how it is done. When normally non-violent men feel compelled to apply extrajudicial justice, it is an excruciating deliberation. They are fully aware that no system will protect them and that one day they will stand naked before their maker and have to justify their actions. No jury will deliberate harder or face the moral questions more squarely than moral men who have chosed an avenue of questionable morality out of necessity.
“I just went to www.zabasearch.com and typed in his name and state, and only 5 Jack McClellans came up. It wouldnt be hard to track him down, I bet.”
DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!! The chances of getting the wrong man are very, VERY high in this case - in all likelihood, he has already done the same searches on himself that you have done, and he is making sure to cover his tracks. You’ll end up targeting someone innocent if you aren’t VERY careful!
The best way to hit this ******* is in the pocketbook. Put the word out that all web traffic to his seedy site is being tracked and investigated... then try to get someone in law enforcement to do just that...
maybe we could use his web site as a trap for law enforcement to purge our neighborhoods of this vermin.
First ammendment is not ABSOLUTE, yelling FIRE in a crowded building when there is none.. Willfully Inciting a Riot etc. I’d have to believe this guys web site clearly is covered by conspiracy laws.. he’s conspiring with unnamed coconspirators to commit felony acts.
DA, get to work.
I don’t get it either....
I hope you will be content with knowing that you have enlightened someone today. In fact, the next time I am faced with any dilemma, I will stop and ask myself the most obvious question I can possibly think of in your honor (re: Toaster doesn't work. Is it plugged in?)
He gets away with photographing children without their knowledge or consent; and posting their pictures on websites while TV and newspapers must get a consent form signed by the parent or legal guardian before taking pictures of any child and posting them. Yet he considers it illegal if someone does the same thing to him. Here is a comment from his own website...
“Members of the media and other uninvited people on my property may be photographed and charged with trespassing. Members of the media and other people who follow me or my relatives may be photographed and charged under Washington’s felony stalking law.”
Can you believe it? According to this, it is illegal for anyone to follow or take pictures of this psychopath; while it is perfectly legal and protected for him to do the same thing to one/many of our children and then to post the pics for other pedophiles to view.
Laws need to be changed in every state to address and correct this hypocracy and protect our children!
McClellan says his purpose is to promote association, friendship and legal, consensual hugging and cuddling between men and pre-pubescent girls. He admitted to FOX News that his "age of attraction" is between 3 and 11 years old.
"I guess the main thing is I just think they're cute, a lot cuter than women. I admit there is kind of an erotic arousal there," McClellan said.
McClellan wants to bring pedophiles out of the closet and give them a way to get some relief, by going out and being around little girls. He suggests a number of places, such as plays at elementary schools, parks, swimming pools and libraries.
"I really think a lot of this pedophilia hysteria is overblown. I think there are a lot of people like me. They have the attraction but they're not going to do anything physical because of the laws. It just makes me happy to attend these events."
But he said while it's OK to look, it's not OK to touch, given the many state laws in place to protect children against that.
"I know it sounds kind of crazy, but there's kind of a code of ethics that these pedophiles have developed and what it is ... the contact has to be completely consensual, no coercion, if you're going to do it," McClellan said.
What’s needed is a hacker who can mess up his website ..... permanently.
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