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.
Exactly!...It’s unbelievable to me. His rights as a pervert have more weight than a childs right to be protected from him?
One would argue there is no expectation of privacy out in the public (malls, shopping areas, public park, etc). While his behavior and beliefs are abhorrent, one can walk into a mall and take pictures of anyone you wish.
Now, posting them online (or putting them in a magazine, newspaper, etc) should be protected, because you are essentially advertising the pictures then.
Just my .02 worth.
/note - yes, I’d be happy to see him have an accident if he threatened my children.
Right you are, C.B. Misappropriating and exploiting a person's image is a civil tort - there's no reason the legislature can't act in this area too.
In saner, less PC times, people like this sicko were lokced away and never heard from again.
I would be shaking with anger if I was her mom!
....”Washington state needs to get its head out of its posterior and get to work”....It won’t happen anytime soon. the same idiots in government who allow this, stole the last election for governor from Dino Rossi(the republican) by recounting the votes in King County until that liberal HAG Gregoire won.
Yep. The ACLU is currently defending NAMBLA in a similiar case right now, up in Boston I believe.
Whats amusing is I once had a debate with a clown that claimed it was the website owner being defended by the ACLU, on first amendment grounds. Couldn’t help but think of that poster ‘I damn sure wouldn’t let YOU around my kids’ if I had any.
There is no cure for pedophilia, which is why this guy can’t stop doing this. Its a complusion.
“Where is the father and other men in the community to take care of this guy?”
It’s Seattle - they’re home, snuggling with their boyfriends.
Glad to be of service. :)
Perhaps I should have included a sarcasm tag.
Sure you can. It's perfectly legal to publish books about how to run a pot-growing business, for instance.
If that were my daughter, this son of a bitch would be a greasy spot. I would litterally rip his balls off.
Pardon my language, but I am absolutely incredulous.
Sure there is, it's usually dispensed in .44 caliber doses.
Somebody will dig him up and give him what he really needs-a frontal lobotomy via a ball-peen hammer,just for starters.
Sweet mercy, a child cannot consent. A child doesn't know. It is, and always will be coercion, McClellan, you sick freak.