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How pedophile trail led to a Largo man
St. Petersburg-Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | John Woodrow Cox

Posted on 08/05/2012 3:25:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

LARGO — This is what the world saw:

An emergency medical technician from Kansas who lived with his mother in a tidy brick house, where he helped her care for a 14-year-old boy.

A stay-at-home dad who lived with his wife in California and built a jungle gym next to his home for the couple's two adopted children, 6 and 8.

A puppeteer in Florida who performed in community centers, schools and churches and hosted kids-only pizza parties every Wednesday in his mobile home.

Bruce Foucart, the special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, saw something else.

Over the past three months, the three men were arrested on charges that they produced, distributed or possessed child pornography. They were targets of a federal investigation that has reached 10 states and seven countries. To date, authorities have arrested 43 people, including 13 in the United States, and saved more than 140 children from further exploitation.

The youngest victim was 19 days old.

The accusations against many of the suspects are heinous. They include the rape of their relatives or their friends' children.

But for Foucart, who has investigated hundreds of pedophiles during his 27-year career, the online conversations among the men — the EMT, Michael Arnett; the stay-at-home dad, Jason Scarcello; the puppeteer, Ronald William Brown — made him sick.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: children; homelandsecurity; pedophile; pornography; sexoffenders
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To: livius
This needs to be a capital crime again.

Although I understand where you are coming from, it is clear that it SHOULD NOT be a capital crime. The reason being that having a punishment one level above whatever they will receive for NOT killing their victims is necessary as a deterrant to keep them from killing their victims. Yes, the destroy lives, but I would rather have my child abused and alive than dead. Read some of the works of Cesare Beccaria for some additional details. The only logic to have them executed rather than locked up for life is that you do not believe that the death penalty is a deterrant. Everything is else is emotion and not justice.

41 posted on 08/06/2012 2:25:43 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (Using profanity gives people who don't want information from you an excuse not to listen.)
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To: kjo; Jim Robinson

Post #6 is the post that started a million google hits on Harry Reid’s possible nefarious activities.

This story of possible intrigue broke on Free Republic...

42 posted on 08/06/2012 11:40:45 PM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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