AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1434 times:
Another very appalling story involving children in the news. What on earth is wrong some people??!!
Toronto police help FBI track down six-year-old sexually abused in N. Carolina
at 22:06 on March 26, 2004, EST.
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TORONTO (CP) - Sharp-eyed police work by Toronto detectives was credited Friday with helping FBI officers rescue a six-year-old girl from years of sexual abuse in North Carolina.
Brian Tod Schellenberger, 41, of Cary, N.C., was charged this week with four counts of child exploitation and one count of possession of child pornography in a case that stunned Toronto officers for its depravity and gruesomeness.
"One of the images of the six-year-old girl from North Carolina showed her with writings on her body that said 'Kill me, I'm a slut' in some type of red liquid," said Staff Insp. Bruce Smollet. Police said the substance resembled blood.
Members of the child exploitation branch began investigating last December when they received a computer file containing 450 images of the child posted on an international police website.
They were so upset at what they saw, they became determined to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation find out who the girl was, said Smollet. All officers had to work on was a tiny wrist band and a one-millimetre blurred photograph of a school logo.
The logo was traced to a school in North Carolina where the girl was a student.
"We notified the FBI innocent images task force who immediately went to Raleigh and in fact rescued this young girl and took her away from the ongoing abuse that she had been subjected to," he said.
Schellenberger, a married father of three, was arrested soon afterwards.
Further investigation revealed he had also allegedly sexually abused a three-month-old child, Toronto police said.
Police said the investigation also led U.S. investigators to arrest a Texas woman who had allegedly been "renting out" her three children to pedophiles who travelled from as far away as England to have sex with the kids.
This just further proves 'old world' stereotype profiling does not provide an accurate (nor fair) judgment of who may or may not be a crimminal, these days... Especially one as disgusting as the above accused. It is very unsettling that the minimum sentence for such a crime is only 10 years.
Bravo to the Toronto police for this one.
Copper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Perseverance pays off every once in awhile. Working child porn is a very disturbing part of Police work and goes largely unrewarded by the public and even other Police Officers. Hats off to all the law enforcement personnel who work this disgusting detail to help keep our kids safe.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
What's sick is the attitude of those who participate in this. They believe it's normal and healthy.
Be on your guard, people. If we sit idly by it won't be long until groups like NAMBLA and these child porn distributors work up enough support to bring their message mainstream.
Think of it. Thirty years ago Homosexual behavior was considered disgusting, perverted, and made a crime in MOST states. ANY sexual activity can be justified the same way homosexuality was eventually justified. They don't have to change their act, just to change the way it's perceived. All they have to do is get a few prominent people to support their cause and incest, child abuse, and any deviant behavior, because those that don't approve are "Bigots, right-wing religious whackos, living in the dark ages, times changed and they didn't." We'll get childrens books like "Mommy wants to play a special game" and corporations will have to give "sensitivity training"
When we collectively choose to ignore standards of morality and decency there is not bottom limit to the depravity of human desires. It is clearly established that the very meaning of right and wrong can be changed in little more than a decade. If EVERYTHING is relative we must be able to encompass the lowest common denominator in all questions of morality.
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
Maybe you don't understand Jessman but two men acting in consentual sex and somebody taking advantage of a kid are two different thigns. I heard about this yesterday from my mother when I took her out for her out for dinner. I don't know if I am alone on this but I think child abuse offenders deserve the death penalty. This kind of thing hits close to home, and I hope this guy goes to hell as soon as possible, not from old age but from injection. Actually it may sound sick but the guy shoudl be publicly stoned or hung, no one will understand my hatred for child offenders so please don't be upset with my statement just ignore it if you don't agree. I am sure I wll have more input later but right now I am full of anger from this and sadness from somethign else.