Sunday, November 23, 2014

Prosecutions and Convictions for Receiving, Possessing and Viewing Child Pornography Increasing at Record Rates

Convictions for receiving and possessing child pornography aren’t just on the rise in Florida! (See below article) 

As I previously posted back on October 12th   in Virginia in 2013 there were 1,052 convictions up from 714 in 2012. That’s a 47.33% increase in 12 months. Oh, and 37 of the 2013 convictions were juveniles themselves. Children looking at images of children or children taking and sharing photos of themselves with other children.
Remember child pornography can be prosecuted by the state, by the fed's or by both!

Here are two past posts about ICAC’s and prosecuting/convicting child porn viewers as harshly or more harshly than the producers, simply because there are many more viewers.
The below article does an excellent job in advising the readers of who is being swept up by these Internet Crimes Against Children Units (ICAC’s), being sentenced to 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 35 and more years in prison and THEN are labeled/monitored as Violent Sex Offenders for 25 years or life in Florida as well as  in Virginia. As discussed below many of these citizens have no prior convictions AND they have NEVER inappropriately touched a child but yet we’re sending them to prison and monitoring them for life as dangerous sexual predators when they pose no risk to society or public safety. But the article also includes crimes where the offender did physically abuse a child which can make it difficult for the readers to decipher the difference between the two but still an informative piece that I wanted share with all of you. 

It is well worth a read! 

Mary Devoy

Local child sex prosecutions at record rate, November 23, 2014

TAMPA — A defense contractor from Riverview is spending 30 years in prison for forcing a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him and using his computer to record their encounter. 

A worship minister from Winter Garden was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. 

A former American Airlines pilot from St. Petersburg was sentenced to 21 years in prison for producing, distributing and possessing child pornography after he used two minor victims to make sexually explicit videos. 

Federal prosecutors in the Middle District of Florida, which includes Tampa, prosecuted more cases involving child exploitation in the past fiscal year than any year before, according to U.S. attorney’s office records. 

“It’s our most productive year ever,” U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley said.

2nd Virginia Special Election on the Horizon: For Virginia House of Delegates Seat 34th District Set for January 6, 2015. Seat was Previously Held by Barbara Comstock Who Won the Federal Election in November to Represent Virginia as a US Congress Member this Coming January


Democrat Murphy beats Parisot in House of Delegates race in Northern Virginia, January 6, 2014

Murphy wins, Va. House 34th District shifts blue, January 6, 2014

Murphy, Preston win special elections in 34th, 63rd House of Delegates districts, January 6, 2014

Original Post:

The Virginia House of Delegate candidates for the 34th District (includes parts of Fairfax County and parts of Loudon County) are:
                Craig A. Parisot –     (R)
                Kathleen Murphy (D) 

If you live in this district and are a registered voter, please read up on the two candidates. 

If you have family members who live in this district contact them about the candidates and ask them to vote on January 6th! 

Mary Devoy