Twirly-faced suspected pedophile arrested

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16 Responses to “Twirly-faced suspected pedophile arrested”

  1. The Unusual Suspect says:

    It’s great that Canada will prosecute this guy who was paying to have sex with underage children.

    Will Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia also prosecute the parents and guardians of these underage children who pimped them out to this guy?

  2. dunnright says:

    I wonder how much worse the sentence would be if he had used the “Lens Flare”?

  3. The Unusual Suspect says:

    “Under no circumstances should a law extend beyond the physical borders of a country and into its citizens’ bodies. As much as we don’t like the idea of what this guy was doing, as long as he didn’t run afoul of the local authorities, I don’t see how it’s any of Canada’s business.”

    That’s precisely what makes pedophilia a tourist industry for these countries.

    “By having his images go into Canada, etc., he most certainly did break obscenity laws, but the actual crimes recorded happened in someone else’s jurisdiction.”

    Canada now has a secret law whereby Canadian ISPs are required to block foreign kiddie porn sites identified by a private citizens’ group (Child Find of Manitoba).

    http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/1560/159/

    So Canada will be seeing less and less of this in the future, and Canadian pedophiles will be gaining more and more freedom to do what they want outside Canada’s borders.

  4. Camille says:

    That’s great news! Apparently, Interpol is as good at catching people as in decoding extremely complicated coded photos.

  5. DragonPhyre says:

    Now, if only Osama had scrambled his face–we would have found him like that, *snap*

  6. Cpt. Tim says:

    countdown to prison karma.

  7. Charles Merriam says:

    Great news. Being prosecuted in Canada for acts abroad that Canada retroactively enforces leads down a slippery, well-intentioned path. Good law accretes expectations of moral behavior rather than revisiting the past, even when the crime was heinous.

  8. Kyle Armbruster says:

    1) All criticisms of the Thai government have my full and total backing. A lot of SE Asian countries turn a blind eye to this kind of thing until some other country makes a big deal of it. You can bet the kids’ pimps, parents, etc. will never see the inside of a police station, let alone a jail cell.

    2) Under no circumstances should a law extend beyond the physical borders of a country and into its citizens’ bodies. As much as we don’t like the idea of what this guy was doing, as long as he didn’t run afoul of the local authorities, I don’t see how it’s any of Canada’s business. By having his images go into Canada, etc., he most certainly did break obscenity laws, but the actual crimes recorded happened in someone else’s jurisdiction.

    Furthermore, which is worse? A pedophile leaving the country to get his fix, or abusing his nieces at home? Both are unethical, but only the latter causes actual stress to the society and government in question. If other countries are okay with our perverts coming over and diddling their children, then we should be glad they aren’t doing it here.

    3) The same goes for child labor laws. Who cares if a company uses child labor in a country that allows it? We used to use child labor in the US, and it wasn’t even all that long ago. What would those kids be doing otherwise? Going to school? You need an economy to have kids not earning anything and going to school. You get economies from doing business. You do business by selling things. The easiest thing to sell is labor, because it is essentially free. If you can’t sell labor, you can always allow foreigners to come over and diddle your kids, I guess… Child labor beats child prostitution any day, and they are often negatively correlated.

    Why can’t we mind our own business and legislate from our minds instead of our hearts? Sure, it sucks what happened to this guy’s victims but, at the end of the day, it’s not our problem. That’s what extradition is for. “One of our people broke your laws? We sure are sorry about that. Here you go…”–that’s the extent of any other government’s responsibility.

  9. TomHung says:

    Blame Canada!

  10. Cpt. Tim says:

    the US has laws like this too. if you leave the country to break age of consent laws, you can be prosecuted for the crime when you return.

    thats awesome because without those laws, US based corporations could go overseas and break child labor laws and not get in trouble for it.

    What? doesn’t apply there you say?

  11. clifford says:

    Although I am happy that the suspect was apprehended, this outcome has only shown how incredibly hypocritical the Thai Gov’t is about this sort of thing. Their laws have been so relaxed about this sort of behavior for years that their country has been a mecca for foreign (and local) pedophiles. And now only after having the international spotlight on this one case, have they jumped into action to do anything about it and then parade the suspect in the media like a prized pig.

  12. mrfitz says:

    now pedophiles around the world will know to change the colors, not just twirl them

  13. dansinch says:

    Is this the first case of gratuitous PS filter use landing someone in serious trouble?

    With something as simple as a black box over his face, he would have never been caught. Obviously it’s a good thing he was caught, but still… trying to get fancy with PS doesn’t pay.

  14. wurp says:

    From the post: “pedophile who’s pictures”

    I think you mean “pedophile whose pictures”

    If you don’t have anything constructive to say, pick nits.

  15. gadlaw says:

    The funny thing, he was so proud and happy to put pictures of his own depravity up on the web with only his face covered and now I see this evil creature doing a perp walk with a coat over his head. Almost like he now has some shame. I thought he was bursting with pride over what he had done and now he’s trying to hide his face. Funny. I like this no safe haven for child abusers world we’re finally getting to.

  16. Sam says:

    Is it just me or is there a serious problem with this page. Every comment appears to be a big link the the NYTime story. Anyway, good job everyone – one more child molestor in the world is a good thing.

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