More on the accused child pornographer arrested after US sought help from online public

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53 Responses to “More on the accused child pornographer arrested after US sought help from online public”

  1. eksrae says:

    Hey-woah…woah…hey… If you’re leading anyone to a connection between amateur radio and child porn…woah…

    Callsign withheld because…woah…

  2. anon0mouse says:

    Sometimes, internet, I love you more than words can say. I could never stay mad at you.

  3. timquinn says:

    Low hanging fruit. The tapes were made in late April, arrest in mid-May. Not a genius. What the ham radio connection suggests to me is that he is out-of touch (ironically.) As a ham psychologist I think he wanted to get caught.

  4. embryoconcepts says:

    My only concern is that his extremely short expected life span may mean that some children in need of help will be overlooked.

  5. royaltrux says:

    Hasn’t modified his QRZ page in 15 years, fwiw.
    http://www.qrz.com/db/K6TKO

  6. FrankenPC . says:

    Fabulous mug shot.  

  7. Cowicide says:

    Mr. Stevens is a licensed enthusiast of amateur radio.

    I also have to wonder if he was a hardcore Star Trek fan or not?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-ladowsky/pedophilia-and-star-trek_b_5857.html

    Just askin’ questions…

  8. teapot says:

    Eat shit.

  9. Dave Jenkins says:

    I’m glad they caught the monster, but why is this under the purview of ICE and not the FBI?

  10. teapot says:

    Is ‘consume feces’ polite enough? Seriously.. wth man?

  11. really? says:

    Seriously. Everyone is ignoring that this man, if he truly is the person who committed these crimes, destroyed the chance for this little girl to have any semblance of a normal life . It’s sick and to joke about anything else shows an incredible amount of insensitivity.

    Put your petty comments aside for a moment and think about how much fear that girl must have felt. Does that make you uncomfortable? Good. Now try to go do something good in the world to counterbalance the crap people like this man are spewing all over humanity.

    • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

      “It’s sick and to joke about anything else shows an incredible amount of insensitivity.”

      Or an amazing coping system used by people who know EXACTLY what happened to this little girl and the after effects.

      I’m sorry the internet let you down and didn’t respond how you wanted.
      Is the air nice up there on your judgmental high horse?
      For those of us down here you just look like a horses ass.

      • teapot says:

        Read the apologists on the original post and I think you’ll agree that they seemed more concerned about protecting this guy’s rights than they did the little girl being abused.

        • Tynam says:

          Yes, some of those made me ill… but that’s humans for you.  The cure is education, not disgust.  (And Anonymous_Coward is completely right; we joke because we must.  The human mind simply cannot bear the weight of empathy with all the abused children in the world; there are too heartbreakingly many of them.)

          If we can’t rescue the girl and then treat the man, now that he’s identified, as innocent until proven guilty… we’re doing it wrong.

          (Proven guilty isn’t going to take long or be difficult in this case, and good riddance to him, but that’s not the point.  I don’t give a crap about this individual… but the state of the system matters hugely.)

        • Halloween_Jack says:

          Pointing out that even monsters have legal rights doesn’t preclude being concerned about the victim. There’s a reason why there was a trial at Nuremburg and not a lynching.

    • wysinwyg says:

      1. Different people deal with tragedy in different ways.  While I understand why you would be too sick and sad about this to be able to understand why other people would joke about it please try to understand that people do not necessarily joke around because they are happy.  Often it is quite the opposite.
      2. Joking does not preclude doing something good in the world. In many cases joking is doing something good in the world.

  12. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    And somewhere a lobbyist just had a stroke because someone said something nice about the interwebs. 
    How will they sell their newest snakeoil fix all if people figure out its not all terrorists and evil cyberhackers?
    Oh please ICE post another case, we’ve got a lot of lobbyists to take out….

  13. Woody Smith says:

    I do wish they hadn’t named the operation after the technology we currently use to kill children and other innocents from the skies, occasionally bagging a reputed terrorist too. When did our society decide a Predator was a good thing to be?

    • Jamie Rosen says:

       I think it’s Predator as in “To Catch A…” — they named it after the people they’re trying to catch.

  14. Badtux says:

    According to a local newspaper, David Stevens had a lien against his house for unpaid medical bills. One wonders if perhaps, in desperation, he looked at his kid and said “gosh, I bet I can make enough money to pay those bills if I do a child porno.” Which would be a sick thing to do, of course, but desperation sometimes makes people do sick things. (Which doesn’t make it right, of course. Just trying to figure out how someone who doesn’t fit the profile of a child pornographer ended up doing this). 

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