WHAT WE THINK : Imagine, if you can, a video of a poor boy no more than 6 years old being forced to touch a man’s private parts. Or a helpless child tied face-down, wincing and kicking his legs, while another man sexually abuses him.
That’s what FBI agents said a 7th-grade teacher at one of the largest independent day schools in New Jersey was trying to destroy when they busted into his house.
This is what we’re dealing with out there. Yes, we are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. Words such as “allegedly” must be used — for now. But that doesn’t negate the fact that these videos not only exist but are being shared.
Or that some of the people sharing them spend their lives around our kids.
Brian Stern, 34, will get his day in court — or, as nearly everyone nailed in such situations, will take a plea that will help reduce his prison time. ( SEE : Teacher shared child porn for years, FBI says )
But will investigators be able to get to the purveyors of these horrific videos and put a stop to them once and for all?Jerry DeMarco Publisher/Editor
A boy in one of them is covered by a sheet: “His arms have been tied down and there is a rope across his back that is also tying him down” says an FBI complaint on filed in U.S. District Court in Newark. As a man has anal sex with him, “the boy appears to wincing and is gripping the object he is tied down to and is kicking his legs,” it says.
We can go into Pakistan without warning and take out Public Enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden.
So when do we go into the safe havens — including Asia — where many of these videos are made?
We have the technology. Pinpointing and killing bin Laden without our Navy SEALS getting so much as a scratch proved that.
Isn’t it our moral obligation to use every tool at our disposal to scrape this scum off the Internet?
In the name of those children who continue to be subjected to such cruelty, and other children who might accidentally stumble upon such vile filth while surfing the web, shouldn’t we be the ones who pursue, prosecute and punish the assailants?
We tell the world, over and again, that we will hunt terrorists wherever they lay their heads and bring them to justice, that we will seek forgiveness AFTER we’ve entered a particular country rather than ask permission in advance.
It’s time we treat these kiddie porn animals the same.
And if any country doesn’t like it, tough.
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