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Pedophiles in Politics

I got this from a shared Facebook post (Facebook - Chef Russell Keane, twitter.com/ChefRussell) and can’t refrain from speaking up. Human trafficking and child sex trafficking are destroying not only the United States but the entire earth. This isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a humanity issue.

Read the list. Feel the rage and disgust and heartbreak. And let’s ACT. NOW.

#pedophilesinpolitics

I feel like I should apologize to everyone beforehand that can’t un-know the things I’m about to share ~ I didn’t put this list together I’m sharing someone else’s research.

This is long, I’m sorry ~ took a long time to fact check. There are a lot of these posted under #ghislainemaxwellslist that kind of hint that this is all because of her documents being unsealed ~ I did not find that to be true, but the cases themselves and the outcomes are fact checked ~ the dates span roughly from 2014 to 2019 so most everything (a few exceptions) is fairly recent. Pretty disturbing to realize how rampant this issue is. Before you get all worked up, it is bipartisan ~ the list starts out with democrats then moves into others so don’t get your panties in a wad when you’ve only been reading for 30 seconds.

This is a rabbit hole I’m sorry to share, for some reason I feel it needs to be though ~ media bombards us with their narrative all day and night but I never knew this was such a huge issue…

Here goes…feel free to fact check and tell me if any discrepancy

Democratic Illinois State Representative, Keith Farnham, has resigned and was charged with possession of child pornography and has been accused of bragging at an online site about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl.

Democratic spokesperson for the Arkansas Democratic Party, Harold Moody, Jr, was charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.

Democratic Radnor Township Board of Commissioners member, Philip Ahr, resigned from his position after being charged with possession of child pornography and abusing children between 2 and 6 years-old.

Democratic activist and BLM organizer, Charles Wade, was arrested and charged with human trafficking and underage prostitution.

Democratic Texas attorney and activist, Mark Benavides, was charged with having sex with a minor, inducing a child under 18 to have sex and compelling prostitution of at least nine legal clients and possession of child pornography. He was found guilty on six counts of sex trafficking.

Democratic Virginia Delegate, Joe Morrissey, was indicted on charges connected to his relationship with a 17-year-old girl and was charged with supervisory indecent liberties with a minor, electronic solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

Democratic Massachusetts Congressman, Gerry Studds, was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old page.

Democratic Former Mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson was plead guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography of children less than 16 years of age.

Democratic Former Mayor of Clayton, New York, Dale Kenyon, was indicted for sexual acts against a teenager.

Democratic Former Mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, Richard Keenan, was given a life sentence in jail for raping a 4-year-old girl.

Democratic Former Mayor of Winston, Oregeon, Kenneth Barrett, was arrested for setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be a police officer.

Democratic Former Mayor of Randolph, Nebraska, Dwayne L. Schutt, was arrested and charged with four counts of felony third-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of intentional child abuse.

Democratic Former Mayor of Dawson, Georgia, Christopher Wright, was indicted on the charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, rape, child molestation and statutory rape of an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl.

Democratic Former Mayor of Stockton, California, Anthony Silva, was charged with providing alcohol to young adults during a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.

Democratic Former Mayor of Millbrook, New York, Donald Briggs, was arrested and charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a person younger than 17.

Democratic party leader for Victoria County, Texas, Stephen Jabbour, plead guilty to possession and receiving over half a million child pornographic images.

Democratic activist and fundraiser, Terrence Bean, was arrested on charges of sodomy and sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy and when the alleged victim declined to testify, and the judge dismissed the case.

Democratic Party Chairman for Davidson County, Tennessee, Rodney Mullin, resigned amid child pornography allegations.

Democratic activist, Andrew Douglas Reed, pleaded guilty to a multiple counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor for producing child pornography.

Democratic official from Terre Haute, Indiana, David Roberts was sentenced to federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography including placing hidden cameras in the bedrooms and bathrooms at a home he shared with two minor female victims.

Democratic California Congressman, Tony Cárdenas, is being sued in LA County for allegedly sexually abused a 16-year-old girl.

Democratic aide to Senator Barbara Boxer, Jeff Rosato, plead guilty to charges of trading in child pornography.

Democratic Alaskan State Representative, Dean Westlake, resigned from his seat after the media published a report alleging he fathered a child with a 16-year-old girl when he was 28.

Democratic New Jersey State Assemblyman, Neil Cohen, was convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Republican Tim Nolan, chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Kentucky, pled guilty to child sex trafficking and on February 11, 2018 he was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.

Republican state Senator Ralph Shortey was indicted on four counts of human trafficking and child pornography. In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for the dropping of the other charges.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican Senator Strom Thurmond, a notable racist, had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Republican Congressman Donald “Buz” Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.

Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. “Republican Marty”), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.Republican anti-gay activist Earl “Butch” Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.

Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a “good military man” and “church goer,” was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

Republican director of the “Young Republican Federation” Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

Democratic donor and billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein, ran an underage child sex brothel and was convicted of soliciting underage girls for prostitution.

Democratic New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner, plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor as part of a plea agreement for sexted and sending Twitter DMs to underage girls as young as 15.

Democratic donor, activist, and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is being criminally prosecuted and civilly sued for years of sexual abuse (that was well known “secret” in Hollywood) including underage sexual activities with aspiring female actresses.

Democratic activist and #metoo proponent, Asia Argento, settled a lawsuit for sexual harassment stemming from sexual activities with an underage actor.

Democratic Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, Gary Becker, was convicted of attempted child seduction, child pornography, and other child sex crimes.

Democratic Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned after multiple accusations of child sexual abuse were levied against him including by family members.

Democratic activist and aid to NYC Mayor De Blasio, Jacob Schwartz was arrested on possession of 3,000+ child pornographic images.

Democratic activist and actor, Russell Simmons, was sued based on an allegation of sexual assault where he coerced an underage model for sex.

Democratic Governor of Oregon, Neil Goldschmidt, after being caught by a newspaper, publicly admitted to having a past sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl after the statute of limitations on the rape charges had expired.

Democratic Illinois Congressman, Mel Reynolds resigned from Congress after he was convicted of statutory rape of a 16-year-old campaign volunteer.

Democratic New York Congressman, Fred Richmond, was arrested in Washington D.C. for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy.

Democratic activist, donor, and director, Roman Polanski, fled the country after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Democrats and Hollywood actors still defend him to this day, including, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and Monica Bellucci.

Democratic State Senator from Alaska, George Jacko, was found guilty of sexual harassment of an underage legislative page.

Democratic State Representative candidate for Colorado, Andrew Myers, was convicted for possession of child pornography and enticing children.

Democratic Illinois Congressman, Gus Savage was investigated by the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Ethics for attempting to rape an underage female Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire. The Committee concluded that while the events did occur his apology was sufficient and took no further action.

Democratic activist, donor, and spokesperson for Subway, Jared Fogle, was convicted of distribution and receipt of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

Democratic State Department official, Carl Carey, under Hillary Clinton’s state department, was arrested on ten counts of child porn possession.

Democratic Maine Assistant Attorney General, James Cameron, was sentenced to just over 15 years in federal prison for seven counts of child porn possession, receipt and transmission.

Democratic State Department official, Daniel Rosen, under Hillary Clinton’s state department, was arrested and charged with allegedly soliciting sex from a minor over the internet.

Democratic State Department official, James Cafferty, pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography.

Democratic radio host, Bernie Ward, plead guilty to one count of sending child pornography over the Internet.Democratic deputy attorney general from California, Raymond Liddy, was arrested for possession of child pornography.

#thisisjustthebeginning

Is that all? I thought there would be a lot more:)

Dear God, that’s frightening. Maybe the Maxwell trial will shine the light on this problem, especially if big fish, like Clinton goes down.

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They’re in politics, they’re the guy up the road, they’re everywhere.

Real estate tip- Before you buy a house, log on to the Megan’s Law website and check the area for sex offenders.

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Unfortunately you’ll never buy a house anywhere at all if you do that :sweat_smile:.

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You’re right.

I found out a few years too late that there’s a guy up the street that was convicted of producing child porn and various other related charges, but he’s far enough away I guess, and positively identified, etc. But I’m still not exactly happy about it.

Now the guy who bought the house directly next door to him though, he is fucking livid.

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Did anyone actually read through this list? I decided to pull about 25 names and do some googling to figure out what these people had in common, and it’s very little. Obviously any kind of sex crime is horrendous, but I don’t see what this is supposed to show, really. Most of these charges/convictions have nothing to do with organized sex trafficking. They’re things ranging from like ‘a dude took pictures of his underage tennant’, to ‘possession of child pornography’ etc. Some of these things didn’t make it past allegations. Some are about people who haven’t been involved in poitics in decades. Most involve VERY low level offices. Many don’t even involve actual political offices at all, just ‘activists’.

An example: there is a former mayor of a town of 1400 people on this list, who was charged, and not convicted, of a sex crime in 2016. And we’re supposed to say that this is evidence of a problem in politics? Why would you use such ridiculous ‘evidence’ to prove your point? It’s fucking absurd.

This post is clearly meant to say ‘we have a problem with pedophilia in politics, and we need to take aim at that’. And I don’t draw that conclusion from this post. Maybe it’s a true statement, but this post certainly doesn’t show it. I mean fuck, Strom Thurmond made the list for something he did 50 years ago.

Pedophilia and sex crimes are a big issue in the US, and globally. But it’s a general population problem. A lot of people, in all professions, do a lot of shitty, horrendous things.

I didn’t find evidence of any false statements in this post. I just don’t think there’s much of a conclusion to be drawn to tie all these bullet points together. It’s a list of shitty people doing shitty things.

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You might not be able to easily avoid people like this in your neighborhood, particularly since you have no control of who moves in to your area after you’re already there, but it sure is a good idea to know who to keep your kids away from, at least. Particularly if you’re social with your neighbors.

Yeah, unfortunately. 10 minutes I’ll never get back to come to a similar conclusion. Shitty people will do shitty things, surprise surprise.

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You have a point, trying to use too much inconclusive evidence to prove your argument makes it look like a bunch of bullshit. But I really do think there is something to this, how many people are actually involved is another story and most likely you will never find anything on them but take a look at this about one former British prime minister:

Then you have Epstein with all his politician friends, this is just the tip of the iceberg. In Ontario there was a guy named Benjamin Levin who was the deputy minister of education and was officially put in charge of the new and controversial sex-ed curriculum. He was convicted on a bunch of charges relating to child porn, encouraging others on some pedo forum to fuck their kids, and also bragging that he fucked his own daughters. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Yeah, and I am pretty social with the other parents. It’s a very small neighborhood at 4 small blocks wide x 2 deep.

10-11 years ago when I moved in there were literally zero kids here too. Then me and my one neighbor both had ours at the same time. Then a couple more couples, and a few moved in.

Now there’s about a dozen kids less than 10 years old. I don’t like to talk smack or spread rumors that can get people hurt, so I haven’t directly outed the guy, but as conversations wander I will drop the hint that they should check that site out.

I do too, actually. Which is why posts like the original post in this thread irritate me, lol. There’s probably good evidence that a handful of high level politicians are involved in actual sex trafficking crimes. But when you provide really shitty evidence of that, it does the cause a disservice.

It also does the cause a disservice when people say ACT NOW (as in the OP), and don’t actually make any suggestions for actual action. In this case, we do… what? Stop voting for people who might commit a crime 20 years after they hold office?

The unfortunate truth here is that pedophiles don’t always have a whispy mustache, drive in unmarked vans, and stare creepily at children while wearing oversized tinted glasses from the 80s. I truly don’t understand what the OP wants us to do here. I can’t predict if the mayor I voted for in Dallas, or the city councilman, or whoever will commit a crime in the future.

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What is unfortunate about that? If the pedophile becomes a child rapist, then I am all for them being easily identifiable. IIRC, the majority of people with pedophile type attractions are not raping children. I don’t see a reason that a person shouldn’t be entitled to keep something like this (attraction to children) to themselves. Now I am all for child rapists being exposed and punished, but to go as far as punishing people for thoughts and sexual attractions, I can’t support that.

I don’t think I communicated my point clearly. I’ll rephrase.

A lot of people think it’s easy to identify people who are prone to committing such crimes via visual clues, and that it’s ‘obvious’ who they are. The response would then be, don’t elect them, stay away from them, etc. I’m saying here that it’s not that easy, unfortunately.

I didn’t say anything about punishing people for thought crimes. I’m saying that from a social perspective, I would certainly prefer that when I’m interacting in the world, my life would be easier if it was so easy to spot a pedophile. I could just say ‘son, when a person looks like X, you should stay away from them, and all other people are ok’. It’s unfortunate that that isn’t the case. That’s not a point about how our judicial system should be set up, it’s a personal preference about the real world.

Agree with this. Sure would be nice knowing what people were up to. Often the serial killer is described as the nice, quiet neighbor for example.

Sorry, didn’t mean my post to imply you did.

I would agree with the exception that pedophile does not equal child sex abuser. I would like to spot abusers. I think that as long as no action is taken that people who are attracted to children (many of them will state that they would never do anything to a child, and understand how immoral it would be to do so), should be free to be unidentifiable if they choose so.

At the same time if I knew a person was a pedophile, I wouldn’t let my children near them alone, and it wouldn’t matter to me if they had never acted upon their desires, and stated that they never would.

I’d like to be able to spot both, and your next statement means you do too, in terms of personal interactions.

This idea extends to any sort of crime. Warning signs should be heeded. For example: children who abuse animals are FAR more likely to commit violent crimes against humans when they grow up. I would want to avoid animal abusers as much as I would want to avoid people who have hurt other people, because of this. Similarly, a person who has previously thought about sexual acts with minors is far more likely to act on those urges than someone who doesn’t have those urges in the first place.

I think you get my overall point though, which was that one can’t assume what’s on the inside of a person based on what they see on the outside.

So you would be OK with a guy who wants to fuck your kid as long as he keeps it in his pants? I don’t understand this soft on pedos mentality. It’s more like a mental problem that needs treatment before it gets out of hand rather than an orientation that should be celebrated as part of the alphabetical rainbow.

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I’m not sure there’s much treatment for a lot of mental issues. De-institutionalization got rid of probably the best solution to many mental issues.

Chemical castration comes to mind for this one.

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I do agree. I do think that although I would like a to be able to identify the thoughts / motives of every person that they do have the right to secrecy should they choose it.

Being attracted to someone does not always mean that you want to fuck them. There are people who are attracted to children, but understand that it isn’t possible to have a sexual relationship with a child ethically.

I stated above that I would not want even a person as I described above around my children alone (I do not have children for the record).

Well until they do something wrong, I don’t see much sense in disparaging someone for an attraction. Especially, the pedos who are putting themselves though therapy and such.

Men on the whole are far more likely to rape than women. Should we be punished because we want to fuck women? Having the desire to have sex with a women is certainly correlated to raping a women (not very many homosexual males raping women). Should we be chemically castrated because of this? Maybe just the incels should be castrated? Since a woman likely won’t consent, and they have the attraction, it would make sense to castrate, right?

I think many people having views like pedophiles should be castrated makes the problem worse on the whole. It makes these people who have not done anything wrong yet less likely to get the help they need.

Agree here. The appropriate thing to do for these people is to get therapy. Many of them do. I don’t believe that they should be exposed to the public for getting therapy though.

Pretty sure the amount of people who want this as an accepted practice (sex with children) is very very small.