Thursday, September 20, 2007

Good That This Guy Is Caught

This prosecutor from the Justice Department got caught on his way to have sex with a five-year-old girl.

Yes, five years old.
DETROIT—An assistant U.S. attorney from Florida was arrested in an Internet sting operation after flying to Michigan to have sex with a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Monday.

John D.R. Atchison, 53, was arrested Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after several weeks of Internet conversations between the prosecutor and a detective posing as the mother of a 5-year-old girl, authorities say.

"There wasn't much reaction from him at all," Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said. Atchison was cooperative with authorities, he said.

He was charged with using interstate communication to entice a minor to have sexual contact and traveling across state lines with the intent of engaging in illicit sexual contact. If convicted of both charges, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

According to court records, Atchison initiated an online chat Aug. 29 with an undercover officer posing as a mother interested in letting men have sex with her daughter.

At one point, Atchison said: "I'm always gentle and loving; not to worry; no damage ever; no rough stuff ever ever," according to an affidavit filed in court.

Atchison, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., is a prosecutor for the U.S. attorney's office for northern Florida, based in Tallahassee. He requested a court-appointed lawyer at his hearing Monday. Feds: Prosecutor sought sex with girl, 5

The implication of that quote is that he's done this before, more than once. He didn't say "the other time" he was gentle and loving, or "I promise to be" gentle and loving. He said he's "always" gentle and loving. Now they'll have to trace his steps and see who else he's done this to.

Other news stories quote him as saying, "I can be absolutely sure; just gotta go slow and very easy is how; I've done it plenty."

It's just mind-boggling to think of this guy raping preschoolers and then going to work putting other people in prison.

This character was the pillar of the community, a husband and father of three, president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, which runs youth baseball, softball, cheer leading, soccer, football and basketball programs.

He's every parent's nightmare. I'm glad he got caught.


Anonymous the big apple said...

"I'm glad he got caught."

Oh, we all are, Jim.

Also, we're all so glad you posted this story.

We're glad all over.

September 20, 2007 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea- not anon
You know, I wrote a letter about banning the death penalty to the Gazette- they didn't publish it. I don't own weapons(well, unless you count my 30 year old Galloping Gourmet cleaver) and have long been a supporter of the programs to ban handguns and of gun control. However, I think someone who has sex with children is someone I could kill with my bare hands(and my Galloping Gourmet Cleaver). I sure hope this guy's wife doesn't say she supports him- unless she supports his entrance into prison.

September 21, 2007 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Andrea, no need to worry. I've heard when these child molesters get to prison, the other prisoners prey on them, knowing no one is concerned about this type of scum anyway. Basically, they spend most days wishing they were dead.

September 21, 2007 2:26 PM  

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