Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham

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  1. SouthernListen

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...rged-with-child-porn-20140428,0,7141488.story

    Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl.


    The federal criminal complaint alleged that Farnham, 66, a Democrat from Elgin, possessed two videos depicting child pornography on a computer that was seized from his state office in Elgin a week before his abrupt resignation in March. Authorities also linked a Yahoo! email account used by Farnham to a online trading forum in which he chatted with other users about his sexual preferences, according to the charges.


    “12 is about as old as i can handle,†Farnham allegedly said in one online chat in November, according to the charges. “i love them at 6 7 8â€


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    Farnham – who twice co-sponsored bills in the House that toughened penalties for child pornography -- is scheduled to make his initial appearance at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse on Wednesday.


    When he resigned his seat on March 19, Farnham told the Tribune he was stepping down due to serious health concerns. A Navy veteran who ran a painting business in Elgin before running for office in 2009, Farnham said he is receiving treatment for bladder cancer and also struggles with pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that causes lung tissue to scar.


    Farnham did not return calls for comment Monday. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.


    Former colleagues, meanwhile, reacted with shock Monday.


    “Those of us who know him I don’t think would have suspected this,†said state Sen. Mike Noland, the Elgin Democrat whose district included Farnham’s former district.


    Democratic Rep. Mary Flowers, a longtime advocate for children, called the charges “very serious.†But she said she wanted to withhold judgment, saying, “I don’t want to cast him off as being guilty until he’s been found guilty.â€


    According to the charges, the investigation began when homeland security agents received a tip from its Cyber Crimes Center that email address kimdavid5582@yahoo.com was being used to trade child pornography on the Internet.


    A search of Yahoo! logs showed a series of graphic instant messenger conversations between last June and January in which kimdavid5582 allegedly chatted with three other users about sexual preferences and exploits, according to the charges. Authorities later traced the Internet usage to the Comcast account at Farnham’s home, according to the charges.


    In one online conversation in November with a person identified only as “User A,†Farnham allegedly described in detail a sexual encounter with a 6-year-old girl.


    In another chat a few weeks later, Farnham allegedly told User A, “i wish i had access to all the vids and pics ever made.â€


    Former Elgin mayor Ed Schock, who worked closely with Farnham on legislative issues, said Monday the charges were “almost beyond comprehension.â€


    “It’s har to really get my head around,†Schock said.
     
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    I have to say Dawgshed has done a good job the last couple of weeks with all the pedo/sex teacher stories, of keeping.me from ever wanting to bring a child in this crummy world.

    Also Howard related because hes jealous of all the ass poundings this guys going to soon be getting.
     
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    I'll never understand how a human being can find a child sexually attractive, but the fact that some do and can't control makes them so fucking scary.

    The fact that these people will risk everything they have, the happiness and welfare of their families, their freedoms and futures...all because they cannot resist looking at or watching this sick shit. Those are some truly scary, dangerous people.
     
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    Me neither. This may help: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/522/tarred-and-feathered?act=2#play
     
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    :facepalm:

    there isn't a facepalm big enough for that ...

    there just isn't
     
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    They are mentally defective. No other explanation.
     
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    People associated with people like that have tarnished names as well. They dont just ruin their lives, the pieces of shit ruin the lives of people close to them. You cant share that guys last name in the local community anymore. Theyre disgusting selfish people. My.opinion is, if you feel that way, get help, suppress it and hold your urges OR kill yourself. Spare the shame and embarrassment for others.
     
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    No doubt.

    That's fucking rough. On one hand, have sympathy for the kid. I know that he didn't ask for that shit. And I'm glad that he's at least trying to do something from preventing these urges from becoming actions...and that he knows that he has the potential to be a risk to society. So I admire his willingness to be honest with himself and all that, but I don't know. He just seems like a ticking time bomb.

    I'm sure almost everybody here...or most men here at Dawg's enjoy porn to some degree. But if you were told that you'd lose your job, your family or your freedom for watching it...regular, adult porn, I'm sure most could also give it up due to that risk. Or at least curtail how much you watch. But this kid can't even stop himself from watching 18 month olds. That's not even just an attraction to children...that's a compulsion. How long can simply watching that shit be enough for him?

    I saw a short documentary a while ago. A married husband with three kids decided to kill himself in his car one day. He left his wife a note. He was a pedophile, but he never acted on it. He never messed with his kids either. But he feared the day his kids would be bringing their little friends over...or the times he has to take his children to the park or mall or amusement parks only to be distracted by all the little kids playing and having fun. So he killed himself before he ever did something he could never take back.

    His wife was interviewed. She was just a goner. Emotionally. Losing a husband, reading about his demons and imagining what could have been and he stuck around...it was just too much for her and she seemed very medicated the little she spoke.

    There was another guy, but he wasn't married and had no kids. He volunteered for chemical castration along with daily or near-daily therapy and group meetings. He said the chemical castration helped, but he still had the urges and attractions.

    You start to feel bad for these people, but then you just want to shake 'em and yell, "Stop thinking about fucking kids, you freak!" I don't know if it's crossed wires...a vestige or early abuse or some weird hormone imbalances. You'd think scientists would have that shit figured out by now. I don't know the answers, but I know a state rep that surfs the net for child porn and happily admits to being into kids as young as six needs to be behind bars or removed from society until there's some way to "fix" that shit. And I don't see that happening any time soon.
     
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    He should marry the 8 year old like Mohammed did.
     
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    I took a class on deviant sexuality in college, I wish I'd paid more attention. I suppose to them it's like a bikiini model showed up, only one you actually might be able to take advantage of. They're very dangerous for this reason. How do you ever talk someone out of liking bikini models?
     
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    That's a scary, accurate away to put it.
     
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    Why don't these nut jobs just move to Saudi Arabia where they can marry all the 8 year olds they want?