Police: Connersville youth leader cau...

Police: Connersville youth leader caught sending sexually explicit photos to teens

There are 42 comments on the WTTV Indianapolis story from Dec 3, 2012, titled Police: Connersville youth leader caught sending sexually explicit photos to teens. In it, WTTV Indianapolis reports that:

A Connersville youth leader has been caught sending sexually explicit photos to teens on their cell phones .

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they still are held

Naperville, IL

#1 Dec 3, 2012
Very Sad, youth leaders should be men of integrity. High moral standards.
serious

Grissom Afb, IN

#2 Dec 4, 2012
I agree with you but with movies like the hangover and tv like tosh.0 and all the kids are watching it's the norm....although sad
Wes

Connersville, IN

#3 Dec 4, 2012
How is it normal for an old guy to send nude pictures to children?

“Cluck Cluck”

Since: Oct 12

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#4 Dec 4, 2012
Its not normal! Its disgusing! What adult in their right mind would ever think this would be ok? I know kids are exposed to alot these days but come on! A person that is a youth leader that is in charge of leading a club to keep children out of trouble and give them an alternative to the negative things out there should have known better. Shame on him!

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#5 Dec 5, 2012
People with this problem will always seek out jobs near children. They will never change. Let's hope this guy gets sent up. No fine or community service like most get. Give him plain old PRISON. Consecutive sentence only for each count. No concurrent sentence
Oracle

Roanoke, IN

#6 Dec 5, 2012
We are innocent until PROVEN guilty in this country by a court of law.
Chad

Connersville, IN

#7 Dec 5, 2012
serious wrote:
I agree with you but with movies like the hangover and tv like tosh.0 and all the kids are watching it's the norm....although sad
What does kids watching movies like "The Hangover" TV shows like "Tosh.o" have to do with a youth leader sending sexually explicit pics to teens?
Sunny

Shelbyville, IN

#8 Dec 6, 2012
I do have to agree that people, not only those in the public eye, but everyone, need to be HONEST and held accountable for their own actions. I have had personal experiences with sexual misconduct from adults. They are as much a threat to themselves as they are to the public. What has happened is wrong in my eyes, but bashing and demeaning someone is wrong, too. Let the governmental system do the punishing.

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#9 Dec 6, 2012
Oracle wrote:
We are innocent until PROVEN guilty in this country by a court of law.
The pictures were sent to children.
It's pretty obvious that he is a chicken hawk. I am sure he has done more. It will come out soon. 15 counts should put him away quite a while. Parents in this city should be glad that they caught him before he went further than just sending photos. Let's hope his little plan never went any further.
observer

Kouts, IN

#10 Dec 6, 2012
How old were these boys ? Age of consent is 16. Why did not the other 3 boys complain to police. The boy who RECEIVED the pics did not file a complaint, his mom did. THAT will " stick " in court only because mom complained. Gilbert's attorney will argue this was CONSENSUAL. This happens all the time more than people know. A girl, or boy is 17, has sex with somebody 18...BAMM...a cho-mo on the registry with the sheriff's office. The State of Indiana needs to MAKE ITS MIND UP...is age of consent 16 or 18 ????? No " gray area " in between !
yep

Thorntown, IN

#11 Dec 6, 2012
indycorvette wrote:
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The pictures were sent to children.
It's pretty obvious that he is a chicken hawk. I am sure he has done more. It will come out soon. 15 counts should put him away quite a while. Parents in this city should be glad that they caught him before he went further than just sending photos. Let's hope his little plan never went any further.
You always have to give your opinion on everything. You seem to love running that mouth.

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#12 Dec 6, 2012
yep wrote:
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You always have to give your opinion on everything. You seem to love running that mouth.
I will give my opinion on anything I wish. Seems like you are giving yours right now. My mouth is not running. I am typing an opinion to a thread just like everyone else is typing. Look over my opinion if you wish.
observer

Kouts, IN

#13 Dec 6, 2012
Can somebody tell me WHAT Indiana Code defines as a minor ? Gilbert needs to PUSH a guilty conviction all the way to the Indiana Supreme Court and BEYOND if necessary ! I certainly do not uphold this, and I take Craig Pennington's comments as show-boating for the media. I know of TOO MANY PEOPLE whose lives are ruined by a felony conviction because the PARENTS complained but NOT the " minor " ( as defined ). Is a minor under 16 or under 18 ???? Yet...it is kinda weird a 42 year old flirting with a 16 year old even if it WAS legal. DESPARATION is the word for that , but is ILLEGAL the word ? Guess we will find out as this case winds its way through.

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#14 Dec 6, 2012
observer wrote:
Can somebody tell me WHAT Indiana Code defines as a minor ? Gilbert needs to PUSH a guilty conviction all the way to the Indiana Supreme Court and BEYOND if necessary ! I certainly do not uphold this, and I take Craig Pennington's comments as show-boating for the media. I know of TOO MANY PEOPLE whose lives are ruined by a felony conviction because the PARENTS complained but NOT the " minor " ( as defined ). Is a minor under 16 or under 18 ???? Yet...it is kinda weird a 42 year old flirting with a 16 year old even if it WAS legal. DESPARATION is the word for that , but is ILLEGAL the word ? Guess we will find out as this case winds its way through.
This might help clarify

http://us.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet...
WOW

Connersville, IN

#15 Dec 6, 2012
I just don't get why people are defending this guy. No he's not a child molester that we know of but nobody knew his intentions. It would've been different if he would've sent the pics to guys his age but remember these are children in high school. That's so disturbing to me. Especially since he's a youth leader and he was someone that the parents could trust. It just goes to show to never just no one because you never know someones real intentions. I understand why the mom went to the police. She had no idea what was going on through this grown mans head so of course the mother is going to think the worse and doesn't want this man anywhere near her child. I don't blame her for that. She was just concerned about her sons safety. He knew what he did was wrong and he should have to do the time for it.
observer

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Dec 6, 2012
Indycorvette...your link defines sexual exploitation only. the question still remains, is legal age of consent in Indiana 18 or 16 ???? Your link quoted Federal Law. Gilbert's case is a STATE issue.
lola

Thorntown, IN

#17 Dec 6, 2012
observer wrote:
Indycorvette...your link defines sexual exploitation only. the question still remains, is legal age of consent in Indiana 18 or 16 ???? Your link quoted Federal Law. Gilbert's case is a STATE issue.
what? she doesn't know all?

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#18 Dec 6, 2012
observer wrote:
Indycorvette...your link defines sexual exploitation only. the question still remains, is legal age of consent in Indiana 18 or 16 ???? Your link quoted Federal Law. Gilbert's case is a STATE issue.
"The Indiana legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 16 years old. A total of thirty one states have set their age of consent at 16, the lowest age of consent in any state.

A person at least eighteen years of age who performs or submits to sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct commits sexual misconduct with a minor between 14 and 16 years of age, is guilty of a Class C felony. However, the offense is raised to a Class B felony if it is committed by a person at least twenty-one years of age.
Source(s):
www.age-of-consent.info/states/Indiana

Here is the Indiana law on age of consent concerning pornograpy

http://www.ageofconsent.us/state-laws/indiana...

Hope this helps

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#19 Dec 6, 2012
lola wrote:
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what? she doesn't know all?
When in doubt look it up yourself
observer

Wakarusa, IN

#20 Dec 7, 2012
I read your links. Looks like, if those boys are 16 or over, the State has NO CASE ! Unless the people in the pictures are UNDER 16. If these were adults in the pics, and just a matter of pulling them off the Internet at random, then Gilbert is NOT GUILTY ! I think Detective Pennington and Prosecutor Faw are catering to public sentiment rather than Indiana Code of Law at THIS point. Oftentimes, law enforcement knows things we DO NOT know. We will see. Indycorvette...when someone challenges you, you deliver. Don't let 'em get ya down !

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