morgan co.man caught at canadian border with 1000 +child pornograph

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Since: Nov 07

United States

#1 Nov 17, 2007
THIS MAN WAS A MEMBER OF THE PELLISSIPPI STATE CHORAL ENSEMBLE??

Since: Nov 07

United States

#2 Nov 17, 2007
GOOGLE VERPO HAWKS
MORGAN CO RESIDENT

United States

#3 Nov 17, 2007
NO,surely not VERPO HAWKS!! I googled him and it really is him! OMG, his Dad is a preacher, I think down in Coalfield!

Since: Apr 07

Franklin, TN

#4 Nov 17, 2007
U.S. man to stand trial on child pornography charges.

MARY-ELLEN SAUNDERS
TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL
Published Friday November 16th, 2007
Appeared on page C8

ST. STEPHEN - A 45-year-old man from Tennessee is being held in New Brunswick provincial jail after border security in St. Stephen searched his car and allegedly found a collection of pictures of child pornography.

Verpo Hawks, 45, of Coalfield, Tenn., was stopped by Canadian Border Security Sunday morning at the Calais-St. Stephen border crossing.

Mike Walker, a criminal investigator with the Canada Border Services Agency, said Hawks' behaviour was suspicious and his car was searched. Walker said the search search found pictures of child pornography that Walker said were printed off the Internet.

The RCMP said the pictures were found in plastic bags that littered his car.

Walker said three other men in the car with Hawks were arrested but were subsequently released. Walker said the three others were all adult males and acquaintances of Hawks.

After being held in cells in St. George and in the provincial jail in Saint John, Hawks was in court on St. Stephen on Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with possession of child pornography under the Criminal Code and smuggling illegal goods under the Canada Customs Act.

Hawks plead not guilty to both charges and elected to be tried by a provincial court judge. He waived his right to a bail hearing and was sent back to provincial jail until his trial on Dec. 19. Hawks has no previous criminal record.

You can read the entire story at http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/city/a...

Since: Nov 07

United States

#5 Nov 17, 2007
wonder why the 3 other guys weren't charged if the car was littered with the pornographic pictures? It's hard to be in an area as small as a car and not be aware of your surroundings! this guy sings in the Variations, the pellissippi state choral ensemble, fine upstanding man, no doubt!
STill in shock

Parsons, TN

#6 Nov 18, 2007
I know Verpo from Pellissippi State. He told us he was married with either 19 or 21 children and or foster children. That is scary!!!!
Former Coalfield resident

Murfreesboro, TN

#7 Nov 19, 2007
There was this sicko who called me and a friend of mine a time or two back when we were in high school. He would ask to meet us and tell us what he wanted to do.

i was told that it was this Verpo sicko who was doing the calling.

What's scary is that he was a mailman.

Just because he sings Christian music and goes to church doesn't mean he's not a pedophile. having child porno pretty much means he is.
Concerned citizen

Nashville, TN

#8 Nov 19, 2007
Verpo's mother was librarian of Coalfield for some time. Verpo "moved" into the library. I actually mean he moved his possessions into the community room of the library. After much protest by the county commisioners and library board, he moved out. Apparently he had been bootlegging tapes, because he had several VCR's hooked up to a TV. Some citizens became concerned when he would answer the door of the library in his drawers during non-library hours. One little old lady complained about the conditions of the library one day, and Verpo told her, "Shut your damn mouth and get your a$$ out of the library before I call the cops."
Concerned citizen

Nashville, TN

#9 Nov 19, 2007
I am the same Concerned citizen who wrote the last post, but I am from COALFIELD, not White Pine.
anothercitizen

United States

#10 Nov 19, 2007
I want to know who the others were with thim. I seriously doubt they didn't know about the porn since it was out in the open according to the article. I don't want them in Tennessee or even near our schools.
Mary Pittman

Knoxville, TN

#11 Nov 19, 2007
There are perverts everywhere & in every walk of life. It's hard for me to believe the other men in the car weren't willing participants of the child pornography as well.
neighbor

United States

#12 Nov 19, 2007
I agree. We need to find out who they are and keep them out of Tennessee. One look at the man will tell you that anyone who associated with him was not "normal".
MountMan

Deatsville, AL

#13 Nov 19, 2007
Well, you know, it's not like they're pouring into Tennessee from all the other states. These guys are home-grown, and the other states and countries would probably rather we didn't export them.
neighbor

United States

#14 Nov 19, 2007
Let's give them guns and send them to Iraq. IF they survive, we'll let them live in Tennessee. Somewhere. But not close to society.
Angry Citizen

United States

#15 Nov 19, 2007
How is it that this story is breaking through this forum and WBIR has not done anything to report on it? I just searched Verpo's name on their website and nothing came up. WBIR should be ashamed!
i lOVE IT

Lawrenceburg, TN

#16 Nov 19, 2007
ANOTHER TYPICAL STRAIGHT GUY AND ALL OF HIS CHILD PORNO...AND HIDING BEHIND THE CHURCH AS USUAL...HMMMM GUESS IT ISN'T JUST THE PRIEST AS TOLD BY THE BAPTISTS....HAHAHAHA

Since: Nov 07

United States

#17 Nov 19, 2007
Because they are too busy trying to man these forums to make sure that no one mentions the guy that's lawyer filed all the motions to have his trial moved out of this area! I was zapped off of here because I just mentioned his name! They've pulled all the investigative reporters to read every forum on the Topix pages to make sure this doesn't happen, so there is no one to report the news! Sad world when the criminals are protected from our FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!

Since: Nov 07

United States

#18 Nov 19, 2007
A friend of mine from Coalfield that doesn't have a computer called me and ask me to google this man's name to see if there was anything online about it. When I did I was also shocked! So I started this forum. He lives with his parents in Coalfield and is one house away from her babysitter's house, so of course she was concerned! She said his Mother was out beside the house last week burning trash in a barrel and that the FBI wasn't supposed to come until this week to search their house. Nothing like waiting until all the evidence is in ashes to initiate a search!
central city

Aubrey, TX

#19 Nov 19, 2007
YOU started this form, Peterpan1? Yours wasn't the first post but the 17th.
Steve

Knoxville, TN

#20 Nov 19, 2007
Rumor: Supposedly the burn barrel was working today at Verpo's house. To quote the secondhand witness "blank was burning paper 1 page at a time to make sure it was completely burned".

I have been told by others Verpo called them and wanted to meet with them.
He's a freak. Now we all know for sure. Yes, I was reared in Coalfield.

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