UVA Student Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

He pleaded guilty in August 2012 to 10 counts of possessing child pornography. He was sentenced to 45 years on each of the other counts, but that time was all suspended. Full Story
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Sick

Suitland, MD

#1 Jan 8, 2013
I'll be one of the first to comment on this....this guy deserves a LOT more time than just two and a half years! But, chances are nobody on here will put him down because he's one of the beloved UVA students in this forsaken town! Good job to the police department for catching up with this guy!
Ridiculous

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 9, 2013
Oh great, just two and a half years in prison and then this guy will be out and he'll be maybe 25 years old.
He'll have oh maybe another 50 years during which he'll be free to escalate his crime to abusing children. These people can't be treated, they don't get better, they just become sexual predators.
Thanks, Judge.
Tobias

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 9, 2013
I in no way support his choice of viewing but do think counseling plus the time would be adequate for a first timer of this age. The guy needs to mature a bit more. To say he should be put away for 45 years is absurd.
NormanT

Tempe, AZ

#4 Jan 9, 2013
2.5 years just doesn't seem to be enough time.
Fred

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 9, 2013
To Tobias, do you think that 45 years would be so absurd if this puke were looking at naked pics of your child? I'm betting you wouldn't.
Tobias

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Fred wrote:
To Tobias, do you think that 45 years would be so absurd if this puke were looking at naked pics of your child? I'm betting you wouldn't.
Ok so viewing pic gets you 45 years, what does actually molesting get you? The chair? Rapist get less than 45 years. I think that is more serious than viewing pictures. The photographer should get 45 perhaps.

At this age, counseling is the better remedy. Save the prison cell for the molesters.
Tobias

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jan 9, 2013
Talk about a multi post. Technology at it best. Lol. Hopefully the spying eyes of 29 will delete the extras.
Dude

Marshall, VA

#8 Jan 9, 2013
Fred wrote:
To Tobias, do you think that 45 years would be so absurd if this puke were looking at naked pics of your child? I'm betting you wouldn't.
I don't know the particulars of this case, but what if she was a 16 - 17 year old texting pics of herself to him? At 16 - 17 she would be too young to consent, and courts have a way of making examples out of people. Like I posted, I don't know the details. He certainly isn't worse than the local police officer that got probation for soliciting sex from a minor. Does this mean we should put high school seniors in prison for dating freshmen?
Ridiculous

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 9, 2013
You think it's a "matter of maturity?" I suppose by that you must mean that he needs to learn to evade the police better. Because surely you don't mean that he will "mature" out of his apparent sexual interest on children. He won't.
Albemarle Native

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 9, 2013
Look at the case of a Staunton man, Kenneth Kirby, who did the same thing. Mr. Kirby is serving 17 years. The judge in the case of Mr. Rogers needs a lesson in justice. Two and a half years is not justice.

Another clown on the bench.
Dude

Marshall, VA

#11 Jan 9, 2013
Ridiculous wrote:
You think it's a "matter of maturity?" I suppose by that you must mean that he needs to learn to evade the police better. Because surely you don't mean that he will "mature" out of his apparent sexual interest on children. He won't.
I think it's crazy to assume that the victim was two or twelve. I was never in to freshmen, or girls younger than me at least by much, but I had 16 year olds lying to me and if we had cell phones back then, who knows. I used to post on college football boards until recently and have had random girls with daddy issues send me pictures of themselves and their stuff. I've even had a couple want to come hook up with me, hence... I don't post on CFB boards anymore, nor do I put my picture out there anymore.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jan 9, 2013
What the heck are "college football boards" and what type of conversation there would lead a girl send pictures? Blimey.

Actually, this guy has the right last name; he looks like Shaggy Rogers.

R.I.P.: Joe Paterno
Cowgirls

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jan 9, 2013
We send a kid to prison for looking at pictures and the cop in Greene steal money from the evidence room and gets probabtion. Both crimes should be punishable by prison time.
Dude

Marshall, VA

#14 Jan 9, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
What the heck are "college football boards" and what type of conversation there would lead a girl send pictures? Blimey.
Actually, this guy has the right last name; he looks like Shaggy Rogers.
R.I.P.: Joe Paterno
message boards that focus on CFB, all kinds of conversations. This place has its regulars, so do those. I used to post on sports nation on ESPN before it became the top 25 board in the 90s. In the early 2000s we had a group of regulars for every time frame. I even ran across people that I went to college with and others that knew some of my siblings.
Doh

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jan 9, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
What the heck are "college football boards" and what type of conversation there would lead a girl send pictures? Blimey.
Actually, this guy has the right last name; he looks like Shaggy Rogers.
R.I.P.: Joe Paterno
Lets see...you are on a media new board. What do you think a college football board would be? Take your time...
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jan 9, 2013
Doh wrote:
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Lets see...you are on a media new board. What do you think a college football board would be? Take your time...
Cute, coming from an intellectual who frequents college football boards. The more pressing question is why there are chicks offering naughty stuff on the football boards? I mean, if I frequent a needlepoint or macrame message board, will I get lots of jpgs of droopy mammaries and stretch marks?

R.I.P.: Ellen Corby
Dude

Marshall, VA

#17 Jan 9, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
<quoted text>
Cute, coming from an intellectual who frequents college football boards. The more pressing question is why there are chicks offering naughty stuff on the football boards? I mean, if I frequent a needlepoint or macrame message board, will I get lots of jpgs of droopy mammaries and stretch marks?
R.I.P.: Ellen Corby
The same kind that used to use polorids in my day. Sexting and caming is all the rage these days. Imagine my surprise when I got my first cam invite, or opened my PM inbox to find a who-ha; and she was very hot. I don't know why these young women objectify themselves, perhaps it's all the exposure that scantily clad women get, or the positive attention they get for acting in a less than respectfully. Look at foxnews' front page, they sell sex near equal to playboy. One thing is for sure, there is no way that I would have allowed my daughters to dress the way the young girls dress today. A few years ago my teenaged daughter asked for an outfit and I told her no way, she asked if it was a money issue, and I told her it was a self respect issue. An older gentleman overheard me, stopped and said, "let me shake your hand, there's too few girls today that are learning that." Or something to that affect.
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Dude

Marshall, VA

#18 Jan 9, 2013
*less than respectful way
Dude

Marshall, VA

#19 Jan 9, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
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Cute, coming from an intellectual who frequents college football boards. The more pressing question is why there are chicks offering naughty stuff on the football boards? I mean, if I frequent a needlepoint or macrame message board, will I get lots of jpgs of droopy mammaries and stretch marks?
R.I.P.: Ellen Corby
Also, that doesn't mean that this guy isn't guilty or isn't getting a light sentence if she was a child. All I'm stating is that we don't have enough information.
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The moral of the story is, in the state of Virginia, if you are 18 or older, you damn well better know the age of the person you are engaging. If they are or proclaim to be younger than 18, leave it alone.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Jan 9, 2013
If you don't deter the crime you essentially allow the increase in demand. Thats what this is about. Child porn is a heinous industry and we say its OK when we slap people on the wrist.

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