Computer expert Prashant Chopra pleads in child sex sting

Jul 30, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Cleveland.com

A computer technology expert who helped program local college computers pleaded guilty on Wednesday for trying to arrange sex with a 12-year old girl .

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Miku

Chennai, India

#1 Aug 9, 2008
Don know him much but just want to say that save this child....he is valuable asset for our Ohio and should not be loosed in any case...God Bless him and his Mother..!!
Mauli

Gurgaon, India

#2 Aug 9, 2008
Prashant Chopra should be set free.

We just can’t believe. A person having excellent background, best parents, good family history, and well-cultured family could ever do that. He is well-educated. How can he do this......We know he just can’t. We wish all believe him and his family. And support them. We request all his friends and relatives to come forward and support them. We would also like to request the jury members to please consider everything. He belongs to a very good family, he is so young, and he has done so much for Cleveland. He should be set free. We again request everyone to please support and pray for him and his family…..”A friend in need is a friend indeed”.

We all are with him and his family. And we would like to tell his family that:

“Once there was a man who asked for a flower and a butterfly. But instead God gave him cactus and a caterpillar. The man was sad, he didn’t understand why his request was mistaken. Then he thought: Oh well, God has too many people to care for….. And decided not to question. After some time man went to check up on his request that he had left forgotten. To his surprise from a thorny and ugly cactus a beautiful flower had grown. And the unsightly caterpillar had been transformed into most beautiful butterfly. Gods always does things right! His way is always the best way, even if to us it seems all wrong. If you ask god for one thing and received another. TRUST. You can be sure that he will always give you what you need at the appropriate time. What you want….. is not always what you need. God never fails to grant our petitions, so keep on going for him without doubting and murmuring.”

Today’s THORN Is Tomorrow’s FLOWER.

So please don’t loose faith in God. And keep on praying for him. We all are sure that he would be set free. Jury members would consider everything and he would be ok.

Please pray for Prashant Chopra and his family.

Since: Aug 08

Chennai, India

#3 Aug 9, 2008
Know him very well, don't know y people trapped him in their web....he is a very nice person both by nature n by heart n always ready to help others.....God Loves Him....I pray to God to take care of this child n save him from this web.
God is there n he is watching everything...he will surely protect him from every evil...Please pray to God to save this child....n also give strength and power to his family n especially his mother....Don't worry Prashant I will pray to God, nothing will happen to you...just believe in God n do ur best work as you have been doing always...."Ohio TECH GUY" God Bless You..!!
ClevCommunity

Akron, OH

#4 Aug 11, 2008
Name: Prashant Chopra
Title: CEO, OSTN;
Chief Architect, CampusEAI
Crime: Soliciting Sex to Minor; Domestic Violence
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2008/07/compu...

Name: Joe Barron
Title: Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Crime: Soliciting Sex to Minor
http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/2008/05/20/p...

g-operation/

Name: Larry Craig
Title: Republican senator from Idaho
Crime: Soliciting Sex to Minor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Craig

Name: Michael D. Barber
Title: Affiliated with the Community of Christ Church
Crime: Soliciting Sex to Minor
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles...

These are intelligent and well respected men in the community. End of the day,

it is the actions that matter and not how wealthy or popular you are.
WHO YOU ARE IS DEFINED BY YOUR ACTIONS.

Prashant Chopra MIGHT BE intelligent and MIGHT BE popular among his family members.
DOES THAT CHANGE WHO HE IS? NO.
He committed a crime of the least demeaning act of soliciting sex to a 12 year old girl.

According to the news and police reports, he was committing acts of soliciting sex to minor for 3 months before he was caught on the spot. He drove all those miles with a laptop to have sex with this 12 year old girl.
He pleaded guilty few days back reinstating the felony charges of 3 counts of importuning and 1 count of abduction.

IMPORTUNING: "When an adult solicits sex from a minor with urgency whether in person, by phone, or over the internet."

ABDUCTION: "The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child."

Do you have daughters 12 years of age?
In today's education system, the kids that age are on the computer 90% of the study time.
Imagine PRASHANT CHOPRA TALKING TO YOUR DAUGHTER AND TEACHING HER HOW TO HAVE SEX AND WHAT TO DO WHEN HAVING SEX!
IS THAT INAPPROPRIATE? YES.

How many times has he escaped before he was caught by the FBI!

Prashant's family- a supporting family from India. Supports their son to have sex with a minor. What are the parents and the family doing? Reinstating Prashant's behavior and supporting a pervert man's actions which will reoccur during the course of his life.
NEXT TIME YOUR DAUGHTER COULD BE A VICTIM OF HIS ACTS!

Can all this be prevented? YES.
He should be SENTENCED for a long PRISON-TIME so he can understand and acknowledge his behavior. He should be FINED heavily so his family understands and acknowledges the crime their son has committed.

Prashant's Wife- was physically and mentally abused by Prashant and his family. Her life was well ruined when Prashant was caught in this shameful act. What does a naive girl brought up with Indian values and in Indian culture do when her husband commits acts of violence on her and looks for sex with minors?
ClevCommunity

Akron, OH

#5 Aug 11, 2008
Prashant's Wife- was physically and mentally abused by Prashant and his family. Her life was well ruined when Prashant was caught in this shameful act. What does a naive girl brought up with Indian values and in Indian culture do when
her husband commits acts of violence on her and looks for sex with minors?

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/ai...

In New Delhi, India, a brilliant doctor tries to commit suicide after her husband slaps her for contradicting him in front of his friends.
In Manila, Philippines, a former beauty queen tells police she was coerced into "entertaining other men" after being locked in a room without food for days by her husband.
In Santiago, Chile, neighbors respond to distress calls from a woman battered by her husband for refusing to let him watch a particular TV program in front of the children.
In Cairo, Egypt, the wife of a highly placed bureaucrat finally speaks up after enduring years of physical and mental abuse for being unable to bear a child.

The incidents were documented in a series of studies carried out by the Washington-based International Center for Research on Women in collaboration with independent Indian researchers. The cross-cultural study looked at the problem of domestic abuse in India, Egypt, Chile and the Philippines and found that violence against women was prevalent across regions, communities and classes.

While the findings are not new, the study has incubated a new round of debate about the cultural underpinnings to domestic violence, especially Indian culture, where the study found a woman's risk of being beaten, kicked or hit
rose along with her level of education.
"Interpretation of this data needs to be done very sensitively," warned Preet Rustagi, a junior fellow at the New Delhi-based Center for Women's Development Studies. "Education is an empowering tool for women and should not be seen as impacting negatively.

In fact, this correlation points to the imperative need for an attitudinal change among men and society in general." Rustagi has analyzed crime records relating to violence against women and also found a correlation between education and domestic violence.

According to the 2006 study, 55 percent of Indian women are slapped, kicked or beaten by their husbands. India also had the highest rate of violence during pregnancy. Of the women reporting violence, 60 percent were kicked, beaten or
hit when pregnant. About 74.8 percent of the women who reported violence have attempted to commit suicide.
ClevCommunity

Akron, OH

#6 Aug 11, 2008
Kumud Sharma of the Centre for Women's Development Studies in New Delhi traced the correlation between education and domestic violence to patriarchal attitudes. "Educated women are aware of their rights," she said. "They are no longer willing to follow commands blindly. When they ask questions, it causes conflicts, which, in turn, leads to violence. In many Indian states, working women are asked to hand over their paycheck to the husband and have no control
over their finances. So, if they stop doing so or start asserting their right, there is bound to be friction."
Domestic violence experts say the problem in India stems from a cultural bias against women who challenge their husband's right to control their behavior. Women who do this- even by asking for household money or stepping out of the house without their permission--are seen as punishable. This process leads men to believe their notion of masculinity and manhood is reflected to the degree to which they control their wives.
"The behavior of men stems from their understanding of masculinity," said Nandita Bhatla, researcher with the International Center for Research on Women, "and what their role should be vis-a-vis women, especially their wives."Men have always been taught to perceive themselves as the superior sex, said Jyotsna
Chatterjee, director of the Joint Women's Program, a women's resource organization based in New Delhi. It is this conditioning, she said, that makes them believe they have to control their wives, especially if they are considered
disobedient.
Although men's preoccupation with controlling their wives declines with age--as does the incidence of sexual violence--researchers found that the highest rates of sexual violence were among highly educated men. Thirty-two percent of men with zero years of education and 42 percent men with one-to-five years of education reported sexual violence. Among men with six-to-10 years of education--as well as those with high-school education and higher--this figure
increased to 57 percent.
A similar pattern was seen when the problem was analyzed according to income and socioeconomic standing. Those at the lowest rungs of the socio-economic ladder--migrant labor, cobblers, carpenters, and barbers--showed a sexual violence rate of 35 percent. The rate almost doubled to 70 percent among the highest income groups.
Men with higher incomes and educations are more likely to be violent towards women!!
Charming Colleague Is Revealed to Be a Wife Beater
Indian theater personality and feminist Tripurari Sharma was shocked to learn that a well-educated and respected actor in her theater group was abusing his wife, also an established actress.
"He was the most helpful, cordial and endearing man," she said. "His wife would attend rehearsals with bruises at times that she would cover up. Later, I found out she was being beaten. If the actress herself had not told me, I would have never believed it. So, I think it is a myth to think that the high education and economic status will lessen the risk of violence against women."
Equally disturbing is the finding that TWO OF EVERY FIVE INDIAN WOMEN IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THEIR SUFFERING BECAUSE OF SHAME AND FAMILY HONOR.
PRASHANT CHOPRA'S WIFE WAS ONE OF THEM!
ClevCommunity

Akron, OH

#7 Aug 11, 2008
http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/ai...

In New Delhi, India, a brilliant doctor tries to commit suicide after her
husband slaps her for contradicting him in front of his friends.
In Manila, Philippines, a former beauty queen tells police she was coerced into

"entertaining other men" after being locked in a room without food for days by

her husband.
In Santiago, Chile, neighbors respond to distress calls from a woman battered by

her husband for refusing to let him watch a particular TV program in front of

the children.
In Cairo, Egypt, the wife of a highly placed bureaucrat finally speaks up after

enduring years of physical and mental abuse for being unable to bear a child.

The incidents were documented in a series of studies carried out by the

Washington-based International Center for Research on Women in collaboration

with independent Indian researchers. The cross-cultural study looked at the

problem of domestic abuse in India, Egypt, Chile and the Philippines and found

that violence against women was prevalent across regions, communities and

classes.

While the findings are not new, the study has incubated a new round of debate

about the cultural underpinnings to domestic violence, especially Indian

culture, where the study found a woman's risk of being beaten, kicked or hit

rose along with her level of education.

"Interpretation of this data needs to be done very sensitively," warned Preet

Rustagi, a junior fellow at the New Delhi-based Center for Women's Development

Studies. "Education is an empowering tool for women and should not be seen as

impacting negatively. In fact, this correlation points to the imperative need

for an attitudinal change among men and society in general." Rustagi has

analyzed crime records relating to violence against women and also found a

correlation between education and domestic violence.

According to the 2006 study, 55 percent of Indian women are slapped, kicked or

beaten by their husbands. India also had the highest rate of violence during

pregnancy. Of the women reporting violence, 60 percent were kicked, beaten or

hit when pregnant. About 74.8 percent of the women who reported violence have

attempted to commit suicide.
anonymous

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#8 Sep 5, 2008
I feel so sad about this. I know this family and Prashant and his wife used to look so happy together. They are extremely welthy and it is a shame he ruined his life only because he couldn't control himself and did this.
Nirmal Chadha

Jaipur, India

#9 Sep 7, 2008
Kindly let me clarify for all. Prashant Chopra is arrogant and still does not have any guilt about what he did. His father is equally arrogant and thinks he is above law. I feel justice needs to be brought to them.
Miku wrote:
Don know him much but just want to say that save this child....he is valuable asset for our Ohio and should not be loosed in any case...God Bless him and his Mother..!!
Nirmal Chadha

Jaipur, India

#10 Sep 7, 2008
Kindly let me clarify for all. Prashant Chopra is arrogant and still does not have any guilt about what he did. His father is equally arrogant and thinks he is above law. I feel justice needs to be brought to them.
clevohio

Akron, OH

#11 Sep 24, 2008
He should not be spared.He has thrown his wife also on the streets.There is domestic violence case also against him. Justice needs to be there to the whole family.These are assets not for long.
What

AOL

#12 Jan 9, 2009
Miku wrote:
Don know him much but just want to say that save this child....he is valuable asset for our Ohio and should not be loosed in any case...God Bless him and his Mother..!!
He pursued a child ANd pled GUILTY!
Yet he won't spend a day in prison! Probation-what an insult. Corruption in Cleveland's judicial system-again. To whom exactly is he an asset? Not the chidren of this city. I am sure he is an asset to the judge who slapped his wrist.
Nischal

Delhi, India

#14 Apr 3, 2013
What happened to this case? Is it still on or he got free after such a heinous act....!!

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