John on February 24, 2007 at 10:13 am
Put this in the category of “things that don’t suprise me terribly much.” From ABC News [HT: LGF]:
Federal agents arrested Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, Friday in Arlington for allegedly possessing child pornography.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, Rust-Tierney allegedly used his e-mail address and credit card to subscribe to and access a child pornography website.
The complaint states that federal investigations into child pornography websites revealed that “Charles Rust-Tierney has subscribed to multiple child pornography website over a period of years.”
As recently as last October, the complaint alleges, “Rust-Tierney purchased access to a group of hardcore commercial child pornography websites.”
No doubt the ACLU will offer him a good lawyer. The story also notes:
In the past, Rust-Tierney had argued against restricting Internet access in public libraries in Virginia, writing, “Recognizing that individuals will continue to behave responsibly and appropriately while in the library, the default should be maximum, unrestricted access to the valuable resources of the Internet.”
If this had been a leader of a Christian ministry it would have been the talk of the media for a week. But, as the title suggests, I don’t think anyone is that suprised in this case. As of now, almost 24 hours since the story broke, the AP and Reuters have yet to issue a word.
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