Now I’ve officially heard it all. The 17 year old, whose name is being withheld for obvious reasons, is being asked by the court to have police take a picture of his erect penis.
According to a warrant obtained by the Manassas City police and Prince William County prosecutors, the 17-year-old is to accompany police to the hospital where he is expected to expose himself in an aroused state, and have his erect penis photographed.
The teenager is facing child pornography chargers because of an alleged incident involving his 15 year old girlfriend who sent him text messages containing sexually explicit photos. He allegedly text her of a sex video.
One of the teen’s lawyers, Jessica Harbeson Foster, said she was told that the police would “just take him down to the hospital, give him a shot and then take the pictures that we need.” So far, a local judge has allowed the teen to avoid the warrant, the Post reported, letting him leave the area without complying.
“The prosecutor’s job is to seek justice,” Foster said. “What is just about this? How does this advance the interest of the Commonwealth? This is a 17-year-old who goes to school every day, plays football, has never been in trouble with the law before. Now he’s saddled with two felonies and the implication that he’s a sexual predator. I don’t mind trying the case. My goal is to stop the search warrant. I don’t want him to go through that. Taking him down to the hospital so he can get an erection in front of all those cops, that’s traumatizing.”
Law enforcement officials declined to comment to the Post. The next court date in the case is July 15.
A self-proclaimed tea party patriot is in hot water after being charged with distributing and receiving child pornography.
According to a federal complaint filed Tuesday, Brian Schwanke, 46, allegedly used the e-mail account [email protected] to trade hundreds of child sex photos and videos, The Smoking Gun reported.
Federal agents raided Schwanke’s home in Adrian, Michigan in August, after getting a tip from Australian law enforcement officials, RawStory.com reported.
An undercover police officer in Queensland allegedly had an email conversation with Schwanke in July, during which Schwanke he sent a video of a naked prepubescent girl.
He also claimed to have been a pastor for 20 years and allegedly had sex with numerous underage girls during that period, some as young as 8.
“I’ve even knocked up a couple but we were able to make people believe it was someone else,” he allegedly wrote, according to a court document.
There is no evidence that Schwanke is or has ever been a pastor, but during the August raid, Schwanke allegedly admitted to “sending, receiving, and viewing child pornography” and told them he began looking at illicit images about ten years ago.
On his LinkedIn page, he does claim to be a public safety professional, and an emergency medical services worker. He also is an avid Civil War re-enactor.
He is also a Tea Party patriot, according to his Facebook page, where he describes the group as:
“A non- racist, non-sexist, group of patriots who believe that the Government has too much say in our personal lives. We believe that a smaller government operating on a fixed budget that can not be increased or wasted is the right way to go. We believe this country WAS founded on a CHRISTIAN foundation, and the progressive, atheist left is running us into the ground to create a Socialist country that will fall like all the others.”
On the same page, Schwanke claims to be fluent in American English, German, Klingon and Entish, a fictional language created by J.R.R. Tolkien and states under “religious views” that “All men have sinned and only by forgiveness through the Blood of Christ can we avoid the punishment of Hell.”
The Smoking Gun asked Schwanke about the accusations via Facebook and he responded that he had not been advised of any Federal Charges against him and “would not be able to respond at this time.”
Mitt Romney and the Republicans have built a reputation – a false reputation that is – fighting for “small government.” They often pride themselves in saying they want government “out of our lives.”
But based on the recent contraception fight and the Republican’s war on women, it seems that what these Republicans mean is government should only stay out of our lives if that government is a Democratic government.
While campaigning for President in 2007, Mitt Romney proved this point perfectly when he told an audience that when he becomes president all new computers would be built with a pornography filter on them. Can you imagine the “big government” outcry if a Democratic president had said this? We would have heard calls of communism and “too much regulation” on the private market if this was said by a non-Republican.
What’s next for the “small government” Romney, a government-run media like North Korea or China, where what we see and hear is dictated by a Romney administration?