Illinois Democrat Faces Child Porn Charges

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:48 am
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Not a peep about this on any national newscasts. Guess there’s one good thing to being a creepy Democrat.

Former state Rep. Keith Farnham traded child pornography online — and even boasted that he’d molested a 6-year-old girl — according to federal prosecutors. The Elgin Democrat, 66, emailed to what he believed was a fellow pedophile videos of children who appeared to be as young as six months old being molested, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

But the man he allegedly sent the videos to was in fact an undercover Homeland Security investigator. Farnham, who resigned last month citing undisclosed “health issues,” has not been arrested but is due in court to answer the charges on Wednesday. He quit shortly after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided his home and state office in Elgin and seized a computer on March 13.

The federal complaint alleges he used a phony name in online chatrooms to trade child porn while at his office and at his home. In one disturbing webchat with the undercover agent in November, he boasted that he’d sexually abused a six-year-old girl, the complaint alleges. Though he has not been charged with molesting the girl, he faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of possessing child pornography.

Here’s some irony:

If the allegations against Farnham are true, they are at odds with two pieces of legislation he co-sponsored that aimed to toughen penalties against those who possess child pornography. Last year, he joined as a co-sponsor to House Bill 2647, which provided that possession of each piece of child pornography constituted a separate crime and gave judges new authority to impose consecutive sentences for child pornography crimes.

Throw his own book at him.

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7 Responses to “Illinois Democrat Faces Child Porn Charges”

  1. rocinanate3d on 29/29/14 at 10:45 am

    I am quite sure that the judge will rule that “he will not fare well in prison” just like the Delaware ruling. So he will probably end up with a community service and since this was his first conviction probably a reduced sentence. After all he is an Illinois Democrat. They get a free pass.

  2. kcom on 29/29/14 at 2:21 pm

    What does any of this have to do with the Department of Homeland Security?

    Terrorists attack us on 9/11 and the result is a pedophilia investigation?

  3. WJ on 29/29/14 at 3:13 pm

    Why is Immigration & Customs Enforcement raiding anyone’s office for possession of child porn?

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