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  • PRODUCING CHILD PORN!

    Posted on January 17th, 2012 Becky 5 comments

    IT CAN’T GET MUCH WORSE!   

        Torrie Gochnauer told a local judge Tuesday that, with the proper therapy, he never would have produced the child pornography that was found on his computer in 2010.
        “I could have been such a much better person if I’d have just gotten help a long time ago,” Gochnauer told Lancaster County President Judge Joseph Madenspacher at sentencing.
        Madenspacher said he would cut Gochnauer “a break” by not sending him to state prison.
        “But I can’t ignore this,” Madenspacher said. “The real problem here is the secret filming… It can’t get much worse than that, Mr. Gochnauer. It really can’t.”
        Madenspacher ordered the Clay Township man to 1 to 2 years in county prison followed by 15 years on probation.
    Today’s LNP story, “Clay Township man gets 1-2 years in prison, probation for child porn collection.” (click here).
        On the LancTalk.com forum the heated topic of discussion all day has been under another story from today, “Locals react to Paterno story,” (click here). And then this article appears immediately below it.
        There really are no words for this. Once again an absolutely inexplicable and unconscionable sentence by a Lancaster County Judge. Do we really care one iota about child sexual abuse in this county?

     

    5 responses to “PRODUCING CHILD PORN!”

    1. Gee…guess this one got by DA Steadman. I thought his platform was to be tough on these situations. His number one priority. Oops…guess he forgot. I assume him and the judge are so busy being buddies, and covering each others back…they really have forgotten about the kids. Sad…

    2. Sounds like Madenspacher went to the same school of “enlightenment” as Joe Paterno.

    3. So I am guessing that adult victim’s of sex crimes in Lancaster County can expect even less justice for crimes committed against them?

    4. Adult victims? Hmmm, well, based upon Madenspacher’s rulings, he sounds like someone who would probably think that any women who reported sex crimes were “asking for it.” He probably thinks that the children exploited and molested in these cases were prepubescent tarts.

      His rulings are so out of sync that it makes you wonder about the dark recesses of his mind and what lies there. But I’m sure there will be someone who is considered a “throw away” inner city defendant that he will throw the book at and then tell the public to look at how tough he is with these crimes. And the public will eat it up because it confirms their prejudices and biases.

    5. barryinwinnipeg

      This morning the wind chill here in Winnipeg was minus forty degrees, so I was looking forward to spending some time indoors on the Internet(at least,on what’s still functioning today)–until I came upon this story. When are we going to call child pornography for what it is–child sexual abuse! As for not getting therapy as an excuse… this blows my mind. What we have here is what in AA is called “stinking’ thinkin.” Maybe I’ll go back outside and shovel some more snow…