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genxlib

(5,490 posts)
Fri Apr 8, 2022, 11:47 AM Apr 2022

This is disturbing (Warning Child Abuse Content)

I know it has become a solid bet that anything the GOP is accusing us of is essentially a confession of their own wrongdoing.

But this is a new low and made me physically ill

https://www.wonkette.com/pro-life-ex-rnc-aide-who-dreamed-of-killing-kids-sentenced-to-12-years-for-child-porn

According to the government’s evidence, from April 2020 through February 2021, Verastigui was active in an online group devoted to trading child pornography and discussing child sexual abuse. Verastigui shared child pornography videos with another member of the group and made numerous comments about sexually abusing children. Verastigui indicated his preference for babies, saying they were his “absolute favorite,” and solicited another group member for videos of babies being raped. The other group member promptly sent Verastigui a video of a baby being raped, to which Verastigui responded enthusiastically. The other group member then sent Verastigui numerous other videos of child pornography.

Verastigui was part of a chat group involving at least 17 others who shared his interest in child pornography and abusing children that was investigated by the DOJ. This group included another Republican staffer, Trump Commerce Department official Adam Hageman, who was also charged last year with possession of child pornography. Upon his arrest, Hageman's phone “contained at least 33 videos that appear to contain sexually explicit depictions of children, including of prepubescent children.”

In the spring of 2020, defendant Adam Hageman joined a group devoted to trading child pornography and discussing sexually abusing children. There were 17 other members, several of which boasted about actively producing child pornography of children they had access to and then shared that content with the group. Not only did Hageman encourage others in the group to rape children and solicited them to share child pornography, but he also discussed his own sexual fantasies about children, expressing how much he was looking forward to the pandemic being over so that he could go to restaurants and parks and display his penis to kids. Hageman also said the youngest child he had had was 15 years old. And, he said he needed to start “crossing fantasies off his list,” asking for someone to find a dad with a young child they would be willing to “rent” out to the group. Hageman is a danger to the community and should be detained pending trial in this case.


All child sexualization is wrong but I do think that there are degrees of evil. I think we can agree that raping babies and renting kids for sex fantasies pretty much blows the top off the chart.

These people are seriously fucked in the head.

And for what it is worth, the jail sentence is about a quarter of what it should be.

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cilla4progress

(24,471 posts)
1. This almost makes me want to die...
Fri Apr 8, 2022, 11:50 AM
Apr 2022

to live in a world where this happens
Too horrible. Too painful.

Instead I will recommit to justice and equality and dignity for all.


Demsrule86

(68,039 posts)
4. If Tennessee ends a minimal age for marriage... person could marry a five year old and have sex with
Fri Apr 8, 2022, 11:57 AM
Apr 2022

her/him legally...think about that. The GOP is the party of pedophiles and sex traffickers.

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