|Bernie Ward, " Sexfairy," and Damning Evidence
February 14, 2008
As many of you know, Bernie Ward, former Catholic priest and KGO 810 AM host, was fired from his job after the Feds hit him with charges of child pornography. Although he used the Pete Townsend defense that he was merely doing a little kiddie porn research, that doesn't seem to be the case.
Dan Noyes, who takes on the difficult task of having to do an investigatory report on a former colleague, says that the initial complaint against Ward was filed by a woman in Oakdale, who chatted with him online using the screen name "Sexfairy." During her online chat with Ward, she claims to have received an "e-mail message and pornographic material involving juveniles" from the former talk show host. ABC 7 reports:
Ward discusses group sex he had at an infamous porn theater in San Mateo. Then, nearly an hour into the conversation, he brings up photographs, "I love trading pictures." "Sexfairy" answers, "and why haven't I gotten any pics, slave? Send me some."
Ward sends several pictures — one of a woman and two children. Ward describes her as a mother in her late thirties, she's topless. He says the naked boy is 14, that the girl wearing clothes is 12. They're all touching in a sexual way.
After a few more illegal images were reportedly sent to "Sexfairy" in the weeks following the first one, police then obtain a search warrant for his AOL account, finding assorted images of children ranging in ages from four to 17 years old.
Noyes goes on to say that "[t]here's so much more in the police report that we can't discuss because it's just too graphic...I did reach Bernie Ward directly and he says he would like to tell his side of the story, but he has to take his attorneys' advice not to talk."
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