I suppose one can trust the media (the same folks who told you Bill Clinton was such a nice guy, remember?) or you can use the sworn testimony--the transcripts of which have been posted on many threads--which states that he had 64,000 IMAGES, less than 100 of which were questionable. Val whines about Fresno's "screaming HTML" but honestly, Kim, you are the master of it. Especially if you're trying to repeat a lie (64,000 sexually provocative images) enough times that maybe people will think it's true.
Pedophiles possess no tidy criminal profile. They come from all walks of life. Some are married, some single; some professional, some blue-collar; some young, some retired. Some prefer boys, and some prefer girls. Some are attracted to young children, others to older children. In short, pedophilia, or sexual attraction to children by an adult, is a sickness that does not discriminate by race, class, or age. It knows no bounds, and afflicts people in every segment of society.
Most pedophiles do, however, share several characteristics. The overwhelming majority of pedophiles are male. Only a very small percentage of women abuse children sexually, and they are usually cooperating with a male aggressor.
Few pedophiles are able to resist their powerful urges to initiate sexual contact with children. As a result, child molesters often make efforts to gain access to or authority over children. They take jobs where children are easily approached, or they actively pursue youngsters by befriending parents (particularly single parents), attending events for children, coaching children¹s sports, chaperoning camping trips, frequenting video arcades, or offering baby-sitting services to friends, family, and neighbors with children.
The majority of pedophiles prefer children on the brink of puberty and prey on a child's sexual ignorance and curiosity. To quote one molester, "Give me a kid who knows nothing about sex, and you've given me my next victim."
Small groups of militant and highly organized child molesters operate worldwide through pedophile organizations, whose members claim genuine concern for the welfare of children. Their belief is that sex with children is harmless; some even claim tthat sexual relations are healthy for children. These groups' goals include decriminalizing child molestation and lowering the age of consent.
The actual number of members in these organizations is unknown, though one, the Rene Guyon Ssociety, is listed in the Gale Encyclopedia of Aassociations as having five thousand members. Other major ppedophile organizations include NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association) and PAN (Pedophile Alert NNetwork) in the Netherlands. Members receive monthly mmagazines and newsletters that include seduction ttechniques and advice on avoiding detection and pprosecution. One group¹s "Lure of the Month" column gives advice on approaching and seducing children. In one mmonth¹s column, soap crayons were praised for their eeffectiveness: "Children undress themselves!"
NAMBLA's "Entrapment of the Month" column has alerted members to covert government child-pornography sting operations. In one newsletter alone, NAMBLA ccorrectly identified ten sting operations in five different states. In just three years, NAMBLA exposed and compromised four federal sting operations as well, including Project Looking Glass, Candy¹s Love Club, Project Sea Hawk, and Project Borderline. Clearly, these organizations have connections.
In addition to attending pedophile conferences and conventions, some child molesters meet via the Internet where they may swap methods, success stories, even names, descriptions, and images of children. Customs officials indicate that the anonymous nature of Internet communication is quickly replacing the printed pedophile newsletter.
While the average child molester does not belong to a pedophile organization, we would be foolish not to take seriously any group whose members are committed to sexual activity with children. Indeed, pedophiles are often difficult to detect and can be found in the most unlikely of places. Knowing this, we must provide our children with the tools to recognize and avoid potentially abusive individuals and situations.
The word questionable in this context means "possibly not legal". That of the 64,000 pornographic images, there where less than 100 that were questionable in a legal sense. It was not "less than 100 images were questionably pornographic, but "less than 100 were questionably legal pornography.
Westerfield did indeed have a large and organized collection of pornoagraphy. It is not a lie or a mistake, but a fact.
And Val was not whining, she was humorously pointing out FDA's penchant for drama in comparsion to John Walsh's very valid LEO experience. And she thought she was very funny too!