Monday, October 12, 2009

John Phillips Award: John Forehand

I remember when I was an undergrad. I used to revel in my readings of Rousseau, used to analyze over Marx's linear application of Hegel's dialectic, and thinking that if only we followed Jean Jacques' stag hunt the world could come together in one harmonious and joyous recognition of our common humanity. Of course, this was before I went to grad school and had my soul crushed and turned into a rational machine, and all of our species shown for being the quantifiable, controllable animals that we are. There were many culprits in this destruction of my dreams. Nash and his game theories, the arrogance of so many of the grad school faculty members who treated everyone as being beneath them, and now apparently incestuous fathers who take to raping (or attempting to rape) their daughters.

And people thought Darth Vader was a bad father.


Dad Jailed For Propositioning Daughter on Facebook

Philadelphia (CBS)-The Pennsylvania Attorney General announced the arrests of several internet predators, including a Philadelphia EMT and a father who propositioned his own daughter online, reports CBS station KYW-TV.

Attorney General Tom Corbett said 39-year-old John Forehand allegedly used Facebook to find and sexually proposition his biological daughter.

Under the name "Bad Daddy, authorities said Forehand described graphic sex acts and asked his daughter to meet him for a sexual rendezvous. The girl's mother contacted police, who set up an undercover operation with Pennsylvania's Child Predator Unity.

Forehand was taken into custody after arriving at a predetermined location on October 7. Investigators found a digital camera, tripod and unopened box of condoms in his vehicle.

Forehand facing charges of criminal attempted incest, unlawful contact with a minor and related offenses. He is being held on $750,000 bail.

Corbett also announced 27-year-old Michael Quartucci, an EMT from Philadelphia, is facing 16 counts of unlawful contact with a minor and other offenses after sending nude photos to undercover officers posing as young teens.

Quartucci allegedly believed he was talking with 13-year-olds from Norristown and Pittsburgh, but he was actually communicating with undercover agents.

Authorities said he sent 56 photos depicting nude women being restrained and tickled. He was arrested in Philadelphia on September 14 and is being held on $25,000 bail.

Three additional arrests were made recently, bring the total number of internet predators arrested this year to 60. Since the development of the Child Predator Unit in 2005, Attorney General Corbett said 241 internet predators have been arrested.

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I cannot even include this wretch on my moron hall of shame. Doing so would give him more credit than he deserves. No, John, you are in a special place all its own. One preserved for the worst of the worst, down with insurance executives, Bush cabinet members, and the $&*@# up dad who permanently wrecked how I will forever see the Mamas and the Papas. Don't get me wrong. Jean Jacques was basically right. All people are born good, but they make some horrific choices at times.

1 comment:

cb on bonanzle said...

This is just sick. Another example of how incest is on it's way to becoming a "norm" of society. Sounds like the guy is a predator and most likely isn't the first time he's contacted a minor through a social networking site. It also goes to show the dangers of having a profile on the net. Be it on facebook, myspace or wherever.

Bottom line is, people need to exercise safety and privacy on the net. There are too many predators out there and if you give them the opportunity, they will take advantage and hook their claws on you. Better to be private and "anti-social" than to be a victim.