Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes a brand new chapter in the Child Abuse for Dummies series – I used the kiddie porn to keep me from murdering my family. That’s right, Joshua Price (26) of Crest Hill, IL got caught with child porn and his excuse for having it was that he was using it to distract him from his murderous thoughts towards his wife and two daughters, ages 4 and 6.
Price was a student at Joliet Junior College and as most students do, he used the campus computer lab. He left his flash drive in one of the computers which was found by another student who turned it in to the lab assistant. The assistant checked the drive to see if he could find the name of the owner and stumbled on something way more disturbing than a simple crib sheet – photos of girls “who appear to be under 13 years old engaged in sexual activity” mixed in with the homework and term papers (which of course, had his name on them). Price was arrested at his Crest Hill apartment where computers and additional flash drives were seized. All told the police found about 1,700 images which included not only the kiddie porn but pictures of dismembered women as well. Holy hell – sick, sick, sick!!!
Ole Honest Abe there has been quite open with investigators since his arrest telling them that he suffers from PTSD after serving in the Middle East and that he uses the images to take his mind off his anger. Um, okay I don’t personally suffer from PTSD nor do I know anyone who does so I’m not an expert but from over here, I’m having a very difficult time following the dots he’s connected from his angry, murderous thoughts towards the ladies in his life to the rationale that “using” the kiddie porn is an acceptable way to keep him from doing them harm. Sounds like I may have a contender in my quest to be the Ultimate Rationalizer of the Universe!
Price is facing three child porn possession charges which could net him up to seven years in jail and is being held on a $1 million bond. That bond was increased from $250,000 at a hearing last Wednesday. Sounds like the judge realized just what a psycho he was dealing with. Call me a cynic but he’s trying to play the PTSD card to make himself seem like a saint who just didn’t know where to turn. I call bull shit. He’s a sick fucking perv who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
Thanks to yours truly for the tip!