The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One for the history books...

Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA

I've heard all sorts of explainations about how people are tricked by stupid cons. But this one, well I'm left unsure what is worse- that this man concieved this plan or that parents evidently actually fell for it.

A suburban Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty to molesting children after telling their parents that he was an underwear market researcher. Ben Hawkins pleaded guilty Wednesday to nine charges of importuning and three counts of gross sexual imposition. Prosecutors in Hamilton County say Hawkins looked for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 16. They say he arranged to meet parents and children at schools, hospitals or at their homes and told parents he needed to measure their children's underwear for research.
Sentencing could amount to up to 44 years in prison- giving a sicking theory that more than one child was actually victimized by both his perversions, and their parents complete stupidity.