In the last 12 months alone, two senior producers for ABC and CNN were sentenced to prison for child porn.
We’re starting to sense a trend.
On Monday, Slade Sohmer, 44, the former managing editor of CNN’s now defunct BEME video sharing app and, until a month ago, editor-in-chief of the left-leaning video-driven news site The Recount, was freed on $100,000 bail after he was charged in a Massachusetts court with possessing and disseminating “hundreds of child pornography images and videos.” He has pled not guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of dissemination of child pornography.
Descriptions of the materials in question are indeed horrific, and prosecutors have hinted that Sohmer may have been involved in the production of some videos as well as the abuse of children. Court documents cited by the Berkshire Eagle earlier this week allege that Sohmer’s phone contained disturbing video clips showing boys believed to be as young as 3 years of age being raped and forced to perform sex acts by adults. Assistant District Attorney Marianne Shelvey said this was one of the most “egregious” cases of its kind she has come…
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