January 29

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Events

  • 2000 - "Earth to Mom! Earth to Mom! Hello?" - A woman, referred to in court documents only as "Kathleen R.," sought an injunction to stop a public library in California from acting as a "public nuisance" after her 12 year old son downloaded images of people engaged in sex acts from library computers. She wanted the library to install filtering software on children's area machines. In rejecting the case, one judge said, "What's a library to do?" noting libraries restrict access can "get sued, and if they don't, they get sued." Another noted the boy hadn't stumbled upon the images, but had deliberately sought them out. Sounds like this mom needed a bit of a reality check on the sexual nature of the average 12 year old.[1]


  • 2001 - Uncle Sam knows best, and he is no "funny uncle!" - In May of 2000, Russian authorities asked the U.S. Customs Service for assistance in identifying the owners and customers of a Russian-based Internet site was selling child pornography. So began "Operation Blue Orchid" and the presence of US law enforcement working in Moscow. In the course of the investigations, Glenn Martikean, a man from Indiana, became a target of theirs. Martikean had arranged to meet a 14 year old boy for sex, but the Moscow police intervened. They could do nothing, however, because the AOC in Russia was 14. So an undercover American cop convinced Martikean it was safe to go back to the US to gather his belongings before moving out of country. On this date Martikean arrived in the US and was arrested for travelling abroad for the purposes of sex with a person under 18. It did not matter the sex was legal in Russia or sex never occurred or the boy was not available as a witness.[1]

Births

Deaths

  • January 29, Will McBride the popular American-born photographer and author of the sex education book "Show Me!" passed away.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Author unknown. "This Day In Pedo History: January 29", 2003. Retrieved on 3-10-15. 


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