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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another One on Suicide Watch

posted by on October 30 at 13:38 PM

Remember that Republican prosecutor from Florida who flew to Michigan to have sex with a five year-old? The guy that had a Dora the Explorer doll in his bag and a tub of Vasoline? The guy that hanged himself despite being on suicide watch? (Sometimes “suicide watch” means guards extend you the courtesy of allowing yourself to quietly commit suicide while they watch.) Well, he’s gonna have company in hell


A 40-year-old Connecticut man is in custody in Colorado, accused of flying to Canon City to have sex with a 28-year-old mother and her 9-year-old daughter. Police say Christopher Bates, of Norwich, was arrested over the weekend in an Internet sexual predator sting.

Police say the mother he had contact with through the Internet and on the phone was a Canon City undercover officer and the child is ficticious.

Bates, whom police said used the online identity “Daddy for Young Daughter,” was arrested Saturday afternoon at a Canon City convenience store where he and the mother were to meet.

No info yet on Christopher Bates’ party affiliation. But things are pretty awkward right now for Bates’ hometown newspaper, the Norwich Bulletin.

Bates, who works in the advertising department at the Norwich Bulletin, used the screen name “daddy_4_yngdaughter” in an online chat room in July, according to a Canon City police affidavit. There, police said, he first made contact with an undercover police officer posing as a 28-year-old mother with a 9-year-old daughter. Police said Bates allegedly chatted about 20 times through instant messaging and 15 times by phone.

“He continued to tell me that he was looking for a family love type of relationship,” the officer wrote in the affidavit. “I asked if he had ever been with a girl my daughter’s age and he said that he hadn’t but he would like to be.”

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It's all because of those slutty Halloween costumes the kids are wearing.

Posted by Moltarr | October 30, 2007 1:44 PM

Someone FedEx this guy some rope and an icepick, quick.

Posted by Irena | October 30, 2007 1:51 PM

This totally gives me the willies. But I guess that's a good thing. Blech. . .

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 30, 2007 1:55 PM

No children died?! Zzzzzzz!

Posted by how horrible of me | October 30, 2007 2:08 PM

What the fuck is wrong with these guys?!

Posted by Tlazolteotl | October 30, 2007 2:13 PM

It's The Gays fault. We ruin everything.

Posted by monkey | October 30, 2007 2:35 PM

Dan, your comment about the suicide watch is really off-base. I'll bet you this one - not being a government employee - gets to stick around a good long while.

I said it before, I'll say it again - the way the Atchison case was handled - and is going to vanish - is as twisted as anything these guys are being accused of doing.

Posted by Wowza | October 30, 2007 2:47 PM

The whole time I was reading this, I couldn't believe their was a mom who would agree to it. Thank god it was a cop, but it still scares me to think that there would be people who would agree to this.

Posted by UC | October 30, 2007 3:40 PM

This whole story is just so SAD, but the "family love" line is heartbreaking. This guy was so fucked up and desperate that he would go to such awful lengths -- ugh, I just can't imagine how miserable he must've been before this happened; and how much more miserable he must be now.

I guess this ended the best way it could, with him prevented from fucking up any MORE lives. But his awful damage makes me feel bad for him in some terrible way.

Still, though: horrible monster, sick and depraved, burn in hell, etc etc.

Posted by mattymatt | October 30, 2007 4:02 PM

I don't believe for a second that this was a case of some horribly misdirected love. I suspect it has more to do with a complete LACK of the ability to care about another human being. Love is about giving as well as receiving. If he was willing to make some little girl's nightmare come true to get whatever twisted satisfaction he needed for himself, that's not love.

Now, if he'd been abused as a child, I could feel sorry for that past child. But feel sorry for the man he has become? Nope, I just don't have that in me.

Posted by Irena | October 30, 2007 4:44 PM

What about the perverts who do have daughters? I never thought I would know anyone molested by their own father, but it happened to the sister of a classmate of mine. At his wedding I was surprised to see that his father was sitting in a different pew from the rest of the family. My sister, who was one of his sister's friends, told me the father had been having sex with his daughter from age 8 to 12, stopping only when she began to menstruate. The girl kept it a secret till she was 18; then broke down and told her mother, shortly before the wedding. I have no idea if the father was ever prosecuted, but the daughter was messed up good.

Posted by pervs: more common than you think. | October 30, 2007 9:29 PM

It's happened on both sides of my family. One cousin hit the drugs hard, the other one had a deformed stillbirth. Nothing happened to the dads.

Posted by Irena | October 30, 2007 10:36 PM

"no info yet on Christopher Bates’ party affiliation ..."

Well, at least we know where Dan's head is actually at on all this.

Posted by RW | October 30, 2007 11:20 PM

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