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Ex-soldier faces child porn charges

Posted August 3, 2011

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— A Fayetteville man was arrested Tuesday in Pennsylvania on child pornography charges, authorities said.

Steven Wray, 26, a former soldier, was arrested in an Aston home by members of the U.S. Marshals Services Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force.

A federal grand jury indicted Wray in June on seven counts of receipt of child pornography and one count each of possession of child pornography and transportation of child pornography. According to the indictment, several hundred photographs of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct were found on his computer last year.

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  • caryzoo Aug 3, 2011

    Ex soldier? And that has to do with what he did exactly HOW?

  • lampagenda Aug 3, 2011

    The irrelevant focus on "ex-soldier" is made for the same reason as the "Ballerina killed by Doctor" news some time back. Sensationalism sells news stories. The authors want to create a false dichotomy between bad and good, e.g. Soldiers and Children, Doctors and Ballerinas, etc.... They're just pushing the liberal agenda a little bit further in the culture war.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Aug 3, 2011

    DTB - "...they didn't report it to make soldiers and marines look bad- just those people who like kiddie porn."

    Unless this guy did this while serving, the fact he served is a moot point and should not have been part of the story.

    If a soldier from, let's say the Vietnam Era who has long since been discharged did this, would it be mentioned in the story?

    In most cases, no! So why is it here?

    Like I said, unless he did it while still serving - it's irrelevant to the case and the story as well.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Aug 3, 2011

    feartacticsdontwork americans do - "WHY MUST YOU REPORT THESE THINGS ON EX SOLDIERS AND MARINES??? BTW... THEY ARE NOT EX'S THEY ARE FORMER! SEMPER FI"

    As a former Marine, I can state without reservation no TRUE Marine would ever prey on a child, video-wise or otherwise. Those in the uniform who do are not TRUE Marines, they're animals who sully a great and proud uniform.

    So I'll thank you kindly for NOT calling them former Marines in my presence. They do not stand for what TRUE Marines stand for.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Aug 3, 2011

    If he's an ex-soldier, why even mention he served? It's a moot point that reflects badly on all soldiers in the minds of some people.

  • iwannaseethereceipts Aug 3, 2011

    Do you think it shouldn't be reported??

  • dwntwnboy Aug 3, 2011

    "WHY MUST YOU REPORT THESE THINGS ON EX SOLDIERS AND MARINES???"- they didn't report it to make soldiers and marines look bad- just those people who like kiddie porn. The fact he was a soldier is really moot to the article. Just points out that just because someone serves in the armed forces doesn't make them a model stand-up citizen. There are bad people from all walks of life and employment- this particular one HAPPENED to be a soldier in the past. Would it make any difference if they story read "ex-bag boy" instead? Would still be the same crime with info on his previous employement....just not as sensational. :-)

  • jbarron4950 Aug 3, 2011

    WHY MUST YOU REPORT THESE THINGS ON EX SOLDIERS AND MARINES??? BTW... THEY ARE NOT EX'S THEY ARE FORMER! SEMPER FI
    feartacticsdontwork americans do

    Why should they be exempt? Also, the article said ex-soldier and former soldier and nowhere was the word marine mentioned.

  • smack Aug 3, 2011

    why would they NOT report these things on ex soldiers or marines? the public has a right to know what they're doing as well, especially if it's something criminal.

  • WooHoo2You Aug 3, 2011

    WHY MUST YOU REPORT THESE THINGS ON EX SOLDIERS AND MARINES??? BTW... THEY ARE NOT EX'S THEY ARE FORMER! SEMPER FI-feartacticsdontwork americans do

    Maybe because no one is above the law?

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