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Former Oxford mayor faces child porn charges

Posted February 8, 2010

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— Allie Ellington, who served as mayor of Oxford from 1983 to 1997, has been indicted on three child pornography charges.

Ellington was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of knowingly possessing photos depicting a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and two counts of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The alleged incidents occurred between March 2003 and March 2008.

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  • sunneyone Feb 10, 2010

    ambidextrous cat, possession and perpetuation are pretty much the same thing. And it's one step away from creating it. And HOW do you think it gets created?

  • Vietnam Vet Feb 9, 2010

    "AAHHHH, another one of our great/ awesome political figures getting caught doing a no-no!!!!!!! But yet our tax-payer dollars paying him!!!!!!!!!!"

    I'm curious why we're catching so many of them now. You don't really think that they JUST NOW started going bad, do you???

  • manofjustice Feb 9, 2010

    I am so heartbroken by this revelation. This was a great man. He was the best mayor of Oxford ever. There will never be another mayor of his stature. He has the wisdom of a ruling king. He has the insight of a deity. He has the looks of a strong African warrior. Oh why oh why. He is the reason why I am the way I am today. He is my martyr. I will pray for this good man.

  • WRALcensorsforIslam Feb 9, 2010

    "I don't give a flying fig about his politics. There are perverts in all political parties." -itsmyownopinion

    That may or may not be the case for your contentions that there are perverts in both parties and that you don't care about their affiliation. I was pointing out the inherent bias of WRAL in their coverage of politicians involved in scandals. Nothing more. As an unaffiliated voter I notice media bias from a perspective that does not cause me any embarrassment. I don't have a problem with politicians in handcuffs from either or both parties. I just find it odd that our local media outlets put so little effort into concealing their own bias.

    That the partisans of one party or the other seek to engage in damage control, as you are doing, is a given. Frankly, I'd like to see all politicians involved in a scandal or criminal investigation identified by affiliation. It tends to neuter the aura of moral superiority they try to cultivate.

  • ambidextrous cat Feb 9, 2010

    I'm not defending him I fully acknowledge the fact that he's a sicko, yet fail to act as if he's comparable to a serial killer or a rapist. So let's see what happens with this case.

  • itsmyownopinion Feb 9, 2010

    I don't give a flying fig about his politics. There are perverts in all political parties.

  • WRALcensorsforIslam Feb 9, 2010

    One interesting thing to note, WRAL did not put this guys political affiliation in the headline. They did not say "former Republican Mayor of Oxford". The fact that WRAL did not highlight this guys political affiliation makes it clear he is probably a Democrat. IF he had been a Republican that party affiliation would have been highlighted.

    My guess is the News and Observer will also cover the story in a way that omits the perp's partisan affiliation. I'm not suggesting that all Democrats or all elected Democrats are like this, just that when the perp is a Republican these organizations trumpet that while hiding the partisan affiliation of their fellow Democrats.

  • itsmyownopinion Feb 9, 2010

    Why are so many of you defending this guy? Friends, relatives?

  • itsmyownopinion Feb 9, 2010

    Why didn't the story cover his years as a public school teacher, as it appears this is not his first brush with the law on similar charges?

    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/15557301/detail.html

  • ambidextrous cat Feb 9, 2010

    There is a difference between possessing material, perpetuating it and creating it. He should be severely punished, but locking him up for life is ridiculous. I do not want to have to pay for his meals. Yes he is a creep, but he should not be treated as harshly as a child molester or an actual pornographer. There are differing levels of sickness present here.

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