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Democrat Activist Gets Measly 10 Months in Jail for Producing Kiddie Porn

Andrew Douglas Reed, a Democrat activist, was given a sickeningly light sentence of only 10 months in jail by a Democrat judge after a plea bargain recommendation from a Democrat prosecutor. Reed's crimes could have gotten him a sentence of more than 80 years in prison.

A Democrat community leader who would "offer a homily during worship services" and facilitated his congregation's "opening our doors to all people regardless of sexual orientation" has been given a slap on the hand after pleading guilty to extensive child pornography offenses involving children as young as six.


Authorities say Andrew Douglas Reed, 53, who reported for an abbreviated jail term just a few weeks ago, had pleaded guilty to a page-long list of counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Court records in the Asheville, N.C., case said he admitted that he would "record, develop and duplicate material containing a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity." That activity is defined by state law as including masturbation, intercourse and "touching - in apparent sexual stimulation or sexual abuse - of the genitals, pubic area or buttocks."

However, instead of the 967 months in jail - nearly 81 years - for which he was liable, Judge Robert Lewis, another Democrat, gave him, in a plea bargain with the office of District Attorney Ron Moore, who was elected as a Democrat, a 10-12 month sentence.

And according to the report, there were other Democrat activists who thought his ridiculously light sentence of 10 months was too much. Take a look at how Reed's supporters are completely comfortable dismissing his sick, disgusting sexual exploitation of children because of his liberalism:

"It has been my pleasure to share Andy's commitment to ensuring that compassion and democracy are at work across our community," wrote Beth Lazer, a Democrat who shared Unitarian Universalist church theologies with Reed and serves as the head of the local public access television, URTV.


She said in her letter of reference she first worked with Reed "when we both served on the board of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters."

"What an invaluable board member he was," she said.

Steve Hagerman, the executive director of the Asheville Symphony, wrote on symphony letterhead that, "Reed has been a long-time supporter of the arts in Western North Carolina and has been involved in many worthwhile causes in our community."

And Oralene Graves-Simmons, a Democrat who leads the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville, wrote a page and a half extolling Reed's virtues.

"When the decision was made in 2001 to incorporate the Association as an independent non-profit organization, Andy was instrumental in making it happen. He wrote the new organization's by-laws, revised and edited its incorporation papers, and, with me, determined the makeup of its founding board of directors," Graves-Simmons wrote.

"It was for his ten years of dedicated service that last January the MLK Association honored Andy with the 2005 Community Humanitarian Award," she wrote.

Take a close look at the mentality of the people who support Reed, a list that obviously includes the judge and the prosecutor. They don't care if he produced kiddie porn, victimizing children as young as six years old. He's a Democrat who supports the League of Women Voters, the symphony, and humanitarian causes. That's all that matters to them.

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU


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Comments (25)

Yeah, but God help him if M... (Below threshold)

Yeah, but God help him if Mark Foley shows up on any of his tapes.

Typical liberal think.... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Typical liberal think.

(not directed toward you wa... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

(not directed toward you wave')

I'm confused. Did he produc... (Below threshold)
jailem:

I'm confused. Did he produce them (a "hands on" exploitation), or did he copy and sell child pron?
That makes a big difference in sentencing.
From what I read elsewhere he did the second and so the sentence is low, but not outrageously.
If he did the first, then he should do a good ten years or better.

Doesn't the ACLU want to le... (Below threshold)
Mickey:

Doesn't the ACLU want to legalize child porn?

This may be the most pathet... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

This may be the most pathetic whine, the political part of it, that you folks have ever conjured up in an ongoing never-ending series of daily whines.

What this thread shows is that you are absolutely bankrupt when it comes to discussing anything of substance. You want to talk about child pornography and the horrible impact it has in this country. Great idea. No, lets whine because democrats were involved.

And, of course were he a "republican" activist there would be nothing about it to read here.

Now the goofs here can retort with your Foley stories. Playing the republican victim role so many of you seem so expert at doing.

Okay Hugh, I'll bite:... (Below threshold)

Okay Hugh, I'll bite:

I guess we can forgive and forget Foley then, because he authored some pretty strict child protection laws.

If he recorded it, he was a... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

If he recorded it, he was actively involved. He didn't just notice it; he caused it to happen in the first place.

I get real intolerant when it comes to molesting kids. The kids involved are damaged for life and this creep will not be "cured" of his "illness". He'll be cruising for new recruits as soon as he gets out of jail, and we all know it, whether we admit it or not.

Anybody who could do that to kids is an animal of the lowest order and should be subjected to the death penalty. It's a crime against humanity, as far as I'm concerned, and it should be treated as such.

That doesn't even begin to address the lenient treatment given to liberals who get judged by bend-over-backwards compassionate liberal judges. If this creep was a conservative activist, he'd be going away forever. This case is a disgrace.

bobdog:Can you cit... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

bobdog:

Can you cite all those instances of "lenient treatment given to "liberals"? I just knew one of wouldn't be able to resist the republican victim role. You play it so damn well.

Oyster:

You didn't really bite my friend. I don't think we should forget any bad behavior, but I do know that forgiveness can be very liberating.
H

"I get real intolerant when... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"I get real intolerant when it comes to molesting kids. The kids involved are damaged for life and this creep will not be "cured" of his "illness". He'll be cruising for new recruits as soon as he gets out of jail, and we all know it, whether we admit it or not.

Anybody who could do that to kids is an animal of the lowest order and should be subjected to the death penalty. It's a crime against humanity, as far as I'm concerned, and it should be treated as such."

I agree 100% bobdog, Hugh , Lee , Brian and Mu mu oh what's his face are all suffering from and victims of "Democrat Abuse"and they enjoy it.

"lenient treatment given to "liberals"?

Are you Kidding? Its volumes long.

Traitor Fraud Kerry still lives. Sandy "pants" Burger Steals and destroys Clintons Failures . Clinton Pardons Clinton. Drunken Ted Kennedy Kills intern, Cut and run leaving her to die.

"I don't think we shou... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"I don't think we should forget any bad behavior, but I do know that forgiveness can be very liberating."

Ya, so can the day that arives after one has served their sentence. Democrats shamelessly and arrogantly commit their crimes then cry like babies when caught at the thought of doing time.

Rob LA:At least be... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Rob LA:

At least before you played the republican "victim" card you showed once again why right wingers are on the fringe of society.

You must really have little to do if you keep on reliving folks behavior from the 60s. Sad, truly sad. I almost feel sorry for you. What keeps me from that is how dangerous folks like you are.

Hugh, reread Kim's original... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Hugh, reread Kim's original article. And for the record, I'm not playing a role, and it ain't about politics, so spare me your partisan contempt.

Go check the recidivism rates for pedophiles. It's near 100%. There are two things you don't want to be in prison: a corrupt cop or a pedophile. Even rapists despise pedophiles and target them in prison. It's the lowest form of humanity, as far as I'm concerned.

Pedophiles don't "get better", and even chemical castration doesn't help. So the obvious answer is to put them away for all day or execute them in egregious cases. Like this one. And before you get all weepy and snarly about these poor misunderstood defendants, consider what it does to the kids involved. Now imagine it's your kid.

I used to work with the father of one of John Wayne Gacy's victims, and I saw what it did to him. He simply broke. He was never the same again, and I dare say that the same thing would happen to you if it was your kid.

And screw your liberal diatribe. Everything is evil neocons to you.

What is it with Unitarians?... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

What is it with Unitarians? They believe in everything (so, they believe in nothing).

If the ultimate test of compassion is "tolerance," then let's let all the rapists, murderers, and child molesters out of jail, and they can go live in Hugh's neighborhood, or any Dem., since they are all about COMPASSION (for child molesters).

What about the victims?

By the way, I travel to Asheville all the time, and it can be freak central sometimes due to the large population of retro-hippies enjoying our beautiful mountains. Go out to Pack Square or the park near Left Bank restaurant and you will see a veritable cornucopia of freakazoids who look like they haven't had a shave, or a shower, for days--double for the women.

Bobdog: Exactly. I have f... (Below threshold)

Bobdog: Exactly. I have first hand knowledge of the damage done. I forgive that sick person's soul, but his body should be anally raped every day for the rest of his life.

"And, of course were he a "... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"And, of course were he a "republican" activist there would be nothing about it to read here."

Heh. So true. Because if he were a Rep activist, he would have been given a deservedly stiff sentence, he would have become radioactive to other Reps, his personal IMs and email would have been published in the media 24/7, any Reps he worked with would have been hounded with 'what did you know and when did you know it' questions, etc..

In other words, if he were a Republican activist, he would be held to account if he broke the law (or even if he didn't break the law) and no one would make excuses for him.

Amen, Les. You are right o... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Amen, Les. You are right on the money.

"At least before you pla... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"At least before you played the republican "victim" card you showed once again why right wingers are on the fringe of society."

Hugh, listen good stupid.

"Played Republican "victim" card"

I don't "PLAY" games or anything. Nor do I tuck tail and run in fear from ignorant's like yourself blabbering what you wish was reality. Listen to you talking about the fringe of society, you are the fringe at this site. If you were capable of feeling stupid you would at the fact that I am Registered Democratic and have been for nearly 20 years.

Carry on IGNORANT ONE

In other words, if he we... (Below threshold)
Brian:

In other words, if he were a Republican activist, he would be held to account if he broke the law

We don't have to play "what if" games here. There are plenty of examples of Republican child sex offenders to choose from, many of whom received very light sentences.

Brian makes a good point. C... (Below threshold)
mikem:

Brian makes a good point. Child predators are not exclusively Democrats and liberals. It just seems that way.
Of course, the difference is that Republicans and conservatives despise child predators, where as Dems and liberals support and re-elect them like their much beloved Gerry Studds.

Wow, the dogs are baying at... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Wow, the dogs are baying at the moon. My point has been made, the whines got better...or worse depending on your point of view.

Rob, if I said my mother was the first female president of the US that would be more credible than your claim to be a registered democrat. You learned that trick from O'Reilly when he claimed to be a registered independent? I take great pleasure in my status in this site. Someone has to call people like you on your bullshit or you must actually start believing yourself.

You didn't really bite m... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

You didn't really bite my friend. I don't think we should forget any bad behavior, but I do know that forgiveness can be very liberating.

Forgiveness?

For being a party to kiddie porn?

Umm --- no. I think I'll do fine without feeling that kind of liberation.
-=Mike

Hugh, or anyone who thinks ... (Below threshold)

Hugh, or anyone who thinks this guy's okay with only 10 months,

What if your son, daughter, sister, nephew, niece, any kind of relation was on a tape, whether made by this fella, or copied and passed on? Would you still think that 10 months was enough?

Logan:I never once... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Logan:

I never once said anything at all about the sentence. Like everyone else here I know nothing about the facts which led to the sentence. I challenged the absurd "whine" that the sentence was light because the guy was a democrtaic activist. Of course the inference is that a repubican activist would be put away forever. And actually, some of these goofs made that kind of argument.

Hugh, "Like everyo... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Hugh,

"Like everyone else here I know nothing about the facts"

Speak for yourself stupid. Even when your admitting what a dumbfuck you are you can't help but tell a lie in the process.

"Rob, if I said my mother was the first female president of the US that would be more credible than your claim to be a registered democrat."

Of course it would be to you because that is all you are speaking for . I'm sure that believing your own lies might play a secondary factor.

"I take great pleasure in my status in this site."

LOL,he thinks he's got status.....lol

"on your bullshit or you [{must}] actually start believing yourself."

There you have it....your status.




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