ICE Chief Anthony Mangione Indicted in Federal Court on Kiddie-Porn Charges

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Anthony Mangione
Update: Mangione pleaded not guilty to all counts. He "showed no emotion" in court, according to the Miami Herald.

The head law enforcement official for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in South Florida, Anthony Mangione, has been indicted in federal court on counts of transporting, receiving, and possessing child pornography. The indictment came down on Tuesday and was unsealed earlier today following his arraignment in West Palm Beach in front of Circuit Judge James Hopkins.

The charges of transportation and receipt both carry a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence and a maximum 20-year sentence. The possession charge carries a maximum sentence of ten years. In addition, Mangione will face supervised release after leaving prison and will have to register as a sex offender, according to a news release sent out today by the FBI.

The FBI and BSO are collaborating on an ongoing investigation while a case is built against Mangione. According to the FBI:

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

Mangione is currently in custody at the Broward County Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale.
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IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Wait till La Eme and MTO  find out that this guy is in Broward County lock-up.They dont like child molestersThe dont like La MigraThey dont like the Po Po 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

From the Report on the Crisis in the Catholic Church in the United States

1. US clerics (priests, deacons, bishops, etc.) accused of abuse from 1950-2002: 4,392.

2. About 4% of the 109,694 serving during those 52 years.

3. Individuals making accusations: 10,667.

4. Victims' ages: 5.8% under 7; 16% ages 8-10; 50.9% ages 11-14; 27.3% ages 15-17.

5. Victims' gender: 81% male, 19% female

6. Duration of abuse: Among victims, 38.4% said all incidents occurred within one year; 21.8% said one to two years; 28%, two to four years; 11.8% longer.

7. Victims per priest: 55.7% with one alleged victim; 26.9% with two or three; 13.9% with four to nine; 3.5% with 10 or more (these 149 priests caused 27% of allegations).

8. Abuse locations: 40.9% at priest's residence; 16.3% in church; 42.8% elsewhere.

9. Known cost to dioceses and religious orders: $572,507,094 (does not include the $85 million Boston settlement and other expenses after research was concluded).

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Very interesting statistics, but am I missing something here?  Not too many priests moonlighting for ICE I dont think.  And vice versa.

And as evil as it is, possessing child porn is not the same thing as child molestation.  

But, other than that, a list of very interesting facts and figures.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I am suggesting we (rightly so) drop the hammer on Mr. Ice...   But why do we allow Father Jimmy a hall pass?

Can you imagine if another organization, say HP, had 4% of its front line managers accused of such atrocities? We'd run that company out of town, let alone by printer ink from them.

But, then again, WTF do I know. According to many Christians, us atheists have no morals.

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