Slade Sohmer, 44, the former editor-in-chief of the leftist news website, The Recount, has now been charged with possession of child pornography. This is one of the sickest crimes an adult human being, particularly a man, can participate in, and is a total betrayal of the purpose for which a man exists, which is to be a protector and provider. If we lived in a truly just society, men guilty of this sort of crime would be put down like the dogs they are.
Sohmer was charged with possession of child pornography in the state of Massachusetts, according to a report published by the local Berkshire Eagle.
“Sohmer was editor-in-chief of The Recount until just last month. He was dismissed from the role around the same time the Berkshire District Attorney began investigating the child pornography allegations. He “is no longer editor-in-chief” of the site ‘following a company restructure exercise in early October to focus on our editorial and commercial plans,'” a spokesperson for The Recount’s parent company The News Movement, said during a conversation with the New York Post.
“Sohmer was arrested on Friday at his home in Otis, about 30 miles west of Springfield, and he was released Monday on $100,000 bail,” the Daily Wire said.
The former editor-in-chief has pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography along with two counts of dissemination of child pornography. If Sohmer should be convicted, the possession charge could see him spending five years in a state prison, while the dissemination charge comes with a minimum sentence of a decade.
Check out more details via the Daily Wire:
Sohmer’s arrest comes after law enforcement obtained a search warrant and confiscated his electronic devices several weeks ago. The child pornography case is one of the most “egregious” Assistant District Attorney Marianne Shelvey said she has encountered.
Sohmer’s phone allegedly stored pornographic videos showing boys believed to be as young as three, according to court documents cited by The Berkshire Eagle. More than 1,300 images of child pornography were allegedly found.
Authorities also discovered texts allegedly sent by Sohmer discussing how to kidnap and rape a child, a detail Shelvey said adds “a level of extreme cruelty.”
Gross and despicable on every level imaginable. How can a person do this sort of thing and sleep at night? Is Sohmer a sociopath devoid of any empathy for fellow human beings? I just can’t wrap my mind around how awful you have to be as a person in order to think raping a child is okay. Do we want such a miscreant to still be living, breathing, and functioning on the tax payer’s dime? I don’t think so.
Local law enforcement professionals received a tip about Sohmer that concerned the sending of a rather suspicious video on Snapchat during September 2022. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children then alerted the Massachusetts State Police Cyber Crime Unit about the video, which is highly disturbing in nature.
“The video allegedly showed a boy around 11 years old, according to court documents cited by The Berkshire Eagle, and authorities traced the video to an IP address allegedly connected to Sohmer’s home internet account,” the Daily Wire continued. ”
“Previously, Sohmer also worked as a camp counselor for Camp Power, a nonprofit that ‘provides kids from New York City’s most underfunded and underserved neighborhoods with freedom and encouragement that are often lacking in their communities back in the city,'” his LinkedIn profile states.
Sohmer has been scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 21.
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