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Missizzy
04-03-2010, 12:41 PM
One would think that Mr. Pound would know better than most what punishment looks like. Still didn't deter him. Really nice to have those computers all set up and ready to go while the children are getting ready to go to school. Fine role-modelling there, Mr. Pound. Kids get to eat their oatmeal as Dad checks out the "child rape" sites. Good of Mr. Pound to volunteer with the Scouts too.


http://www.buffalonews.com/2010/04/03/1007633/corrections-officer-suspended.html

Corrections officer suspended, charged with child pornography

"The state Department of Correctional Services has suspended a corrections officer who was arrested on federal child pornography charges at his Gowanda home last week.

Authorities confirmed Thursday that the officer — Shawn R. Pound, 39— had been assigned to guard prisoners in a unit housing sex offenders.

Both Pound and his 19-year-old stepson, Kenneth Fisher, were arrested March 25 at their home on Route 62 in Gowanda. The arrests followed an investigation by agents from U. S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement.

Agents found graphic and disturbing child porn images on three computers they seized from the home during a court-authorized search March 9, Assistant U. S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango said.

“When the agents went to the home, as Pound’s children were getting ready to go to school, a search was being run on the family computer in the kitchen, using the keyword ‘rape,’ ”

and

"Pound has also served as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts..."

more at link

elle1919
04-03-2010, 12:55 PM
You have got to be kidding me.

Vegas Bride
04-03-2010, 12:56 PM
In the article it also mentions his 15 yo son has been accused of raping a 9 yo girl in their neighborhood. I'm wondering if the rape is what brought the investigation into the entire household.

VB

Missizzy
04-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Ken Fisher, the step-son has a MS page. He says "everyday I stay here is like a lifetime of dying slowly". He's 19 and unless I'm missing something could have walked away. He could have alerted LE to the danger in his home and possibly saved the younger siblings. He says it's boring. Well, he hasn't sat in the state pen for a few years.

I read a lot of MS pages, keeping up on a few of my kids. I'd have to say that Mr. Fisher has a few young female friends that seem to have more than just a "challenge" with spelling and writing. I'm very hopeful that Mr. Fisher hasn't been preying on girls with some pretty profound special needs. There's a lot of friends with babies. A lot.

Belinda
04-04-2010, 07:00 AM
Egads! Do none of these kids have a mother? If so, where is she? Did she know what was going on? If there is a mother present in the household, I don't see how it would be possible for her to be completely unaware of all of this. Scary.

Filly
04-04-2010, 07:21 AM
Egads! Do none of these kids have a mother? If so, where is she? Did she know what was going on? If there is a mother present in the household, I don't see how it would be possible for her to be completely unaware of all of this. Scary.

Belinda who do you mean? The 9 year old girl? Does she have a mother? I'm not sure who you mean.

Obviously the 19 year old Fisher has a mother because she's married to the perverted Pound.

The article doesn't say how it came about LE was aware he raped a 9 year old. I understand your point. I do. However, you can be the most caring, thoughtful, on the ball mom and your child can be assaulted. I speak from experience and can tell you at that age or any for the matter when you're a victim you just don't pop in the house and say "Ma, I got raped by a 19 year old". In fact at that age sometimes you don't even have the words or understand it.

Sorry for the long post. Izz, just think two of them in one house. What came first? I'm banking on Mr. Pound assaulted this kid at some point. The step son. Plus, EGADS the Scouts. They just got done blaming the parents of all the assaulted kids, right?

Belinda
04-04-2010, 07:28 AM
Filly - I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. I meant the 5 kids in the home. The report said one is a step-son and 4 were his. I meant is there a mother in this home and how could she not be aware of the horrendous amount of child porn on all the computers.

Filly
04-04-2010, 07:48 AM
Filly - I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. I meant the 5 kids in the home. The report said one is a step-son and 4 were his. I meant is there a mother in this home and how could she not be aware of the horrendous amount of child porn on all the computers.

Oh, I see. Belinda I am sorry. I should have seen that immediately. That makes sense. Like where's the mom when her husband is on downloading child porn as the kids get ready for school?

Got ya. That was my fault.

Missizzy
04-04-2010, 08:07 PM
And we all know with some of our "delightfully caring and loving mothers" we've seen in the news lately, she might have been right in front of the computer along with the slimy Dad and son.

I still can't get the photo of Lisa Ford out of my mind. She's the one in Portland who admitted to having sex with her very fragile teen who was both physically and mentally compromised (on a ventilator!!) and her 6 year old daughter. She and her partner shared the porn. I have no doubt that the computer sat open to those sites in the Marceau-Ford home. That home was also a "hub" as it was in a nice suburb and the daughter hosted sleep-overs. Both parents also had great jobs. (Thankfully I had a dear man hand me a glass of wine just this second....let me take a gulp). Check out the smug look on Lisa's face:

http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2010/02/aloha_couple_admits_photgarph.html


We'll have to wait for more of the Gawonda, NY story to come out. I haven't seen any local comments. If anyone finds them, please link. I just cannot imagine this happening down the street...or next door. Well, let's not go there.

I don't know what to think anymore, Belinda. Taken right or wrong your question still makes me sad. Having a mother present doesn't guarantee safety. She could be totally oblivious for all sorts of reasons or she could be complicit. It's just tragic for the kids.

Let's not forget how many children must have been in and out of this house, with the scouting and all. Oh Lord. I just hope that they have a healthy and safe family resource so they don't get split up. That's the last thing they need right now, unless, of course, some inappropriate stuff was allowed to take place. That's always so sad as the children must be separated. Prayers for those kids.

Missizzy
04-04-2010, 08:17 PM
Notice the plural, "parents", in this article which contains a statement by the judge:

http://www.buffalonews.com/2010/04/03/1007592/corrections-officer-suspended.html

"I find that [Pound] does constitute a danger to the community,” Schroeder wrote in a detention order. “We are dealing with a substantial amount of alleged child pornography on a number of computers in a household where young children are present. I am most concerned about [allegations] as to the role of the parents in the household, as well as the alleged events of the neighbor child having been subjected to a forcible rape...."

Well, at least they suspended the guy. He wouldn't have been too effective with the inmates, now would he?

Angel4u2Whisper2
04-04-2010, 08:50 PM
I am from the area. It is a few miles from Collins where Laura Cummings was brutally killed. The buffalo paper is the one that covers the area.

nomoresorrow
04-04-2010, 10:00 PM
Unfreakin real! Is it just me or this reaching epidemic proportions? There is NO WAY today, knowing what we know about the long-term devastating affects sexual assault has on on child, that anyone could/would touch a child without being completely devoid of anything human and decent IMO. On one hand I'm relieved that they're catching these monsters, on the other hand though I'm concerned about the low bail/bond amounts, length of time from arrest to trial, that is if it even ends up going to trial due to plea deals, and the light sentences given when/if found guilty and convicted. We are kidding ourselves if we think that the embarrassment of being arrested and publicly outed will be enough to keep them from doing it again - this isn't adult-to-adult (consensual, albeit illegal) prostitution!

reen
04-05-2010, 02:32 PM
UGH!! Who's watching the watchers??? It sounds like more is still to be learned about this family's goings-on...

Missizzy
04-05-2010, 04:08 PM
No local comments, anywhere?

Missizzy
11-02-2010, 01:11 PM
Finally an update:

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/southern_tier/CO-indicted-on-child-porn-charges

CO indicted on child porn charges


"GOWANDA, N.Y. (RELEASE) - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a grand jury has returned a two-count indictment charging Shawn Pound, 39, of Gowanda, NY, with possession of child pornography. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000....."

more at link (but nothing about other family members)

Missizzy
11-02-2010, 01:15 PM
The step-son:

http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/544790/Gowanda-man-pleads-guilty-to-child-pornography.html?nav=5058

Gowanda man pleads guilty to child pornography

September 3, 2010

"U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Thursday that Kenneth Fisher, 19, of Gowanda pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to a felony charge of possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine...."

and

"....Fisher's laptop computer was seized at his residence pursuant to a search warrant and he admitted to downloading videos of child pornography using the internet sharing program LimeWire....."

more at link