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    OR - Rodney Pelling for sex abuse, child porn, Newberg, 2008

    I've followed this case for a while as it involves Oregon. I didn't realize that we didn't have a thread for it. My hope is that this young girl's competitive spirit will aid her in the healing process.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index...or_senten.html

    Newberg [OR] golf instructor sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for making child porn


    "A Newberg golf instructor who used a 12-year-old girl to produce child pornography as they traveled across Oregon was sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison.

    Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ordered Rodney Mead Pelling, 68, to register as a sex offender after his release from prison and undergo government supervision for the rest of his life...."

    and

    "...Pelling first came to the attention of police in July 2008, when he was observed behaving inappropriately with his victim at a motel in Sisters [OR].

    The girl competed in golf and gymnastics, and Pelling accompanied her during competitions across the state and sometimes entertained her at his home..."

    more at link

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    An earlier article and photo of Pelling. More details about the case. Pelling is described as a businessman, history buff and amateur photographer. I'll let you read between the lines about where/who the parent was.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index...eral_chil.html



    A few other details:

    http://www.newsregister.com/article/...sed+child+porn

    "...Pelling has made his home in Oregon for nearly 50 years, the last 20 in Newberg.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    An earlier article and photo of Pelling. More details about the case. Pelling is described as a businessman, history buff and amateur photographer. I'll let you read between the lines about where/who the parent was.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index...eral_chil.html



    A few other details:

    http://www.newsregister.com/article/...sed+child+porn

    "...Pelling has made his home in Oregon for nearly 50 years, the last 20 in Newberg.."
    Okay, I give up. Who/Where were the parents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belinda View Post
    Okay, I give up. Who/Where were the parents?
    A Commenter said 'step' however someone else commented & said 'adopted'.
    I thought it was either/or too.
    The saints are the sinners who keep trying...

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    Ah, didn't think to read the comments. Duh.

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    I'm not sure about the victim's mother. But we don't need to worry about her father for a couple of decades.

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    FWIW, a married couple sued Pelling this spring. Looks like his homeowner's insurance. That's a common tactic for victims to gain compensation for their abuse and funding for therapy.

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    It seems that Pelling had some sort of connection with Parrett Mountain Vineyards in Newberg, OR in 2007. The articles state that he's a businessman. Can anyone find out what Mr. Pelling did for employment.

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    Mr. Pelling also received a non-profit status for an organization called:

    1993 SIX-STATE MISSOURI-TO-OREGON WAGON TRAIN INC

    http://www.taxexemptworld.com/organi...asp?tn=1481227


    Here we go:

    http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...0&slug=1679171

    Oregon Wagon Trains Go Separate Ways

    "Two men who had planned one wagon train to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Oregon Trail are at odds and now say they'll lead separate trains.

    Rodney Pelling of Portland, Ore., and MC of Casper, Wyo., say they'll each lead a train along the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon. Both wagon trains will depart May 2 from Independence, Mo...."

    and

    "...Pelling owns coffee and stationery companies and is chairman of Six-State Wagon Train Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Portland...."

    more at link

    Just great to know that he's done so much traveling.

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    So there Pelling is in court, apologizing to his victim and what does he say? (FWIW, I rarely feel like ranting....I feel like ranting):

    http://www.newberggraphic.com/news/2...case/news.aspx

    "...Pelling asked his victim for forgiveness, claiming that “a perfect storm of factors,” including medication he was taking, led to behavior that he claimed was beyond his control..."

    Mr. Pelling, NO medication renders a person incapable of controlling sexual urges. The only drug which might come close would be meth, and I hardly call that a medication. If you were whacked out on meth, I seriously doubt if you could have kept up appearances and coached or instructed at sporting events. And if your doctor truly prescribed some sort of medication which turned you into a sex fiend and removed your moral compass, I'd really like to learn more about this. As a society, we need to know about these "medications".

    Jeesh.


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    A little childhood history on Mr. Pelling, from his own pen:

    http://www.shawnigan.ca/blog/2008/03...e-student-blog

    Scroll down to a post he wrote on 4/3/08 (he was arrested 3 months later):

    "....The Stag Club was formed. I'm not going to take the time now to tell of that fabulous trip which was the begining of so many more that have followed. Instead let me tell of the intertwining force of rugby in my life as the years have past....."

    more at link

    Seems that Pelling went to an upscale private boarding school from 1952-1961 in Canada, on Victoria Island:

    http://www.shawnigan.ca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    So there Pelling is in court, apologizing to his victim and what does he say? (FWIW, I rarely feel like ranting....I feel like ranting):

    http://www.newberggraphic.com/news/2...case/news.aspx

    "...Pelling asked his victim for forgiveness, claiming that “a perfect storm of factors,” including medication he was taking, led to behavior that he claimed was beyond his control..."

    Mr. Pelling, NO medication renders a person incapable of controlling sexual urges. The only drug which might come close would be meth, and I hardly call that a medication. If you were whacked out on meth, I seriously doubt if you could have kept up appearances and coached or instructed at sporting events. And if your doctor truly prescribed some sort of medication which turned you into a sex fiend and removed your moral compass, I'd really like to learn more about this. As a society, we need to know about these "medications".

    Jeesh.
    Lord have mercy, Missizzy! Look what I just noticed from your link

    after he was seen engaging in inappropriate behavior with a 12-year-old relative at a motel in Sisters.

    The ensuing investigation revealed that Pelling traveled throughout Oregon with the girl, creating numerous sexually explicit images of the minor both at his Newberg home and at hotels in various counties throughout Oregon between April 2007 and May 2008.
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