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    OH - Pastor Mark Griggs indicted on 112 counts of child porn

    Sadly another pastor makes the child porn dept. Darn it. Griggs besmirched his congregation's house of worship by downloading that horrid stuff at church.

    And just a simple question. How often does child porn NOT include the rape of children?


    http://www.toledoblade.com/article/2...1219536/-1/rss

    Berea [OH] pastor charged with trading child pornography on Internet


    "A pastor was indicted Thursday on 112 counts, including charges that he traded child pornography over the Internet from his house and church for two years.

    A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted the Rev. Mark Griggs, of the Cleveland suburb of Berea, on charges that include downloading and possessing child pornography. Among the images Griggs downloaded and saved were ones that depicted children being raped,...."

    and

    The pastor traded the child pornography over the Internet from his house and church between July 2008 and last month, prosecutors said...."

    and

    "....Griggs is pastor of Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in the Cleveland suburban of Olmsted Falls. A church spokeswoman also did not immediately return messages...."

    and

    "....Griggs is not in custody and no date had been set for his arraignment..."

    more at link

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    I'm glad they got him what a waste.

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    His attorney makes it sound like someone did a bait & switch on him...I'm sure the pastor was downloading hymns or sermon material & the child porn just inserted itself in the download ::eyeroll::

    individual users have no control over the content of the files they are downloading once the process begins.

    http://www.cleveland.com/sun/all/ind...29_others.html

    Milano, his attorney also said

    "Mark Griggs is not a child pornographer and he's not out parading these things."

    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010...ornagraph.html

    hmmmm - he's not charged w/ producing CP, just possessing & trading it...it's as tho the attorney's saying Griggs isn't a bad guy because he didn't produce it....pfffft

    What's a pastor doing w/ Limewire installed on a computer at church anyway?

    Sorry - I'm not buying any of the lame excuses.
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    Well I'm certainly relieved that "he's not out parading these things".

    What things is he not parading, again? I forgot.

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    He's not in custody. I wonder if he went to Church today.


    Dang, someone deleted his Facebook. However, his Church still has all his information on their site. Got some education this Dr. Griggs.


    http://standrewspresbyterianchurch.g....com/Mark.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Mist View Post
    His attorney makes it sound like someone did a bait & switch on him...I'm sure the pastor was downloading hymns or sermon material & the child porn just inserted itself in the download ::eyeroll::

    individual users have no control over the content of the files they are downloading once the process begins.

    http://www.cleveland.com/sun/all/ind...29_others.html

    Milano, his attorney also said

    "Mark Griggs is not a child pornographer and he's not out parading these things."

    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010...ornagraph.html

    hmmmm - he's not charged w/ producing CP, just possessing & trading it...it's as tho the attorney's saying Griggs isn't a bad guy because he didn't produce it....pfffft

    What's a pastor doing w/ Limewire installed on a computer at church anyway?

    Sorry - I'm not buying any of the lame excuses.
    BBM - playing Christian music? NOT!! You FAIL pastor.

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    http://www.woio.com/Global/story.asp?S=13772328

    Pastor Perv: Pastor popped in child porn bust due in court

    (Note to mods: That's the headline on this mainstream news source. I did not say that word!!)

    "New information on a massive and disturbing child porn bust in Northeast Ohio. Arraignments for 24 of the 27 defendants, including Reverend Dr. Mark Griggs, [are] slated for this morning.

    The 48-year-old Pastor of Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Olmsted Falls is accused of downloading, trading, and possessing child pornography. Between July 2008 and November 2010, Griggs is accused of trading child pornography over the Internet from his house and church. He downloaded and saved images of sexually abused children to his computer that depicted children being anally, vaginally, and digitally raped...."

    and

    "...A church spokesperson says they are standing behind Rev. Griggs. He is currently on administrative leave...."

    more at link

    Also:

    http://www.cleveland.com/sun/all/ind...pleads_no.html

    Olmsted Falls pastor pleads not guilty in child pornography case

    "....Griggs posted a $10,000 bond and was ordered not to leave the county while he awaits his pre-trial hearing...."

    more at link



    FWIW, I wouldn't support the man but I would stand behind him so I could keep my eye on him. Those are the exact words used by the members of the Mohler family and church members when those six men were arrested for child rape. I guess the family and church members are still standing behind their men. Three of them are still in jail, however, over a year later.
    Last edited by Missizzy; 01-04-2011 at 08:47 PM.

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    Grosses me out as he lives near me.

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    Wait. I thought the pastor was "not out parading these things". He pleaded guilty to trading so that's a total lie.

    Not a Reverend anymore....

    http://www.woio.com/story/14452192/o...d-porn-charges

    Olmsted Falls Reverend pleads guilty to child porn charges
    February 22, 2012

    "A Reverend from Olmsted Falls pleads guilty to more than 80 counts of child porn related charges Wednesday afternoon. Reverend Dr. Mark Griggs was rounded up in a massive child porn sting in December of 2010. Griggs, 48, was the pastor at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church..."

    and

    "....Between July 2008 and November 2010, Griggs traded child pornography over the Internet from his house and church. Using file-sharing networks, he downloaded and saved videos and photographs that depicted prepubescent children being raped..."

    and

    "....Griggs, along with 30 other defendants, were indicted during Operation Lake Effect, which was a 6 month investigation into child pornography, conducted by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Operation Lake Effect was the third largest investigation into traders of child pornography. In 2008 and 2009 Ohio ICAC conducted similar operations that netted a total of 91 individuals being charged...."

    More at link

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    21 May 2012

    CLEVELAND -- The former pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Olmsted Falls will spend the next six years behind bars for downloading child pornography.

    Reverend Dr. Mark Griggs, 50, of Berea was arrested in December 2010 following an investigation by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task force called “Operation Lake Effect.”
    http://fox8.com/2012/05/21/former-pa...-porn-charges/




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