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    FL - Stephen Wise arrested for child porn, Orlando, 2011

    This guy could be placed in so many categories; teacher, Boy Scouts, Big Brothers. Jeesh. The guy dedicated his whole life to getting close to kids and has an impressive resume. I haven't checked yet but I'll bet the gnashing of teeth has already started about what a "great friend" to children he's been.


    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...tory?track=rss

    Deputies: Boy Scout leader, Lake Nona High teacher arrested on child-porn charge

    "An Orange County teacher and Boy Scout leader was arrested today on child-pornography charges. Orange County [FL] deputies arrested Lake Nona High School teacher Stephen Wise, 43, earlier today. The Lake Nona High School website shows Wise was the assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 25...."

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    Details of Wise's arrest will be released during a news conference this afternoon. The school's website shows Wise has lengthy experience with helping students through civic activities and school programs. Wise won an award in 1998 for his volunteering efforts with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Florida...."

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    "....He taught sixth-grade language art for three years at Odyssey Middle School prior to working at Lake Nona High...."

    more at link

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    Looks like the group that Wise was active with, The Imagination Foundry, has gone off-line. Google shows that they did have a full site with a bio of Wise:

    "Writer/director Stephen Wise was born in Michigan, and like many filmmakers of his generation, began shooting his own movies at a very young age...."

    Even using the archive and cache retrieving sites, everything is shut down. Their opening banner comes up, though. It says:

    "The Imagination Foundry--Where dreams are forged
    A Motion Picture Production Company"

    Looks like he was the director. I wonder why the entire site would disappear?


    Hmmm. Here's some more:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1439843/bio

    "Stephen Wise grew up knowing he was going to be a storyteller. He started writing stories from the time he could pick up a pencil and taught himself to type on an old family typewriter at an early age. When he was eight, his friends introduced him to filmmaking using a super-8 camera. During his childhood and teen years, Stephen kept himself busy making short films...."

    His filmography:

    "...Sinkhole, co-written by Lee Shapiro, placed in the top 10 of the 2001 Writer's Digest Screenplay contest. His directorial efforts include the short films "Crooks," "From the Ashes," "A Twist in the Tale," and "Ice Blue."


    Writer's Digest is the same group that published Stephen Westfall's creepy book, "Tales from the Undead World". Westfall is the man who kidnapped and assaulted the little girl in Maryland last year. I seem to remember someone posting that Writer's Digest is somewhat of a vanity press.
    Last edited by Missizzy; 02-03-2011 at 02:09 PM.

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    Well, looks like we've completed the category list. Mr. Wise's co-writer has worked for Disney. Looks like Wise might have too as he collaborated with this guy on a number of films. His co-writer is described as a "just a big kid".

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    I miss the good old days, back when I didn't read three of these stories a day. Once again, all the key ingredients are here. Active involvment in organizations and career choices that gravitate towards and encourage lots of prolonged exposure to minors.

    Sicko pedos always find a way to be near their victims. Mark my words, now the stories will start to come out from students and boy scouts who this man interacted with.

    I will be shocked only if that does not turn out to be the case.
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    tlcox--I hear you. However, I think the "good ol' days" were merely the days when these crimes were hushed up and never made it to national news status. The crime of child sexual abuse has always been with us. The advent of the internet, though, has done two things. It's made it easier for like minds to find one another and for the "light-shiners" like WS and reporters to shout these crimes from the rooftops.

    As much as I dread doing this each and every morning of my life, I'm committed to it. We've got to bear witness for the victims. I can do so little about this crime but this is what I've chosen to do....shine the light.

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    FL/ hotel owner Dennis Devlin charged in child sex acts

    As with all of these pedophilia stories, this one is sickening. He had an accomplice to lure a 13 year old boy and paid him to take nude photo and video. The FBI raided the hotel yesterday.

    http://www.news-journalonline.com/br...es-coming.html

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    Devlin? Is there a relation to Michael Devlin? Do I have the name right? The guy who had Shawn Hornbeck....

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    Crimewriter--I thought at first that your post referred to Stephen Wise. It seems to be a different case altogether but I surely think it needs a thread. Why don't you ask the mods to move it to it's own thread.

    Unless I'm missing something, I don't think Devlin is connected with Wise. Although it wouldn't shock me. Nothing shocks me anymore.

    And Jaxson, that's a good question.

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    I don't see any connection between the two Devlins. However, in looking back, I was reminded that Michael Devlin was adopted into a family of six children in Missouri. I believe all the children were adopted. He most likely wouldn't be biologically related to Dennis Devlin of Daytona Beach, unless it was a family adoption.

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    Either I missed this or they've updated the article. Wise bonded out. I hope he doesn't disappear as so many of these guys do.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,4807128.story

    "....Orange County deputies charged Lake Nona High School teacher Stephen Wise, 43, with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He left the Orange County Jail Thursday at 10:22 p.m. after paying a $10,000 bail, jail records show....."


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    Ohhhhhhhh he fits them all. Only thing missing is he wasn't a youth minister.

    Gotta look up the Big Brother program. I think I posted the other day from a guy around these parts that was a Big Brother.

    Like my daddy always taught me "Don't trust a do-gooder".

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    Don't speak so fast, Filly. Would it surprise any of us to learn that Wise was active in a church and helped out with the kids? It's downright amazing just how many perps are active churchgoers (for the one specific purpose, IMO). And yes, you did start a thread on another Big Brother just a week or so ago.

    I agree with your Daddy. I always trust people far more who are a bit bothered by kids. They like them well enough but, "Jeesh, when are these darned kids going to go home?" I admire people who do good as the need arises--not who seek out the opportunity. I'm sure I've judged a few truly kind people a little too harshly since we were burned, though.

    Back to Wise, he's out. It wouldn't shock me at all if he vanishes. I have to say that I'm a little surprised that this article provides a map to the guy's house. I would think the media's liability would prevent them from doing that. Women are known to sit in trees around perps houses, you know.



    http://www.wftv.com/news/26729536/detail.html

    "....some of the neighborhood kids would refer to him as "the creepy guy..."

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    "....Investigators said the pornographic images they found on a computer in his home speak for themselves. However, not all the images of children on Wise's computer were pornographic. There were images of children Wise allegedly knew. "Kids wrestling with one another, kids with their shirts off. They don't rise to the level of child pornography, but, certainly as an investigator I want to talk to those children..."

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    Wise is unmarried and WFTV was told he has no children of his own, but investigators said they are still worried. "Clearly he has an appetite, looking at these kids on the Internet," Mankewich said. "We did recover a lot of evidence....."

    more at link (including video of presser)



    And that appetite is going to go away while he's out on bail and stressed to the limit? What does he really have to lose, at this point?
    Last edited by Missizzy; 02-05-2011 at 02:15 PM.



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