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    RI/CT~George Banks, Babe Ruth Commissioner gets suspended sent. for child porn

    I guess we don't have a thread on this guy. Suspended sentence with all the contact with children and the earlier incident?? An interesting overview on just how LE says they monitor computer use when it is restricted by a judge. We can hope.

    http://www.theday.com/article/201102...302199950/1018

    The longtime District 6 Babe Ruth baseball commissioner who was arrested on a child pornography charge last July has entered a no contest plea.


    George Banks, 54, of Mystic [CT], entered the plea on Jan. 25 at Newport County Superior Court in Rhode Island. The case was heard in Rhode Island because that was where the crime occurred. Police said they found at least six images of child pornography on his computer at work; Banks worked at BAE Systems Inc. for 31 years. He was a computer programmer at the time of his arrest. Banks received a sentence of five years, suspended, meaning he will not serve jail time...."

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    "...Banks had served as the District 6 Babe Ruth baseball commissioner for at least 20 years. He was suspended immediately after his arrest, and the league named a new commissioner in the off-season. Banks had also been involved with the Mystic Babe Ruth league since 1967, was coordinator of the Stonington Recreational Basketball League and was also involved with the Mystic Explorer Post..."

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    "....In that [an earlier] case, Banks was accused of improper conduct with teenage brothers. According to an article in The Day at the time, Banks admitted he wrestled with the boys and wore no clothes, but denied any impropriety in those actions. Banks was granted accelerated rehabilitation, which is reserved for first offenders, and put on probation for one year..."

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    An earlier article which discusses the 1987 incident. So a 31 year old man wrestles naked teen boys and goes on to become the Babe Ruth Commissioner? Banks has spent his entire adult life working with boys, it seems. And the judge thinks this man won't reoffend, why? He is prohibited from being near anyone under 16 years old. My guess is that he's going to make some new 16 and 17 year old friends.

    http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_n...t-george-banks

    Child porn suspect charged in the past

    "...According to The New London Day, Banks was a volunteer for youth baseball and basketball teams in Mystic [CT] when he was charged in September 1987 with two counts of risk of injury to a minor. The incident resulted in Banks' being permanently banned from the grounds of the Mystic branch of the Ocean Community YMCA...."

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    all i can say is MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCING

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    ITA, this one really has me scratching my head.



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