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    LA - Metairie plumber charged with molestation of young boys

    Metairie plumber accused of touching boys on service call

    Published: Monday, June 06, 2011, 1:35 PM Updated: Tuesday, June 07, 2011, 4:01 PM

    Authorities have arrested a Metairie plumber accused of inappropriately touching a 6-year-old boy while out on job, an arrest report said.
    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...sed_of_to.html
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    More charges for plumber accused of touching boy during Metairie service call

    Published: Thursday, June 09, 2011, 7:51 PM


    Authorities sifting through a wireless telephone and a computer seized from a Metairie plumber accused of touching and photographing a 6-year-old boy found images of another child, this time a nude 5-year-old boy, that were purportedly taken during earlier service call.
    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...ber_accus.html
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    Detectives file new charges against Metairie plumber accused of touching boys
    Published: Monday, June 13, 2011, 5:13 PM Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011, 5:53 PM

    Joshua Meyer, the Metairie plumber accused of inappropriately touching and photographing young boys in homes where he made service calls, has been arrested on new charges of fondling two children in his neighborhood.



    Choking back tears, the father said he had no clue what was happening at Meyer's house. The father said his son spent a fair amount of time there while he worked from home, figuring the boy was safe. The father confirmed that other children often played at the house.

    "He really had us all fooled," the father said.
    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...rie_plumb.html

    How many other parents did this opportunist have fooled? And how many posts will be added to this thread as the victim count increases?
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    This site belongs to a photographer named Joshua Meyer of Metairie. These shots are from 2005, following Katrina. Interesting that he knows exactly how far the playground and park are from his house. Hmmmm.

    http://www.pbase.com/jmphotography/m...ricane_katrina

    http://www.pbase.com/jmphotography/image/53415537 (a photo and poem about being relinquished for adoption)


    The home page:

    http://www.pbase.com/jmphotography/root


    This case is eerily reminiscent of Clement Bilski, Jr. of NJ. He, too, was a contractor who molested and photographed children, often with their families in the house at the same time. The risk factor is a huge draw for pedophiles, it seems.
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    streetview map of his house (address already in public, listed in article. Notice the plumbing truck in the house view photo.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com

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    This guy is just plain nasty.

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    MOre innocent children violated:

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...rie_plumb.html

    "Joshua Meyer, the Metairie plumber accused of inappropriately touching and photographing young boys in homes where he made service calls, has been arrested on new charges of fondling two children in his neighborhood. "


    "Joshua Meyer
    The latest cases involve two boys, ages 8 and 9, and bring the number of Meyer's alleged victims to four. But investigators say more are likely out there.The new charges came about after the parents of a 9 year-old boy who had spent considerable time at Meyer's home contacted detective Jason Rivarde, an arrest report said. The child disclosed that Meyer touched him while the two were playing in the backyard. In another instance, Meyer had the boy remove his clothing so he "didn't get dirty" while the two were washing a four-wheeler, the report said."

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    Capri--I, too see the plumbing truck but I can't make out the company name. It would be helpful if the authorities would release the name of the company. That might jog some memories.

    I noticed a comment under one of the articles asking how on earth a plumber doing work in a home could access a child. An electrician answered that it would be easy as children often follow home repairmen around. I heartily agree. My husband is a contractor/developer now but used to do service calls. He's told me stories about how people readily allowed their little ones to follow him as he worked. He had to remove children from his truck and take tools away from them. He once had a little boy crawl under a house to see what he was doing. Kids are curious. He finally made a rule that if a child wanted to watch, the parent had to be nearby to keep the child safe (from debris, etc.) Parents are far too trusting. Can everyone imagine the excitement for a little guy who was offered the opportunity to hold a tool which he'd never held before?

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    He must also be a ham operator. I find him on Shirmaine Ln. here:

    http://www.interceptradio.com/interc....php?zip=70001

    But several other sources list the 3700 block of Derbigny St. I wonder if he's moved and that's his mom's house? But that is either a plumbing or pool maintenance truck, IMO.



    ETA: According to several news articles, he was arrested at 3722 Derbigny. That's a tiny "shotgun" style house and I see no truck there.

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    This is confusing. There's two 3722 Derbigny St. addresses in Metairie. I don't see a north or south assigned to them but they are in different zip code areas--70001 and 70002.

    There IS a clearly marked plumbing truck here:

    http://www.realtor.com/property-deta...70001_ef60a104

    I don't see a recent sale of the house but it was reassessed from $226,000 in 2006 down to $22,000 in 2009. I wonder if it was foreclosed?

    So, there's also a plumbing truck (not the same company) at the Shirmaine Lane address and the one at the 3722 Derbigny St. address in the 70001 zip code. I'm wondering if Meyer hasn't worked for more than one plumbing company?

    The company linked to the truck parked in front of the Derbigny house:

    http://www.steverobertsplumbing.com/


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    Updated article....
    Joshua Meyer remains in jail on a $575,000 bond

    http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/s...H7pyTrgqA.cspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    This site belongs to a photographer named Joshua Meyer of Metairie. These shots are from 2005, following Katrina. Interesting that he knows exactly how far the playground and park are from his house. Hmmmm.

    http://www.pbase.com/jmphotography/m...ricane_katrina

    http://www.pbase.com/jmphotography/image/53415537 (a photo and poem about being relinquished for adoption)


    The home page:

    http://www.pbase.com/jmphotography/root


    This case is eerily reminiscent of Clement Bilski, Jr. of NJ. He, too, was a contractor who molested and photographed children, often with their families in the house at the same time. The risk factor is a huge draw for pedophiles, it seems.

    Out of alllllllllllllllllllllllllllll the mass reckage from Katrina he photographs the playground? Can't wait till they clean it up.

    This made me sick to my stomach. We had a plumber here for days on end it seemed when DD was in 8th or 9th grade. Being me I was extra careful because they had tile guys in and out as well. When she got in after school I took her clothes to change out of her uniform down into the basement cause I am ummmmmmmmm "overprotective". For a few days I told her she had to change downstairs because..........just because I said so.

    Uhhhhhh, odd that after being here a few days this nut says to me they need a sitter for their little baby cause the lady that watched her was too old. You know what I told this creep! Dude knows me from nobody and wants me to let my kid go babysit? Getthhe*louttahere.

    Then my DD goes "That guy told me I was an exotic beauty". Needless to say I flipped. Told that guy he wasn't finishing the job and come back cause I have a license to carry. I should have called the cops. People will take advantage when they know you're in chaos with no bathroom and no water. Meanwhile I thought "This creep asked us to hold on to his video camera". Nothing was on it, but who the he*l knows. I think it was stolen. Later I found out he was a flippin crack addict.

    Sorry that gets to me. Of course we see it's people in all walks of life and trades, but I will never forget that. Babysit your kid and your camera.

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    In doing some further checking, the house on Shirmaine belongs to an aunt but was listed as Joshua Meyer's address for his radio license which needs to be renewed next month. Probably not going to make the deadline.

    Filly--My EXACT reaction about the Katrina photos. He has some lovely family shots, pet shots and "artistic" shots but his heart seemed to really be at that playground. And to be honest, while it did get some damage, there would have been far more poignant devastation to photograph in Metairie. He lost three family members in New Orleans during Katrina. You'd think that he'd have grabbed his camera to shoot the aftermath. I think the playground holds memories for him. Maybe he hung out there quite often. I hope families think back.....

    Speaking of photos, there are a number of photos of his father who was a dead ringer for Meyer at the same age. It's eery. No mention of a mom, just that comment about adoption. And lots of photos of himself. Narcissism at work here.

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    I'm not defending this guy, but I have to ring in on the Katrina photos. He has nine or ten groups of Katrina photos, including downtown NOLA, his childhood home in Lakeview, the Lakefront and City Park, and Metairie Playground. I find absolutely nothing questionable or unusual about his choice of subject matter or locations. I, myself, have a large set of post-K photos taken in the yard of my former grammar school and on the adjacent playground. Not to mention, many areas were inaccessible in the first few months. I visited the neighborhood where I grew up because I had to see about my sister's house, otherwise I'd have stayed away. Even if you could get past the utility trucks, construction crews and National Guard, sightseers were asked to stay away, and most of us complied, especially in St. Bernard Parish where his relatives perished. The lakefront and parks with the many felled trees were the easiest locations to photograph because they were all but abandoned. Believe me, his Katrina photos are no different from my own or the thousands of others I've seen taken by friends and relatives.
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    I'll take your word for it, Bessie. The playground photos just jumped out at me as the playground (at least the equipment) looked to be contemporary and the damage wasn't particularly devastating. It's interesting that there don't seem to be many children's photos on his site--except of himself as a baby and child. I may have missed them but he didn't seem to promote any sort of children's photography. Some sweet photos of family kitties and elder relatives but only one or two children.

    A common "thread" seemed to run through Meyer's work and words....loss and sadness. I'm not defending him in the least, either, but the word that comes to mind is fragile.

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