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    CT - Capt. David Bourque for child pornography, Granby, 2011

    Not quite sure how I missed Captain Bourque with his hundreds of thousands of child porn images....SHAME on him!! I wonder how he's doing with his pre-trial restrictions?

    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.s...ptain_dav.html

    Granby, Conn. police Captain David Bourque facing child pornography charges after thousands of images found on computer in his office
    April 26, 2011

    "A Granby police captain was charged Tuesday arrested with possession of child pornography after investigators found thousands of pictures and videos involving children on a laptop computer in his office. David L. Bourque, 50, a resident of West Suffield, was taken into custody by federal and state officials..."

    and

    "...The search uncovered a laptop computer in his office with an external hard drive containing thousands of encrypted pornographic videos and photos involving children..."

    and

    "...Judge Smith directed him to return a hospital where he has recently been receiving medical care. Once he is released from the hospital, he is required to receive mental health counseling, to have no Internet access and no unsupervised contact with children. He was also ordered to not loiter around schools, playgrounds, arcades, or any other places where children under 18 congregate.....

    More at link



    And:

    http://articles.courant.com/2011-06-...town-officials

    Captain Facing Child Porn Charges Resigns With $30,000 Agreement
    June 27, 2011

    "The police captain facing federal child pornography charges has resigned from the department after reaching an agreement with town officials that will pay him $30,000. David Bourque, 51, has been on paid administrative leave since the end of April when he was arrested by federal authorities on child pornography charges. The town was paying Bourque's salary of more than $86,000 and facing the possibility of paying him while his court case dragged on for years...."

    and

    "...Bourque was hired in January 2010 after serving for 30 years in the Suffield Police Department. He was in charge of preparing the budgets, computer training, served on the Youth Advisory Board...."

    and

    "...Federal authorities allege that Bourque downloaded more than 100,000 images of child pornography, some involving children as young as one...."

    more at link

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    In one of the comments, someone says they sure hope he doesn't have kids. He does.

    His name is David L. Bourque of West Suffield, CT and he's now 51. Who knew there would be so many David Bourques in CT?

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    So, the judge is supposed to go easy on Bourque because he missed viewing a few of the images? He's probably still sitting there wondering just what he did miss. It really bothers me that pedophiles hold these images in their memory forever, even when led off to prison. Each recalled memory re-victimizes a child, IMO.


    http://www.boston.com/news/local/con...d_porn_charge/

    Ex-Granby cop pleads guilty to child porn charge
    July 21, 2011

    "A former Granby police captain who was caught with more than 26,000 images and videos of child pornography on his personal and work computers pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday and faces five to 20 years in prison. David Bourque, 51, of Suffield, pleaded guilty to a single count of receipt and distribution of child pornography. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 11...."

    and

    "...Police said they found 22,282 images and 4,084 videos of child pornography on the computers and hard drive that showed the sexual abuse of young boys, including infants and toddlers...."

    and

    "....[Bourque's lawyer, Richard] Brown said he wanted to make it clear that Bourque never produced child pornography, never molested any children and didn't view all the images and videos on his computers...."


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    Of course Bourque knew this was evil. Of course he knew there are victims. But this raises the question again as to whether some victims of childhood sexual abuse are drawn to look at these vile images in an attempt to "make sense" of their trauma or to desensitize themselves. This theory has been supported by some experts in the field. No excuse at all but something to think about.

    An update on this disturbing case:

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/10...suffered-ptsd/

    Attorney: Police captain convicted of child pornography suffered PTSD
    February 10, 2012

    "A former Connecticut police captain facing up to 20 years for child pornography claims he was molested as a boy and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from years on the job. In court papers filed Wednesday, Richard Brown, an attorney for former Granby police captain David Bourque, argued for a lighter sentence based on an evaluation by a psychologist that concluded Bourque suffered PTSD, affecting his judgment. Brown said it did not excuse Bourque's conduct, but could be taken into account by a judge when he is sentenced on Friday...."

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    My mother was a cop in D.C. for 20 years. Yet, strangely enough, with all she has seen, she doesn't view child porn. What kind of BS excuse is that? If the judge gives him a lenient sentence, I will be incensed. Especially because of the pitiful excuses.
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    Oh, you are totally correct Belinda. No excuse AT ALL. However, I'm always interested in the motivation behind pedophiles' actions. Fact is that a huge number of pedophiles report childhood abuse. Could there be a link? I don't know.

    But being the parent of eight victims, this scares the putty out of me.

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    We should know about Bourque's sentence shortly.

    http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/d...que-sentencing

    Former police captain to be sentenced
    February 10, 2012

    "A former Granby police captain who pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges is being sentenced today. David Bourque was in court today, and with him was two of [his] daughters, and the biological father to his step-daughter, who says Bourque has turned his life upside down. Bourque showed no emotion, but when his lawyer spoke about how he let down his former wife, two daughters, stepdaughter and his suicide attempt he started to cry.

    His lawyer told the judge that Bourque suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a long time officer on the accident reconstruction team. Bourque was cooperative with authorities and admitted to downloading images and videos of child porn, about 26,000 images....."

    more at link (and photo)

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    Why couldn't he have been shocked WAY before he accumulated over 300,000 images (per the video linked below)?? His children must be mortified. We're reminded to "remember the good" the man did.

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

    Former Police Captain In Child Porn Case Tells Judge He's "Shocked, Disappointed" In Self
    February 10, 2012

    "Former Granby police captain David Bourque asked a federal judge Friday to consider the good Bourque had accomplished over his life before handing down a sentence on child pornography charges.

    "I am as shocked and disappointed in myself as I know my family, my friends and the communities I served are, Bourque told Judge Alvin Thompson. "I spent 30 years being an example of what is right and honest and then I lost my way. The fact I viewed child pornography is beyond my comprehension...."

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    From the above link:

    "....But federal authorities in their sentencing memorandum said that Bourque used his law enforcement background to help conceal his illegal activity. In fact, they allege that he attended an FBI seminar on child pornography investigations and specifically asked agents after that meeting about how they infiltrate chat rooms and websites that pedophiles frequent.

    Federal authorities also were not convinced that Bourque had never attempted to molest a child. They made him take a polygraph test when he offered to cooperate with them and he didn't pass it. But [Defense Attorney, Richard] Brown said that was because during the seven-hour test, Bourque revealed that he had been sexually assaulted by a family friend while in elementary school...."



    And this kind of clinches the only appropriate sentence for me--the maximum:

    "....Bourque participated in several online chats with other pornographers that involved conversations about raping children...."

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    Bourque was supposedly molested when he was in elementary school. I hadn't seen the statement below. These facts kind of blow the whole "desensitization" theory to my mind.

    http://www.norwichbulletin.com/x3926...#axzz1m0hImanI

    Feds: Connecticut police captain had horrific child porn stash
    February 8, 2012


    "...Prosecutors say Bourque was caught with more than 26,000 images and videos of child pornography on his computers that showed the sexual abuse of young boys, including infants and toddlers...."

    more at link


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    Better than nothing but certainly not the max:

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

    Former Police Captain Gets 10 Years In Child Porn Case

    "Former Granby police captain David Bourque was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Friday for possessing thousands of images of child pornography. Judge Alvin W. thompson handed down the sentence after Bourque asked the judge to consider the good he had accomplished over his life...."

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    10-years stinks when you consider he used his LE knowledge to avoid being caught. Obviously, he didn't use it very well, but it was stated that he did use it. He didn't even get the minimum 17 years. Very disappointing.
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    Abandoned? What did Bourque expect? It's really hard for me to focus on the good this man might have done when I consider the vile crimes he committed...over and over. A more detailed article about the sentencing:

    http://news.yahoo.com/conn-ex-cop-ge...205637523.html

    "Bourque wore a dark gray suit and cried at times during the hearing. Nearly 20 of his relatives and friends attended. Bourque's viewing of child porn was out of character for a man who dedicated his live to public service and helping people, his supporters said. "My sister and I still consider him the best father anyone could ever had," said his daughter, CB, 24.

    CB said she was stunned when she learned about the charges, but she said people shouldn't forget all the good her father has done in his life including protecting the community and once saving a paraplegic from drowning in Maine. She said she has been devastated watching her mother and her father's friends abandon him...."

    and

    "....Prosecutors said in court documents that Bourque showed a "callous disregard" for the harm suffered by the children, telling his trading partners to "enjoy" themselves or "have fun" while viewing his collection...."

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    Frankly, I find it sad that he has so many 'suppporters.' I find it sad that his daughter tried to mitigate his sentence and said what a great father he is. I'm sorry but I couldn't do that if one of my family members was caught doing something like this. I just couldn't support them in their quest for a reduced sentence. Maybe I'm just mean, but it disturbs me every time these people bring out all their supporters in a case like this. To me, having it be a family member would make it that much worse, not encourage me to support them.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

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    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
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    While I think it's understandable for a child to still love and support their father after a crime like this has been revealed, it's a slap in the face to the victims to herald the good the man has done and to beg for a lighter sentence. I seriously doubt that a single victim could give a flip about this guy's good deeds.

    Sorry, but I don't believe good deeds are going to be Bourque's legacy. Evil like this has a tendency to cancel out good works.

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