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    Facing child porn investigation, South Florida actor/attorney jumps to his death

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/1...k=omni_popular

    Posted on Wednesday, 03.14.12

    ...............He also could have been singing about his own life, a Jekyll and Hyde saga beset by demons that ended, literally, in a fall.

    The demon: an obsession with child porn that had cost Jerome his law license 20 years ago, and seemed poised to do so again.

    The fall: an apparent suicide leap from an 11-story office building in broad daylight.

    A maintenance worker found Jerome’s lifeless body behind the BankAtlantic building at 1600 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, about 10 a.m. Friday, the day after police went to his home with a search warrant for videos featuring boys and girls as young as 7 being used for sex by adult men.

    They seized his computer and related items, and charged him with possessing drug paraphernalia and small amounts of pot and oxycodone. He bonded out of jail early Friday, went to the building where he kept an eighth-floor office and, police say, in a final, dramatic gesture, jumped from a balcony.

    Broward Sheriff’s Office personnel found a suicide note in one of his pockets, but Wednesday had not released what it said.


    More at link with pics....

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    Day-um. He was quite the actor than because judging by this mugshot he doesn't appear overly upset.





    http://www.jailbase.com/en/arrested/...rome-501201669


    Two trips to Guatemala at Christmas time are on FB. I don't want to link because there's alot of little kids. It looks like he has a friend who came from Guatemala and hadn't been back in many years.

    Now, what does that note say?

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    Hmmmm, this guy was obviously very well loved.

    However, not his first time facing child pornography charges. Back in 1990 a raid yielded European child pornography magazines.


    http://on-suicides-deaths.blogspot.c...jerome-61.html

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    I hate that mugshot...it's like he's trying to get the last laugh. But he's probably not laughing now.

    I don't want to think what may have happened in Guatemala.

    Hope he didn't have kids of his own. I feel very bad for his victims and his family/friends.

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    The Daily Mail weighs in....of course.



    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...hild-porn.html


    Since it's in the news I now can probably say this. The Guatamala trips at Christmas were to his partners home where he grew up. As always in hindsight I saw some creepiness there. DM has a photo of him and his partner. That's fine, but his partner has been back in Guatamala living. When this guy retired he was going to retire there.

    In the name of all things justice and lawyers and all I pray this partner has nothing to do with this. I am naive as in where one would go to live in retirement. Does one retire to Guatamala?

    Also I was a tad taken that he'd break out in song in the courtroom. Seriously? We've heard of Judges doing this, but an attorney?

    Oh and one of my links told how police were sad to hear this outcome and paid respects to his law partner. One even offered to take his beloved dog in.

    That 1990 charge looming and how he said he was innocent, but they dogged him blah, blah. The whole thing is enough to make anyone want to jump off an 11th floor balcony.

    You can not make this stuff up.

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    .....sorry for my soapbox. Also troubling to me with this case is all the "openly gay" reports. So what? There's some narrow minded people in this world that will automatically connect that with child pornography.

    We know as we read about all these pedophiles that it can be anyone. Anyone.


    O.K., done. Thank you.



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    https://www.facebook.com/stephen.d.j...rome?sk=photos


    Since it's out there in the media I suppose it's O.K.



    Not certain this will take you to the exact photo I think is super creepy. It's #7 out of the first set of 12 photos in Guatamala. Stephen Jerome is making like a monster and has something shoved up his nose and in his ears. Peppers? Plugs for electrical stuff he no doubt brought for this family?

    https://www.facebook.com/stephen.d.j...type=3&theater

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    Does he look like Howdy Doody to anyone else? LOL


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    Do they ALL look like this?



    But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops. Luke 12, 2-3


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    OMG, Concerned Papa, that is eerie to the max!




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