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NM Child Porn Fugitive Caught In Minnesota

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who skipped town before he could be sentenced on more than a dozen counts related to child pornography has been captured in Minnesota.

The U.S. Marshals Service says William Cook was arrested in Buffalo, Minn., on Wednesday.

Authorities say Cook failed to appear for his May 23 sentencing after being convicted of 16 counts of sexual exploitation of children, including distribution, manufacturing and possession of child pornography.

Investigators with the Marshals Service, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and the Santa Fe County sheriff’s office had learned that Cook fled to Minnesota. Deputies in that state were able to take him into custody.

Cook is now awaiting extradition back to New Mexico.

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  1. jeff says:

    happy trails freak!

  2. blackie says:

    this is the type of crime crakers commit prey on little kids .

  3. St Paul says:

    lock him up and throw away the key. oh better double lock this creeps cell.

  4. hmm says:

    Hopefully the other inmates will hear of his crimes. They do not take kindly to child predators.

  5. See BS says:

    @Blackie

    Is that why Capetown South Africa alone had 70,000 sexual assaults on girls and women in the past past year?

  6. Jim says:

    According to drug dealers, as long as he is only dealing, it’s just fine.

    Here’s what they say about dealing:

    Drug dealers would not exist if there was no demand out there.

    Drug dealers are simply providing a service to customers
    that are willing participants in the game.

    A drug dealer does nothing but supply a substance to a
    CONSENTING, WILLING, AND WANTING individuals.

    Now instead of drug dealers we’ll put in child porn
    dealers, or children for sex dealers. According to drug
    dealers standards dealing is OK. Their just supplying what
    the costumer wants. Strange logic.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080216183343AAoSmOn

    1. See BS says:

      I guess to missed the part where the story says he “manufactured” child porn. So he was the one who physically abused children.

      I don’t get how drug dealing is the same.

  7. Jim says:

    Drug dealing isn’t the same for sure, but the excuses they use don’t work any better for them as they would for him. He was a distributor or dealer. Dealing is not O.K Yes, it might be a little off topic, but there are some connections.
    Using this guy in a scenario may help clarify that ” I only supply what people want.” excuse doesn’t work. At least not for me.

    1. See BS says:

      What a weak analogy..you fail!

  8. Marilyn says:

    Actually, this is a friend of mine. I have known him for eight years, loved him, and never known what he was involved in. One of the things he told me long ago was that gay men/women learn very well to lie.

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