Children's Book Author Jailed for Child Porn
KP Bath gets 6 years for video clips showing abuse of 'very young'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 9, 2010 11:23 AM CDT
This photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's office children's author K.P. Bath taken Thursday, July 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff, HO)

(Newser) – Children’s book author K.P. Bath was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison yesterday after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography. Investigators discovered a huge cache of disturbing images and videos in Bath’s Portland, Ore., home, many of which “graphically depicted the sexual abuse of very young children,” according to the US attorney’s office. That included sadomasochism, bestiality, and rape.

The 51-year-old is best known as the author of the “Castle Cant” series. He also worked for the Asian Reporter newspaper and volunteered at a children’s library. Investigators say they also have evidence he traded child porn with two other collectors, but charges of transporting, distributing, and receiving child porn were dropped as part of his plea deal, CNN reports.

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izZY
Jul 11, 2010 8:35 AM CDT
6 yrs Thats it ! .....Wow ... The System Has Failed Again On Protecting Our Children ....
MrBrownstone1475
Jul 9, 2010 4:05 PM CDT
That guy looks like a class-A pedo -- they always do. It's actually quite remarkable.
schmidtkoff
Jul 9, 2010 1:27 PM CDT
i was going to take my neighbors son out to a stable to get him away from his friends etc. then i had monstrous thoughts that what if he accused me of something? (he's been suspended from school 5 times this year, and caught with pot). i had paranoid thoughts that what if during our ride to the farm he would be holding weed, or worse accuse me of something. i was relieved when his mom said he was going to a friend's birthday party. i then thought that if in the future we were to go to the stables i would take another person, his mom or someone with me. this is the