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R.C. Fox charged with criminal possession of child pornography

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Police!.pngNews out of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania from September announced that one Carl R. Rickwood was charged with 20 counts of dissemination of child pornography. It has recently been revealed that this perpetrator was actually a furry by the fandom name of R.C. Fox. A full breakdown of the documentation can be found on a video by Ragehound.

R.C has been a prolific member of the fandom, having his own fursuit since 2014, and also attending and volunteering for multiple conventions. They were also slated to run a disc jockey session at the upcoming Furpocalypse until this news was brought to staff's attention and they indicated they would not be in attendance. They were also featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette piece 'Meet the Furries'.

Since the news emerged, R.C.'s social media accounts on Twitter, Fur Affinity, and even YouTube have been removed, renamed, or disabled. As of now no arrest can be confirmed.

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Quote from the Gazette piece:

Gazette: What has been the most difficult reaction [to your fursuit]?
RC Fox: When parents encourage children to see me or take photos and the children become upset.

Guess those kids had a good reason, allegedly.

Communities always have to deal with moments like this, and always far too often, where people who seemed so normal are doing actions that are promote the harm of others in private. Even if they did not harm the children directly in this case, patronizing such content creates demand. Even worse it also immortalizes the most traumatizing point in a young human's life that will haunt them into adulthood knowing a copy of it is out there, being used by others for their own demented ends.

For the love of everything if anyone reading this comment has any of this kind of content on their hard drive, wipe it, and never seek it ever again. For everyone's sake. There is so many legal ways to get one's rocks off, there's no need for this trash.

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Have you seen Happiness, by Todd Solondz... As far as I remember (I haven't seen it in forever) it's a portrait of a pedo played with absurdity. An absurd part is how he's for the most part a good dad, it's other kids who are harmed, not his own. It's a weird contradiction that people have. Anyways, people who hoard that kind of stuff may be desensitized to it but not targeting kids themselves. So yeah, creepy and awful and illegal for good reasons like demand, but it doesn't mean proximity alone was dangerous. I guess we'll find out more later when courts handle it. Stop by on Monday, this opened a can of something I'll publish.

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It's 2017, and the fact that we're still required to explain the unacceptability of child porn is almost as offensive as the porn itself.

Yes, the drink-spiking, child-raping dad in Happiness is shown to be a loving father. So too is Joe Pesci's sociopathic gangster (based on a real person) in the movie Casino, and so were -- sorry to break Godwin's Law, but it has to be done -- many Nazi officers. It's hardly a defence, Patch.

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That got misunderstood... I mentioned a movie portrayal that kind of illustrates how someone may not harm a kid just by being close to them. Which isn't a defense any more than saying crystal meth isn't dangerous to the owner if they don't use it. It's still illegal and harms others. RC may not have been harmful as a fursuiter (who knows, maybe he was) but there's another crime involved and I'm also offended if someone defends CP, sorry if I garbled that.

Man I need more time to watch movies, I havent gotten to the new Blade Runner yet. Reason is this giant article on the way which adds a lot to this.

Funny thing about nuances, I was looking into gossip about attention-whoring and that RC did offensive fursuiting at a vigil for Pulse shooting victims. But two sources said he was asked to.

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They would understand if they saw the movie because the single funniest line is about how the father would not molest his own son.

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hey, let's ask Foxler about molesting kids, right? that's funny too, right? dotard.

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Given where he lives, that's a long way to go to attend a vigil

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That one was in pittsburgh.

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Pedophilia is an obsessive-compulsive disorder, so with pedophiles, yes, proximity alone is a risk. The majority of men arrested for child pornography display pedophilic profiles, and collecting child pornography rather than just viewing it is another risk factor.

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Key term "arrested for" might make a big difference, according to the "gold star" kind, which is a whole other discussion we don't need because it's off topic and this one is about RC. And yes you're right about risk that makes restrictions on where they can live.

Point taken, it's just good to know what risk means. For example because winning the lotto is rare doesn't imply a winner cheated (there's some fallacy named for that.) Because this guy was arrested doesnt mean fursuiters are dangerous or anyone condones it. A good thought for the perpetual topic of representations.

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I'm not sure that's true. Do you have any actual data that backs it up? 'Cause from the information I'm aware of, >90% of child sexual abuse is committed by family members. There is very little risk of child molestation by strangers.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/08/sex_offend...

In any case, when it comes to R.C. Fox, it's not clear what danger he would've posed. Perhaps you are aware of what sort of link there is between consumption of child pornography and actual sexual assault but there is a general tendency that consumption of child pornography leads to lower incidence of child sexual abuse.
http://www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/biblio/articles/2010to2014/2010-porn-in-czech-republi...

On a more general point, it seems like restrictions on where most sexual offenders can live and sexual offender registries do not actual improve the situation. In fact some of those restrictions, though not for cases of paedophilia, were being lifted in California.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/04/california_s_sane_...

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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I'm just curious how he managed to think pedophilia is OCD. Like, I understand if there's a link between the two, but I'm pretty sure that most pedophiles don't engage in predatory behavior because they're afraid something bad will happen if they don't.

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Would you fuck off with that shit? You've been grasping at that one straw for so long it's prone to snap any day now - or the minute any of us can be bothered to find one good study to counter your one fluke study.

If this was a case of someone being persecuted for writing or drawing things of that nature, I'd be in agreement with you. Indeed, every time I hear about a furry being investigated or charged for "child porn", my gut wouldn't be surprised if there were no actual children or porn involved.

We have a big enough problem these days as it is with police and governments pushing the envelope to see just how far they can stretch legal definitions in their never ending campaign to "create" criminals out of otherwise harmless people without people like you muddying the waters.

Go join fucking NAMBLA or something. That's not illegal. YET...

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I already pointed out the partyvan-sized holes in that study to him like, months ago.

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did..did.. you really just attempt to defend pedophilia?

Good god, Roman Polanski, what the fuck is wrong with you!?

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I did not. I cited sources showing how commonly held beliefs are not supported by the available evidence. It might be old-fashioned in the post-truth world but I tend to prefer going with what the evidence says rather than what everyone feels is correct.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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right. in the meantime, you're posting articles that defend pedophilia out there so you can be "factually correct".

so when does your card to NAMBLA expire?

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None of those articles defend paedophilia. In fact, I find it very concerning that you would rather not be factually correct if it clashes with your preconceptions. That's the very thing that Trump is often mocked for, his complete denial of reality. I'm also not even sure how one is supposed to have a discussion if you completely dismiss evidence against your position and see it as having an agenda.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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I didn't completely dismiss anything. Dismissing it would imply I didn't read it.

But I think I'm uncomfortable reading flayrah so long as you're a writer to be honest.

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Bye, Felincia?

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Sounds good. If you're uncomfortable it means you're being challenged and exposed to new ideas. It means you have an opportunity to grow and, at the very least, learn about other people's viewpoints. If you are entirely comfortable all the time then you are deep inside your comfort zone and from there your growth will stagnate.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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No, it means I believe that you are promoting pedophilia. and as a victim, I won't stand for it.

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You could just ask me if that's what I'm doing and I could quickly tell you that your belief on that matter is very much incorrect. I also don't know where you got it from because nothing I've written supports it.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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WHAT'S THE MATTER

TOO CLOSED MINDED TO HEAR IDEAS THAT CHILD MOLESTING MIGHT NOT BE WRONG?

LOL SNOWFLAKE

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Dude, if you believe someone to be an unabashed pedophile, I hardly think said person would take being compared to one of the greatest film directors of all time as an insult.

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*glitch*

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So, never mind me munging up by throwing in some seperate topics, but here's how I really feel about this. http://dogpatch.press/2017/10/23/r-c-fox-arrested/

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I'm from this neck of the woods. I'm 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

In PA, these charges carry a 7 year jail sentence per offense.

So if found guilty, he's look at at 147 year sentence, which can run concurrently.

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From the movie Take the Money and Run:

"Virgil Starkwell is tried on 52 accounts of robbery and is sentenced to 800 years in federal prison. At the trial, he tells his lawyer confidently that with good behavior he can cut the sentence in half."

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"Charged" doesn't equal "convicted."

"Possession" doesn't equal "purchased" nor "downloaded" nor "sought."

Beware of things easily implied through "news" sources.

People are innocent until proven guilty here in America.

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...He admitted to it lmao

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Whether he's guilty or not, admitting he has or might have pedophilic pornography is plain retarded. I'm more shocked by the retarded admission itself than by the fact. The admission serves no purpose but a faster conviction.

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Lying increases severity. If you are guilty and you can1t hope for getting away due to lack of evidence, then admitting can work in your favor.

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Confessing to the one they found, maybe...but confessing to an additional 50 files they didn't yet know about? C'mon, man. Edit: Wait, you're already arguing he's guilty? Then what the fuck are you doing?

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Like for a plea bargain? interviewed by police outside his house is a funny place for that. Also coerced confessions are a thing. The guy gets a defense even if chances don't look good for him.

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"People are innocent until proven guilty here in America."

No they're not. I'm so God damned sick of that myth.

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Preliminary hearings have been made and the case and charges are moving forward, Boozy's tweet thread:

https://twitter.com/BoozyBadger/status/925919465052753920

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BoozyBadger made a post about this case earlier this week: One For The Furry Jury: R.C. Fox and the Amazing Summary Execution.

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