Thursday, August 4, 2011

A member of the Los Angeles board of commissioners says Tumors caused him to seek out Child Pornography

Albert Abrams, top dog at the L.A. Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, appeared to admit to a local TV news station that he viewed child porn because "it is what my split personality decided to do."

He resigned this week after the FBI searched his home for child porn, the Los Angeles Times reports. If authorities found anything illicit, they're not saying, but the paper says federal agents did seize computer equipment.

Abrams was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the department's board of commissioners, where he served as president. The mayor's office said in a statement that it had accepted the 63-year-old's resignation. Abrams told CBS Los Angeles' David Goldstein ...

... that recent surgery on back tumors caused him to seek out child porn from a file-sharing site called BoyWonderUSA. A federal affidavit obtained by the station indicates the board was a source of hundreds of photos of children, some as young as 4, engaged in sex.
"I was watching myself from a distance watching it," Abrams is quoted as telling Goldstein. Full Story

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