Meanwhile, back at the ranch, an Assistant US Attorney from the state of Florida was charged with flying to Detroit to have sex with a five year old girl.
John David Roy Atchison, 53, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., was charged with enticement of a minor using the Internet and knowingly traveling interstate to engage in illicit sex.
With eyes cast downward and fiddling with papers, Atchison asked for a court attorney before he obtains one on his own.
His arrest Sunday was part of an undercover sex crime sting on behalf of the Macomb Area Computer Enforcement Team, also known as M.A.C.E.
According to court records, Atchison, who described himself as "very much a family man," initiated an online chat Aug. 29 with an undercover officer posing as a mother interested in letting men have sex with her children.
During continuous conversations, he expressed a desire to engage in oral, vaginal and anal sex with her fictitious daughter, records show.
At one point, he wrote: "I'm always gentle and loving; not to worry; no damage ever; no rough stuff ever ever."
He assured the undercover officer that the girl would not need medical attention, saying, "I can be absolutely sure; just gotta go slow and very easy is how; I've done it plenty."
Prosecutors say the transcripts could lead to further investigations.
Days before catching the flight for his Macomb County destination, records show, he told the woman to tell the girl she "found her a sweet boyfriend who will bring her presents."
Atchison is due back Tuesday in U.S. District Court for a detention hearing. If convicted of the charges, he could face a maximum of 60 years in prison.
His employer did not return multiple calls seeking comment.
Maybe "his employer" is busy in some internet chat room too.
Heck, when are those US Attorneys in Florida going to get to work fixing the election? Don't they realize there isn't much time?
UPDATE: The Pensacola News Journal is reporting that Atchison is an officer in a Pensacola youth sports community organization:
He's also president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, a volunteer community group focused on youth sports, according to the organization's Web site.[...]
Mike Mabry, vice president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, said his organization placed Atchison on leave until the case is resolved.
"Honestly, we're trying to put this behind us," Mabry said. "Our goal is to be here for the kids. This is the last thing the kids need. We will move forward."
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