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08 Apr

K.P. Bath: Children’s Author, Child Porn Enthusiast


Bath50-year-old Kevin Patrick Bath, who writes books for children under the name "K.P. Bath," was indicted on charges of distributing, transferring, and receiving child pornography, along with two counts of possessing child pornography. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has uncovered over 100 video files and thousands of still images of child pornography. There were videos of very young children being sexually abused. Some of the files contained children as young as four years old.

Bath, who resides in Portland, Oregon, is the author of "The Secret of Castle Cant" and "Escape from Castle Cant." He is currently published by Little, Brown and Company, part of the Hachette Book Group. His blog announced that "Flip Side" would be released in autumn of 2009. Maybe he should change the title to "Dark Side."

From his biography at the Hachette Book Group website:

I was so well read that grown-ups fled in terror from the prospect of talking to me. They still do, as a matter of fact. I get along splendidly with children, however, who are less nervous.

Bath was found to be trading pornographic images with other deviants in Washington and Ohio. We now know that as Bath was writing books intended for children, he was fantasizing about sexual deviations with children of the same age as his readers.  In an online conversation with a fellow child pornography suspect, Bath wrote "I wish a 9 yr old was doing that to me." What was "that"? Something awful. Bath "enjoyed" viewing images of children so much that he exclaimed to one of his perverted friends that he was "glad there are molesters out there" so that he could watch their predatory attacks.  Some of the kids that Bath viewed had been bound up. Some of them were crying as they were being attacked. This is what Bath enjoyed watching. This is what he wished he was doing himself.

Bath has volunteered at the Central Branch Children’s Library of Multnomah County since 2001. He helped with the summer reading program and was a homework help volunteer. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that he was in close range with children while at the library. Prosecutors do not have evidence of any physical contact of children on the part of Bath, and he has no criminal history.

Bath indicated on his blog that he had set up a MySpace page and encouraged his readers to add him as a friend. That page no longer appears to be online. He has been under investigation since June, so that’s probably why he closed his account. After all, an author of children’s books would likely find children among his fans and online "friends."

Bath pled not guilty to the charges against him. Patrick John Sweeney, attorney for Bath, said his client had no criminal record, had never been accused of harming a child and has undergone therapy several times a week for months. Bath’s trial is scheduled for June 9. Until then, (and hopefully afterward) he’s to stay away from kids and stay off the Internet.

Bath was identified as a suspect through Operation Predator, the ICE initiative started in Juy of 2003 to protect young people from child pornographers, alien smugglers, human traffickers, and other predatory criminals. So far, ICE agents have rounded up more than 11,000 suspects. That’s a lot of perverts, but there are so many more still out there, preying on the innocent.

You can report suspicious activity to ICE by telephone or e-mail: 1-866-DHS-2ICE or Operation.Predator@dhs.gov.

You can report suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) 1-800-843-5678 or www.cybertipline.com.

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  • http://www.lets-do-diy.com/Projects-and-advice/Bathroom/Replacing-a-toilet.aspx toilet

    What a disgusting man. How exactly can he plead not guilty when they have this evidence?

  • James

    Apparently the “Secret of Castle Cant” was a little darker than I had thought…

  • http://www.differenttypesoflawyers.net/ different_types_lawyers

    I wanna find more info about this, anybody could?

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