Man Convicted of Drugging Kids’ Ice Cream to Make Child Porn Has NO REMORSE

jail cellSixty-three-year-old James Phillips Edwards was just sentenced by a Kansas City judge to 245 years in prison. Edwards was convicted of sexually assaulting 13 girls over a four-year period, during which he drugged them with sleeping pill-laced ice cream then used them to make porn videos. In March of 2011, Edwards pleaded no contest to 21 counts related to making and distributing child pornography, but it was earlier this week when he was handed down his sentence.

Just when you thought this story couldn't get any more disturbing, Edwards was reportedly defiant in the courtroom and announced his plan to start a "pro-pedophile" movement from behind bars.

He's also written an essay called "The Pedophile Minority" in which he described how he'd like to be the flag-bearer for all pedophiles and detailed his plans to carry out his dream while in prison.

The judge told Edwards that his conduct is incomprehensible, but I can think of a few other words to describe this sort of behavior, like ... sick, terrifying, unconscionable, and barbarous. 

There has been some discussion recently about pedophilia being a sexual orientation, and while I can't say one way or another whether I agree with the claim, it would seem that Edwards is of the ilk where he cannot imagine life without sex with children. When someone goes as far as to admit to starting a pro-pedophile movement, after having been sentenced to over 200 years in jail for the crime, you have to assume he doesn't see, or perhaps feel, that anything is wrong with his actions.

And that, to me, is the scariest part about this story. The only thing that could've made the story even more frightening is if this guy was loose on the streets. Our comfort can come from the actuality that he'll be locked up forever.

But, at the same time, if he's not in solitary confinement, does he pose a danger of spreading his pedophilia gospel?

Maybe that, in fact, is the scariest part.

What do you think of this story?


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NYCmo... NYCmommy100

Wow. I cannot believe how crazy people are. Pedophiles are disgusting, sick jerks and never in my life would I think of letting my kids near any. I feel sorry for those 13 girls and I hope all of the other immates will beat the living sh*t out of him. Ooo, wait I have another idea! LET'S PUT HIM ON DEATH ROW!

dirti... dirtiekittie

"pedophilia gospel behind bars"? hardly. most prisoners, once they find out you're in for pedophilia / molestation, will hand out their own justice. he may find a comrade or two in the pokey, but more likely it's going to be him getting a pokey!

(sorry for the bad pun. well, not really. lol)

zombi... zombiemommy916

Exactly...are they mainstreaming this sicko with the general prison population? Course not! They'll "protect" his disgusting ass...death row perhaps? Or no communication allotted whatsoever? SOMETHING!!!!

Sarah UsedtobeZech Cone

Just re-enforces my belief that pedophiles should be executed after conviction. If they are let out they are a danger to society and if they are in prison they are a drain on society.No onewins in this scenario, except the pedophile. To respond to the above post about pedophiles basically getting what they deserve in prison, well I hate to break it to you but that's not always the case. My SIL is a guard in an all male prison in Ontario (she is one tough cookie, let me tell don't mess with her and the inmates learn that REAL quick.)  and she says that the pedophiles "pay",bribe,etc. certain inmates (the ones who don't care about their crime) to protect them from the other inmates that would kick their ass for messing with kids. Pedophiles going to prison and living off of taxpayers is NOT "justice served".

Maias... MaiasMommy619

WTF is with sentencing him to 200 plus yrs in prison???! Just kill the bastard. I am so sick of these idiotic jail sentences! Waste of everyone's tax money and a convicted bitch is still living after messing around with children.....

nonmember avatar MrsClark

Pedophiles are disgusting! I see red every time i hear about one. My mother thinks i'm too overprotective when it comes to my children going to other people's houses. It's stories like this that r the reason! Is every person my kids come across a pedophile? Of course not. However, im not willing to let my kids be the one's to find out. As far as this guy goes, i hope he rots!

c_gal... c_galvan87

Of course some people are starting to claim that pedophilia is a sexual orientation.... People have a gay gene...a fetus isn't a human even though it has a heart beat. So what's so shocking about this?

PonyC... PonyChaser

Yes, it's disgusting. But I don't see why it's so shocking to you. Have you never heard of NAMBLA?? The "National Man-Boy Love Association" (and no, I'm not going to link to it). They've been pushing for this kind of thing for YEARS. Yes, it's vile. But with the slide into immorality that our society is taking, why should we be surprised? And I"m not talking about gay marriage... I'm talking about glorifying every kind of violence possible. I'm talking about Maury Povich giving sluts a national forum with his "Who's the Daddy?" garbage. The normalization of sexually graphic movies and music (Rhianna's "S&M" comes to mind, and Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night"), not to mention the violence and abuse promoted by rap. The absolute blind adoration of millions of Michael Jackson fans in the face of his obvious pedophelia, simply because he was "Michael".

Sadly, it doesn't surprise me at all. And even more sadly, it wouldn't surprise me to find that he has a following of people who are willing to say that it's his choice to behave this way, and that we should be "tolerant" of him, and "respect his beliefs".

Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

If you think this is bad and disgusting, please be sure that it will only get worse in the future. This is what happens when we live in a country that prides it self with 'anything goes'.

Saerise Saerise

I'm gonna laugh when he drops his bar of soap. 

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