A British businessman convicted of multiple charges of child porn creation and possession has come up with one of the oddest excuses for his misdeeds ever. Craig Seville said the recession turned him into a pedophile. Well, now I've heard everything.
I'm sure that Seville's business, a flying school, was suffering as the economy flagged. Most of us cut out unnecessary items when things get tight, and flying lessons are most definitely unnecessary. But can you really blame the economy for giving you lustful thoughts about children?
I guess it's as good an excuse as any.
I don't think there is ANY excuse for being a pedophile that a sane person is going to accept. So why not blame the recession for the nearly 450 banned images you downloaded onto your computer and then Photoshopped? Why not blame the economy for propositioning and exposing yourself to an undercover officer who you thought was a 12-year-old girl?
It's ridiculous. I can see why people are outraged at Seville right now. His "excuse" makes him sound extremely callous.
But come on, would any other excuse be any better? Would he really be able to come up with some sort of reason for being a lecherous perv that would make us say, "Well, yeah, OK, that makes sense?" I should hope not!
The fact of the matter is, peddling in child porn is illegal and completely immoral. I don't care if someone is holding a gun to your head, you do not expose yourself to a child. You don't destroy the lives of helpless children in a box or with a fox. You do not do it, Sam I Am.
I don't really care why Craig Seville is a pedophile. I'm just glad that he's behind bars now, away from the children he's been hurting.
How about you?
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