Dad’s Disgusting Child Porn Stash Reported by Thief Who Stole His Laptop

laptopThere's really no way of sugarcoating this or coming up with an interesting introduction, so I'm just gonna say it: A man named David Pethig had his laptop stolen, and when he did, the burglar found a gigantic stash of child porn on it and reported him to the police. Yep. That's how disturbing the situation was -- a burglar sacrificed himself in order to turn Pethig in. Supposedly, there were 8,500 child porn images and 400 videos on the laptop. Wow.

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The discovery, obviously, tore the family apart. David's daughter, Lizzie, 34, who lived with her parents at the time, said: "Dad's betrayal has changed my life forever. But part of me is glad that we got burgled. That thief had a conscience -- which is more than my father had. If he hadn't been found out, he'd probably still be downloading child porn." His wife Denise ended their marriage. And when David had to register as a sex offender, and was given a 12-month suspended jail term, all Denise had to say was: "He should have gone to jail."

There's really no need to get into how utterly disturbing and disgusting this alleged crime is, as I think it's pretty obvious. My stomach turns just thinking about it. But I do want to say, it's pretty great that the burglar turned this dirtbag in. Yes, it's the right thing to do -- the obvious thing -- but let's get real for a second, the person who turned Pethig in was committing a serious crime, and could have gotten in big trouble themselves. I'm glad their conscience rose above and did what was morally correct. I bet we can't say that about all burglars.

How crazy is this?

 

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