Monday, December 15, 2008

Sex offender registries often inaccurate, Justice Department says

Sex offender registries often inaccurate, Justice Department says

McClatchy Newspapers

Sex offender registries are often inaccurate and incomplete, undermining public knowledge about some of the nation's most reviled criminals, Justice Department investigators warn.

The national sex registry is missing information on 22 percent of state-level sex offenders, the federal investigators found. Driver's license information, Social Security numbers and basic addresses are regularly absent, potentially leaving neighbors and police alike in the dark.

"As a result, members of the public will not have the information they need to assess the threat posed by sex offenders in their communities," the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General cautioned.

The investigators aren't completely critical in their new 110-page report assessing progress in tracking sex offenders. They praise, for instance, the U.S. Marshals Service for increasing investigations and arrests of fugitives. The Marshals Service conducted 2,621 fugitive sex-offender investigations last year, up from 390 in 2004.

However, even as sex registry information becomes more widely accessible via the Internet, investigators sound alarms about the databases used to monitor the nation's 644,000 registered sex offenders. The concerns coincide with more fundamental questions about whether the stigmatizing registries go too far.

An advocacy group called Texas Voices is trying to change that state's sex-offender registration requirements so that they don't cover so many crimes. Other critics contend that Congress lacks the constitutional authority to require sex offenders to register anew when they move into new states.

"Tracking sex offenders may enhance public safety," Montana-based U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled in June, when he struck down the requirement, "but any effect on interstate commerce from requiring sex offenders to register is too attenuated to survive (constitutional) scrutiny."


Multiple registries have sprung up since the mid-1990s. The FBI maintains the National Sex Offenders Registry, and all 50 states maintain their own registries, though they differ.

Florida, for instance, allows the public to search for e-mail addresses used by registered sex offenders. North Carolina locates sex offenders by longitude and latitude. California allows searches by proximity to parks or schools.

California leads the nation in registered sex offenders, with about 114,000. This is more than twice the number of sex offenders registered in Texas or Florida, and 10 times the number registered in North Carolina.

Investigators found that some state registries aren't yet compatible with the national FBI registry. Some state files were rejected because they lacked information that the national database requires. Sex offender records are "inconsistent and complete," investigators concluded

"Neither law enforcement officials nor the public can rely on the registries for identifying registered sex offenders, particularly those who are fugitives," investigators noted.

Occasionally, officials kept warrant information out of the national crime database to avoid the expense of extraditing undesirable fugitives.

"Some communities do not want fugitive sex offenders returned to them, even for prosecution," the investigators explained, adding that "we also were told states may not want to reveal that there are a large number of fugitive sex offenders in their jurisdictions."

Under a 2006 law, states have until next year to meet new sex-offender registration standards.

FBI officials said they largely accepted the observations raised in the new audit.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Utah Corrections seeks more funding to treat sex offenders , Posted by Robert Paisola

The number of sex offenders in Utah prisons has more than doubled in the 12 years since legislators last approved new money for treatment, according to a report headed to Capitol Hill this week.

The passage of new laws aimed at cracking down on sex offenders has put more people behind bars with stiffer sentences in recent years, but without increased funding Department of Corrections officials are struggling to provide adequate treatment for sex offenders, spokeswoman Angie Welling said.

"We're doing the best we can with what we have," she said Monday, two days before the report will be presented to the Judiciary Interim Committee. "Lack of funding over the years has stressed the treatment program."

During the 2008 session, Corrections officials asked for $1.27 million to cover the hiring of two full-time employees and other treatment resources. No new monies were allocated for sex offender treatment.

State lawmakers appropriated $410,000 for sex offender treatment in 1996. At that time, there were about 900 people incarcerated for sex offenses, according to the report. As of Aug. 15, that number had grown to 1,897.

"Growth in the incarcerated sex offender population has forced the sex offender treatment staff to dole out treatment services on a much more limited schedule," the report reads.

About 17 percent of sex offenders who successfully complete treatment re-offended, according to the DOC report. But as the waiting list for treatment has continued to grow, more offenders are not completing treatment, Welling said.

"They may not get the best treatment," she said. "We want to provide the full scope of treatment to as many offenders as possible to increase their chance of success and reduces the odds that they'll re-offend."

In most cases, treatment is delayed, which can cause the Board of Pardons and Parole to keep an offender in prison longer than they might otherwise, Welling said. In rare cases, "it's possible an offender will not be treated before he or she is released," she said.

From the Deseret News

Sunday, November 2, 2008

And you think that only SEX OFFENDERS are misunderstood! Live From Utah by Robert Paisola

And You Wonder why GOOD PEOPLE will not even DEAL with the political sysyem in Utah..

20 days before early voting began in 2008, Utah State Rep. Greg Hughes was hit with a politically-motivated smear campaign.

The attack was consistent with what has happened in other states, and seems to be a growing trend among left-wing activists. The formula is simple: make last-minute allegations of ethical wrongdoing; grab the headlines; drive your opponents approval ratings down; steal the election.

By the time the charges are cleared, it is often too late.

This video is the story of one such attack in the Salt Lake County suburb of Draper, Utah. According to records that were revealed during the investigation into these allegations, the architect of the attack was none other than the single largest donor to Rep. Hughes' political opponent, who also has served as his opponent's family attorney.

In this case, Rep. Hughes fought back and despite dealing with a committee that allowed all forms of hearsay evidence, with no ability to cross examine witnesses, and one that was controlled by a majority of lawmakers opposed to his position on school choice, he was cleared.

Rep. Hughes accusers could not even get the four Democrats on the committee to find him guilty of the primary charge of bribing a fellow colleague.

It was the ultimate October Surprise.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

EXCLUSIVE-Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility Odyssey House Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct



We have just received a formal copy of an agreement by and between the insurance company that represents Odyssey House and the victim that is discussed in this article. We have copies of bank statements confirming the deposit, the official contract and the details confirming the validity of this story. The total payment was $14,500.00 and was deposited into a Wells Fargo Bank Account. We will post a copy of THE CHECK DEPOSIT and THE FULL CONTRACT. This can be verified by contacting the Director of Odyssey House, Greg Lambert, located at 42 S 500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 and can be reached at Phone: (801) 596-1990

We would STRONGLY RECOMMEND that anyone who attempts to post despairing remarks regarding this matter in the future or the actions that were perpetrated upon this victim by Albert Nietos, which caused this payment for damages seek legal counsel prior to attempting to defame and slander this author.

May 7, 2008
For Immediate Release
Los Angeles, California

The Odyssey House Adult Treatment Program of Salt Lake City UTAH
is a Utah Based private, non-profit program that provides treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, emotional problems, and anti-social behavior. Odyssey House was opened in 1971 and is a major diversonary source for Utah Courts to sentence offenders who present themselves with Drug Abuse and Mental Health issues.

All of that is now in question as investigators are looking into an alleged "Sex of Completion" deals that have been made to female attendees at this program.

The Odyssey house Program is almost entirely based upon court ordered treatment. Individuals are permitted to go through the odyssey house program as an alternative to being incarcerated.

This reporter has interviewed several females who were forced to attend the Odyssey House Program and were told very explicitly that in order to complete the program that they would have to complete sexual acts with senior members of the Odyssey House Staff including the Director of Adolescent Services, Albert Nieto.

Albert Nieto is listed on the Odyssey House Website as a senior manager of the program and multiple recorded voice messages and text messages that have been seen by this reporter clearly indicate the "Sex for Completion Certificate" protocol was not simply aberrant conduct.

A victim we spoke to who wished to remain anonymous because of her pending legal against Odyssey House and their Insurance Companies, stated that she was a victim of rape at a young age, and has underwent many types of therapy.

However when approached by Nieto, she was told that if she did not comply with his sexual demands, that she would be pulled from the program and placed in jail. “It’s Your Choice” she said

We learned tonight that inmates at the Odyssey House Program whom are still active are being pulled from group and individual therapy and are being interrogated by staff members on this issue.

We made multiple attempts to contact the executives of Odyssey House including Glen Lambert, Mr. Eric Schmidt, the Director, Adam Cohen, the Director of Administration and Brad Garvin, the Director of Outpatient Services.

Robert Paisola or CNNIReport did not receive a call back from any of the parties.

Odyssey House receives funding from: Salt Lake County Division of Substance Abuse Services, Utah County Division of Substance Abuse, Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services, Utah Division of Child and Family Services and United Way. Odyssey House is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

We are following this story very closely and will keep you advised (including the text messages and voice mails) on this site.

If you are a victim of Odyssey House in Utah and have been treated in a similar way, please contact the Law Offices of Roger Hoole at Hoole and Long at 801-608-7579

Odyssey House is located at:

Odyssey House Inc
607 East 200 South
Salt Lake City UT,
(801) 363-0203

This article is the sole property of Robert Paisola and may not be reproduced with the expressed written consent of The Western Capital Foundation, CNN I Report or its Assigns.

Robert Paisola is a freelance reporter based in Los Angeles, California and covers criminal and legal matters in the country. All media requests should be made to or 801-619-4700

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Former Sex Offenders Criticize KCBD News Channel 11

PA - Rep. Tom Armstrong Takes In Sex Offenders

Vigilante Woman Jailed For Beating Sex Offender , Posted by Robert Paisola

Ahhhh...Do Sex Offenders Deserve Second Chances? Reported by Robert Paisola

Remorseless sex offender Tom Madison, starts shouting at victims and experts on the The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet - "Sex Offenders in the House."


Read more about Tom Madison here:

The Dangers of the Sex Offender Registry, Posted by Robert Paisola

Editors Note: We at the Sex Offender Chronicles DO NOT necessarily approve of these opinions.

Life on the inside: Sex Offenders in Prison, Is it Worth It? Posted by Robert Paisola

Thursday, May 22, 2008

To TREAT a predator, posted by Robert Paisola

Should news agencies smudge journalistic ethics for higher ratings? MSNBC does not seem to mind - that is precisely what it does on its now infamous series of investigative reports on pedophiles, “To Catch a Predator”.

As host Chris Hansen smugly grills men on Dateline MSNBC “To Catch a Predator” he may or may not know that these men are (in most cases) neurologically compromised and are cursed with obsessive intrusive thoughts, which lead to behavioral responses most in the public do not want to believe: uncontrollable compulsions.

In a recently televised report Hansen and his team, as they routinely do, catch a middle-aged male who had been chatting with a decoy from Hansen repeatedly asks questions like, “Why are you here? Why are you doing this? Don’t you know this is wrong?” The guilt-ridden man writhes in shame and struggles to provide the impossible – a rational reason or excuse. The answer – the man’s brain is diseased.

Certainly, pedophilia particularly in the Internet age is a problem. It needs to be dealt with by legislating and enforcing laws that call for humane, evidence-based solutions to protect society.

The men shown on Dateline NBC exhibit symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - dysfunction in a human organ - the brain. Similarly, diabetes is caused by dysfunction in a human organ – the pancreas. In both cases the organ does not create or regulate the correct amount of a vital biochemical. In the case of OCD, the neurotransmitter serotonin has been implicated by research. In both cases, medication has the capacity to regulate the irregular biochemical activity. If someone with diabetes does not take medications such as insulin they become ill and may die. If someone with OCD does not take their medications they can not control their impulsive thinking which leads to compulsive behavior.

OCD is no different in its basic etiology – it is hereditary and biological in nature, and society’s best chance at reducing pedophilia is to understand and accept its biological nature and design and implement interventions based upon evidence based medical psychiatric research.

The individuals’ lack of control is shown by MSNBC as they highlight several repeat offenders who admit to having seen “To Catch A Predator”, were wary of entering a trap, but came in anyway. Sane people don’t take those kinds of risks – people with diseased brains do.

This past June, NBC’s former Dateline Producer Marsha Bartel sued NBC for one million dollars for allegedly firing her for voicing ethical concerns about how the men seen on the show are solicited for entertainment. She alleges that NBC pays Perverted Justice to run what she calls “trolling operations” to lure men to homes to have sex with minors by using actors in internet chat rooms. She alleges that, “NBC unethically provides law enforcement with video equipment and video tapes.”

These men need help. In some instances it may need to be forced on them. Legislation is required to make mandatory neuropsychiatric treatments and police monitoring of computers and movement of these individuals. If Dateline MSNBC can “catch a predator”, certainly, as a society we can develop a system to “catch, treat and monitor a predator” rather than catch, humiliate, and profit off of a predator.

Although not as sexy, a constructive report would be to investigate whether or not legislation exists to enforce mandatory psychiatric treatment and police monitoring of perpetrators’ movements and their Internet activity. If such legislation exists, is it being enforced? Is it working? How can it be improved? Additionally, mandatory (chemical) castration should be debated and considered.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Utah Supreme Court justices acknowledged Tuesday that they were struggling on 13 year old having sex with 12 year old boyfriend , by Robert Paisola

Salt Lake City - Utah Supreme Court justices acknowledged Tuesday that they were struggling to wrap their minds around the concept that a 13-year-old girl could be both an offender and a victim for the same act - in this case, having consensual sex with her 12-year-old boyfriend.

The Ogden, Utah, girl was put in this odd position because she was found guilty of violating a state law that prohibits sex with someone under age 14. She also was the victim in the case against her boyfriend, who was found guilty of the same violation by engaging in sexual activity with her.

"The only thing that comes close to this is dueling," said Associate Chief Justice Michael Wilkins, noting that two people who take 20 paces and then shoot could each be considered both victim and offender.

And Chief Justice Christine Durham wondered if the state Legislature had intended the "peculiar consequence" that a child would have the simultaneous status of a protected person and an alleged perpetrator under the law.

The comments came in oral arguments on a motion asking the high court to overturn the finding of delinquency - the legal term in juvenile court for a conviction - against Z.C., who became pregnant after she and her boyfriend engaged in sex in October 2003.

State authorities filed delinquency petitions in July 2004, alleging that each had committed sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony if committed by an adult.

The girl appealed the petition, saying her constitutional right to be treated equally under the law had been violated.

Her motion noted that for juveniles who are 16 and 17, having sex with others in their own age group does not qualify as a crime.

Juveniles who are 14 or 15 and have sex with peers can be charged with unlawful conduct with a minor, but the law provides for mitigation when the age difference is less than four years, making the offense a misdemeanor.

For adolescents under 14, though, there are no exceptions or mitigation and they are never considered capable of consenting to sex.

A juvenile court judge denied the motion by Z.C., who then admitted to the offense while preserving her right to appeal to a higher court. The boy did not appeal.

The Utah Court of Appeals last December upheld the judge's refusal to dismiss the allegation, saying the law's "rigorous protections" for younger minors include protecting them for each other. Z.C. then appealed to the state Supreme Court.

At Tuesday's arguments, Matthew Bates, an assistant Utah attorney general, argued the prosecution of the girl was not unreasonable. He said the statute in question is designed to prevent sex with children who are 13 and younger, even if the other person is in the same age group.

By passing that law, legislators were sending a message, Bates said: Sex with or among children is unacceptable.

Randall Richards, the girl's attorney, argued that prosecuting children under a law meant to protect them is illogical.

"A child (victim) cannot also be a perpetrator in the exact same act," Richards said.

The Utah Supreme Court will issue a ruling later.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Robert Paisola: From Sexual Abuse Survivor to CNN Advocate

Why we Support Criminal Offender Reform- The Robert Paisola Story, by Patti Pacifico

A Letter to our Readers,

My name is Patti Pacifico and I am the Media Liaison and Publicist for Mr. Robert Paisola. The Story you are about to read is truly inspirational and educational.

Our purpose is to flood the world with Robert's Message that Prison and Offender Reform is Possible. He is one of the most amazing people that I have ever represented. His pure vision and tenacity to overcome his past is the most inspirational part of who he is.

Truly, had Robert not gone through the experiences you are about to read, he would not be helping the thousands of people around the world, nor would he do it in a public forum.

If you are a member of the media, please contact my office at for a press kit. You can also visit for additional information on Robert Paisola.

We wish you the very best and Robert's next book will be out shortly, just watch , where his current book is being sold.


Patti Pacifico
Pacifico House, LLC


Mr. Paisola (hereafter referred to as Robert) grew up in a small, middle-class Ohio town. His father was a school teacher, then elementary school principle; the occupation from which he retired. His mother was a real estate agent. As a child his family joined and was bound by the ideals of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). These ideals instilled the values that began his journey of structure, self-discovery, self-knowledge and “thinking for his own self.”

At the age of thirteen he began his first business- Paisola’s Lawn Care. He quickly learned that he could earn his own money beyond the common allowance provided by his parents and the parents of his friends. At fourteen, he enlisted friends who were of legal age to do lawn maintenance work for residential and business customers while he attended high-school during the day. From this first entrepreneurial experience, he also discovered his passion for journalism and delving into the minds of individuals who had something worthy of saying.

In Newark High School’s television studio, he created a local show entitled SCHOOLS IN ACTION. He interviewed school officials and teachers. He learned the value and importance of broadcast journalism and the impact of news on a community. From this effort, he was offered a scholarship to the Broadcast Journalism Department at Brigham Young University where he studied broadcast journalism and business administration.

After a couple years at Brigham Young University, Robert discovered social hypocrisy. This hypocrisy enlightened Robert- dressing, looking and appearing they way one is told whether that is defined by an individual’s parents, the church or society as a whole was an intolerable way for him to live. Robert then decided to leave university to pursue his ideals of entrepreneurial discovery, expression and strategy.

Forming Credit Control Corporation with friends from B.Y.U., Robert led the organization by the soft touch approach- people pay their friends, not their enemies. As a twenty-something year old, Robert learned the hard lesson of not being a watch dog over his employees. Credit Control Corporation was involved in legal issues surrounding insurance fraud. Knowing that his original ideal was to live a life as an open-minded, accountable individual, Robert accepted his responsibility as the CEO of Credit Control Corporation and pleaded guilty to the fraudulent actions of his actions and those who worked under Robert and the behaviours that he overlooked or was unaware. He believed he could trust other individuals to run his business and played as most twenty-something year olds do- fast, expensive cars, a vast home and all the materialism that most individuals believe is the essential ingredient to a happy life.

After taking accountability for his company, Robert found himself in Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex. While at Lompoc, Robert worked and spent 90% of his time in the law library, studied the process and ideals of justice, met with some of the most brilliant minds in the world, who, like Robert, used their talents erroneously, including Kevin Mitnick, and here world-renowned computer hacker now working as a computer security consultant, and Michael Milken, American financier influential in developing the junk bond market and an institutional philanthropic genius. Milken now donates copious amounts of time and money to charitable causes. His estimated worth as of 2007 is $2.1 billion.

Voraciously reading, studying and learning not only law, he examined the uniqueness and learned from the varied individuals with whom he spent his time. Robert was a model inmate. He earned respect from his new found friends- fellow inmates and employees of Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex.

Released early for exceptional behaviour, Robert was given five dollars, a plane ticket to return home and wished, “Good luck!” Robert realized that he had to begin again with nothing. From his experiences and relationships at Lompoc, Robert began his understanding of the lack of promise and hope from “prison rehabilitation.” Depressed and confused and not knowing which direction to turn, Robert, with nothing but the hope of luck, attempted to begin his life anew by misinforming loan applications- just until he could get ahead. “If I could have just got one break, I would have paid every dime back. I had nothing but the new view of life without rose-colored glasses.”

Robert didn’t get a lucky break, instead he returned to Lompoc. Again, Robert was the model inmate and returned to work in the law library. This time there were no typewriters; there were computers and a new phenomenon known as the Internet. With Robert’s prodigious appetite for learning, he began his new educational endeavour- surfing the Internet, learning about people, places and things from all over the world.

The mid 90’s through 2003, very few protective measures were in place by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). Thousands of people were misrepresented, including Robert, by the content that was included in photo sharing programs as well as the overly invasive pop-up windows even more prominent in the late 1990’s than now. An investigation of his computer’s hard-drive included hundreds of pictures sent to him by friends, but also included pictures bundled from and uncontrollable pop-up ad history which were defined, at that time, as child-pornography.

Robert, again taking accountability, plead guilty to possession of child pornography. He was and is bold in his plea that, “Yes, this is my computer on an unsecured network. I am therefore ultimately responsible for my property although this property contains images which were not viewed, used, passed along nor satisfied any concept of personal sexual fulfilment or deviation.”

Robert was evaluated by the Federal Psychological Committee and was unanimously determined to be an individual that does not conform to any definition of a sexual deviant, pedophile, or threat to society or children.

Handed a plane ticket for the second time, Robert returned home to Utah. This time he realized that “prison reform” is a guise for a process that is realistically adult baby-sitting. He knew that he could not take chances anymore. He knew that to move forward in life he had to define his values, pay his debt to those who were misled by his employees at Credit Control Corporation, realize and forgive himself for his mistakes and accept that he had paid his debt to society.

Robert’s second term at Lompoc began his journey of redefining the self-discovery of his college years and realizing that the road he followed, with all its twists and turns, assisted his awareness of the importance of accountability, but more importantly he began wrapping his mind around the façade of approval-based living. Materialism and wealth at any cost was not his true desire and certainly not his true mission and talent in life.

Obtaining knowledge through self-study and graduating from The University of Life, Robert began working with friends from college and utilized his remaining legal resources and connections to assist consumers with debt consolidation and harassment issues. In a decision to distance himself from the false earnestness of consumer debt collection and licensing, Robert refused $750 million dollars worth of consumer debt collection contracts from various companies. Robert holds steadfast to his principle of working for those who want to understand the process of debt collection and those individuals who work for debt collection agencies. Robert has acted as a liaison for collection agencies. He, being the one who would have to work on behalf of contracted companies to pursue those who were delinquent on their debts, Robert renumerated on the mistakes of his company, Credit Control Corporation. After months of analyzing and learning from his personal past, he made the conscious decision to refuse to work with organizations that insist upon collecting debt from individuals with no regard personal circumstances or well-being.

Understanding the condition of “moral bankruptcy” and cause and effect of distorted morality, Robert now works as a liaison with associates and executives from various sectors of private and public businesses who are in need of debt consolidation or collection assistance and business restructuring. Robert educates those who contact him regarding their business to business debt collection issues, speaks on their behalf and connects them with the appropriate legal representatives and attorneys who work for the clients Robert sends them.

Robert Paisola is recognized as one of the most inspiring and sought after success and motivational professional speakers from The United States of America. He focuses the majority of his professional work speaking at seminars and conferences. Recently appearing on MSNBC, his reputation is growing exponentially as a corrections and offender reform advocate. Robert speaks to inmates on the strategies and possibilities they can attain once released from prison and is working diligently to reduce the social stigma, bias and lack of opportunity placed on released inmates.

Robert has his critics. William Spain owed $2000 in sales commission to a personal friend of Mr. Paisola. Robert attempted to gently bring forth the good will of Mr. Spain only to find resistance and deception of legal representation. Mr. Spain alleged legal representation and Mr. Paisola contacted said legal representation only to discover that Mr. Spain was in fact not under retainer for any legal representation and used an attorney’s name and stated representation falsely. Knowing the value of accountability, Robert legally posted Mr. Spain’s corrupt behavior on the Internet.

“Uncle Normie” and Bill Bauer AKA Creditwrench, are other individuals who attempt to discredit Mr. Paisola. They take a piece of truth and spin a fabricated, convoluted web of distortions of the truth and lies. These individuals, using methods described, have attempted on several occasions to discredit everything that Robert Paisola does, including sending over thirty emails to Insight Publishing, Robert's Publishing Agent. Insight Publishing retorted “Uncle Normie’s” accusations and provided credibility and proof of Mr. Paisola’ s current author contract. Insight Publishing was harassed to the point that their legal representatives had to warn “Uncle Normie” that any further allegations or attempted communication with their company would result in further legal action.

Robert uses the Internet as a tool to foster accountability, as well as promote inspiration, appreciation and hope.

Robert’s newest book “Conversations On Success” is co-authored with several successful entrepreneurs and inspiring individuals including: Dr. John Gray, famed author of Men Are Mars, Women Are From Venus, and Mr. Tom Hopkins. His newest book is now endorsed by and Insight Publishing.

Mr. Paisola has proven his credibility again and again, approval and acceptance by his peers, as well as associative representation opportunities with, but not limited to, IPA (International Profit Associates), which at one time was also a detractor of Mr. Paisola. After they met with Robert and discovered his amazing talents and character they offered him an employment opportunity, as well as friendship.

Mr. Paisola holds steadfast to his convictions, continues to grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually and is a full-time father to his five year old daughter. He shares his knowledge and growth processes through his writing, speaking and avocation. He is proof that offenders can be reformed- although initially no one believed in him, he found a way to succeed and garner unprecedented trust and respect from many of the nations business leaders.

Robert rarely drops names. This leads his critics to allege his validity. However, Robert’s success has come and continues to grow from the trust and respect he has earned from those in high position. He is bound to his integrity and respect for those many who accept and trust him.

Robert is steadily paving his way to a positive future. A few speak of their dislike and attempt to discredit Robert. However, isn’t it more fascinating that 5,000 people (last week alone) were captivated by Robert, his teaching and message? What about the men and women who cry and ask Robert to tell them more, inspire them to overcome their past or thank him for his non-judgemental attitude towards them?

Robert Paisola is quickly becoming one of America’s eminent citizens, motivational speakers and success-training leaders. His vision, endorsements, awards, invitations (including a meeting with President George W. Bush and various congressmen) are detailed on his corporate website:

Friday, May 9, 2008

R. Kelly’s Child-Pornography Trial Begins Today: What’s Taken So Long?

R. Kelly's Child-Pornography Trial Begins Today: What's Taken So Long?

Singer's lawyers have slowed things down, but tours, heavy caseloads and medical emergencies are partly to blame for six-year wait.

By Jennifer Vineyard

In the last six years, Michael Jackson was charged, tried and acquitted of child molestation. Phil Spector was charged and tried for murder (and due to a mistrial, he'll have to do it all again). Lil' Kim was charged, tried and convicted of conspiracy and perjury, and she even found time to shoot a reality show while she served her sentence.


Status of Trial
Jury selection begins on May 9.

The Charges
Kelly faces 14 counts of child pornography — seven for directing, seven for producing.

What's at Stake?
Kelly faces 15 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. If convicted, he'd have to register as a sex offender.

For full coverage of the ongoing R. Kelly case, see The R. Kelly Trial Reports.

So what's taken R. Kelly so long? The R&B singer was charged with child pornography back in June 2002, and it's taken until Friday (May 9) for jury selection to begin. Along the way, there have been moments when a trial seemed imminent — a trial date was even previously set for September 2007. But something always seemed to get in the way, and that delay has only helped serve the defense — as memories fade and the alleged victim looks less like the girl on the tape and more like a grown woman.

(Look at a timeline of the events surrounding R. Kelly's trial here.)

But the delay, a rarity in non-capital cases, is not all Kelly's doing. Yes, his defense team had a hand in it, first and foremost because Kelly waived his right to a speedy trial. He's always had the option to invoke that rule, which would mandate that the case begin in four months or be dropped. Instead, Kelly's high-priced lawyers have used the wait to their advantage, filing more than 30 pre-trial motions that then had to be answered by prosecutors and argued in court.

If you got wind of any of those hearings — in one, a childhood friend of the alleged victim testified — you might have thought the trial was already taking place, what with the intensity of the arguments and the scrutiny of evidence and witnesses. But, no, they've just been deciding which evidence will be admissible (such as the sex tape at the heart of the case), when the tape could have been made and which expert witnesses will be allowed to testify about which subjects (forensic pediatrician Dr. Sharon Cooper, for example, can testify as to the age of the girl but not to her state of mind). These arguments have taken years.

The process has also been interrupted by a couple of unavoidable hiccups. Judge Vincent Gaughan fell off a ladder and broke his back in the summer of 2006. R. Kelly's appendix burst in February 2007. The lead sex-crimes prosecutor had a baby late last summer. Then one of Kelly's lawyers, R. Eugene Pincham, died this April.

Since Kelly's trial wasn't the only thing happening in Chicago, key people involved have had to juggle multiple caseloads. Gaughan has been presiding over the Brown's Chicken trial, in which two men were charged of killing seven people in an eatery in 1993 (one was found guilty last May; the second is expected to stand trial this summer). Kelly's lead attorney, Ed Genson, also had big fish on his plate: Since Kelly was indicted, Genson has also defended alleged Russian mobster Boris Stratievsky, "America's Most Wanted" fugitive Margaret DeFrancisco (on murder charges), car-dealer Bruno Mancari (on a charge that he hired a hit man), former Illinois Governor George Ryan's cronies Larry Warner and Scott Fawell (on corruption charges) and media mogul Conrad Black (on federal charges of obstruction of justice and mail fraud).

Often, the arguments that were scheduled to be heard in the Kelly case were tabled so that the singer could ask for permission to tour — which the court usually granted, so as not to deny him means to pay for his defense. At different points in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, people projected that the trial would start that year, only to see it pushed back again and again.

In December, Kelly missed a court date because he was still in Utah on his tour bus. At the time, the judge was furious, and threatened a bench warrant. "These are extraordinary matters to have these breaks given to you and then nobody shows up," Gaughan said. Assistant State's Attorney Shauna Boliker chimed in: "The leeway the court has given him to go on a 45-city tour, to do whatever he pleases ... the very least he could do is be here for his appointed court date."

Kelly will presumably be there for the trial, which appears likely to begin on Friday as scheduled. His lawyers continue to pepper the courts with requests to stay the proceedings, with one attorney, Sam Adam, asking the Illinois Appellate Court, and Genson asking Judge Gaughan directly on Wednesday. Adam's reason is that he wasn't officially allowed to be part of the defense team after refusing to sign a court order saying he would re-interview witnesses, while Genson's reason is that recent publicity makes it difficult to find prospective jurors. Gaughan is expected to rule on the latter on Friday.

So, if you're wondering what the real holdup is, blame paperwork.

Don't miss "R. Kelly: When The Gavel Drops," airing on Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. ET on MTV2.

For full coverage of the R. Kelly case, see The R. Kelly Reports.

Copyright 2008 MTV

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hannah Montana, Milee Cyrus, Child Porn? You will not believe this, Posted by Robert Paisola

A June 2010 Update:

Ok America,

If you ended up on this page, it is because you ran a search on Google and typed in the words HANNAH MONTANA PORN or MILEE CYRUS PORN. So Guess what.. You are screwed.

First of All, Milee is an incredible person. Second, what you are doing is ILLEGAL and will land you in Federal Prison.

You see, there are laws that protect children that are universal. If you ended up here, you are caught. Let me show you what we know, simply because you are some sick asshole that is trying to get off on our friend Milee.

Take a look at the data that we receive EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU VISIT THIS SITE:
Western Capital Financial Services
Recent Visitors by Referral Search Words
DetailSearch WordsReferring Web Site
hanna montana
hanna montana
hannah montana

Now, Understanding that we have a complete data trail on who visits each of our 1500 websites around the world. We track everything that you do, and see every click that you make. So with that in mind, lets take a look at what happens when we dig a little further:

Western Capital Financial Services
By Search Words > Visit Detail
Visit 2,586,849
[<<] [>>]
Domain Name ? (Norway)
IP Address ? (Bergen - Sentrum, Norway)
ISP Canal Digital Kabel TV AS
Continent : Europe
Country : Norway (Facts)
State/Region : Hordaland
City : Bergen
Lat/Long : 60.3911, 5.3247 (Map)
Distance : 4,615 miles
Language Norwegian Bokmal
Operating System Macintosh WinXP
Browser Safari 1.3
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.70 Safari/533.4
Javascript version 1.5
Resolution : 1280 x 800
Color Depth : 16 bits
Time of Visit Jun 12 2010 1:04:49 pm
Last Page View Jun 12 2010 1:04:49 pm
Visit Length 0 seconds
Page Views 1
Referring URL
Search Engine
Search Words
hannah montana porn
Visit Entry Page http://sexoffenderis...yrus-child-porn.html
Visit Exit Page http://sexoffenderis...yrus-child-porn.html
Out Click
Time Zone UTC+1:00
Visitor's Time Jun 12 2010 9:04:49 pm
Visit Number 2,586,849
[<<] [>>]
Visitor PathDuration (s)
Referralhannah montana porn


So now you can see that we know who visited the site, what their ip address is and who their internet provider is. In this case the person was from Beren, Hordland in Norway. They have their internet service through a company called, ? (Norway), their IP Address is, and their address is located in Bergen - Sentrum, Norway.

Now that we know all of this information, we need to prove CRIMINAL INTENT.. so by looking at
the logs, we see that they used the site (The Norway Google Site) and they used the search words "Hannah Montana Porn",

They were then directed to our site, that talks about this serious matter. Notice that this is NOT A PORN SITE, so the guy only stayed for 1-2 seconds.... but we got all of his information.

Now we use a service called WHO IS to find out who the Internet Provider is:
Check this out:

Status: performing lookup on domain
connecting to whois server ''.
sending query ''.

% Kopibeskyttet, se
% Rights restricted by copyright. See

Domain Information

Domain Name................:
Organization Handle........: TAA55O-NORID
Registrar Handle...........: REG766-NORID
Legal-c Handle.............: TAL39P-NORID
Tech-c Handle..............: TAL39P-NORID
Zone-c Handle..............: TAL39P-NORID
Nameserver Handle..........: DHCP3H-NORID
Nameserver Handle..........: NN1H-NORID
Nameserver Handle..........: DHCP1H-NORID

Additional information:
Created: 1999-11-15
Last updated: 2006-01-10

NORID Handle...............: TAA55O-NORID
Organization Name..........: CANAL DIGITAL KABEL TV AS
Organization Number........: 958957106
Post Address...............: Snarøyveien 30
Postal Code................: N-1331
Postal Area................: FORNEBU
Country....................: Norway
Phone Number...............: +47 81 07 70 00
Fax Number.................:
Email Address..............:

So Now, we know that the owner of the internet host is
Thomas Andre Larsen
Email Address:

And as you see the phone number and address is also listed.

That is where the Feds Get Involved. We then give them the logs and they backtrace the IP address and arrest
the guy who did this simple search. And sieze All of his computers. So guess what?

Because he is in Norway, they will use INTERPOL and have him extradited to the USA because this site is on An American Server, and you can damn well bet
that they will seize all of his computers.
He will then do 10 years in an American Federal Prison

All because he Googled "Miley Cyrus Porn" or "Milee Cyrus Porn" or Hannah Montana Porn"

Hope it was worth it... We have thousands of logs that we are turning over to the FBI who did the same thing
And I hope Milee's Dad Comes to Norway to KICK YOUR ASS.

Enough Said...
Robert Paisola
The Western Capital Foundation

This is the original Article:
Foreword from Donny Osmond

Show business is about idolization. As an idol to tweens the world over, singer-actress Miley Cyrus, 15, is riding a huge tidal wave at the pinnacle of her career; this is as it should be. I hope she enjoys it. I guarantee there will be many bumps in the road ahead. One of them, especially for somebody who acts and sings on her own TV show, is that your image becomes cryogenically frozen into a specific stereotype.

Within three to five years, Miley will have to face adulthood. Fans grow up, and their youthful interests quickly dissolve. Her challenge will be overcoming the Hannah Montana stereotype. Miley's fans are not thinking about the fact that she will grow up too. As she does, she'll want to change her image, and that change will be met with adversity. It's next to impossible to fight, embrace, use or love your image. Trust me. I've seen this all play out before; it's the same ball game, just different players in a different time.

But Miley has an amazing support team. She seems to have good Christian values, with parents (including dad Billy Ray) teaching her important life lessons. She has management that has seen this phenomenon through before—Jim Morey's company—Jim managed me during my Puppy Love days. I hope Miley enjoys every minute of this brief experience before her inevitable reinvention takes place. It's going to make a fascinating book someday. I'll read it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008



As of 9:33 PM MST, Our sources have confirmed that one of the sexual perpetrators , Albert Nieto, of Salt Lake City, Utah has been forced to resign his position as Director of Adolescent Treatment at Odyssey House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our sources also report that Albert Nieto's license to practice as a clinologist in the State of Utah will also be suspended and terminated.

This is only the beginning of what will be a very costly lesson for the Odyssey House Organization.

We will soon bring you the story of a resident client who simply stated that because of all of the media coverage, that he/she was not comfortable in the ODYSSEY HOUSE ENVIRONMENT and was IMMEDIATELY PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FOR THE COURT.


Albert Nietos Cell Phone Number is 801-637-7161

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Utah State sex offender registry to include others, Posted by Robert Paisola

Thursday, 01 May 2008
State sex offender registry to include others Print E-mail
Daily Herald

The Associated Press
Utah's sex-offender registry is expanding with the addition of people convicted of crimes that have nothing to do with sex.

Kidnapping has been added to the list of crimes that require registration, although there is an exception for parents convicted of taking their children.

Beginning Monday, the Utah Sex Offender Registry will require convicts to also provide more information.

"If the Web site says they have a red Ford and they paint it gray, we need to know that. I think these are common-sense issues," said Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, who sponsored the law approved in the 2008 legislative session.

He said the changes are taken directly from federal mandates, but some critics are concerned that lawmakers have gone too far.

"The Legislature does some weird things. It's government as a reactionary body doing what it thinks will keep its constituency happy," said Roy Cole, a public defender in Ogden.

Cole said adding other crimes to the registry is a mistake. The new crimes are kidnapping, child kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping and unlawful detention.

"The first person who challenges that is going to win. How do they qualify as sex crimes?" Cole said. "The reality is [they] rarely have anything to do with sex. It's a false media stereotype you see on TV that someone down at the Legislature has bought into."

Utah's registry contains about 6,900 names. Half of the people are under active supervision by the state.

Under the new requirements, offenders must provide their license-plate numbers to other information, which includes the color, make and model year of their vehicles. Boats and planes must be reported.

Offenders must list any state licenses, ranging from medicine to private investigation. Offenders who volunteer at schools must name the school.
"It's government as a reactionary body doing what it thinks will keep its constituency happy." Roy Cole public defender

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gina Zhdilkov thought her family was safe from the child porn that ruined her childhood. Then the FBI investigated her husband. By Stephen Dark

Gina Zhdilkov thought her family was safe from the child porn that ruined her childhood. Then the FBI investigated her husband. By Stephen Dark

One late night in January 1997, Gina Zhdilkov set out from Los Angeles International Airport in a rental car driven by her then-husband, Roger Greer. They were going to slay, as Zhdilkov wrote in a poem afterwards, “a withered, old dragon,” to set his “captive maidens free.”

The dragon was her father, Herbert Becker, who lay unconscious in a hospital bed in Los Angeles. Zhdilkov, then 35 years old, called him a dragon because he hoarded gold coins in drawers throughout his house. A neighbor had found the 82-year-old widower collapsed in the bathroom of his house in Paso Robles in central California. His son had arranged for Becker to be transferred to a hospital near his home.

Becker had molested and raped Zhdilkov, she says, from age 3 to 13. He had told Zhdilkov if her mother ever found out about the abuse, it would kill her. When her mother died of a stroke in 1993, Zhdilkov started to remember details of her abuse. For two years from 1994, she went to therapy in Salt Lake City where she then lived. By the end of 1996, her therapist felt she was coping sufficiently with her post-traumatic stress that she could stop her sessions.

But Zhdilkov had lingering doubts as to whether she was remembering all her father had done to her. In particular, she suspected he had used her to make child porn. With her father’s collapse, she decided it was time for the truth.

Greer and Zhdilkov pulled up in the driveway of the house in the Paso Robles’ retirement community a little after 2 a.m. In the garage, Greer worked on opening a padlocked trunk. Zhdilkov went through the bedroom, rifling through Becker’s sports jackets. For 23 hours straight, they searched the house. All they found were some pornographic stories. Some of the things he wrote about, she remembered him doing to her. Finally, she sat on the edge of the bed.

“I was crazy to come here,” she said to Greer. “We’re not going to find anything.”

Greer insisted on searching Becker’s closet again. “Bingo,” he said and held up a cloth moneybag. He pulled out negatives. “God, Gina, this is sick.”

“That’s my mother,” she said of one negative. “That’s me. I don’t know who that is.” They were horrific images of little girls, of teenagers, and her mother penetrated with bizarre objects. “You don’t want those images in your mind if you don’t have to have them,” Zhdilkov, now 47, says.

For several minutes, she was in shock. Then, it was as if a dam had burst inside her. She screamed again and again in the voice of a 3-year-old child, “He hurt my mommy.” Greer tried to calm her down, fearing her screams would draw the police. She had to get her father’s blood out of her veins. She flew into the bathroom, desperate to find something to cut open her wrists. Greer forced her to down a large alcoholic drink, and she passed out.

Greer and Zhdilkov burned most of the negatives in her father’s fireplace. She took back to her therapist the images of her and items she recalled her father using to abuse her, such as a pair of handcuffs. Through all this, Greer was constantly by her side. Ten years later, though, in 2006, Zhdilkov learned that the very person who helped her recover from her childhood abuse shared some of her father’s aberrant sexual tastes. It was no longer Herbert Becker she had to expel from her veins. Rather it was the man with whom she found love for the first, and, she prophecizes, last time in her life, her third husband, Roger Greer.

In January 2008, 52-year-old Greer began a 33-month stretch in a Seattle federal penitentiary, SeaTac, for the possession of child pornography. He also has to pay a fine of $2,500. Court documents state he had 600-plus still and video images which “consisted predominantly of … naked, lasciviously posed photographs of prepubescent females.” Through a prison spokesperson, Greer declined an interview request.

Zhdilkov, who is half-Jewish, draws a comparison of sorts between what she describes as Greer’s “complete betrayal” of her with child porn and the Holocaust. “It’s like marrying a Holocaust survivor and after the wife goes to bed, he gets on Nazi Websites and collects pictures of the bodies,” she says.

An experienced therapist for sexual-abuse victims, Zhdilkov gives an eloquent definition and depth to the suffering of the voiceless victims of child pornography: the hundreds of thousands of unidentified children whose visually recorded torment floats eternally around the Internet. According to a 2006 congressional record, Salt Lake City FBI agent Juan Becerra says an estimated 3 million images of child pornography are on the Internet. Much of the child porn comes from Southeast Asia and former Eastern Bloc countries. A 2003 U.S. State Department report noted that children were being kidnapped and even purchased from Russian orphanages for sexual abuse and child pornography. Child pornography is big business, generating $20 billion a year. And that’s not including individuals who trade privately with other collectors.

While some make hefty sums from child porn, others have to live with the consequences. Zhdilkov’s life charts the saddest of circles: from a child-porn victim in the 1960s, when her father would, she surmises, sell photographs of her abuse to supplement the family income to that of an unwitting wife of a man who victimized hundreds of children by illegally downloading images of their suffering off the Internet. She also lives with the knowledge that the images her father took and sold of her may well still be in someone’s collection. Her story, for all its horror and undeniable pathos, offers a window into a complex, murky world that the term “kiddie porn” renders all too simple to digest. Porn comes with associations of freedom of choice for adults who perform sexual acts for the camera. There is no freedom in photographs of terrified, naked children, Zhdilkov says.

Rhett McQuiston, captain of Utah’s Attorney General’s Task Force on Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), says video clips are highly sought after by child-porn collectors. “One of the most disturbing images I’ve ever seen is a young child being raped by an adult.” Add sound to the image of the child screaming for help and the horror only escalates.

ICAC investigated more than 400 cases in Utah last year alone and sent 70 to the courts. That, McQuiston acknowledges, doesn’t even scratch the surface. “For every one we get, there’s a 1,000 out there we don’t.”

One the FBI got was Greer. His sentencing merited six lines in the Deseret News. But behind that sentencing stand the children and teenagers whom Greer victimized by downloading and hoarding images of their abuse. Zhdilkov wanted to speak at Greer’s sentencing. Someone on the prosecution team told her that, because she wasn’t a victim, it wasn’t possible. “No one was speaking for the victims,” Zhdilkov says. “I went through it as a child. I could at least speak for them.”

Zhdilkov has fought hard to take her life back from her father’s abuse, and now from her ex-husband’s deception. Part of that battle was legally changing her last name in 1994 to Zhdilkov. “I wanted something that was mine,” she says. Zhdilkov was the name of the village her father’s parents came from in Russia. “My grandfather was the safest guy in the whole world,” she says. Pogroms razed the village to the ground almost a century ago. “To this day, there’s nothing there,” she says. “But I survived.”


Zhdilkov was born in South Central Los Angeles in 1961. Her mother, Mildred “Marie” Becker traced her lineage back to pre-Revolutionary War times. The neighborhood they lived in was predominantly Hispanic. Herbert Becker kept to himself in the detached garage where he spent much of his spare time. “He felt he had the anonymity and privacy he ultimately needed,” Zhdilkov says. “Most of what my dad did was in that garage.” A lonely child, she adored the neighboring Mexican families, particularly watching the mothers cook in their noisy, steam-filled kitchens.

Becker was a machinist and, his daughter says, a loud, hectoring bully. He would take his wife and child down to Tijuana to show them how good they had it. “See how lucky you are,” he’d say as they drove past shantytowns. “He liked to associate with people who were in desperate circumstances,” Zhdilkov recalls, like the motherless girls who lived around the corner in a trailer court. “Looking back, most likely, he abused them.”

Her father molested her at such a young age, she said, “I repressed a lot of memories.” Instead she had nightmares and acted out in ways that today, she says, would be recognized by professionals as signs of chronic abuse. As she grew older, if memories came to her, “I would push them out so fast it was like having a remote control, click, we’re not doing that station.”

When she was 8, her father took her and her mother to an old pond sealed off with barbed wire. It was a secluded area with a rock that resembled a chair. Becker had his daughter take her clothes off. She didn’t want to do it, but her mother was there. “If my mom was there, nothing bad was going to happen,” she felt.

Becker didn’t like her covering herself with her arms. What upsets Zhdilkov about that day even now was that she was smiling in some of the photographs. “I betrayed myself,” she says about those smiles. When she and Greer found Becker’s negatives, there were pictures from that rock session where she wasn’t smiling. “Anyone who could keep looking at that child and keep snapping those pictures was pretty sick,” she says.

Her father had a large-bulb aluminum lamp for lighting his subjects. Whenever she had a pimple, he would drag her under it and invasively examine her. “I always had terrible memories of that lamp,” she says. When she became sexually active in her late teens, “I would have flashbacks during sex when I would feel there is this light being shined on me.” Yet, she never let herself believe that something like that had happened. “One of the sad things about child abuse is that it’s less painful to tell yourself as a child or an adult that you’re crazy, you’re evil, there’s something wrong with you, than to believe your own truth.”


“I can’t stand to look at you anymore,” Becker screamed at 13-year-old Zhdilkov. “I’m going to kill you.”

Her mother screamed as she fought to pull her husband off their daughter. He fell down. “That’s it, I’m done,” he said. He moved into a motel that night and stayed there for eight years.

On Zhdilkov’s 18th birthday, her Hispanic boyfriend proposed to her. They were married in a Catholic Church. The first time she had sex as an adult, she was confused by how familiar it felt. Later, she “blanked out a lot, went elsewhere,” during the act. “Nobody seemed to mind,” she says and laughs. While Zhdilkov laughs often and loud, it’s a sound that teeters constantly on the edge of tears.

Once married, every time her husband came home, she got a knot in her stomach at the prospect of his sexual needs. “People think when the abuse is over, it’s over, but it’s not,” she says. “If you grow up with something so incredibly twisted, you don’t even know you need to heal. You’re wanting to find something better, healthy and you don’t know what better, healthy is.”

The next several years were a picture of instability. Her first marriage lasted 18 months. She moved to Utah to save money but hadn’t bargained on the poor wages and tips she’d earn as a waitress. Pregnant with twins after a short relationship, she found herself living on a food budget of $50 a month in an apartment she couldn’t afford to heat. A neighbor in her duplex offered to help. She ended up marrying him. After graduating with a BA in psychology, she continued on for a Master's in social work. By then, she and her second husband had split up, after the birth of her third child.

Part of her graduate work included volunteer hours at Salt Lake City’s Rape Crisis Center, now known as the Rape Recovery Center. At the conclusion of her nighttime crisis line shift, which volunteers did at home, a friendly volunteer, Roger Greer, would debrief her and other volunteers by phone, Zhdilkov says. He was known “as a committed advocate to victims and volunteers alike.” After she separated from her second husband, whom she later divorced, Greer called to offer support. In 1993, a romance developed, although Zhdilkov was very cautious. She knew that pedophiles often honed in on single women with young children. “He had to go through this interview process if he was going to be around my kids,” she recalls.

Everyone loved the former Boy Scout leader, from her 8-year-old twin girls and 3-year-old daughter to her picky cat. A former botanist and plant researcher, Greer started working at Salt Lake City-based National Stock Transfer (NST) in the early 1990s. A few years later, Greer bought the company, which handles the transfer of ownership of company stocks, from its then legally embattled owner, David Yeaman, Zhdilkov recalls. According to a Wall Street Journal article in 1997, Yeaman and four associates were convicted of securities fraud involving companies unrelated to NST in a Philadelphia federal court. Greer’s stewardship of NST hasn’t been without its problems, his current jail time excluded. The SEC fined him and a former associate $5,000 for violations of securities registration provisions in 2000.

Before Zhdilkov, then-40 year old Greer, according to his attorney, Jerome Mooney, had never had an adult relationship. “In reality, he should never have got involved with her in the first place,” Mooney says.

That’s a sentiment Zhdilkov undoubtedly now shares. But not back in 1994. Then, for the first time in her life, she felt safe. That sense of security, combined with the death of her mother from a stroke, brought an avalanche of memories of her father’s abuse. Greer went with Zhdilkov to therapy with a local psychologist, Thomas G. Harrison. For the first year, she couldn’t bring herself to look at Harrison. In the voice of a child, she would whisper to Greer to tell Harrison the depravities her father had inflicted upon her.

At first she was terrified she would lose Greer. But each time she said something about her past, Greer would hold her and tell her how sorry he was for what had happened. “I loved him so much, you can’t imagine,” she says.


Zhdilkov graduated with her masters degree on June 10, 1994. She married Greer the next day. Her twins sang a wedding song a cappella, and her youngest child was the ring bearer. “It was the most beautiful day of my life,” she says in tears. They bought a fixer-upper on Princeton Avenue, in the 9th and 9th district of Salt Lake City.

For the first time in Zhdilkov’s life, love and sex came together. As she grew psychologically and emotionally healthier, she left behind the damaged child who had turned to Greer for comfort so often. It was then, she says, her husband pulled away. “The problem was he wasn’t comfortable with me anymore,” she says. “I didn’t get it.”

After her discovery of her father’s photographs and his subsequent death a few months later, Zhdilkov struggled to keep her life together. “I was determined my father wasn’t going to reach out from the grave and ruin everything I had worked so hard for, my life with my husband and my daughters. I just wanted to raise this happy family so bad.”

Try as she might, though, the horror of what Greer had found in her father’s closet slowly consumed her. She couldn’t sleep without getting drunk first. She had nightmares, constantly shook, and after a year, had to give up work as a therapist for sexually abused children and their families at Valley Mental Health. She found herself spacing out into nothingness, believing she was nothing more than “nuclear fallout.” Her mother had gone through similar spells where she would abruptly sit in a chair and mentally disappear. “She was all I had, and I would try harder and say, ‘Please let me in, please let me in,’ and she was just like a zombie,” Zhdilkov says.

All Zhdilkov thought she could do to help everybody was “to move on, instead of having this ghost mom who’s there but not really there.” A year after finding the pictures, she tried to kill herself with tranquilizers and alcohol. Instead of stopping her pain from leaking “all over my house and my kids,” her suicide attempt made things “infinitely worse,” she says in a tiny voice.

After a week in a psychiatric institute and treatment for substance abuse, Zhdilkov began the long path to recovery. Her children are now adults, living their separate lives.


Greer and Zhdilkov separated in September 2003, when, she says, she learned he’d been lying about finances, including taking out numerous substantial loans and failing to file his taxes for five years. A year and a half later, they got back together. On June 29, 2006, Zhdilkov left work to find her husband home uncharacteristically early. “You won’t believe the day I’ve had,” he told her.

The FBI had interrogated him about a Seattle-based business associate being investigated for securities fraud and had carted off computers from his office. The bombshell was yet to come. “You better sit down now because there’s something I need to tell you that may or may not end our marriage,” she recalls him calmly informing her.

During the FBI interview, he had denied having any child porn on his home or work computers. Later that day, he changed his mind. He voluntarily handed over to the FBI four discs of child pornography he had at the office. He told his stunned wife he had downloaded it from the Internet while they were separated because he was depressed.

Zhdilkov drove to one of her daughters’ homes. Her son-in-law told her, “You can’t stay married to him, can you?”

She returned home to find a note on the table from Greer. The FBI had more questions for him. “I should be back in a couple of hours. I sincerely regret the pictures. Love, Roger.”

Her closest friend, special-education teacher in Davis and Salt Lake county schools, Beth Mazur, was driving when her cell phone rang. A voice like a child crying for help called out her name on the phone. Mazur found Zhdilkov in a rocking chair. She said she had thrown Greer out of the house. If Zhdilkov had had a gun that day—as she says she does now—she would have shot him. “This was the enemy in my house, the enemy of everything,” she says. “He had to go at all costs.”

Mazur took Zhdilkov home. All night long Zhdilkov lay in Mazur’s bed with her, sobbing, in the fetal position. “It was like the whole world had broke,” Mazur says.

Zhdilkov believes her ex-husband, whom she divorced after a messy yearlong battle in 2007, from the beginning of their marriage was collecting images of child sexual exploitation. As a social worker, Mazur says, Zhdilkov knew all the signs to look for when it came to identifying a child-porn addict. The problem was, given Greer’s five years of volunteer work at the rape crisis center, so did he. “And he hid them,” Mazur says.

One dark question Zhdilkov and Mazur sought to answer was whether Greer had molested any of their four daughters. For two years Greer picked up Mazur’s pre-adolescent daughter from school, claiming he wanted to protect her from child molesters. All four girls, Zhdilkov says, denied anything took place. While Zhdilkov is convinced Greer is a pedophile, federal court documents state, “Though Mr. Greer does not have a diagnosis of pedophilia, the large quantity [of child-porn images] he possessed seems to contradict any contentions that he did not have a strong interest in this subject matter.” For 10 years after his anticipated release in 2010, Greer will be on the sex offenders’ registry.

For Mooney, it was Greer’s post-separation depression and Zhdilkov’s obsession with child porn that led to his client’s problems. Zhdilkov’s obession created “a self-fulfilling prophecy,” he says.

Such theories drive Zhdilkov to tears. “For somebody who was attracted to what he is attracted to, I can’t believe it wasn’t a thrill for him to hear the stories I told my therapist about what had happened to me,” she says. “How could he hear what he heard and then look at those little girls on the Internet and not be sick?”


On October 18, 2007, Greer was finally sentenced for a single count of child pornography possession. Prior to the sentencing, Zhdilkov went to the prosecutor’s office with a box of chocolates. She had written a note with the famous line from Forrest Gump—“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get.”

When Zhdilkov spoke to the prosecutor later that day, having not attended the sentencing, she was told Federal Judge Paul Cassell had given Greer 33 months, 18 less than the minimum federal prosecutors had asked for. They had agreed to drop one count of child porn receipt after Greer pled guilty to possession, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Zhdilkov fell apart. She called the Rape Recovery Center, desperate for someone to talk to. “I couldn’t even breathe to talk,” she says.

Today, Zhdilkov lives in a small house with a back yard where she plans to plant pumpkins, zucchini squash and tomatoes, boysenberry and lilac bushes. Her only company is a parakeet with a dispiriting lack of birdsong. She doesn’t want to disclose where she works or lives for fear of retaliation from members of Greer’s family.

Greer’s sister, Kay Galster, who is running National Stock Transfer in his absence, refused to comment for this story. Attorney Mooney sees no reason why Greer won’t take control of his company when he’s released. Mooney believes Zhdilkov is “profoundly paranoid.” She mounted a letter-writing campaign to numerous people involved in Greer’s case, attempting to ensure he received the justice she felt he deserved.

How much fight Zhdilkov has left in her now is a matter of her own inner debate. She says, “I’d be happy to go at any time. I’m done. I’ve outlived my expiration date.”

For any of the many thousands of child-porn victims in this country and abroad, ICAC’s McQuiston says, it is next to impossible to put their victimization behind them. “Even if the subject is convicted and sentenced, the images are still out there. There’s no way to ensure 100 percent they are removed. They keep popping up in different people’s collections.”

Zhdilkov says she understands victims who feel “a piece of you has been taken and it’s out there forever. But you’ve still got your soul.”

After Zhdilkov threw Greer out, she found numerous discs around the house that contained, she says, tens of thousands of images of child porn. Attorney Mooney says although he hadn’t reviewed the material Zhdilkov found at home, “we did not believe Greer was the source of it.” ICAC took away five computers and numerous hard drives, lap tops and discs. One image Zhdilkov says she found stuck in her mind. It was labeled, “I love elephants.” A naked girl stands, staring at the camera, surrounded by elephant figurines. The haunted look in the child’s eyes is the same look Zhdilkov sees in a photograph of herself at age 4 standing beside a Christmas tree. The FBI did not identify the little girl.

No clearer indication of the insurmountable problem child pornography poses for law enforcement is that less than 1 percent of children in child porn seized by the FBI are identified through cross-checking available databases. That said, there are still successes. ICAC’s McQuiston says Public Safety Department officer Steve Gamvroulas spent two months tracking down the address of a gas station from a partial name and a high school mascot’s name from images in a video relating to another case. “It’s very tedious work watching those videos over and over again,” McQuiston says. Three minors were identified and rescued, their tormentors put behind bars. “Thanks to Gamvroulas there are three victims who aren’t being raped on a daily basis anymore,” McQuiston says.

An arrest, as Zhdilkov knows, is in a sense only the beginning of the story for the victim, not the end. Caught between the betrayal of the two men she wanted to be loved by most in her life, she cannot say who is better or worse.

“I couldn’t conceive of what forgiveness meant after my father died,” she says. “I wanted an absolute guarantee he was in hell.” One day she found herself on her knees, telling God that Becker was in his hands now. That and her work helped put him behind her. “When I started looking back at the number of clients with abused histories I’d worked with, I’ve surpassed my father in helping more people than he hurt with the knowledge he gave me and that I wouldn’t have learned any other way,” she says. “That’s not a thank you to him. It’s kind of how good triumphs over evil.”

Getting over Greer, however, is another matter. She had so looked forward to growing old with him, talking over their memories.

“There is a big part of me that almost feels like Roger was worse. He saw the pain, he heard the pain, he knew what it was doing,” she says. “I never knew him.”

By Beth 04-23-08
Dramatic article. It is an outrage that things like this go on today in our own neighborhoods. How can we protect our children?

By Anonymous 04-23-08
Greer's defense attorney, Jerome Mooney, did not review the tens of thousands of images found on discs and computers in his client's former home for good reason. After first attempting (unsuccessfully) to defend Greer by trying to get the FBI search warrant which was executed at Greer's business thrown out, he moved on to other manuevers such as trying to get his client off by claiming that his elderly mother was dependent on his care.

Failing the above, Mooney set his sites on convincing former federal judge, Paul Cassell, that Greer should receive leniency because he "voluntarily" turned over the 4 discs at National Stock Transfer. What Mooney (and ultimately, Cassell) downplayed, was that Greer "turned-over" discs AFTER the FBI had already confiscated his computers.

Greer declined to grant the FBI access to home computers. He denied that further evidence would be found at home. However, Greer's ex-wife did not believe that his newly discovered predilection would be limited to "the office." Greer regularly stayed-up on home computers late into the night, "catching up on work." Ironically, he claimed that he was overburdened with work because Kay Galster, his sister, sole employee, and now, owner/operator of National Stock Transfer, was "lazy and incompetent."

Greer carefully guarded home computers. He kept the fact that he had wired the home with 3 lines of high speed internet, a secret from his wife. Instead he claimed that there was only dial-up internet at home because he couldn't justify a need for faster and more expensive service. "We use the internet so rarely." Internet bills it was later discovered, were sent to Greer's private PO box.

Greer's ex wife did not know how to use the internet at the time of their separation. (Those who know her personally, laugh at Greer's claim that she "must have planted the evidence on home computers.) But with the assistance of a friend, she was able to download just one of the hundreds of unlabled discs Greer shamelessly and confidently left lying about in 3 of his home offices. She discovered approximately 100 files on that sole disc, containing approximately 10-12 images of child pornography per file. After contacting the Utah Attorney General and giving permission to remove all computers and computer-related materials from her home, she learned that there were at least, tens of thousands more images of abused little girls.

Ultimately, the Utah Attorney General was ordered to turn over their evidence to the FBI because their investigation was already in progress. The FBI obtained a separate warrant before viewing the 4 discs Greer provided initially. Their case appeared so solid, it was decided to prosecute on that alone. Unfortunatly, that decision opened the door for the defense to claim that there was no further evidence beyond that which Greer "voluntarily surrendered." Mooney argued that Greer had "recently concluded that it was wrong to download the images at his office and was plannig to destroy the discs." Apparently, the FBI interrupted his immenent intention to do so.

Judge Cassell was informed that there was further evidence in the home. Furthermore, the dates on downloaded files confirmed that Greer had collected and saved the images prior to anyone else's awareness. Cassell also knew that Greer protected some of his material with triple passwords and firewalls. But in the end, Cassell granted Greer a downward departure in sentencing from 51 to 33 months. Furthermore, he limited Greer's requirement to register as a sex offender to 10 years, when he could have added to public safety by having him register for life. While Cassell could have also fined Greer up to $250,000 for his crimes, he fined him only $2,500, which he is allowed to pay in convenient installments. It seems that the fact that Greer was represented by an attorney with offices in Salt Lake and Beverly Hills, escaped Cassell's awareness that Greer could probably handle a stiffer fine.

Mooney's comments in the above article are disgusting. The memory of having seen him in action at court, is even more disgusting. Mooney strolled into court like a jovial celebrity attending a party. He deflected the prosecution's admonitions to remember the sufferring of the child victims, with easy smiles and self-serving small talk about his upcoming travels.

In the final analysis, the "injustice system" simply slapped another one on the hand. Is it any wonder that child victimization is so prevelant in our society today?

By Concerned 04-23-08
Why do we continue to victumize the most inoscent? We now know that our society can become better if we pay attention to the upbringing of our children. How can this continue to go on in our society? Where are we going? This is a clear example of failure in our society. Roger brutalized this woman for sex? Then the justice system failed. What message is Roger getting if he is not shown that this is wrong. Our society is in cayoss because there is little justice.

By Gina Zhdilkov, LCSW 04-23-08
Mr. Mooney,

In your world, I'm sure that manipulating the truth in order to secure the lightest sentence possible for a sex offender, is no more significant than just "another day and another dollar" (or car, boat, vacation home, etc.?) But in my world, the truth you mangle for money is not only the life I have endured, but the lives and truths of millions of children who have their innocence and human dignity obliterated by the kind of "men" you represent.

Sure, our governement assures us that if we can pay a "good" attorney and buy a handsome suit for the court proceedings, we have the right to serve as little time as possible for our crimes. Right? Just doing your job?

Well Mr. Mooney, doesn't your civic duty end when you've collected your handsome fee? Or, did the defendant and his family kick-in a little extra for your "insightful" musings?

What qualifies you to "diagnose" me with "extreme paranoia?" Is it paranoid to assume that if your husband has confessed to downloading and saving child pornography at his office, he might be lying when he says "Oh no, I never did it at home.?" Instead of trying to determine what had happened in my home, would you have proposed I obtain a lobotomy instead?

You state that my husband merely accessed child pornography because he was "depressed" about our separation. In my experience as a therapist, I've found that people generally respond to depression by accessing, downloading, copying and saving massive amounts of child pornography. They don't deal with depression through more conventional means like seeking help and/or taking prescribed medications (insert laugh here.) By the way, didn't your client tell the FBI that he was on medication to treat depression? How depressed was he; really? He told me that his greatest stressors stemmed from his lack of help at the office, which led to his lack of sleep, which led to the need for him to stay up until all hours of the night on his computer. By the way, when I offered to help him with his backlogged data entry, he declined. If you would like to know the true meaning of the word "regret", it's that I bought my ex husband's "poor overworked me" story.

Was I "obsessed" with child pornography as you claim? The answer is an emphatic "NO!" With Rogers "support," I had left my childhood abuse behind. By the year 2000, I was no longer having flashbacks. I had achieved that which I try to assist all victims in achieving; distance. The past was finally the past. My father and his actions were finally distant memories. I focused my life on not only helping victims of sexual abuse, but on victims of physical, psychological, ritual, and environmental abuse as well. Adults and children. Children and adults (sometimes paths cross.) Male and female. Rich and poor. Pain is pain is pain. PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation. Abuse leaves a trail of survivors you would be humbled to meet. But you wont. You are too busy collecting the filthy lucre of perpetrators. How sad.

There are people who believe in God's ultimate justice and those who don't. I assume that you count yourself among the latter. Just keep in the back of your mind, that on the day you are asked to account for your life and your actions, you will stand before He Who Knows All. You will not have a lawyer because, well, because lawyers like you go elsewhere. But maybe, just maybe, you can base your defense on the "fact" that you were just "depressed."


By Phil 04-23-08
This Mooney person makes an absolutely disgusting statement. According to the author of the article, Mooney claims "it was Greer's post-separation depression and Zhdilikov's obsession with child porn that led to his client's problems."

It is quite common for persons who are sexually aroused by nude and provacatively posed children to rationalize, or offer excuses, that enable them to avoid responsibility for their own actions. And here we have a person's own attorney blaming the crime of this man Greer on his ex-wife, who herself had been the subject of childhood abuse. A tragic addition to an already tragic story.

Greer doesn't need an attorney who accuses innocent victims of "causing" Greer's own deviancy - he needs a qualified therapist. It is commonly held by professisonals in psychology and psychiatry that pedophilia is most often the result of experiences, interactions, or arrested emotional development that occurs during that persons own childhood. I hope that Greer gets the help he needs in prison - but at least in prison he is away from my children. There is a frighteningly high incidence of child pornographers who "volunteer" to babysit or take care of children. Also, I hope that in prison he is not able to contribute to further child abuse by continuing to engage in the collection and enjoyment of child pornography.

By Gini 04-23-08
I am appalled! Not only does the lawyer protect a child predator and in the process accuses the victim of lying and being paranoid, the judge protects him as well by not giving him what he deserves and what the law allows. Where is the protection of our children??? If we keep allowing this crime, if we do not do our utmost to put these predators away for as long as possible, if we pretend this is none of our business, we are not much better than the people who make money off the child porn business. So let's show our colors and cry out, as these tormented children do, let's give these children our voice and let's make clear to all the lawyers and all the judges and anyone else who finds excuses for the actions of pedophiles, that we are not going to stand for this. Let's protect our children, and the children of our neighbors. You can do something: add your post, visit the web page of the National Association to protect children and give them your support, let your voice be heard, don't be silent! My highest admiration for Gina who had the courage to speak out where so many others are quiet and let this happen.

By Razberrie Tart 04-24-08

Gina, I applaud your decision to take this to the media, and in a form that would fairly represent the tragedy much better than certain other sources 'cough deseret cough'

I do not understand what goes on in these people's minds, and i am glad I do not. Sick, just sick. Words cannot describe what horror a life like that for those children is. You are one of the lucky few that have the courage, the bravery, the wisdom to speak out against what you have gone through in such a strong heartfelt manner.

Nothing bad enough can happen to Roger and those like him. Nothing can ever take away from him what he's taken away. I desire for you a peaceful heart and a content soul in the days, months and years to come. Find peace in yourself now.

-- A Friend

By LOWLIGHTS 04-24-08
Reading the print version of this week's edition, I noted the irony of the backpage advertisement for "Barely Legal Escorts" (along with the other T&A advertising) - and thought ... could City Weekly perhaps take a higher road in its advertising dollars?


By a colleague 04-24-08
Gina is a gift and a blessing to her clients and to her co-workers. She is an example of resiliency and courage. I also wish her peace in her soul and life. She deserves it. I am honored to be associated with her. Thank you.

By Jeff James 04-24-08
Read the article. My reaction? Ewwww!!!! Maintaining your humanity while reading the article is an accomplishment, let alone living through it. God bless anyone hurt by these two monsters.

I don't know what the afterlife holds for such people. But it can't be pretty. So deeply troubling...

By whattheshout 04-25-08
I would lke to know how far Gina will go to launder her baggage of her own life and anyone elses for her own gain and pitty party

I smell a rat and I do not think Mr Greer is that rat., so I can only assume Gina is on a slanderous mission as I have found now four different posting forums where she continues to slander a man she married and loved and his family that have nothing to do with HER claims and disputes

Remember Gina, you have to look in the mirror each day

It seems to me that the attorny is right, you are still very paranoid over things that are relevant to your past, way before Mr Greer came into you life

You have worked in this industry so you certainly know how to get around the system to destroy the only person whom you claimed changed your life the past ten years

Maybe you ought to seek your true heart and agenda a little closer before you continue to try to destroy others lives due to your own unhappiness

I do pray that God almighty helps you to find peace soon. If not you are tight, your life is over cause Satan will continue to devour your happiness and peace

By Hayduke 04-25-08
whatstheshout: A sypathetic predator in our midst.

You with your Satan talk. You make me sick, whatstheshout. May you always be blessed enough to live life with a bag on your head, blinders on your eyes and cotton in your ears. You're lucky to be able to do so. Ignorance must be a very comfortable seat, indeed. But many of us aren't that lucky. Gina certainly wasn't.

What's to be paranoid about concerning this piece of shit Greer guy? He was sentenced and is in prison for kiddie porn. It's not like Gina is going around telling people she suspects a good man of doing something bad. She's not going around trying to ruin his reputation. He's done that for himself, by being a low-life piece of kiddie-loving shit. And of course she's angry. She trusted and loved this jerk. In return, he destroyed what was left of her soul.

You're obviously a family member or friend of pedophile Greer. I'll tell you this: If ever I learned that one of my own was a pedophile, the last thing I'd do is stick up for them.

You're not only defending Greer but his scum bag, soulless attorney, as well! What a dick you are!

By Hayduke 04-25-08
whattheshout: I found a little something on another board, as well. Heresay as presented in this context but interesting none the less.

It is truely pathetic when friends and family choose extreme denial over obvious truth.
On June 29, 2006, the Seattle Field Division of the FBI executed a search warrant at National Stock Transfer, a company then owned and operated by Roger Greer. During the course of confiscating all of Greer's computers, Greer was questioned as to "embarassing material" which might exist on hard drives. After initially lying to investigators, Greer later handed over 4 discs containing images of child pornography he had admittedly downloaded and saved. He later confessed this to his sister and sole employee, Kay Greer, who immediately assisted her brother in the immenantly necessary task of "damage control.", including advising Greer's wife to not "be too hard on Roger. He's been so depressed."

Later that same day, Greer "confessed" to his wife, that he was under investigation for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and that the FBI had confiscated discs containing child pornography which Greer had downloaded and saved "at the office." The "marriage" was immediately over. Divorce papers were proferred 5 days later after thousands of images were subsequently found on home computers as well, (with the assistance of the Utah Attorney General's Task Force on Internet Crimes against Children.)

Greer's ex wife was a victim of incest and child pornography as a child.
Greer pretended to be a victim's advocate when he met her, while secretly collecting pornographic images of little girls ages 8-12. He protected images with secret passwords and firewalls. Her daughter at the time of marriage, were 10 and 6; a truely disturbing and alarming fact. Anyone interested in accessing the truth in this matter, can access records of Greer's admission to downloading and saving child pornography on the federal government website, PACER.

Greer was ultimately convicted on the evidence he turned over to investigators of his own accord. He accessed child pornography at his office and as it turned out, he accessed child pornography at his home as well. Unfortunately, Judge Paul Cassell did not take the scope of Greer's child pornography into account at sentencing. In fact, he gave Greer "credit" for being "honest" in his confession and provision of additional discs he saved and stored at his office. Greer deserved no such "credit".

Roger Greer is a pedophile.
According to the standards of determining pedophilic attraction to children, the collection of child pornography is the strongest indicator. There is no reason to collect tens of thousands of images of child pornography, except for the obvious fact of sexual interest in children.
Our society is not going to combat the problem of child sexual exploitation as long as there are those who excuse the behavior of pedophiles.
Granted, it must be hard for friends and family to accept that a loved one is "one of those monsters". But in reality, those monsters are always related to someone. The challenge resides in doing what is right. Do you bury your head in the sand or do you say, this is unacceptable, regardless of whether this is my brother, my son, my uncle or the babysitter?
Evil exists because "good people" do nothing. I'm sure that Greer's ex wife didn't want to accept that her husband was the very kind of individual who crushed her own innocence and caused life-long pain and trauma. But when confronted with an inconvenient truth, she at least had the courage to face it. Greer and his supporters chose to resort to the ridiculous; a virtual study in the power of denial. How sad.

By whattheshout 04-25-08
I see you have a good choice of vocabulary.
Good luck with your scornful remarks. It helps no one or their souls

By Hayduke 04-25-08
And good luck to you, whattheshout, with your disgusting defense of a convicted pedophile. One that freely admitted to collecting and harboring thousands of pictures of naked, raped, tortured and abused girls, many of whom were little more than babies.

When you finally face your God, may you have the courage to look him/her in the eye when he asks why you willingly chose to do such a thing.

By anonymous 04-25-08
I think you can judge a man by the way he treats his mother! Maybe that should be checked out.

By anonymous 04-25-08
Yes, Greer's mother is ielderly and reportedly suffers from dementia. Someone really should look at how he treated her and should especially, look into whether or not the poor woman still has a dime to her name. Someone paid for his lawyer. I'm guessing it wasn't Greer.

By Another Victim 04-25-08
Hey Whattheshout,

Are you crazy or what? This story is about the pain the victims suffer. Whatever drives your denial is beyond meaningless. Obviously, you've never stood in the shoes of the victim of a sexual crime. Lucky you. Come back and tell us all what you think after you have gone through it.

By Gina Zhdilkov 04-26-08
Thank you so much for all the supportive comments (with one obvious exception so far.) Thanks also to all those in law enforcement who do the heart wrenching work of investigating crimes against children. You are the unsung heros and I know it takes a toll. Thanks also to Stephen Dark for his diligent and responsible work in doing this story. It took a toll on him too, because he had the courage to open his heart as well as his mind and ears. It wasn't easy and for that, I will always admire and appreciate him.

There are 3 groups of readers I hope this story touches.

First, I hope that individuals who know that they have a sexual attraction to children, will seek help. If there is one person out there who now recognizes that children are not just objects to be used for gratification, but real human beings with real feelings, needs, hopes, dreams and rights, then it's worth putting my very personal story before the sensibilities and scrutiny of the public. There is no room for denial when it comes to the impact of childhood sexual abuse, including child pornography. There is no way to be a harmless participant. it's more than "looking at pictures." It's participating in a heinous crime upon the most innocent and vulnerable among us. No more excuses. None.

Second, I hope that individuals who have been victimized by child predators, will know they are not alone, not forgotten, and most importantly, that it's not their fault. Perpetrators are masters at making you feel like it was your fault. Survivors grow up to feel like they could have or should have done something to stop it. They feel ashamed. GIVE THE SHAME BACK. The shame is not yours. Don't hold it. Share your story until you can shout it from the rooftops if necessary. Tears are just fine too. You are a human being and you have a right to your truth and the pain it has caused.
God Bless.

Third, I hope that lawmakers and those involved in the justice system, will recognize that there is a lot of work to be done when it comes to the needs and rights of child pornography victims. The Victims Rights Act supposedly gives victims the opportunity to speak at sentencing; to tell the judge how the perpetrator's crime has impacted them. In child pornography cases such as the one involving my ex husband, no one speaks for the victims. Judges do not see the human face nor the human toll. It all dwindles down to words, numbers, bargains and manuevers on the part of the defense.
I would suggest that when the victims found on these discs and videos remain nameless and therefore, silent, there should be a standard for nevertheless, bringing life to them BEFORE the judge makes his/her ruling. The actual pictures are not shared with the judge for good reason. Every time another person views the crime, it's another violation upon the victim. But forensics specialists could isolate at least some of the faces. The expressions of desperation and horror speak volumes. Let judges see what the perpetrator saw and callously ignored. Furthermore, we need to have victim's rights advocates in court to represent and speak for those who are voiceless. Silence is not golden.

Finally, to the little girls whose images I saw on one of the discs discovered in my home, please know that I will never forget you. I saw your pain. Your faces haunt me little sisters. May you know that there is someone out there who saw your sufferring and cared; who tried to speak for you. You're not alone.

By anonymous 04-27-08

I feel so strongly and deeply for you and the pain you have endured in life. To have trusted a man who you thought was a pillar of strength and support only to find out that he was no different from your father is beyond any pain I can describe with mere words.

I admire your strength. I too was a victim of abuse when I was a child. I was abused for several years by a Priest when I was a young boy growin gup in Chicago. I grew up violent, drunk, and on drugs trying to mask my pain while my friends were experiencing the more normal aspects of teen-aged life. I too, eventually, found healing and pursued a MSW degree. I walk in a few days. I want to share with others this great miracle of healing.

I, along with thousands more who read this article, are with you in spirit. You are never alone. I wish you well on your journey in life.

By anonymous 04-27-08
For the last few years I have e-mailed our state legislators advocating for the termination of the protection of the statute of limitations for sexual predators of children. I never have received one response from our elected representatives.

As this story illustrates, child sexual abuse can have long lasting, if not life time affects, on the victim. Yet, the perp can walk away without a penalty simply through the passage of time. Especially disturbing is the fact that many of the victims are victimized by entrusted individuals who use fear tactics to keep their victims quiet. It may take many years for the victims to come forward.

If KKK members can be prosecuted for crimes committed in the 1960's why can't child sex abusers be tried as well? The Priest who sexually abused me for three years will never be punished for his heinous crimes. All I received from the Dominican Order was a "sorry" that was originally mailed in careless error to and opened by my neighbor.

If our legislators are really concerned about the protection of children they should enact a law that eliminates any opportunity for pedophiles to escape criminal prosecution for their life damaging crimes.

By Anonymous 04-27-08
Unfortunately, politics and crime can sometime be the same thing. It's the sleazy and self serving type of Legislatures, Judges, as well as some Attorneys, who as in Ms. Zhidlkov's case and others' with stories yet to be told, who aren't morally opposed to one another’s thinking and actions. They love nothing more than to deny the very truth they know has caused horrific life time harm to others. It doesn't change the TRUTH, all their dirty deeds can never change the TRUTH! For ex. Judge/Attorney: Tyrone Medley, a UT District Court Judge who denied me and my natural sister protection from the Pedophiles who ADOPTED via LDSFS by refusing to sign an Order of Protetion for us! He told us "we don't know what abuse is and called us 'vindictive' and then told us we didn't know what it's like to be a 'true victim' and get followed around every time you go in a store!" Later, we found out that he was the attorney who represented the criminal who extorted $ from Danny Davis's Grandfather. Danny Davis was the little boy who was kidnaped in the late 70's and sexually abused and killed by Arthur Gary Bishop. We also read where (Medley) also denied $ funds to a little girl via a Victims Reparation Fund and yet he signed an improper Order against a women taking care of her Mother and placed her in a Care Center without cause. Legislatures such as rep. Sheryl Allan, ®) of Bountiful, UT, is allowed to create un-Constitutional laws which steal children away from fathers and brain washed, corerced and threatend mothers (even ADULT WOMEN-just like the FLDS) simply because they’re not married and babies are sold to their prospective “Pedophiles” as me and my sister were! Go figure, Scum Rises to the Top, just like sh.. Floats! I'm sorry for the pain such filth has caused us all and may they, these Legislatures, Judges and Attorneys, LDSFS the VOID of EMOTION/EMPATHY-Psychopaths they are, all burn in Hell with the Pedophiles, etc. forever !!!