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Guilty plea for former W&M professor

A former College of William & Mary professor faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.

U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride says 34-year-old Justin Bradley May of Williamsburg pleaded guilty Monday to production of child pornography.

MacBride says May manipulated a 13-year-old Ohio girl in April into sending him sexually explicit photographs of herself.

May was a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Economics. According to the indictment, he used the school’s network to send e-mails to the girl.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 7:53 AM ET
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This is exactly the kind of depravity I predicted would happen when W&M replaced loyal Tribe mascot Chief Wahoo with that disgusting freak Colonel Ebirt!

Posted by: pmendez | October 19, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Glad they caught him. predators like him do not belong in a university or any teaching institution. maybe he's be a good ditch digger or street sweeper after he greduates from making license plates!

Posted by: soccerhead | October 19, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

The government needs to read everyone's email so this type of thing doesn't happen. There is no worse crime than child pornography.

Posted by: password11 | October 19, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

"The government needs to read everyone's email so this type of thing doesn't happen."

I totally agree. Since there was no such thing as child pornography before the internet was invented. Reading email will stop this human behavior cold.

(I hope you can sense my sarcasm because I'm doing it as hard as I can).

Posted by: mrsaun | October 19, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

"The government needs to read everyone's email so this type of thing doesn't happen."

I totally agree. Since there was no such thing as child pornography before the internet was invented. Letting the government read everyone's email will stop this human behavior cold.

(I hope you can sense my sarcasm because I'm doing it as hard as I can).

Posted by: mrsaun | October 19, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Regarding Password11
The government DOES NOT need to read everyone's e-mail. What this man did has been going on long before the Internet. Before e-mail, there were polaroid pictures. Child porn has been around since the beginning of time. Punish the individual, don't punish everyone.

Posted by: missingwisc | October 19, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

It is hard to imagine a grown man manipulating a child to do such things. There are some messed up people living among us.

Posted by: InTheMiddle | October 19, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

These are the type cases where you just want a little old time justice to take place.
The guy obviously has some degreee of intelligence to be a professor(although you wouldn't know it based upon this situation). He knew what he was doing is illegal. Finally, this alleged adult manipulated the 13 year old girl...so he had to plan this out to some degree as I doubt she was on the internet offering nude pictures of herself to people randomly.
What a loser you'd have to be to get you jollies with a 13 year old. Someone should just beat him to death in the shower.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 19, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Chief Wahoo? Are you serious?

Posted by: TheChileanPresidentIsMuchBetterRespondingToDisastersThanObama | October 19, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, he manipulated a 13-year-old Ohio girl in April into sending him sexually explicit photographs of herself.
Just how does this dude do that, twist her little arm from several hundred miles away? And for that he ought to die in jail? I seriously doubt that he made the little darling do anything she didn't want to do or had not done before. But why a 13 year old? Wouldn't a younger one be easier to manipulate?

Posted by: reesemichael | October 19, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Where is that guy who is always screaming for a pic (with the story) or description when you need him?

Posted by: case50 | October 19, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

reesemichael,
The operative number in this story is 13. That's the age of the girl. Since that's well under age for legal consent and since his age is 34 he's(at least chronologically) an adult and supposed to know better.
Neither of us know the circumstances but given his guilty plea instead of an Alford plea my guess is he either initiated the request for the pics or actively pursued it.
I'm not saying the girl is blameless...by that age she should know better. But ultimately, he's the adult who knew what he was doing was illegal.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 19, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Once we overcome liberal's blocking death penalties being carried out, and all states have passed new laws that crimes like rape and child molestation are capital offenses, then we will see less of this depravity.

Posted by: numbersch13 | October 19, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Where were the parents of that 13-year-old girl and why didn't they check her internet instead of leaving it up to Big Brother Government? Who took those explicit photos of the girl anyway? True this guy did wrong but it seems the victim and her parents were instrumental on letting this happen.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | October 19, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

numbersch13 wrote Once we overcome liberal's blocking death penalties being carried out, and all states have passed new laws that crimes like rape and child molestation are capital offenses, then we will see less of this depravity.

There is no defending this whack job's actions, but Dude, he accepted pictures from hundreds of miles away. That is neither rape nor molestation.

Posted by: DeMutt | October 19, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

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