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Scottsdale teacher arrested on sex exploitation charges

Mar 8, 2014

Arizona Republic

More of the old "Do as I say, not as I do" from our religious leaders, government masters and police???

The title for the article seems to imply that Alvin Ray McClellan was arrested for raping school children. But that's not the case. If you read the article it sounds like he was arrested for simply looking at dirty pictures.

In Arizona our draconian laws against child porn will get you 10 years in prison for each dirty photo you had, and the terms must be served consecutively.

The article seems to say he had 10 dirty photos of children and is thus facing 100 years in prison.

Do the citizens of Arizona really want to spend $50,000 a year to send some pervert to prison for the rest of his life for the victimless crime of looking at dirty pictures???

The real question is why arn't these cops hunting down real criminals who are a danger to society rather then hunting down some poor smuck who looks at dirty pictures.


By Clarissa Cooper The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team Wed Mar 5, 2014 8:25 PM

A teacher’s aide at a Scottsdale middle school was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with a child pornography case, police say.

Alvin Ray McClellan, 44, was booked into Fourth Avenue Jail on suspicion of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a Phoenix Police Department statement.

Detectives with the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at about 6:30 a.m. went to McClellan’s home in the 5900 block of North 78th Street. [Wow!!! I wonder how many full time police officers are working at this "Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force" hunting down people for victimless crime of looking at dirty pictures]

Police serving a search warrant at the apartment found an undisclosed number of pornographic videos and photographs involving children, according to the statement.

McClellan is employed as a teacher’s aide at a middle school in Scottsdale, but police declined to identify the junior high on Wednesday.

Police urge the public to report instances of sexual exploitation involving minors by calling the Internet Crimes Against Children detail at 623-466-1828 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.