Thursday, December 15, 2011

Convicted Sierra Madre Child Pornography Smuggler Was A Prominent Mosca "New Civility" Supporter In 2010 Elections

You don't have to look very far to view the footprints of Bob Matheson in Sierra Madre. You can find his name on the directory of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce where he apparently remains a member (click here and scroll down to "resident members"). And if you go to Bill Coburn's Sierra Madre News.net site you will find pictures of Matheson at various prestigious Sierra Madre functions. One picture shows Bob spending some quality time with our now Mayor, John Buchanan. I doubt Bill would allow me to post that picture here, so if you want to view it send me an email and I will forward it to you. This guy apparently really got around Mayberry.

Matheson is also pictured working at the 4th of July Beer Garden in a 2009 Chamber of Commerce "weekly update." Click here.

According to an article on the Sierra Madre Weekly.com website, Matheson was "well-known in the community," and "a regular at many social events in Sierra Madre." Certainly he traveled in the same circles as many establishment figures in town. But those days are likely over now. Here is how the Canadian newspaper The Chronicle Herald (click here) describes this child pornography devotee's denouement.

U.S. man, 66, jailed for having child porn on laptop - A California man caught at a Halifax airport with an assortment of child pornography on his laptop computer has been sentenced to 108 days in jail.

Robert William Matheson, 66, of Sierra Madre pleaded guilty Tuesday in Dartmouth provincial court to possessing and smuggling child pornography.

A search of the laptop turned up 2,500 photographs and 280 video clips of teenage boys either standing naked or engaged in sex acts with other boys.

The computer also contained 10 written stories about sexual activities between a 10-year-old boy and his uncles, grandfather and father, and between the boy and other men such as priests and schoolteachers.

"These stories were disturbing because they went a great deal beyond the line of describing sexual relations with children," provincial Crown attorney Craig Botteril said.

His home in Sierra Madre, where he operates a property management company and belongs to the local chamber of commerce, is worth about $1 million.

As the parent of two boys of roughly that age I find Matheson's perversion to be about as vile as can be imagined. That this wretch was sucking down wine with the local nobs at such Sierra Madre functions as the "Citizen of the Year" awards ceremony is beyond infuriating as well. How is it that Matheson not only picked Sierra Madre, but became so integral a part of its society life?

The Sierra Madre Weekly would certainly have been aware of the "well-known" Bob Matheson. Especially during our recent City Council elections when he wrote in on several occasions to express his support for Joe Mosca, Josh Moran and Nancy Walsh, along with the concept of a "New Civility," which was a key catchphrase of their campaigns. The notion being that they and their supporters were nice people, and the those running against them were not. Something that might seem odd today after seeing these self-styled new civility people in action at our City Council meetings.

Here are two of the Matheson/Sierra Madre Weekly letters on the topic of our recent elections.

RE: MacGillivray Slams Gavel On Mosca
Sierra Madre Weekly March 25
Hats off to Terry Miller for so accurately describing our town's Bully Pulpit! Two generations ago, "bully" was an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. Now it describes some of our elected officials. they're arrogant bullies on the pulpit that is our City Council! Remember when elected officials served as "humble servants" of their constituents? Well, there's nothing humble about the outrageous behavior exhibited in Council chambers by certain, seated members. Watch some of the meetings!! It's not difficult to identify the culprits, their demeanor is as embarrassing as it is inappropriate.
Now we have a clear choice in Sierra Madre, and a chance to clear the air the foul behavior (sic) that has tainted the civility of our City Council. Voters can reject others of this ilk and elect three candidates who, I know, will put responsibility before rhetoric and character before character assassination. I'm voting for Moran, Mosca and Walsh. Thank you all for running and giving us a chance to save Sierra Madre.
Robert Matheson, Sierra Madre

RE: Crawford Camp Crumbles in Favor of New "Civility"
Sierra Madre Weekly April 19
I mailed in my absentee ballot before flying out of town, and appreciate the City of Sierra Madre. sierramadreweekly.com, and other local media, for enabling me to stay in touch with this pivotal election on line. I really regret being away and missing the joy of celebrating the outcome with the like-minded majority.
I'm very proud of the dignified campaigns that the victors ran. I wouldn't call the wide margin of the final numbers a "landslide," but like the human immune system attacking bacteria, viruses, and other parasites, Sierra Madre voters went to the polls and decisively tossed the invading Contrarians out with the trash. The election was, in every sense, a mudslide. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and get back to being the treasure of Sierra Madre.
Bob Matheson, Sierra Madre

There is another Matheson/Sierra Madre Weekly letter that I will post here today. It doesn't discuss the 2010 election, rather it deals with that year's Sierra Madre 4th of July parade. In this letter much of Matheson's concern is with children's enjoyment at the the parade. On the Sierramadreweekly.com website it is accompanied by a large picture of small boys in bathing suits.

RE: Water Takes Center Stage at Sierra Madre's Annual Parade
Sierra Madre Weekly July 6
Sierra Madre put it's best foot and fire hose forward again this year as our townsfolk celebrated the birth of our country in grand, Sierra Madre All-American fashion. The parade, the jazz band and activities for the kids in the park, and of course the Beer Garden, are the traditional 4th of July treasures of Sierra Madre. Kudos to the always fabulous Fourth of July Committee, headed now by Matt Bosse, for pulling everything together. It's a time and place that we all keep coming back to, year after year ... a celebration that singularly embodies the "Spirit of Sierra Madre." It's why we enjoy living here!
Amidst all this great fun and success is there the risk of criticism? I saw a Fire Department engine occasionally stop and, very judiciously, spray a narrow pattern of water directly ahead. Common sense called for the water spray! The kids had a thrill they'll cherish for their lifetime. I can't imagine anyone being critical of doing the right thing!
Bob Matheson, Sierra Madre

Once Matheson serves out his prison sentence in Canada he will be expelled from that country and sent back here. I wonder how many of his old friends will welcome him back, or even acknowledge that they ever even knew him?

Who knows, maybe he could write about his recent experiences for the Sierra Madre Weekly.

http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com ....................... (Picture Credit: Terry Miller)

161 comments:

  1. I wonder if he will need to register under Megans law. If so, he will have the distinct notoriety of being the second individual identified in our family friendly town.

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  2. "Birds of a feather flock together"

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  3. I would guess Matheson's little love notes to the Sierra Madre Weekly were typed on the same computer that held his vast library of child pornography. Puts a distinctly different perspective on the moral superiority he is assuming in these horrible lies.

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  4. I wonder if any children from Sierra Madre were in this "darling of the dirts" photo and video collection?

    Several of the Sierra Madre DIRTS are of questionable moral character. Cheating, lying, stealing taking money to fight slow growth movements from crooks in Sacramento and the one up on Baldwin........ I suppose some could rationalize, "just business". Child molestation is something else.

    This Matheson GOBLIN should be hung by the neck until dead....in Kersting Court. How's that for civility, even you dirtbags would agree with me if it were one of your kids he "photographed" or worse!

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  5. This creep who lives up on Lilliano had MOSCA campaign parties at his home.
    Those of us who work campaigns knew to never go to his home.
    Disgusting, but not really a shock, considering the source.

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  6. Mosca fundraisers at Matheson's? Did they have a film night?

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  7. 2,500 photographs of naked young boys? I wonder if any of them are of kids from Sierra Madre...

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  8. A new low for you Crawford..you should be ashamed of yourself..great journalism....NOT!!

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  9. This whole thing just makes your skin crawl. Thinking about Joe and Matt with the two boys they adopted "bought" having parties at Matheson place just gives a creepy feeling to the likes of the dirts, a fitting name for sure.

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  10. A new low? I beg to differ, 7:38. Courageous journalism at its best. Crawford has done this town a great service.

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  11. Gives new meaning to the term "civility". Cumquat, boy buggering... I'm not tarring the Dirts or the DICs with the same brush, but I am saying that there is a thin veneer of "civility" over activities in this, an All American City. No more no less than other small towns but just so damn disgusting when its uncovered.

    Oh, he'll come back all right Watch him cop the devil made me do it plea, "I'm getting treatment now", and live quietly in his version of paradise. Think he belongs to NAMBLA?

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  12. 7:38, is that you, from your computer in Canada, Matheson. If so, please go kill yourself as soon as possible. You ruined kids lives. You are a piece of garbage.

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  13. Sierra Madre Weekly, Sierra Madre News Net and Mountain Views News.

    Print a public apology to MaryAnn MacGillivray now!

    You all allowed these horrible people to slander this woman in your papers. Michael Bamberger this is directed at you, as well,
    you never apologized to Mrs. MacGillivray for slandering her on more than one occasion.

    All you dirts who demonized MaryAnn MacGillivray, a decent and kind woman who has devoted decades of her life serving this town, need to repent. To think you all wined and dined with this pervert, this goblin, Matheson.

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  14. Just sickened by this news and more of the story is why he chose Pictou, Nova Scotia, a tiny town of lovely people?

    Good for Canadian authorities at the airport to notice this behaviour (openly viewing his rubbish on his laptop) and bring him to justice. Or it may have been a fellow passenger in the waiting area.

    Banned from the Province! but back in Sierra Madre. Gag!

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  15. Why did it have to be Canada that arrested him? His home is in Sierra Madre and he must have been operating out of here.

    Where were our authorities??

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  16. I wonder how much in UUT taxes Matheson paid from downloading all that child porn on his computer...

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  17. Stories continue to rise to the top exposing Sierra Madre citizens' abberant behavior. What I find curious is that these criminals, phonies, deviates, and liars, in most cases, have set themselves up as against MaryAnn MacGillivray. I'm going to keep a list... and check it twice. I'll bet there are some predictions than can be made about the level of hate and the likelihood of fall from grace.

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  18. 7:52 am, Maybe it was the anonymity of travel that seduced the pervert into the open. What's he going to do? Power up at Beantown? My guess is that he'd have been spotted pretty darn quick. Maybe Halifax is a regular stopover on the child pornography travel route.

    I think it's illogical to place blame on the SMPD for this scum. Unless you are advocating a department that hacks into people's homes to view their hard drives? It'll take more than 31 sworn officers...

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  19. Good point, 8:12. But why hasn't the SMPD obtained a warrant and searched his house now?

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  20. 7:46 your right, this is just to discusting to put a group of people in. I take the dirts part back. 5:58 your probably very close. 7:38, if you don't think this kind of information is important for the community to know then you either don't have kids or, or, your just unbelievable.

    This kind of knowledge helps you pick your friends.

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  21. Talking about this topic is just so uncivil.

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  22. why would the pasadena star pull the story. i clicked to read it and it's not available.

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  23. Now that this guy has been convicted in a Canadian Court on child porn charges there is no excuse for not searching his house. Where is our city government? Is Matheson being protected?

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  24. Stay tuned, 8:40. There is another one on the way. A much more detailed one.

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  25. Hey Bucky, Cool Friends!December 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    The humor is wearing out on your sordid tenure . . .

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  26. I agree with 8:40. The Canadian slapping his a** in jail is quote probable cause enough for me. If I were the SMPD I'd kick his door down and go over every inch of that pervert's den. Who knows what kind of filth they'll come up with? If they don't do it, I'd sure like to know why.

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  27. John Crawford!

    Please put this article in the Pasadena Star News.

    People need to know about this.

    The PSN did put in the press release about this Matheson yesterday, two of my family members read it, I thought blood was going to shoot out of my daughter's eyes! She was shocked.

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  28. Does Megan's Law cover the Canadian conviction?

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  29. 7:38 not sure of your point..story ran in the Pasadena Star News...facts are facts. Mr. Crawford printed Matheson's words. If you haven't checked out Megan's Law...you should there are perverts living among us..some known, others like Matheson, unknown...until now. Thanks, Mr. Crawford from me and my kids.

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  30. Does he need to register as a convicted sex offender?
    Doesn't the City have restrictions on where he can live?

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  31. Bet our Mayor Smut aka John Buchanan has no problem with this since he supported the Cumquat.

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  32. There is a Robert Matheson, aka Robert Claire Matheson, a child molester with a last known address in the Sacramento area. I can't tell from the picture if it is our citizen of the year.

    http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov

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  33. 7:38, What is wrong with you?

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  34. What about Mr. Mateson's roomate? Is he a part of this pervision, too? Birds of a feather and all...

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  35. Anyone want to guess which realtor will get the listing? Take it to the bank, this guy is leaving town soon.

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  36. Pretty sure this is the house where Joe Mosca's reelection kickoff coffee was held.

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  37. 7:46, yes to the NAMBLA suspicion - the description of the "stories" found in Matheson's possession make that a very good possibility. And 7:50, it makes sense that such a despised and despicable criminal would choose a small town to hide out in.

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  38. Robert Matheson (Robert W Matheson)
    Principal
    Millmath Properties LLC
    Sierra Madre, CA

    So what properties has Matehson owned/managed here?

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  39. Yes, indeed. Matheson hosted Mosca's kickoff coffee. Sierra Madre's brightest lights were in attendance. Sure like to see a list of who was there...

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  40. If Bart Doyle has to leave the PUSD Task Force because his presence is required in court or jail, the Council O'Three might appoint Matheson to take his place.

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  41. Matheson turned what was a beautiful home on a beautiful street into a house of horror. Who's going to want to buy that?

    I'm shocked at what a light sentence he got in Canada. Everyone knows that there is no cure for these guys. He needs to be in prison for the rest of his life. Or chemically controlled.

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  42. This is what some of us have known about Doyle, Mosca, Buchanan, Stockly, Henderson and their supporters all along - they're not honest people. They do not tell the public what their real agendas are, they present a fake front, and they attack others with lies and smear campaigns. I hope to God none of them knew about Matheson's insanity, but it's no surprise that in a group with so much fraudulent behavior, the guy was hiding in plain sight.

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  43. Only fitting, 9:23, NAMBLA was founded by a school teacher.

    For the non-pervert residents of town, NAMBLA stands for North American Man Boy Love Association.

    WELCOME! The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was formed in 1978. It was inspired by the success of a campaign based in Boston's gay community to defend against a local witchhunt.

    NAMBLA's goal is to end the extreme oppression of men and boys in mutually consensual relationships by:

    building understanding and support for such relationships;
    educating the general public on the benevolent nature of man/boy love;
    cooperating with lesbian, gay, feminist, and other liberation movements;
    supporting the liberation of persons of all ages from sexual prejudice and oppression.

    http://www.nambla.org/welcome.html

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  44. I'd love to see Mosca's defense of Matheson.

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  45. Where is the SMPD? Why hasn't Matheson's house been searched? How do we know Sierra Madre Children weren't included in this scumbag's portfolio?

    NEGLIGENCE!!

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  46. I just hope none of the naive dirts had their children near this goblin.
    The dumb dirts deserve to be ashamed of their stupidity in association with this creep, but children do not.
    Pray for all the poor little kids whose lives are ruined by goblins like Matheson.

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  47. If NAMBLA doesn't qualify as a hate group, nothing does.

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  48. If we don't now appoint Matheson to the city council, we will be sued for discrimination.

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  49. There are two registered sex offenders in the 91024 zip code, one Goodman, Matan Liyor and the other, someone "in violation", no photo, no address, named Watson, Clarence Eugene.

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  50. When was Matheson arrested? How long did he spend incarcerated before he was convicted and sentenced? Did this have anything to do with Mosca's sudden resignation from City Council?

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  51. 9:40, I think Matheson would probably experience the whirlwind of Joe Mosca's flexible allegiances....

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  52. By Terry Miller

    Sierra Madre Police Capt. Larry Giannone confirmed that well-know local Sierra Madre resident Bob Matheson, 66, was in custody in Canada on child pornography charges.

    A Sierra Madre detective has been assigned to follow the case to see the implications once Matheson is released and likely deported to the US, what in fact would his status be.
    Captain Giannone said he wasn’t absolutely clear on the laws involved when it comes to international situations like this but likely that Matheson would be considered a sex offender and have to register as such.

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  53. Giannone isn't sure? Isn't sure?? He's worried about implications??

    Fire his ass and get us a real cop!!!

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  54. You can bet Terry Miller is on top of this story!

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  55. Joe Mosca's 2010 campaign kickoff celebration was at Matheson's house? Charming.

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  56. Likely? It is Likely that he'd have to register as a sex offender? Good God in Heaven, it's is the least thing that should happen to him, the least. 9:41 is absolutely right. There needs to be an investigation of all relationships this thing had with the kids in his neighborhood, and any other kids he came in contact with.
    Let's give our police department a chance, but for 52% of our budget, I ask that they get to work on protecting the kids.

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  57. How well did Josh Moran know this Matheson?

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  58. Matheson was convicted in late October. The SMPD has had more than a chance to get an investigation going.

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  59. A reverse mortgage might look like a pretty good option for Matheson at this point.

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  60. WOW, 9:56, so the evil gang of 3 must have known about this, so did the Boscas.
    No wonder Buchanan was so ANGRY at the Tuesday meeting, he knew this story was going to break.
    His wife and Josh's mother were in the audience Tues. I suppose for moral support?
    I wonder how they kept this quiet until after the meeting.
    That crowd that often attends the council meetings, a gang of fiscal conservatives and preservationists probably would have had a few comments of outrage on this terrible disclosure.

    Warning to Buchanan.....if you see a certain lady from the canyon, who is a long time advocate of protecting exploited children from sexual preditors walk into the next council meeting, you'll want to prepare yourself for a verbal thrashing as only she can toss at you.

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  61. What a lousy S O B! I am remembering a scene in Ruthless People, where poor Ms Midler is kidnapped and her husband refuses too pay, but her kidnappers are kindly and she says at one point to the husband kidnapper, "you will make some nice new friends in jail, big hairy friends, only you won't be able to see them, you will be facing the other way.." Matheson is a sick dog.

    He called us contrarians? I hope somebody cuts off his winkie.

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  62. In Buchanan's world, child molesters who support his expansionist view of our town are good people. He won't deign to allow morality to interfere with his napoleonic self-image as the emperor of Dicken's Village.

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  63. A number of Chamber members have served as Santas at Dicken's Village. Was Matheson one of them?

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  64. New Pasadena Star News article is up.

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  65. A wee bit too couthie wi' the bonnie bairn! We dinna know! Ye be a badlin.

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  66. Normally, I would find the last line of 10:29's comment too much. Not today. Not for this man.

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  67. "Matheson was listed as a member of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce on its website, and can be seen in pictures from the 2003 Chamber installation. However, several current members said they didn't know of Matheson or whether he was a member of the Chamber."

    Top Notch Reporting . . . gah . . .

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  68. Coburn on his site denies that Matheson is a member. Said he "checked into it." Covering up?

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  69. "Winkie" in the Canadian term for internet access.

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  70. Google images, Robert Matheson Sierra Madre.
    Give it up Coburn.

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  71. The Mayberry Mafia tried to cover this up. Matheson was one of their boys. The Tattler drove a Sherman tank up to their bunker at let a little sunshine in.

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  72. From PSN:

    "Matheson was listed as a member of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce on its website, and can be seen in pictures from the 2003 Chamber installation. However, several currrent members said they didn't know of Matheson or whether he was amember of the Chamber."

    As Sgt. Schultz used to say, "I know nothing! Nothing!!"

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  73. I guess the kilt comes in handy in his business.

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  74. The only connection I see is that Mosca's PR dude was a fraud and a master manipulator so it's now surprise that he would prey upon an unsuspecting Mosca and endanger Mosca's family with the Matheson's prescense.

    And Mosca was a political fraud who borrowed a dog for his first campaign photo.

    Terry Miller is a complete idiot as an Editor because he is doing exactly what Susan Henderson does - make up facts, print verbatim press releases by those it seeks approval from and chirps nonsense as storylines to slant the "news" to protect a devloper's blueprint for Sierra Madre.

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  75. Bob is apparently big on the Scottish Rites.

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  76. While John Buchanan is well documented as lying to the public to protect, hide or push a personal agenda within the city, I do not for one second believe that he had any inkling of what Mr. Matheson was behind closed doors.

    Nor do I think that about Mr. Mosca - Mosca and Buchanan would kiss up to anybody who propped them up and repeated their party lines - such as Henderson and Miller.

    Now if the papers don't print a story about this, well already know they aren't real papers but sidewalk Pennysavers with nutty but funny editorials.

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  77. Yeah Miller, you printed a story but we notice you didn't mention any connection to his carte blanche' access to your Letters to the Editor page, basically free and "endorsed" advertising.

    a day late and a stack of Benjamin's short

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  78. Where is the investigation? Why hasn't the City issued warrants and searched this sick f***'s house? This conviction is over 1 month old, it is no secret. Where is our city? What have they done to protect our children?

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  79. "The Thrill of a lifetime" I love how concerned he is for the children. Disgusting.

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  80. I imagine Bob spent a lot of time watching the kids at the parade.

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  81. Please, have the decency to credit the photographer if you "borrow" a photo of Matheson. The photo posted on today's blog post was made by Terry Miller. You may use it, but credit appropriately please!
    As far as the letters to editor go in Sierra Madre Weekly, I fail to see how these bare any relevance whatsoever to the case against Matheson's Child Pornography Smuggling.

    Terry Miller

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  82. The photo came from the Nova Scotia newspaper I cited in thoday's post, Terry. And they credited your pal Bob's Facebook page. You seem to have accredition problems on an international basis. And I in no way said that anything the Weekly has done bears any significance on the Matheson story except that is where these letters came from. You're making things up again, Terry. Seek help.

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  83. Terry - you might know the answer to this. Did Matheson ever write for the Cumquat?

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  84. Certainly not making things up sir eric....there is an embedded code in the image that proves the copyright. - The code shows the date and time the image was taken and who shot the picture.

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  85. Now Terry, let's not be dense. Step out of character a second and put your battle scarred brain cells to work and let's see if we can shed a little little into that dark little world you live in. What I said is that when you were claiming that I was somehow blaming that lowbrow rag your work at, I disagreed. That is what I said you were making up. The paper in Canada credits Facebook, and not you. That is where I got the photograph. I am certain that you are the photographer of choice for degenerate old perverts. And I will give you the credit you deserve as soon as I find an Apple computer I can use.

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  86. It looks like the photo was take at the Friends of the Library Wine taste. Ugh

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  87. For the source of Terry's photo of Bob Matheson, please click on my name.

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  88. Cold in Halifax today. I hope Bob brought a warm sweater.

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  89. Terry just hangs out with the nicest of people.

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  90. Friends of the Library? Was that the one where they were raising money for the new children's literature section?

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  91. When the prodigal returns, will the Chamber hold a "mixer"?

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  92. Terry Miller: Who gives a flying f*** who took the photo of this perpetrator??! You need to get your priorities straight, man. And if the photo in question was pulled by Nova Scotia press from Matheson's Facebook page, wouldn't Matheson have originally gotten a jpg of that photo from YOU??! Quit while you're ahead.

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  93. The Chamber of SecretsDecember 15, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    The phrase Chamber of Commerce is starting to carry some frightening connotations. But in the Doyle/Buchanan era, "commerce" is as good a name for lies, greed, graft, corruption, and perversion as any other.

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  94. WOW. And this guy was closely associated with Joe Mosca, who has two young boys of his own?? Puts a dark shadow over Mosca and Bosse rather sudden departure from town...

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  95. Reading between the lines...

    October - Bob Matheson gets popped for porn in his Canadian "hometown" where he owns a home. Coincidently Joe Mosca makes a surprise announcement that he is quitting Sierra Madre Politics and moving to London. Matheson serves 8 days in the local jail; bailed, passport confiscated; lives in Canadian home until court date; puts house on the market knowing he will be deported.

    November- Mosca bathes in the glow of a political career aborted to allow his partner to pursue a career opportunity. Attends final City Council meeting. Eats cake.

    December - Moving vans pull up; Bosca leaves the country. Matheson stands trial; enters guilty please to forestall further investigation that could lead to more serious charges; will serve about a month; housemate handles paperwork to sell house. City luminaries frantically contact Bill Coburn to have photos of themselves with Matheson removed from sierramadrenews.net website.

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  96. The disgusting G4-1 would appoint Matheson to the next position available in the Pasadena City School District, I'm sure, now that he, too, has a criminal record. Seems to be the prerequisite (i.e., Bart Doyle appointment earlier this year)...

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  97. The answer to what William Matheson was doing in Pictou County, Novia Scotia (from the Clan Matheson USA site:

    Duncan Matheson (1865-1942)

    Duncan Matheson, son of William and Isabella Douglas Matheson, was born in Pictou county, Nova Scotia, October 26, 1865. He came to California in December, 1881, worked on the construction of the Elk River Railroad in Humboldt county, and later with the California Redwood Company. Having a desire to see the world, he visited New Zealand, Australia, and India. Returning to California in 1887, He was with the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and became roadmaster in 1895. In 1900 he joined the San Francisco police department. Passing number one on all his tests, he served in every grade and rank of the department. In 1921 as Detective Captain he charged silent screen star Fatty Arbuckle for the murder of Virginia Rappe. He retired as captain of detectives on September 2, 1929. His service to the Bay Area culminated in his becoming the Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco.

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  98. What Bob Matheson did is Bob Mathson's responsibility. If others knew about his "problem" and did not alert the authorities, then, they too, are culpable. If they did not know, then it is irresponsible to include them in your proper castigation of Bob Matheson. What he did is vile and he deserves any punishment he receives.

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  99. New PSN article just hit the site. "Sierra Madre Police Launch Probe." I guess the PD was just waiting for The Tattler to get on their case.

    Click on My Name.

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  100. It is good do see Nancy Walsh pronounce this as "shocking." Also her shuffling the whole thing onto the SMPD is revealing. Obviously this isn't something she wants on her plate.

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  101. Do ya think she'll make a Council report about her conversation with the PSN reporter?

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  102. Uh oh. Nancy says she learned about this yesterday from another Star News article. Which means that though the information has been out there for over a month, our city leadership was not involved.

    Doesn't that make you feel safe?

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  103. "Well, I spoke with Brian at the Star News. He seemed like a good person and very knowledgeable about news. I spoke with the seniors and they said they like newspapers and often read them when there is nothing on TV."

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  104. Yes Terry, the real moral outrage here is that Mr. Crawford has not given you credit for the Facebook picture of your pal Bob.

    Will you shut up if I "like" your Facebook page?

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  105. I'm sorry, but Mr. Miller is busy right now. He is looking for his kilt.

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  106. There isn't a parent in this town who is going to sleep easy tonight.
    How many pals did this creep have?
    Where did he buy his perverse collection?
    Was he a producer as well as a consumer?

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  107. Our wanna raise police department has done nothing. No investigation, no warrants, no premesis search. Nothing.

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  108. Anyone know anything about his business, Millmath Properties LLC?

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  109. Google Sex offender registration Canada:

    Canada
    Canada's National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) came into force on December 15, 2004, with the passing of the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIR Act).[1] The public does not have access to the registry.
    Since 2001, the Province of Ontario operates its own sex offender registry concurrently with the federal registry.[2]
    (so a Megan's Law does not appear to be in affect in Canada)

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  110. wiki corporation lists three people connected to Millmath Properties: Robert W. Matheson, James C. Matheson and Ann Deweese

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  111. The fact that the public does not have access to the sex offender registry makes Canada a nicer place for pedophiles.

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  112. According to Clan Matheson USA, Robert, James and Ann are related. Photo posted online.

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  113. Cananda might be a nice place for pedophiles, but Matheson got caught there and not in Sierra Madre.

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  114. My question is:
    What did the Boscas know?
    When did they know it?

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  115. More information is coming in. We will have a follow-up story for tomorrow. It is pretty stunning.

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  116. Me Thinks Terry protests too much...it has got me wondering about how much he already knew about Mathesan

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  117. I hear they were chummy. Terry is loved by all the dirts. And Terry did give Kiltie Bob the picture for his now vanished Facebook page.

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  118. Im a very close friend to bob and while i feel this is deeply disturbing and wrong know that in my 10 years of knowing him, and yes i was young when our families met him, he never once tried anything with me and was just a nice normal guy i feel that bob has demons or issues that need to be taken care of but it still doesnt diminish his imprint in this community otherwise. its tragic that you speak such vile things about him being "hung at kersting court" grow up and stop acting like some of you have never done anything wrong in your entire life he just has a problem and needs help and banishing him isnt going to help it out.

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  119. Let me ask you this, 5:33. Natheson owned 2,500 pornographic pictures of young boys. 270 videos of young biys having sex with adults. What if it turns out that some of those boys are from Sierra Madre? Maybe you think Bob needs help, but he is a 66 year old man who made his choices. The children in those videos he tried to smuggle over the border to Canada? maybe for reporduction and sale? Do you think that maybe they need help?

    Do you have any values at all?

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  120. 5:33 - you are appalling. Talk about somebody who needs help!

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  121. i too know bob and thought he was a kind guy.....sad how this happened i hope he gets help

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  122. The man was involved in the sexual exploitation of helpless children and we're supposed to feel sorry for him?

    Oh .. my ... God ...

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  123. 5:37 this is 5:33 i highly doubt they were for reproduction or sale i know bob (apparently not well enough). I have values and yes while coming to the somewhat defense of a man in possesion of these things will certainly draw negative criticism im just saying i know the man he needs help and saying these other hurtful things is wrong thats all hes not a "goblin" just a man that has issues and need them to be adressed through therapy for all you know he might have had an abusive childhood that got him this way.im not trying to be appalling just saying that he needs help not all you going on a witch hunt once he gets back.

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  124. will do then 5:53 will do

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  125. Good. Anyone who would take the side of a child pornographer needs to seek out a good mental health practitioner.

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  126. im not taking the side of a child pornographer im taking the side of bob matheson the person go about with your crucifiction of bob by all means what ever helps you sleep at night its just so very sad that hes had this huge vile issue and never came to any of his friends seeking help, in all honesty 6:00 did you know bob personally?

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  127. 5:33/5:51 you are a fake with your lower case i and poor punctuation but you slipped up and did some very advanced correct punctuation. Just couldn't help yourself so stop the pretense. You are not a young child who thinks that bob is just a nice man. What bull!

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  128. Bob Matheson is a goblin. The people who were associated with him, and I do believe there are other goblins, will be found out.

    There is a planning commission meeting tonight.
    I hope concerned parents go down there for public comment 7:00 pm and inform the viewing audience of the dangers of this ring of goblins.

    Children in Sierra Madre are not safe. Do something about it.

    It's bad enough the goblins over tax us, steal and lie to us, slander decent and honest citizens, destroy their property, threaten them, but now we have to worry about these goblins hurting our children.

    Totally disgusting.

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  129. Pass through Halifax is right on!

    You are a GOBLIN 5:33 and 5:51.

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  130. To geneologist 1:26: If a child ponographer wanted to hide in a quiet corner of the Englsih-speaking world what better than to seek out a small town where a large number of people of your same English family name are located or came from. Buy a modest home and hide out while you 'played the family history research game' all the while following your perversion.

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  131. Throwing down the gauntlet of reasonDecember 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    So this aging homo who only views boy child porn is no different that aging heteros who only view regular porm - let's say for the sake of argument neither viewer acts on their impulses. Is that what you're saying 5:51 pm? But you point out your friend Bob needs therapy and understanding? So there must be some difference... There are many shadings to this condunrum and I'm not sure they're all out of bounds for adults but I've got to guess that most responsible individuals would call 2,500 photos and dozens of videos of young boys engaged in sexual activities definitely on the cusp. Do you really think old uncle Bob is going to be able to come back to Sierra Madre and slide back into his social circle?

    For the last several years we've been asked to set aside prejudices, to be open minded, to accept people regardless of their sexual orientations. Now we're being asked to widen our circle to include sexual deviates because they're unable to control their impulses?

    For most of the 8,000+ adults of Sierra Madre that won't happen.

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  132. But 6:29 pm he throws such fun parties! And he invites only our kind of friends! You know. The wealthy.

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  133. The one overriding m.o. of these pedofiles is the polished ability to charm the innocent to meet their sexual needs. They are just "good old guys"...., but devils incarnate just the same. Disgusting.

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  134. since it looks like my last comment was not accpeted ill just end with this IN MY OPINION I feel what he dad is wrong and sick and something is not right in his head BUT a witch hunt should not insue trust me when I say he will go through alot when hes back and adding to it with townsfolk upheavel is not neccesary. Let the judicial system do what they will and leave it to that. That is all

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  135. Matheson has directly or indirectly damaged thousands of boys for the rest of their lives. His own personal history, whatever it may be, is meaningless. 5:37 is right. This man made choices and those choices brutalized the innocent.

    Like all pedophiles, he's nothing but a miserable coward. Rather than confess his crimes fully to the judge, he called his unforgivable behavior "certainly a regrettable circumstance,” and then this:

    “While there were files on my computer, there were many of those files that I never read. They were downloaded years ago, I forgot about them and I regret bringing them into the country.” Right, so because he downloaded child pornography years ago, years ago, it was OK? What is this man saying?

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  136. To the individual defending a child pornographer - I guess it is safe to assume that you have no children. Use your imagination. What would you be saying if one of your children was featured in a video that "bob" had?

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  137. Tattler, the picture of that self righteous fraud is extraordinary.

    7:24, are you aware of the fate of child molesters in prison?

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  138. The posts defending Matheson make me wonder, how many people in town share his taste in entertaiment?

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  139. I just want to this Matheson creature investigated here in Sierra Madre, I want his associates investigated.
    I don't know all the facts here, but know enough to be very concerned. I am a parent.
    These people can never be "cured". Never happens. They just destroy young lives.
    If this Matheson was molesting any children here in Sierra Madre or photgraphing them for porn, he needs to be prosecuted. Anyone involved with him in this should also be prosecuted, no matter who they are.
    Our police had better be very involved in investigating this completely. We should not settle for anything less.
    I would like to know why it's taken so long.
    Has his property been searched? It needs to be, now. However, like his computer websites and his friend's websites, all his information is probably been deleted.
    I'm not happy with the way this has been dealt with.
    Thankfully, we have an honest and concerned father, John Crawford who is pursuing this.
    Thanks, Crawford. Thanks to the concerned posters who care more about children than perverts.

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  140. Pedophiles are in a class by themselves. I worked for two years putting them in jail, the vast majority of them (over 90%) were heterosexual males who molested either boys girls or non-preferential. Pedophilia can not be easily cured and is a very serious issues. When you have hundreds of pictures of naked children on your computer, you are a threat to our community and have lost your privilege to be apart of it. When Matheson get's released he better remain a long ways away from my son.

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  141. Maybe that is how Matheson found a home here. There are others in this community just like him.

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  142. Colin - are you aware that the Mosca City Council campaign of 2010 held its kickoff event at Bob Matheson's house? A few current Councilmembers were there as well. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and is still listed on their site as such. This person had insinuated himself to the very top of Sierra Madre society.

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  143. If he had been younger or had darker skin our police probably would have pulled him over for a "vehicle code violation" and then go through his computer during the vehicle search.

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  144. Matheson was one of the special people.

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  145. I think I read Matheson was arrested in mid October. If he didn't appear in court until last Tuesday his roomie had plenty of time to sweep the house on Liliano and dispose of souvenirs, computers, printers, contraband, cameras. All the trappings of a pedophile's lair, And of course to move.

    The SMPD should be getting a warrant to search Terry Miller's vast library of photos, giving him credit of course. That's where the real cache can be found.

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  146. Why do you think the SMPD hasn't investigated Bob? I've known him for several years and never had any idea of this. Sad that former Mayor Mosca and his partner are getting smeared by this. Mr. Crawford, you are sick. Get help...

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  147. Wow, John Crawford. Way to spread the good cheer during this season of joy. Maybe you could look into taking the Grinch's new class offered at Sierra Madre City College: How to Grow Your Heart Three Dizes in One Day.

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  148. Yes Crawford, how can you be such a downer?
    After all, the man was just looking at pictures.
    Such a big fuss about nothing.
    I'm sure the children had a great time, a happy, lovely, positive time being the subjects for child pornography.
    Now sweeten up that disposition Crawford. Let's see a bright sunny smile.

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  149. For those of you who are unfamiliar with how the law works, I will do my best to enlighten you. "The City" cannot simply raid Mr. Matheson's house. Mayor Buchanan can't just waive a wand and make it happen. He is an elected representative, not a judicial representative. Nor can the SMPD simply raid his house. A judge has to approve a warrant, supported by sufficient evidence, found during the investigation. And it is awful hard to get any evidence (that is not circumstantial) without gaining access or cooperating with Canadian authorities. That takes time.

    It is not every day that Sierra Madre has experience with child pornography charges against a resident, especially international charges. Any and all action made by SMPD has to be approved through judicial means. Although it is a priority for SMPD, it may be behind a long list of requests from a Pasadena judge.

    No one (including The City or SMPD) can keep him from residing at his Sierra Madre home. The only thing one can do is to watch their child and inform him/her from the dangers of predators. Also, check Megan's law. There are two offenders listed in SM. One of whom is rather young. Please take this time to educate your children!

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  150. I am saddend and sickened by this news. I am a family friend and a molestation survivor. Bob definitely needs to get some professional help so this behavior doesn't continue. But,more importantly, the children need help to get over feelings of guilt.
    The question occurs to me, "Were those written stories, written by bob?" Was he once the victim who is continuing this inexcusible behavior?

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  151. 2:34 I don't care if he was once the victim. People suffer through terrible things and come through them, without setting out to inflict them on others. He chose to hurt children. He chose that.

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  152. i dont think he sexually abused children just is guilty of the crime of looking at child pornography andhaving it in his possesion

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  153. Yeah, 3:59 pm but you don't know for sure, do you? Unless of course you're much more "familiar" with the man than most of us. Any normal person would be reviled by a man with 2,500 photos of young boys unclothed and performing sex acts on one another. "Just" guilty of looking at child pornography. Guess how those pictures are obtained... somebody is abusing those kids.

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  154. 3:36,3:59 I AM reviled by his acts and yes, people do suffer through terrible things and come through them without causing harm to others BUT, most of those people need to get treatment whether they are the victim or the perpetrator. We all choose how we will respond to the events of our lives. I merely suggest that the parties involved choose treatment and empowerment.

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  155. I understand and yes 4:05 I know bob personally he was a close friend its hard to see this and hear of his crimes and not have me feel betrayed and lost thinking I thought I knew the guy so well but from what ive seen with him and being around him I had no knowledge of him surrounding himself with young boys especially around sierra madre thats why I feel that no actual kids where endangered by him I could be wrong..... if I am it would have all been a lie. And is even more tragic then

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  156. Of course it was a lie 6:13.
    His life was a lie.

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  157. If thats the case then be it. Im saying ill hold further judgement untill I hear the whole story and I feel that more people should do the same even if its this major but thats my opinion.

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  158. Prayer not Venom: In no way do I condone Bob’s actions, but the venomous nature of so many of your words here is itself also disappointing, not in the same league of pernicious granted, but nonetheless disappointing. I feel sorry for the boys in those downloaded pictures and I also feel sorry for the man, it’s all sad. The conspiracy theories of your political connections are also far-fetched. Who is without blame? Pray for the boys in those downloaded pictures and pray for the man. I've known Bob about 4 years, he obviously hid a pernicous habit, but the great efforts and accomplishments of the man, and to those professing to be Christian, should not be forgotton. It's very sad, also sad to see your crass responses...prayer not venom. Shawn Matheson, Salt Lake City, Utah

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  159. I used to know Bob. He was a creep then. I'm sure he's still a creep. The fact that he is rich, just makes him a rich creep. The people who say they've known him for years, and had no idea, must be rich. Peds go for the vulnerable and defenseless - not the rich.

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