Kirsters Baish| The pedophilia problem in our country has reached an all-time peak. Hollywood sex scandals involving minors have been popping up like crazy in the news, but celebrities aren’t the only ones being outed for their sick sexual fetishes. Now, authorities are after politicians who have exhibited similar behavior and habits. One Pennsylvania Democrat is now being charged after images of child pornography were found on his personal computers. Some of the photos even involved infants.
WPVI reported that Philip Air, who is a former member of the board of commissioners in Radnor Township, right outside of Philadelphia, was forced to resign from his post on Monday morning. This past October, he was charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography, criminal use of communication facility, as well as abuse of children.
The television station reported that 66-year-old Ahr was forced to hand over his badge in addition to submitting a formal letter of resignation that explained that he would be leaving his seat.
Ahr stepped down as the board’s president on October 23rd.
The investigation into Ahr started late in August of this year following authorities explaining that they had received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which stated that Ahr had uploaded and shared pornographic images of minors. Authorities didn’t waste any time in executing a search warrant of the former board of commissioners president’s home. The search began on September 21st and police found incriminating evidence on Ahr’s home computer.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the 66-year-old was arrested and charged on October 11th with numerous felony counts. Investigators explained that Ahr had sent and received hundreds of images of child pornography since 2014. Some of these photos even showed infants and toddlers. The Inquirer also reported that they also found “sadomasochistic abuse and abuse involving children and animals.”
Ahr was also forced to hand over a work iPad on Monday. Authorities explained that they didn’t know the iPad even existed after the raid on his home. Upon receiving the iPad and analyzing it, they explained that there were even more illegal photos on it. It was also reported that Ahr had unsuccessfully tried to delete the photos from the iPad.
WPVI also reported that township Manager Robert Zienkowski expressed complete shock when he heard about the allegations against Ahr. He also stated that he hopes justice is served.
Zienkowski was quoted saying, “It was quite shocking to take a township-issued iPad and to find what we found on there today. I think it’s very disgusting. It’s awful. My hope is the prosecutor does everything they possibly can to put this individual away.”
Disgusting is a sad understatement for what Ahr is guilty of. This man is pure evil.
WPVI explained that during a news released about Ahr’s crimes, District Attorney Jack Whelan stated that the crimes are “very disturbing.”
Abuse of children will NOT be tolerated in our country. Let’s hope justice is truly served and Ahr pays for what he did.