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Sep 18th, 2007, 07:44 AM
Federal Prosecutor Arrested In Child Sex Sting

POSTED: 2:04 pm EDT September 17, 2007
UPDATED: 6:43 pm EDT September 17, 2007

A U.S. Justice Department official has been arrested on suspicion of traveling to Detroit over the weekend to have sex with a minor.

John David R. Atchison, 53, an assistant U.S. attorney from the northern district of Florida, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Detroit Monday afternoon.

An undercover officer posed as a mother offering her child to Atchison for sex, according to police.

Prosecutors said Atchison flew from Pensacola, Fla., to Detroit on Sunday intending to have sex with the 5-year-old girl.

He was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

He is charged with enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

According to authorities, Atchison made contact with a detective working undercover for the Macomb County Sheriff's department's.

The detective, acting as the child's mother, allegedly arranged a sexual encounter between Atchison and her 5-year-old daughter, police said.

In deposition, detectives said Atchison suggested the mother tell her daughter that "you found her a sweet boyfriend who will bring her presents."

The undercover detective expressed concern about physical injury to the 5-year-old girl as a result of the sexual activity. Detectives said Atchison responded, " I am always gentle and loving; not to worry, no damage ever, no rough stuff ever. I only like it soft and nice."

The undercover detective asked how Atchison can be certain of no injury. He responded, "Just gotta go slow and very easy. I've done it plenty:help: :eek: :eek: :fiery: :eek: :sad: ," according to detectives.

Atchison, a member of the Florida bar association since 1984, lives in Gulf Breeze, Fla., near Pensacola.

He is president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, a youth athletics organization.

He described himself online as a family man. His wife is a science teacher at Gulf Breeze High School.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Department and the FBI were a part of the investigation.

Atchison remains in federal custody and a detention hearing will be held on Tuesday.


what a sicko!!!

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 18th, 2007, 09:59 AM
5? 5? :sobbing:. What the fuck is wrong with our world :sobbing: :eek: :sobbing:. A 53 year old man wanting to have sex with a 5 year old girl. A federal prosecutor too. OMG. They should bust his balls :mad:

Sep 18th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Like the NBC series where they catch the child predators on the internet,
in one house set up, with a fake 'teenage girl' (who is really an older person
and often a cop).

They get teachers, lawyers, old, young, black, white, asian, poor, rich,
cops, federal workers, firemen, students, anyone and everyone. That's the problem,
there is no one identifying trait for this crime. None. It's anyone. Mostly men,
that's the one trait.

Guys just keep going in and out of the sting house, thinking they're going to
hook up with some teenage girl they met online. Busted by the cops when they get

It's scary to watch that program.

This guy is an idiot, criminal, and a sicko. He deserves to go to jail for a long
time. He should get a harsher sentence since he is with the Justice Dept., and knows
everything that can happen to him if caught, and what happens to these kids who are
abused. Their lives are ruined because of freaks like him.

Sep 18th, 2007, 04:32 PM


Sep 18th, 2007, 04:34 PM
There are some very sick people in this world.

Sep 19th, 2007, 01:13 AM
total scum but there is worse in the political ranks (Republicans had their Franklin affair), which just shows how demonic our leaders of all stripes are

Sep 19th, 2007, 05:20 AM
Sent him to Iraq, and let the militia take care of him!

Sep 19th, 2007, 07:39 AM
Very disturbing. How did he come to ask this (detective) woman to have sex with her daughter, though? It smells a little like entrapment to me.

Hopefully he goes to prison and is kept far away from children. I also hope he gets the help he obviously needs.