Back in February, 24-year-old Jared Andrew Fox was arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl that he met through social network and dating app MeetMe. As is with a large number of these cases Fox was posing as a 14-year-old boy and reportedly convinced his victim to let him come to her house where he raped her.
Earlier this month he was arrested again but this time on child porn charges…
“Fox has been engaged in large scale distribution of child pornography,” Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Sherman said in the email. “He has been engaged in a minimum of sending or receiving 383 images and videos of children, some under 5 years old being sexually assaulted by adults and/or other children.”
This discovery was sparked by the initial investigation into Fox’s computers, however Fox was out on bond during this time. He’s now being held on $100K bond. Why is it that suspects who have committed actual child rape are treated less dangerously than people who trade child porn. I’m not trying to defend one or the other but it seems to me that a child rapist should be considered more of a danger than a child porn trader. Rape is one of the most violent and violating acts that someone can commit and when it comes to raping a child it’s doubly as abhorrent. At least make the bonds and sentences equal to that of child pornographers.