48-year-old Paul J. Havlen Jr. of Attica, New York, (the town, not the prison) recently pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to receive child pornography. It seems that Havlen placed an ad looking for, as the article puts it, a young man interested in smoking marijuana and sexual activities.
Havlen is said to have had graphic conversations with a 15-year-old boy who responded to the ad and was soliciting him for graphic pictures of himself. Of course the 15-year-old boy were federal investigators. What gets me about this guy is that at the time of his arrest he tried weaseling out of it ‘To Catch A Predator’ style.
Havlen told police at the time that if the person he was meeting had really been a 15-year-old boy, he would have talked to him, told the boy not to participate in that kind of activity, and to go home, according to the indictment.
If I was a conspiracy minded individual I would swear that there is some kind of handbook that these scumbags keep reading from.