I originally posted about Jerry Cannon here. He’s the former pastor from Kentucky who was caught trading child porn on Facebook. He was recently sentenced to 17 1/2 years behind bars however I think there is a larger issue at hand here.
First a little pretext. Cannon was busted with over 1000 child porn images some of which depicted children as young as 9 being raped. He used 13 different fake Facebook accounts to trade in child porn. He was obviously a master of his perverted craft.
However this story is a perfect example of a huge problem when it comes to pedophiles, family forgiveness.
Cannon also got support Tuesday from his younger brother and his wife, who testified they would stick by him. “I don’t think he’s a kingpin of porn or anything,“ brother Kerry Cannon told Granade. “I think he was just a dummy.“
No, he’s not just a dummy. Stealing from his former church would have been dumb. Cannon made a conscious choice to go onto the internet and create over a dozen fake accounts in order to trade in violent sexual images of young children. This isn’t just a mistake but a crime against humanity. Sickos like Cannon should not be taken lightly. Even though blood may be thicker than water I would bet that his ties to his child porn trading friends was thicker than blood.
If you have a pedophile in your family they are lost to you.