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Where is Charles Rust-Tierney?

Posted by ginnypub on February 27, 2009

UPDATE AT BOTTOM

I have mentioned Charles Rust-Tierney before. Rust-Tierney was president of the ACLU’s Virginia affiliate from 1993 to 2005. He had coached youth baseball, soccer and football teams since 2003, according to law enforcement officials. He once served as president of Arlington Little League. He fought strenuously against anti-pornography filters on public library computers.

On 07Sept07, Charles Rust-Tierney was sentenced in Alexandria, VA to 7 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III for purchasing child rape and torture videos, which he accessed on the computer in his 11-yr-old son’s bedroom.

From The Washington Post 09/07/07:

Rust-Tierney was arrested Feb. 23 after his Arlington home was searched by officers from Arlington police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The raid was part of a nationwide initiative — Project Safe Childhood — that was created in February 2006 by U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.

Authorities said Rust-Tierney used his home computer to purchase Internet access to commercial child pornography Web sites at least five times between March 2005 and October 2006, spending about $420. During one two-week span, he accessed more than 850 digital image and video files of child pornography on one site. Many of these files showed children under the age of 12 being forced to engage in sexual acts with adult males, authorities said.

A federal magistrate who declined to release him in March described the images she viewed as “the most perverted and nauseating and sickening type of child pornography” she had seen in 10 years on the bench.

Ellis also refused to release Rust-Tierney, saying he posed “a serious risk of harm to the community.” The judge added that “the term ‘child pornography’ does not convey the depravity” of the images that were downloaded.

Here’s the rub. Charles Rust-Tierney IS NOT LISTED ON THE NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. Charles Rust-Tierney is NOT LISTED ON THE VIRGINIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.**

What’s going on here? Is he being protected? If so, how and by whom? I sent an email to DOJ inquiring about this and they referred me to the state registry. Today I sent them the second notification about Rust-Tierney.

THERE ARE NO PHOTOS OF CHARLES RUST-TIERNEY ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET. WHY? WHO SCRUBBED THEM AND WHY?

The closest I could find is his ex-wife, Diann Rust-Tierney, an anti-death penalty advocate:

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And Gabriel Rust-Tierney (?son), a UVA student who was arrested with 3 others for kidnapping another student:

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**UPDATE: IRECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM VSP:

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Curiouser and curiouser…..

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