Any Writer Who Sends Me This Kind of Filth Will Be Reported to the Authorities

Any Writer Who Sends Me This Kind of Filth Will Be Reported to the Authorities

We live in a sick, SICK world!

I opened a hand-written letter this week, unsolicited (of course!), that contained a graphic short story. The punctuation, spelling, and writing were extremely poor. When I got to page six, I almost vomited. I think the writer might be a pedophile. If he is not, I think he certainly has the propensity to become one.

I believe, based on it being hand-written, and so poorly written, that the writer was getting his rocks off by sending that story to me. He knows no reasonable person or company would publish it. In mailing this to me, unsolicited, he may have violated federal law. And, the fact that he sent it across state lines could result in harsher penalties.

According to this law firm:

“Federal obscenity laws make it a crime to buy, sell, make, or produce obscene material. Obscene material can include written words, visual depictions, or spoken words. The definition of obscenity is anything that fits the definition upheld by the Supreme Court in Miller vs. California.”

According to Justice.gov, this is one part of the three prong test to determine if something is obscene:

“Whether a reasonable person finds that the matter, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”

The writer’s last name was illegible but he actually provided his real address. Using that, I found that he lives with an older woman who may be his mother. He is in his 30s. They live in an apartment. And, it looks like his father also has a business registered at that address.

Today, that letter is being forwarded to his local police department. Anyone who sends me filth that mentions children will be reported to their local authorities. Period.

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15 Responses to "Any Writer Who Sends Me This Kind of Filth Will Be Reported to the Authorities"

  1. By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  April 25, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    COMMENT RECEIVED BY EMAIL:

    Good for you!!!!! I hope he gets locked up!

    R.B.

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  2. By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  April 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    COMMENT RECEIVED BY EMAIL:

    Dear Angela:

    Just read your main topic this week and want to say thank you for taking a stand on this subject and passing this writers? name on to local authorities. such a sad world we live in and we all have to be protective of children. Thank you for being a responsible Publisher who cares.

    Best Regards,

    Valerie

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  3. By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  April 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    COMMENT RECEIVED BY EMAIL:

    Just want to say “thank you” for reporting that filthy writing that you received!

    J.S.

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  4. Carmen  April 25, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    THANK YOU for looking out for the children. I have a good contact over at the Feds since it crossed state lines if you need it. My background was in law enforcement. Good looking out Angela!!!
    C

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  5. By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  April 24, 2022 at 5:26 pm

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    Dear Angela:

    Just read your main topic this week and want to say thank you for taking a stand on this subject and passing this writers? name on to local authorities. such a sad world we live in and we all have to be protective of children. Thank you for being a responsible Publisher who cares.

    Best Regards,

    Valerie

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  6. Gigi  April 23, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    I read this and your other article about sexual content in kids’ books. Someone called me a Nazi and a fascist because I said children should not be allowed to get life altering surgery before the age of 18. And that there were people waiting for life saving operations while we diddle around (‘scuse the phraseology) with the changing of the genders.

    “They” were not happy with me for this opinion. Which is what it is. The ironic part is when someone calls someone else a Nazi or fascist, WHILE telling them they cannot express their opinion. If any of these special interest people are parents, I’d be very surprised.

    I believe all of this stems from various special interest groups–whatever they may be–reading the playbook of the groups that have successfully changed the system. Members of other groups sat back and thought, “Why not me? I’ll use the tried and true tactics, which include: Changing the definition of what and who I am to some academic jargon. Then, I elicit outrage and sympathy by blaming The Man, the system, and/or my unfortunate circumstances.”

    Or, it’s all from an agenda of the Left–notorious in the public school system–trying to erode and eradicate the family and traditional values by getting a child “before he is 7.”

    We may never know, but regardless, we clearly need to keep a closer eye on things. It used to be the schools who policed the books. Now, it’s up to the parents.

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  7. Arlene Holland  April 23, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you Angela! It takes all of us to protect our children! If he’s thinking about it seriously enough to write a short story about it, it’s only a matter of time before he acts on it. Thank you!

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  8. Mike Michelsen  April 23, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I agree with every comment above. You did the right thing. Keep up the good work.

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  9. Patti Wade  April 22, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you for taking it seriously and reporting to police. Right thing to do. Sick, sick people in the world.

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  10. Vera Hogan  April 22, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Good job! He should know he’s not getting away with it. If he lives in his mom’s basement he probably spends his days trolling the internet. Glad you turned him in. It’s probably worse than we know.

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  11. Margaret Garside  April 22, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Sounds like trolling from an immature jerk.

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  12. Tina  April 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    I’m with you, Ang. Think of it as the man’s cry for help because no doubt he’ll now get some.

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  13. By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  April 22, 2022 at 5:12 pm

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    One must wonder what is going on with the human race!

    E.D.

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  14. By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  April 22, 2022 at 5:09 pm

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    I’m so glad you took action on that letter – most people would just let it go. that’s how pedophiles get away with it for so long!

    M.W.

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  15. Antaeus  April 22, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Good job, Angela. I’m glad you sent that letter to the police. You did the correct thing.
    People that spread, write or read child pornography need to spend time behind bars. A lot of time.
    In the neighborhood where I grew up in the 1950s, rapists and child molesters usually ended up in an ally with certain parts missing. I’m not saying that is what should happen to those poor misguided and misunderstood “minor-attracted persons.” But it seemed that there were a lot less of them then. Only the Catholic priests who were pedophiles got away with molesting children back then.

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