Tuesday, November 11, 2008

At Least Police Departments Can Find a Use for All of Those Unsold Beckham Dolls

We're starting to get a little weirded out by the frequency with which we come across these things. And it doesn't really help keep the mood light around here but we feel compelled to pass these along, because, well, not sure we have a good reason. The world is a fucked up place and increasingly some of that fuckedupness is springing up in American youth soccer.

Today's winners are Daniel Cope, 23, of El Mirage, Arizona and Stephen Martin Myers (that's him there in the orange jump suit), 45, of Littleton, Colorado (Littleton is most famous as the town of Columbine High School).

Cope is a youth soccer coach in Mesa and collector of child porn. Officers were called to a home investigating the possible molestation of two boys, ages 3 and 5. Cope was arrested on charges of child molestation, then when police returned to search his possessions they found 2000 pics and 400 vids of kiddie porn on his computer. That seems like a lot.

Myers is a goalkeeper coach who admitted to kidnapping one of his 13-year players and sexually assaulting her after taking her to motels in Colorado Springs and Walsenberg.

This one is particularly creepy as: "At one point, the girl told police she was 'in love' with Myers and he was in love with her." Yikes.

The article in the Denver Post says Meyers was a goalkeeper for the Tulsa Roughnecks from 1984-85. Not sure how that works out though as the NASL folded up shop in 1984. That's also probably not that big of a deal given that the story is about a 45 year old molesting a 13 year old.

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