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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A high school student has been charged by Clay County prosecutors with possession of child pornography, accused of downloading images on the laptop he got from his school.

David Bigler, 17, was arrested Tuesday after a school resource officer at Staley High School called police when a teacher and principal found the images on the computer.

The images appeared to be a girl under the age of eight, with her private areas exposed.

Court documents say that after Bigler was read his rights, he admitted to a number of things, including:

  • He is feeling guilty
  • He has been downloading child porn for 2 or 3 weeks but adult porn a lot longer
  • He would ask people for the child porn files
  • He also got images from Facebook, where he would request them from people and get them via Facebook messages
  • He watched kids play at a park near his house and would become aroused
  • He works at Worlds of Fun as Food Service near children

Police say he also told them that the sexual urge has been growing and he thought he could control it for a couple more months before acting out.

If found guilty, he faces two to seven years in prison.

 

 

5 comments

  • Bob

    I can understand that the public has an interest in protecting our children, and I stand with the public. However, it seems to me that this is “too much information”, especially regarding the fantasies of a 17 year old who should be discussing this with lawyers, prosecutors and therapists ONLY. Humiliating him in public could be damaging to his recovery and our expectation that he will not be a repeat offender. Please consider taking this story down and replacing it with something less “personal”. I say this as a survivor of sexual abuse who has after many years developed a sense of forgiveness, believe it or not. Abusers are people, too, though their behaviors are clearly inhumane. The wording of the story is just too sensational and doesn’t add to what we the people need to know. Thank you for your consideration.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you, as I am the brother of David. Not only does this damage his reputation, but it also damages his family’s, including mine. I honestly just hope that nobody at school watches fox news, or their parents don’t, simply because of this, after all, like you said, abusers are people too, and abusers have families, and people start casting suspicion on their families.

    • Anonymous

      I understand they want to report stories but his is definitely no way to do it at all. I’ve known David for a while. We aren’t friend but I see the way he’s picked on at school. He’s bullied A LOT and this is the last thing he needed. He’s still only 17 but they’re sharing all this personal information he shared to the police. And then they just give it out to the public like this?

  • Angela

    unlike everyone else i don’t think its too much information for the most part…im in the same school district..i don’t think its right that they put the length of a sentence on here…but in Missouri at the age of 17 you can be considered an adult the law feels that by a certain age you should know right from wrong…however i agree with the brother of david this does make him and his family look bad…but not only them..also his friends…like really stories like these should be posted on the website so people can find them if they want…not publicized like are you guys so low on stories you have to do this to teens…..like school is hard enough…..always getting picked of or made fun of…we don’t know what his home life was like….that has a psychological affect on kids and teens and adults too…the affect can lead to all kinds of backlashes…im not saying he had home problems because i don’t know…but if he did that could have a part in this….maybe its the stress of being a teen in the horrible society we live in today never good enough maybe its personal issues….maybe he was a ‘troubled’ teen like none of us know any of this or what he’s going through but publicizing him for negative things is wrong…..im sure the teen did some great things he should be known by not this negativity…..if you’re going to post negative stuff post good things that would contradict and show the good in people too…everyone no matter how good or bad they are has something good about them and something bad….the equality rights thing……if everyone were truly equal why is it most adult who look up child porn don’t get publicized like this?? are they less important? or more important? teens face enough as it is we don’t need stuff like this coming back to haunt us years later…..youre helping people know stuff like this happens but you’re doing it in the wrong way!! humans have no respect for other humans….i refuse to call myself human anymore….because i would have gone about this completely differently…i would have had respect for him….better yet no i wouldn’t have done this story…why not the real problems….crime….government…war…education…taxes…debt…you know actual problems….continual raising of prices on everything…people working for minimum wage barely making it by living paycheck to paycheck….not to mention the homeless people or starving people…real problems!!! not a teen looking up or downloading porn

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