Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hope you like your Daddy...

His page described him a "handsome, educated, professional, experienced Daddy. I love younger girls." When he stepped off the plane in Detroit Michigan, Sunday September 16 2007, he was taken into custody without incident.

"This is the person that was behind the computer that was typing on the computer, indicating that they wanted to have sex with a child," stated Sheriff Mark Hackel.

John D R Atchinson, 53, of Gulf Breeze FL had originally sent an IM to on August 29 2007 to Macomb County sheriff's Detective Linda Findlay who was posing undercover as a woman of minor children who was interested in allowing men to have sex with them. Investigators state that from his first message that he was "very much a family man," they have records of his daily online chats with Findlay. He stated that he wanted to have oral, anal and vaginal sex with her 5 year-old daughter.

Atchinson was indeed educated and a professional, he had been admitted to the Florida in 1986 after completing degrees at the University of Florida and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in AL. He is an assistant U S attorney in Northern Florida, based in Pensacola, handling mostly asset forfeitures in criminal cases and civil cases since his hiring in the late 1980's. His online profile had also stated that he would like to "pamper, spoil, change and take care of girls," something he may had practice at while raising his own three children.

He also was the president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, a volunteer community group focused on youth sports such as baseball, football, cheerleading, soccer and softball. Mike Mabry, vice president, has stated that Atchinson has been placed on leave until his case is resolved and added that they are trying to move forward by putting it behind them.

Several days before traveling to Michigan for the meeting, he told the undercover officer, Findlay, to tell her daughter that she had found her a sweet boyfriend who would bring her presents. Atchinson then took a Continental flight from Florida to Houston, changed planes and then arrived in Detroit at 4:52 pm. When he was arrested he was carrying presents for the girl which included a doll and earrings and sexual materials.

Atchinson has now been charged with attempted enticement of a minor using the internet and aggravated sexual abuse, both of which carry a maximum of 30 years in prison. The charge of traveling across state lines to have sex with someone under 12 years old was added and that has a maximum of life in prison if convicted. Monday, his Gulf Breeze home on Shoreline Dr was searched and what was found there has been sealed by authorities at the moment. His wife Barbara, a science teacher at Gulf Breeze High School has taken time off and has been unavailable for comment.

Atchinson is an attorney, well aware I would think of the uses of computers in sting operations and the trail they leave. The very thought that a 53 year-old man would want to have sex with a 5 year-old girl that badly that he would fly miles away for the opportunity is sick. He may have been an educated man but he is far from educated in controlling himself and his sick desires and has proven to be dumb enough to pursue them online. One can only hope that he enjoys many years in the future with his new "daddy" cellmate.


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