He was arrested while traveling in Hong Kong in May 2007 and has been fighting extradition since then. On Monday, September 10 2007, his lawyer, Giles Surman, told the Hong Kong court that his client had decided he will end the extradition battle.
Kenneth John Freeman, 44, a computer adviser, bodybuilder and reserve sheriff's deputy was charged in Benton County Superior Court in Washington state with three counts of child rape and jumping bail. He had fled his Seattle home last year after his 17 year-old daughter told her mother that he had raped her four years earlier.
He flew from Vancouver Canada to Hong Kong in March 2006 and then to China according to U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Investigators from the U S worked with Chinese authorities and found Freeman in the Chinese city of Suzhou near Shanghai. He was believed to be working as a computer consultant for a U S based compnay there. They waited to arrest him at Hong Kong's border with mainland China because China has no extradition treaty with the U S while Hong Kong has it's own government and treaties.
According to Freeman's attorney, he maintains he is innocent of the charges. That may prove to be difficult to maintain in court now that his daughter has told her story on national television. The U S Marshall's office stated that after doing that, his daughter was identified as the victim in a series of child pornography videos that were on the internet. Freeman now faces federal charges of production and distributing child pornography and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is convicted.
I am sure that Freeman, in his warped and twisted mind may have felt that he could beat the charge by convincing his wife he did no such thing........ but to videotape it and put those videos out on the internet? I feel he deserves any time they can give him. Not only did he assault a child but it was his own child and to think that it was ok to make videos of her available online........ even more sick.