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New Details Revealed in Watts Case

The Orlando Sentinel reports Watts was under the impression he was in negotiations with the father of a 14-year-old girl.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Windsor Board of Education member Christopher Watts was under the impression he had arranged a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl through the girl's father.

Watts was taken into custody Friday in Florida, and charged with attempting to entice a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity via the internet, the United States Attorney's office said.

It was allegedly on Motherless.com that Watts had arranged a sexual encounter with a father of a young girl, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer investigating the website, the Sentinel reports.

The United States Attorney's office said Watts responded to a post titled "dad has daughter."

The post was located in chat rooms labeled "incest" and "jailbait," according to the Sentinel.

A search warrant was executed at his home in Windsor Friday.

NBC Connecticut reported Friday that criminal complaint documents filed in Florida say Watts told officers he has had a history of viewing sexually explicit videos and images involving children.

The Orlando Sentinal has also reported that Watts said he had figured out that he was talking to an undercover agent and had no intention of following through with the arrangement during his trip to Florida, which, he said, was previously scheduled for him to buy a truck.

Watts also told officers that he deleted his account, has a "track record of doing the right thing" and is "finished with underage talk and photos for good," the Sentinel reported.

Click here to read the full report from The Orlando Sentinel

Malvi Lennon April 01, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Point of clarification: According to the authorities, Watts admitted to downloading child pornography and "sharing it with others". The latter is most troubling. While I am sure, the authorities will turn up the identity of Watts’ pedophile friends I cannot help but wonder if there are other Windsor residents masquerading as respectable community leaders and citizens. Worse, are we unknowingly allowing him/her access to our children? Watts should resign from the Board of Education effective immediately
Aaron Jubrey April 01, 2012 at 06:30 PM
It is most prudent to allow the investigation to run its course. I haven't seen any information from the authorities or press that would imply others from Windsor are involved. I don't believe there is a need to imply this is a problem that goes beyond one individual, particularly without any evidence to support that. Right now the concern should be for Watts' innocent wife and child who I'm sure need all the support they can get.
Bill Generous April 01, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Agreed and well said Mr. Jubrey.
Catherine & Dennis April 01, 2012 at 08:34 PM
I totally agree with Mr. Jubrey. We shouldnt make accusations that just because you work somewhere you are suspected too.
Malvi Lennon April 02, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Every article says that Watts admitted to authorities that he downloads child pornography and shares it with others. I am not accusing anyone else but the fact is that we do not know the identity of Watt's pedophile friends. Watt's computers were seized on Friday so this is very much an ongoing investigation, which is the reason why Watts should resign from the BOE immediately. My heart does go out to his wife and child. They are victims.

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