aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Local children's author pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Luckily, I never met KP Bath, the author of two middle-grade books - The Secret of Castle Cant, and Escape From Castle Cant - even though he lives less than 10 miles from me. [In a rather creepy coincidence, the ad displayed on the Amazon page says I can find Portland-area babysitters. Trust me, this guy is not someone you would want watching your kids.]

Yesterday he pleaded guilty to possessing child porn. And not just any child porn. "Prosecutors have alleged that some of the images were of infants, toddlers and prepubescent children, some of whom were bound and appeared to be the victims of sadistic and violent behavior."

Little Brown dropped him after he was arrested. He was supposed to have a new book out last fall. It's possible I would have reviewed it for the Oregonian.

The full story.

I'm not a believer in the death penalty, but it's hard to think that a person like this could ever be rehabilitated.

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