Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WOW! What the ..... ?!

Man arrested on child porn charges (connections to the Legion of Christ)
By John NickersonStaff Writer
Article Launched: 09/03/2008 01:00:00 AM EDT


NORWALK - A Westport man convicted in Connecticut and New York for luring children to sit naked on shaving cream-filled balloons, was arraigned on child pornography charges Tuesday.
Nicholas Battaglino, 29, of 1 Pioneer Road, was ordered held on $350,000 bond by Judge Burton Kaplan at state Superior Court in Norwalk. The case was transferred to the Part A docket at state Superior Court in Stamford, where Battaglino is to return on Sept. 12.
Battaglino was picked up by Westport police Friday after 319 images of child pornography were allegedly discovered on his home computer.
Battaglino, who told authorities he is a telephone solicitor for the Legionaries of Christ, a Mexican religious congregation, was convicted in Norwalk of risk of injury to a minor in November 2006.
At Tuesday's arraignment, Assistant State's Attorney Michael DeJoseph said Battaglino was convicted charges related to leaving red balloons filled with shaving cream for children to find.
DeJoseph said Battaglino would leave balloons in isolated places, where young children could find them. He watched them pull down their pants and sit on the cream-filled balloons to see them explode.
DeJoseph said Battaglino was convicted in New York for doing the same thing at Rockaway Beach in Queens, where he was charged with promoting an obscene performance by a child less than 17 years old.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

99 luftballons

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a surprise, lol . . .

Can I get some new polls please ;)

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to background checks? The Legion has had enough scandal with Maciel; this guy would have shown up in a check! But maybe there's another explanation. Maybe the perp is working a double shift for the Legion with kiddie porn business, and they hired him to do a twofer. Nothing that comes out of that hypocritical outfit would surprise me.

RR said...

I still don't understand how the LC phone solicitors are able to tell if the boys are good-looking, when they're being solicited over the phone!

Anonymous said...

Well if they operate like their vocational recruiters they must send a photo of the solicited to GD for divine approval.

Maybe this guy has the same gift that Maciel had of reading someone's soul by seeing their face?

He has the LC spirit though - RED balloons and WHITE shaving cream... thats the LC flag!!! I wonder if he only did it on primeras and primerisimas?