Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissioner

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Koch didn't let a child porn bust get in the way of his county commissioner campaign.
In the fall of 2010, Rory Koch, a longtime employee of the Minnesota House of Representatives, ran for Ramsey County commissioner.

Though he didn't win the election, Koch ended up receiving a respectable 25 percent of the vote. Little did Ramsey County residents know when they cast their ballots that two months before the election, police searched Koch's Grand Avenue apartment and found loads of child porn.

On Monday, Koch was charged with 12 counts of possession of child pornography. He has not yet been arrested.

Koch, 39, has worked for the House since 1999, where he currently serves as administrator of the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. He was previously chair of the 4th Congressional District Republicans.

According to the criminal complaint, the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a child porn tip from America Online in June 2009. AOL reported that someone using the screen name Chadwhite73 may be disseminating child porn from an AOL e-mail account. Investigators traced that account back to Koch.

With a warrant, police searched Koch's apartment in September 2010. Police quickly found a photo of a 15- or 16-year-old male in a sexual pose on his computer, and Koch acknowledged "he has received child pornography over the Internet."

Police ended up finding loads of child porn on his computer, culminating in Monday's charges.

The investigative process has to take its course with a presumption of innocence, but given that a search caught Koch red-handed with child porn two months before the November 2010 election, in an ideal world that seems like information Ramsey County voters probably would've liked to have known, doesn't it?

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lala1970
lala1970

no he is not any relation to the koch bros

Dan Frye
Dan Frye

The most shocking part of this is that he was using AOL. What a pig!

Jason Carle
Jason Carle

It's always the good christian republicans that get caught diddling little boys isn't it?

DHa7763100
DHa7763100

Yeah, it always seems that those who scream the loudest about "values" (such an overused word...i'm begining to hate it) are the ones who are committing the autrocities.

John
John

Please, kindly present your evidence for this assertion, I'm curious. 

Jane Snape
Jane Snape

Mark Sanford, Billy James Hargis, Jon Grunseth, Helen Chenoweth, Dan Burton, Newt Gingrich, Henry Hyde -- and that's just the ones that spring most readily to mind.

Tim
Tim

You mean like Rep Fred Richmond, (Dem-NY) was convicted of soliticting sex from a teenage boy, yet stayed in congress until he had to plead guilty to Tax Evasion?

Or what about Mel Reynolds and his 12 counts of sex with a teen boy?

And on and on... Or does not fit your meme?

DannyeSue
DannyeSue

Or how about good old MARK FOLEY in Flordia??? Let us never forget him soliciting young page boys. Yes indeed... on and on and on and on

Jane Snape
Jane Snape

 He can't remember him, his Republican force field won't let him.  (Just like he can't remember Jon Grunseth, or Harrold Carswell -- who was Nixon's choice for the Supreme Court, almost got onto it, and a few years later got busted for trying to sodomize an eight-year-old.)  Or Buz Lukens.  Or George H.W. Bush (aka Jennifer Fitzgerald's boss).

Sally Jo Sorensen
Sally Jo Sorensen

No wonder why he forgot to put that bill about local control on the agenda for the committee a few weeks back.

I guess he had his hands full.

Albatross
Albatross

Republicans can't seem to control their Kochs. Amy Koch had an affair, the Koch Brothers are undermining democracy with their money, and now this Koch has gotten out of hand...

HotLunch
HotLunch

Stupidity is an even worse affector of democracy.

HotLunch
HotLunch

And repubs are most often the contributors to this

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

"undermining democracy with their money"?????

You mean like the unions?Like the AFSCME union I used to belong to?Except the AFSCME union would steel my money via "dues" and give it to candidates that repulsed me despite my objections.

"Koch has gotten out of hand;"  That statement would be funnier with a slight mispronunciation of the name "Koch".  Perhaps by adding a upwards leg on the letter "h".

anyway, I don't think any of the "Koch's" you listed have any relation to each other much like jack white and berry white.

Bob
Bob

Hey kirk, did anyone make you stay in the Union.  You could have quit, and found another job, eh.  But, no it sounds like you just like to whine about it.  If you admire the Koch brothers that much, put your resume' in and try to become their personal assistant.  I'm sure they will treat you very well. 

Albatross
Albatross

Yes, just like the Unions. Except that where Unions are large collections of people working together, the Koch brothers are just a couple of silver-spoon wankers who earn more in interest income in an hour than you and I together will earn in our lifetimes.  And except where the Unions might spend a million, the Kochs can spent hundreds of millions. And except where Unions are populist entities working to improve working conditions for all their members and even non-union workers, the Kochs are authoritarian corporatists who want everything THEIR way, now, and damn the impact on anybody else.  But otherwise exactly the same.

HotLunch
HotLunch

It's funny to me how people organize their reality tunnels. Two different entities acting in the same fashion, yet the one that is fashionable gets championed, the unfashionable squashed.

Tim
Tim

Koch haters are just another group of conspiracy nuts with a bit more polish.  Unions are ran by thugs.  They are only a bit more subtle now, than when their mob connections were more obvious.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Sick fu*k.Off with his head! Oh wait, we live in liberal land where the "ethical treatment" standard reigns free. He will serve a couple years and then move to a halfway house in a neighborhood near you.I guess that explains his feminine appearance...

DannyeSue
DannyeSue

The sicko is a bloody REPUBLICAN... grow up! What matters is what he was doing

OhNoes
OhNoes

Why do Republicans always end up being child pornographers or having sex with trashy hookers. 

Rod
Rod

Because they don't pay taxes

HotLunch
HotLunch

That's just nature's way

HotLunch
HotLunch

Anybody who buys into a system of hate and biggotry will eventually go to the opposite side they represent. Probably the most common is Dems love affair with reducing "carbon footprints" while actually increasing their own.

DannyeSue
DannyeSue

You mean like the GOPers, TEABAGS and BIRTHERS? RUSH THE PIG being an excellent example of hatred and bigotry

HotLunch
HotLunch

"Biggotry" being a term used to describe fans of Notorious BIG.

HotLunch
HotLunch

He's one of YOUR guys. Enjoy.

thx1183
thx1183

Any relation to the Koch brothers?

HotLunch
HotLunch

Probably.

lala1970
lala1970

no he is no relation to the koch brothers!

 

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