He sprayed "groomer" on libraries around DC. Guess what cops found when he was arrested - LGBTQ Nation
By: Daniel Villarreal (LGBTQ Nation)
Have you ever wondered (silently or outloud) if pedophiles have an established "sub-culture" in this country?
Sutherland and one of the libraries he vandalized Photo: WUSA-TV screenshot
Charles Sutherland, an elementary school librarian who was arrested for spray painting the anti-gay slur "groomer" around the D.C. area during its 2022 Pride week, has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Police also found a child-sized doll in his bed.
All of this is ironic, of course, because Sutherland and his ilk have accused the LGBTQ+ community of "grooming" children for child sex abuse.
While there's no evidence that Sutherland, age 31, has sexually abused children, police discovered images of child pornography on his computer, according to WTOP.
Police arrested Sutherland last June after surveillance video caught him spray painting the word"groomer" onto the front doors of public libraries in the Maryland towns of New Carrollton and Greenbel. The libraries had hosted events associated with nearby Washington D.C.'s Pride week, including a drag queen story hour. Sutherland admitted to the crimes and faced two counts of malicious destruction of property and multiple hate crimes for his efforts.
When police took him into custody, Sutherland reportedly agreed to let police search his home. In addition to finding images of child pornography on his computer, something Sutherland admitted to, "Police also found diapers and dolls around his apartment, including a child-sized doll in his bed," WTOP reported.
He now faces six misdemeanor counts of possession of child pornography and a judge ordered him to remain in jail without any bond. Sutherland's lawyer is appealing the judge's order, with hopes that Sutherland can be held in home detention at his parents' home.
After Sutherland's vandalism, county library spokesperson Nicholas Alexander Brown said, "The library will not waiver in its commitment to maintaining welcoming spaces to LGBTQ+ customers and their allies." The library system added that it had no plans to change its Pride and LGBTQ+-inclusive events, and added that it hosts such events specifically because of the discrimination the queer community regularly faces.
It's worth noting that while anti-LGBTQ+ activists regularly accuse queer people, allies, and drag performers of "sexualizing" and "grooming" children for sexual abuse, these activists never seem to criticize rampant child sex abuse in churches, align with organizations that fight child sex trafficking, oppose U.S. laws that allow adults to marry underage children , and publicly criticize guns or other things that actually threaten children's live s.
He's one sick dude.
Sutherland's lawyer is appealing the judge's order, with hopes that Sutherland can be held in home detention at his parents' home.
Well, that would be an awkward conversation. My mom and dad would hang up and block my number … as they should under those circumstances.
he's a librarian himself...this guy has problems
He sure does. I wish him, help.
Marriage Law Requirements for Georgia, GA Marriage Licenses:
- Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a marriage license without parental consent. 17 years of age with parental consent.
- Both applicants must appear in person to complete the application for a marriage license.
Thank you for responding with useful information. (You left off a reference link to something clearly pulled from somewhere.)
I will supply this and it is likely what I was thinking (by memory) and so I would have been closer if I used the phrase: " Is this about Georgia allowing 14 years or is it 16 years olds to marry , thereabouts . "
Georgia State Marriage Age Laws
Individuals in all states are free to get married once they reach the age of majority, which is 18 in most of the country. But the marriage of minors, those under the age of majority, is governed by state laws . Georgia's marriage age requirement laws allow individuals as young as 17 to marry, but they must be emancipated , must complete a premarital education course, and cannot marry anyone who is more than four years older.
Georgia previously allowed minors as young as 16 to marry with parental consent (and without consent in the event of a pregnancy or birth of a child), but the law was changed in 2019 in effort to help protect teenagers -- young women, especially -- from being exploited and abused.
Therefore, for some number of years, 16 years olds could get married in Georgia if they met the condition of the law.
He painted "groomer" on a variety of (library and other places) doors!