Second Person Arrested In Child Porn Investigation

By: Phillip Hickman Email
By: Phillip Hickman Email

A second person has been arrested in a child porn case in Wood County Wednesday.

David Allen Parsons has been arrested on misdemeanor charges of intimidation of a witness.

Parson was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and placed on $2,000 dollars bond.

Authorities say that Parsons called the alleged victim of Lonnie Moore and threatened them.

Parsons is an employee of RESA 5, which is the eight-county Regional Educational Service Administration.

Parsons faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 dollar fine.

Moore is a computer technician with the Wood County Schools System.

Police took him into custody after family members say they found images of child porn on his personal computer.

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  • by Jackson Location: Wood County on Sep 13, 2008 at 04:49 AM
    Don't take up for this guy he didn't just "act rashly". He is nearly as much trash as the actual offender. How can anyone sit and defend people that try to do this sort of thing? Rashly or not, he made the decision to call that girl and be stupid. All of this is just proof that background checks for employement are not effective. Schools and RESA's should routinely check computers and laptops of these techs in order to protect our children here in wood county. These RESA techs have too much freedom in their job anyway. Nobody knows where they are at any given moment of time when they are "on the clock". I say that if he did this while on the job, he gets fired.
  • by closerlook on Sep 11, 2008 at 02:07 PM
    This person has nothing to do with this case except that he is a friend of the accused who acted rashly. Emotions run high, but lets try to get the facts before we judge guilt or innocense...
  • by Sandy Location: Parkersburg on Sep 11, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    I totally 100% agree with Mother_of_five on incarceration and chemical, or medical castration. Kudos to you, Mother_of_five.
  • by jake Location: pkb on Sep 11, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    OTHER OF 5 I AGREE Incarceration and chemical or medical castration should be the adopted judicial standard for offending pedophiles. Kudos to the son-in-law who was made aware of this depravity and reported it promptly to authorities.Where and when will the children of our society be protected from scum such as these.the laws allow it to continue. Harsh Swift Judgement and Penalties are the answer
  • by Mother_of_five Location: Parkersburg on Sep 10, 2008 at 07:55 PM
    Incarceration and chemical or medical castration should be the adopted judicial standard for offending pedophiles. Kudos to the son-in-law who was made aware of this depravity and reported it promptly to authorities.
  • by Ben Location: Parkersburg South High on Sep 10, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    ... if this charge were pursued, this individual would be black listed for life. I'm certain that in light of the points I have presented, you would agree that this charge would be frivilous and unjust. Finally, as of 1:00 PM EST, Parkersburg High received another threat. Perhaps your "terrorist" was charged falsely? Although an absurdly durastic charge such as this would inhibit another student from committing a similar act, I feel wholeheartedly that this minor requires reform-- not extended prison time. In other words: a quality reformation sentence would be far more beneficial than an overwhelming quantity of years. As a caring mother, imagine your child were to have made this threat. Surely your daughter wouldn't do such a thing, but if she had, would you not be defending her against a terrorism charge? Please consider what the suspect's parents are going through. To conclude, a few years in a juvenile institution involving thorough psychological exams would be great.
  • by Ben Location: Parkersburg South High on Sep 10, 2008 at 11:56 AM
    Although your comment is completely irrelevant to the article above, I feel compelled to remark on its sheer audicity. Judging by the time stamp, I believe that it can be safely assumed that you've heard that the individual charged with the threat was a minor. Additionally, this minor made said threat from his or her home. It is QUITE apparent to me that this individual is not experiennced with matters involving serious criminal activity, let alone terrorism. Terrorism is defined by the WorldNet dictionary as "the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature." It is true that the caller has met the requirement of the threat of violence against civilians, however you may notice the lack of political, religious, or idealogical motive. I feel that this comment is ludacris. It is the purpose of the criminal justice system to reform individuals. If this charge were pursued.. .
  • by Tricia Location: Parkersburg on Sep 10, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    I agree with the sign at Rubins that the people making bomb threats should be charged as a terrorist. My 14 year old goes to PHS and she was so terrified she wouldnt go to school today. Thats terrorism.
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