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Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:42 PM

Fire at prof's NJ home yields cache of child porn

EAGLESWOOD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters in southern New Jersey uncovered a cache of child pornography while battling flames in the home of an architecture professor.

State Police arrested and charged 76-year-old Gamal El-Zoghby with child endangerment. He's listed as a professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

State Police spokesman Brian Polite tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/x3kqjj ) firefighters were pulling sheet rock from the walls of El-Zoghby's Eagleswood Township home when child pornography images began falling from the ceiling.

The cause of Tuesday's fire is unknown.


Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Fire-at-prof-s-NJ-home-yields-cache-of-child-porn-2626423.php

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Reply Fire at prof's NJ home yields cache of child porn (Original post)
n2doc Jan 2012 OP
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2012 #1
mike_c Jan 2012 #2
n2doc Jan 2012 #5
mike_c Jan 2012 #6
Politicalboi Jan 2012 #3
jberryhill Jan 2012 #4
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #7

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:44 PM

1. I guess he could say someone else put it there. ??

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:47 PM

2. a single porn mag from the 1970s fell from the wall, where it had apparently been sealed....

A single magazine from the 1970s with pornographic images of pre-pubescent girls was enough to get a New York architecture professor arrested after firefighters found it while battling a blaze in his home at the Jersey shore.

Shortly before noon on Tuesday, firefighters received a report that the waterfront home of 76-year-old Gamal El-Zoghby was ablaze. They doused the flames, and were checking for hidden pockets of flame behind the walls by pulling down panels of sheet rock, when the magazine fell from behind one of the panels, State Police spokesman Trooper Christopher Kay said.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Fire-at-prof-s-NJ-home-yields-cache-of-child-porn-2626423.php#ixzz1jw3rIdQ4



Um, I'll bet this turns out to be a case of some construction worker leaving it there as an easy means of disposal. The headline on this is shockingly misleading.

So too is the OP I suppose, since the excerpt I posted above is the first two paragraphs in the article and they make the event sound quite different than the lines chosen by the OP.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:56 PM

5. I posted what was there when I looked at it

They revised the article to add those details. Stuff your innuendo you know where.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:59 PM

6. dude, I simply followed your link...

...within a couple of minutes of your posting it, and found the article I excerpted. By the same token that you feel burned, how was I to know that we weren't viewing the same article?

My comments about the original source still stand.The headline is exceptionally misleading, as were the lines that you excerpted, however innocently.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:55 PM

3. A single magazine is a cache?

Like someone else said, it's probably from the builders. And the crime should be for whoever built that ugly house.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:55 PM

4. Always have an escape plan from fire


That's what this is for:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/8017041/MI6-Q-branch-developed-exploding-safe-to-destroy-secret-documents-quickly.html

Similar problems were experienced when they tried to work on “the destruction of all those files you have kept till the last moment...and the last moment comes a little sooner than you expected.”

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 04:05 PM

7. Unfortunately, those "files you have kept" are usually important and the hard drive dies...

 

....about 30 seconds before you decide to back up your critical files - Murphy's Law in action.

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