Admitted pedophile headed to jail

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A Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge sentenced a 38-year-old Temple Terrace man to 85 years in prison Thursday for a variety of sex related charges involving a minor. Steven Patrick Schurgard was arrested by officers with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Temple Terrace Police Department in June 2002 for possessing over 600 images of child pornography. His troubles began after his father, who lives in Arizona, filed an injunction against Schurgard claiming his son threatened to kill him. According to arrest reports when police went to serve him with the injunction he admitted to having the illegal items on his computer. He also reportedly operated a website promoting pedophilia. In February Schurgard entered a plea of guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of soliciting lewd and lascivious conduct from a minor under the age of 18. In the days following his arrest investigators discovered video tapes of a teenage boy engaged in sex acts in the home Schurgard shared with his mother. He has remained in the Hillsborough County Jail since his arrest over four years ago.

[Reaction by 'albertRoss' on boychat.org:] As far as I can tell most (maybe all) of the footage used in the prosecution was presented on steve's site, and is still available for your comparison in Norbert's archive of his work. Here you have an opportunity to compare what the media is screaming about - the 'jaws' clip and the 'still in love with you' clip are there for sure, and I'm pretty sure some of the shower scene. Watch out, I guess - maybe just researching this is likely to get you a similar sentence - but man... for five years they've had six hundred and seven cp charges on the books against him, and in the end all they can show is one joke (jaws) one soppy love tribute (still in love) one non sexual nude scene (the shower) and two others that weren't even serious enough to talk about? These people are in the business of manufacturing monsters. Lookit - Steve is as crazy as I am - maybe even crazier - and he definitely called this down on himself, played straight (and I think deliberately) into their hands, so I'm not feeling sorry for him - maybe Steve just doesn't know the meaning of fear, but he still gets hero status in my book. I wonder how many years I'm gonna get for my leticia santos tribute...

[Reaction by 'Daniel Lièvre' on boychat.org:] 85 years? Holocaust.

source: Article 'Admitted pedophile headed to jail'; www.myfoxtampabay.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=2861664&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1; MyFox Tampa Bay; 6 April 2007