[Billy Roper sent me this. He says its the most shocking thing he's seen in a long time. And indeed, this is utterly weird. Our enemies are weird, creepy scum. Jan]
In June 20th, 2019 Pope County Deputies were dispatched to a home in Atkins for a physical disturbance call. A caller reported that his friend made a fake GRINDR account in order to lure online predators and they were holding a man who had shown up to their home expecting to meet a 15 year old. 911 logs show that initially they believed the man was there to meet a 15 year old girl. Statements from the “victim” claim that he arrived at the house and was taken out of the vehicle, thrown on the ground, and beaten up.
Among the arrested were Julian Austin Calfy, John Andrew Carollo, and Nicholas Randal Holloway, all known members of the Shield Wall Network.
Unfortunately the victim in this case isn’t a victim at all. He’s a pedophile. Leaked screenshots of that night are easily found on social media. It is very clear that the “victim” knew that he was meeting a 15 year old boy and even made several disturbing statements like, “But then they can’t find out if we have sex. Nobody can. Nobody.” and went on to say, “No cops will be involved? Correct?? Since your 15.”
Internet Stalking of a minor, a Felony here in Arkansas, carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison EVEN IF the meeting never took place. The reason that law is in place is so that law enforcement are able to convict based on sting operations. Clearly the SWN members took it too far. But bottom line: this guy should be in prison. He is a predator. The old adage, “Two wrongs don’t make a right” comes to mind here. The SWN members made it easy on the County. They called 911. They reported themselves. They wanted this guy charged and convicted.
Of course there is no America without political implications in every criminal case. The Judge and several of the Attorneys involved are currently running for office. If you think they aren’t willing to throw SWN under the bus and let this predator off you haven’t been paying attention.
However, we demand justice. We demand charges for the pedophile. A pedophile that works with a vulnerable community and who happens to be married to a man who is currently incarcerated for sexual assault. We must protect the LGBTQ community, especially our youngest and most vulnerable members. If we let this predator fall through the cracks in order to take SWN down we are just like them. We have become the very thing we abhor.