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May 30, 2009

PA Sen. Jane Orie aide Alan David Berlin jailed for soliciting furry sex with teen boy

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

An aide to a McCandless state senator known for her tough stance on sex crimes was arrested late Thursday on accusations he propositioned a 15-year-old over the Internet.

In a series of instant messages and online chats, Alan David Berlin, 40, of Carlisle, discussed dressing up in animal costumes and engaging in various sex acts with the boy, the state attorney general's office said yesterday.

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Investigators believe Mr. Berlin and the boy met on an Internet site for "furries," an online community of people who adopt half-animal, half-human personas.

In one message, according to the complaint, Mr. Berlin requested pictures of the boy and wrote, "When will your folks be out?"

Other messages describe various sex acts in explicit detail and refer to "yiffing," which is a "furry" term for having sex.

Mr. Berlin used the screen name "alan_panda_bear" in his messages. He also used that name for an online personal ad that depicts cartoonish panda bears, one wearing a diaper.
...Hey, who among us hasn't propositioned a teen-aged boy for sex in a panda suit?

Pittsburgh, besides hosting the G20 Summit and Netroots Nation in the coming months will also, once again, be host to Anthrocon (the world's largest convention for furries) this July. We're guessing that Berlin had some PTO scheduled for that month.

A movie of Berlin's story is said to be already in the works with the part of Berlin being played by Jack Black and Allison Harvard cast as Orie.

Seriously, nothing against consenting adults having good clean, furry fun, it's the solicitation of a minor that's the problem -- and it's the fact that it's another Republican with a kink that's funny.


PA State Sen. Orie who is tough on crime
and not a known furry (despite the outfit).


Wolf and cat costumes were found at Berlin's home.
(Take note, Rick Santorum: no doggie suits.)
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7 comments:

Sherry said...

if only it hadn't been a teen.

oh what a movie it really would make!

Clyde Wynant said...

Almost enough to make me feel sorry for a politician.

Almost.

Sometimes I yearn for the good old days, when people had sex with farmyard animals, not fake ones! What is this world coming to?

marxmarv said...

Did this remind anyone else of that old maligned season 2 episode of South Park?

Who lives in the east 'neath the willow tree? Sexual Harassment Panda!
Who'll explain sexual harassment to you and me? Sexual Harassment Panda!
Don't say that! Don't touch there!
Don't be nasty says the silly bear!
Who's gonna tell you what's right from wrong? Sexual Harassment Panda!

Unclekage said...

Actually, Mr. Berlin was not a member of Anthrocon. I suspect he was aware that we would not tolerate any such things of which he has been accused and was smart enough to keep his distance.

Maria said...

Pittsburgh welcomes Anthrocon attendees.

:-)

ANONYMOUS said...

More bullshit cover-ups about the furry fandom brought to you by good ol' Uncle Kage. Fact of the matter is, the "furry fandom" is rife with this material. go on such sites as Fur Affinity, and note that it hosts such material as furry pedophile gang-rape bondage pictures. (If the material has been deleted since then, I'd be happy to learn of it.) these same artists attend, and support Anthrocon. When will the line be drawn as to what is acceptable in your furry fandom and what is not? I've asked myself the same question regardint the furry fandom over and over again as its slid further away from art and material culture and into this anything goes fetish of the week mess that passes for furry. If I feel that what's going on here is wrong, am I truly powerless to do anything about it?" The answer is no. I'm not especially popular, but I can still make a small contribution. I can withdraw my support. Just as a tyrannical government can't function without officials to carry out its laws, an fandom can't be popular without people to contribute to it. Quit playing PR games, Kage, you and I both know Alan was registered and had attended Anthrocon in the past, pictures prove that. It's obvious that you, and our dear friend Alan have no problem when pedophilia, and neither does the furry fandom.

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