A change in focus from a diary posted by Mike Stark at DKos based on ABC News story…

“…An Ivy League business school professor is in federal custody for allegedly having videos of himself engaging in sexual acts with children, ABC News has learned….According to published reports, in 1999 Ward was fined $2,500 and sentenced to five years probation on charges of attempting to promote prostitution and corrupt minors….Ward’s resume lists several government consulting assignments including work with the Executive Office of the President”

How does a pedophile busted for deviant sex acts in 1999 get hired to work in the Executive Office of the President after he was busted for being a sexual predator??

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More from the ABC story…

…Lawrence Scott Ward, 63, Professor Emeritus of Marketing at University of Pennsylvania’s renowned Wharton School of Business, was caught with child pornography in his luggage and on his laptop computer after arriving at Dulles International Airport on a flight from Brazil, according to court documents.

An affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed today in federal court in Alexandria says Ward’s luggage was flagged for a more thorough inspection for possible child pornography after a customs officer noticed Ward’s “excessive” trips to Thailand.  Federal agents recovered at least three DVDs, in which Ward appears to be “engaging in sexual contact” with children, the affidavit reads.  A video of children as young as eight engaged in sexual activity was also allegedly found on Ward’s laptop computer.

Ward’s resume says he has been a visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.  Federal officials believe Thailand to be a well-known destination for so-called “sex tourists” who travel there to exploit minors.  Wharton’s website also lists pro bono consulting work in Brazil as one of Ward’s current projects….”


Everybody else that’s looked at the story seems to have only given the 1999 conviction a passing glance. As shocking as a pedophile with White House ties getting busted is, that’s not the story. The story is Ward was busted for deviant sex acts in 1999, and he was still hired to do work for the Bush White House anyway.