Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Robert A. Singer CEO of National Children's Museum Arrested For Show and Tell With Child Pornography While Anne Knopf teaches by Action? Update 11-10


Infamous teachers are not the only alleged perverts. While teachers like Kelsey Peterson continue to fill the entertainment void left by the writers strike, ex teachers like Mrs. Anne Knopf (a substitute teacher at Prescott Middle School in Wisconsin) are also doing their part. Knopf helps entertain the masses with allegations that she sexually assaulted her daughter's 13 year old ex boyfriend. (The 39 year old Knopf allegedly had sex with a teenage boy in her basement while her husband and daughter were sleeping upstairs.) Video LINK. Anne is represented by attorney Fed Bruno who maintains that his client is innocent. She may be. No one knows until Court T.V. televises her trial. In the interim, she is attractive and the story has more entertainment value then anything writers could make up.

Ensuring that teachers do not monopolize all of the media focus, Robert Singer steps into the lime light. Singer is the chief operating officer of the National Children's Museum. He was arrested and is charged with distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Robert A. Singer, age 49, allegedly sent images depicting child pornography to people he believed to be a 12-year-old girl and her 33-year-old mother, according to U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia. Unfortunately for Singer, his 12 year old victim turned out to be an undercover detective for the New York Police Department. (Talk about a mistaken identity.) Some of the pornographic images were apparently sent from Singer's computer at the museum which makes his alleged crime even more offensive.

The Washington museum said on their website that they are "horrified" by news of Singer's arrest. Singer apparently has been suspended from his post and is barred from the property.

Who is Robert Singer? Singer resides in Falls Church, Virginia.

What exactly did he allegedly do that was illegal? Apparently Singer sent several instant messaging "chats" and e-mail communications with the undercover detective. Singer apparently also participated in an Internet chat room on AOL which tends to attract those who trade pornographic images.

How many times did he do it? "On five separate occasions in August 2007, Singer sent several images of child pornography over the Internet to the mother and the daughter, including images depicting sexual acts between minors and adults. The images apparently included known victims of child exploitation," according to prosecutors.

What will be his punishment if convicted? Singer is charged with five counts of distributing child pornography in interstate commerce. If convicted he could face a sentence of up to 140 years in prison.Singer was expected to appear before a U.S. magistrate judge later Tuesday.

What is Legal Pub's advise to the Suspects? To quote a song from Pink Floyd, "Leave those Kids Alone!"

35 comments:

Blond Bombshell said...

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I have to say, who needs T.V. Pub Meister, you serve up so much entertainment that I may never go back to watching the reruns on T.V.

Why are there so many woman that desperate to have sex that they are doing it with teen agers? What is the thrill in being with someone so inexperienced?

As for the guy, just reinforces the stereo type that pedophiles tend to gravitate toward these type of jobs.

Shell

Anonymous said...

Sicko perverts, all of them.

Teachers current reputation has returned catholic priest to near sainthood as there are so many more perverted teachers then there has ever been with priests!


Kelley

Did You Stop to Think? said...

As a writer, I am very concerned that with all these antics, we will not be needed! They better resolve the strike soon; before TV execs realize they don't need scripts at all!

Legal Pub said...

Ian, that is exactly right. Between real life news and reality t.v. shows, writers better not hold out too long or they may be out of a job!

James P. said...

How cold. So the teacher is doing a 13 year old ex boyfriend of her daughter right in her own home! How cruel! Hubby is snoring up stairs and she is getting it on with a teen age boy. Hubby snores, teenage boy makes her sore!

Bob said in a different thread that teachers make for cold wives etc. Maybe now we know why. Maybe they don't like having sex with their husbands because they are too tired from all the extra curricula activities they have with little boys? I used to think this was rare, but now I am beginning to think it is closer to the norm than society wants to admit.

George said...

I was married to a teacher once. During 11 years of marriage, I never suspected that the cold battle ax was ever having sex with a student, but back then the subject was not publicized so much.

Now when I look back on it in hindsight, all the time she said she was working late grading papers and working on lesson plans may have just been code for sexually educating some child boy toy.

George

Loise said...

I can hear it now,George, "Knopf was polishing some young boy's knob instead of polishing the brass."

Based on your posts, I suspect you need to seek some counseling as your teacher wife has obviously traumatized you, at least in your own puny little mind. Not all teachers are perverts or pedophiles. It is possible that Knopf is innocent. Her husband was with her in court and is standing by her side. (He either feels she is innocent or he doesn't care because maybe he had an overnight guest upstairs.) In any event, she may be innocent. Your ex wife may also be innocent.

Did you ever think that maybe she just didn't like having sex with you? And regardless of who did what to whom, you need to get some counseling before you move on to your next relationship as you seem to have some trust issues. In the mean time, lay off on generalizing about teachers because I would bet at least half of them do regularly have sex with their significant others.


Louise

Viper said...

The problem is popping up in my practice. An Associated Press investigation finds more than 2,500 educators were punished for sexual misconduct from 2001 to 2005, with about three teachers punished every school day. The number is allegedly must higher in 2006 and 2007.
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As an attorney, we use statistics to argue points. As a divorce attorney, I am seeing an alarming number of marital problems where a teacher (whether male or female)is unfaithful. Is it just teachers, No. But anecdotally, some type of connection seems to be there. Is it the job which causes an adult teacher to be caught up in classroom "gossip and dating" that causes them to revert back to teenage like actions or do folks with these tendencies gravitate toward these jobs?

The answers are not as clear as the problem. Better supervision must be had in and outside of the class room. If your a teacher, better keep your hands to your self!

Anonymous said...

Even a congressional study has recognized the problem. The A.P. has said:

One report mandated by Congress estimated that as many as 4.5 million students, out of roughly 50 million in American schools, are subject to sexual misconduct by an employee of a school sometime between kindergarten and 12th grade.

Wow! Maybe we better screen teacher better.


Jill

Anonymous said...

How about Singer? He was not really a teacher, just a pervert working in a Child environment. How do you screen guy like him?

Anonymous said...

Hey Legal Pub, this is one of the most popular stories that comes up on google. I am going to bookmark your site. Sounds like some good discussions on teachers.



Quin

california surfer dude said...

Not to change the subject concerning all these young dudes doing their teachers, but when I read about Robert Singer, I thought about another singer.

Country music singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash will undergo brain surgery for a "rare but benign condition" at a New York hospital. We should all wish her a speedy recovery, now feel free to going back to talking about these lucky young men or victims, depending upon how you look at the subject.

Surfer Dude

Anonymous said...

But men don't think it's a joke when it involves a little girl!Take this A.P. story,
"The young teacher hung his head, avoiding eye contact. Yes, he had touched a fifth-grader's breast during recess. "I guess it was just lust of the flesh," he told his boss."

Gary C. Lindsey was fired from his first teaching job in Oelwein, Iowa. But his career continued as he taught for decades in Illinois and Iowa, defending at least a half-dozen more abuse accusations.

He finally surrendered his teaching license in 2004 (40 years after that first little girl came forward) because of a persistent victim and her parents.

Surfer Dude and the others, it is sick abuse whether it is a boy student or a girl student. This notion that the Female teacher is educating the teen age boy is a "stone age concept."


Janice

Anonymous said...

Just a Singer in a smoke filled room, smells of wine and sweet perfume. For a smile they can share the night, the porn goes on and on and on. Strangers...

Anonymous said...

Gotta book mark this site!

Anonymous said...

I have a strong opinion that childeren sometimes make up false stories about that. People can go to jail for that,but what if the child just got angry at the teacher, and made up stories. Sometimes we can't always believe what TV tells us. -B.K.

Anonymous said...

Ifthe teacher did have a sexual afair with her student/students i think that, that is very inappropriate and the teacher should be sentenced to prison. We also have to realize that kids have all the same right to LIE. Sometimes children dont realize that the words they speak can mess up someones life. Kids try to be "cool" and tell lies, these lies grow and grow each time the story is told. Someone needs to give this young generation a heads up that this is NOT okay to behave in this manner.


-CK-

Anonymous said...

thats cool? just let the judge deal with that

paris hilton

Ms. Calabaza said...

Could it be we are reinforcing a society that accepts "girls gone wild" and other irresponsible and just plain stupid behavior for young women (in their 20's). Yes, these teacher have their new degrees and new teaching jobs but many of them are as immature as the high school or middle school kids they work with. Hence, they have a lot more in common with these boys than we may think.

Anonymous said...

Any teacher student relationship beyond the typical classroom is unacceptable. I am a 5th grade teacher, and I can't imagine this type of behavior existing. My students are extremely important to me, but I must take precautions - not because of my behavior, but because of sick people who give the rest of us bad reputations. Let's just remember that there are many of us teachers that put it many hours of work to help children become successful even though we are often ridiculed for behavior, test scores, etc.... There should be extreme punishment for those that cross the teacher/student line. Society needs to get back to morals and values. With all of the backlash and media information, just remember that there are super educators out there trying their best. To the rest - get therapy!!
JF

Legal Pub said...

J.F. great post and encouragement that not all teachers should be stereo typed. B.K. and C.K. excellent point. Sometimes children lie and do not understand the ramification or consequenses of their lies.

It is never cool to lie no matter how funny or clever you think the lie.

Ms. C. right on point! I think that is similar to Vipers idea, namely that many teachers are too immature. Their immaturity makes them have more in common with their pupils then with the parents of the students.

Anonymous said...

Anne Knopf is out on bond in Pierce County. She is innocent and will beat the rap, you watch and see!


Kelly

Anonymous said...

Singer is a swinger... at least with detectives posing to be a little girl. What a waste of humanity. Perve, go directly to jail. Do not pass go!

Anonymous said...

Singer is probably a player... in his own mind!

Anonymous said...

All they are is just another brick in the wall...

janice said...

Singer was entrapped. Ok he was weak. But the cop misrepresented who he was... The cop enticed him into a crime by playing on his weakness and illness.

Is this any different then knocking on the door of a known jewelry thief and putting a diamond on his door step and walking away. Then when he picks up the bait arresting him for theft?

Temptation has always been too powerful for the weak.


Janice

Legal Pub said...

Jason Crary, 36, an English teacher and girls soccer coach at Worthington Christian High School, in Worthington, Ohio is reason why the public should not just focus on female teachers. Crary apparently has been arrested and jailed after felony sexual-assault charges were filed against him in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Crary reportedly coached boys and girls soccer at Heritage Christian High School in Milwaukee during the late 1990’s. Charges were filed in Wisconsin accusing him of four felony counts of sexual assault by a school staff member. Each count carries up to to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Crary’s offenses allegedly occurred between September 1997 and March 1998. The alleged victim was at the time a 16-year-old female student. She was allegedly fondled by Crary on multiple occasions. It is not clear if the girl was a member of the soccer team or if she was Jason Crary’s “teacher’s assistant”.

The girl is now 27. She claims that Crary had sexual contact with her 12 times during her junior year when she was 16. Jason Crary was apparently the second soccer coach to depart Worthington Christian High School with allegations of sexual misconduct. Boys’ soccer coach Dwayne Smith resigned after possible allegations of teacher misconduct. In 1996 Smith allegedly admitted fondling a middle-school girl. He apparently resigned, attended Christian counseling. He apparently was forgiven by the school and church. He later was rehired by the school.

Crary apparently has a wife and two small children. Crary was initially held in the Franklin County Jail. He waived extradition. Bond was $50,000.

Anonymous said...

Knopf is innocent!

Anonymous said...

BOB SINGER IS NO PLAYER. HE IS A FAMILY MAN WHO LOVES HIS CHILDREN AND HIS WIFE. HE HAS NOT PARTICIPATED IN THESE PICTURES. HE HAS A SICKNESS, ONE HE WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN PRISON. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD AND DECENT MAN, LIKED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH CHILD PORN IS WRONG. IT IS VILE, DISGUSTING AND THOSE WHO FORCED THE KIDS INTO DOING IT WILL HAVE THEIR OWN HELL IN WHICH TO SPEND ETERNITY.
YOU ALL MAKE MORE OF THIS BECAUSE OF HIS JOB TITLE. HAD HE BEEN AN ACCOUNTANT IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN THE NEWS TWO DAYS LATER. AS DIRECTOR OF THE CHILDRENS MUSEM, IT WAS CLOSED BEFORE HE WAS HIRED AND THUS HE HAS NEVER HAD CONTACT WITH ANY CHILDREN. I AM NOT EXCUSING HIS ILLNESS BUT THE POLICE ARE JUST AS GUILTY TROLLING FOR PEOPLE TO ENTRAP, THEY PREY ON THE ILLNESS OF OTHERS.WHEN THEY PRETEND TO BE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 THEY IN FACT ARE ADULTS ENGAGING IN THERE OWN FANTESY. THE POLICE MUST FIND A DIFFERENT WAY TO CATCH PEDIPHILES

alice said...

Anonymous, not saying Robert Singer was not a family man, not even saying that there was not entrapment. The problem is that he is sick. Children are a precious commodity and need to be protected.

How do you know Singer did not act on his pedophile tendencies?

If you can't be sure, let's hope he gets treatment in jail.



Alice

Anonymous said...

Agreed. He needs help!

Jim

Anonymous said...

The museum said in its statement it would fully cooperate with law enforcement and had barred Singer from the property. "Anyone who does anything that might endanger the welfare of a child has no place here... Harming children is against everything we stand for as an organization and as individuals," said the museum spokesman. No sh*t sherlock!

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Anonymous said...

needing help is an understatement.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why perverts tend to gravitate toward certain professions or occupations?