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Old 01-07-2017, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default Gerard Jones Arrested For Child Pornography

Comic book author suspected of putting child porn on YouTube
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An accomplished San Francisco comic book and nonfiction author, who has been published in Marvel and a slew of other publications, was arrested on suspicion of possessing more than 600 child pornography files and uploading the graphic videos to YouTube, police said Friday.

Gerard Jones, 59, was arrested after a police investigation and ensuing search warrant at his residence in the 600 block of Long Bridge Street in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood turned up a host of electronic devices storing more than 600 images and videos depicting child pornography, police said.

The longtime author has written screenplays for Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, served as a writing teacher for the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, and put together graphic novels for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, according to his official website.

Jones did not immediately return requests for comment.

He was arrested Dec. 29 — the same day investigators executed their search warrant — at a coffee shop several blocks away from his home, according to Officer Robert Rueca, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department.

He was booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of possession of child pornography, production of child pornography, sending harmful material to a minor and distribution of child pornography, police said.

The uploaded YouTube videos depicted a child performing sexual acts on an adult, police said. And other videos uncovered inside Jones’ home showed adults performing sexual acts on children as young as 1-year-old, police said.

Investigators also suspect Jones traveled to London within the last several years to have sex with a minor, an allegation that remains under investigation, police said.
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:39 AM   #2
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Very sad if it all turns up true.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:42 AM   #3
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If they found what has been reported they found. Then I say skip the trial and just shoot the son of a bitch right now. I'm sorry you don't harm children, raping children, which is exactly what this is, is a worse crime than murder worse than anything else in the world. Kill the bastard now .. get it over with and leave his corpse for the ravens.



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Old 01-07-2017, 12:25 PM   #4
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This is startling news. One of the better writers of Green Lantern comics... Wow. If he winds up being guily, I'm honestly curious how this will affect how I think about his Mosaic stuff in the future, because, at this point, I really don't know. What I do know is that I'll never be able to see any of his comics without thinking about this.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:52 PM   #5
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WTF. I hope this isn't true but if it is it's a damn shame.

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Old 01-07-2017, 06:33 PM   #6
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This is very sad. I thought he had the best run of three years or so of any writer on Green Lantern.

Traveling to another country for that purpose is a federal crime, and there is essentially no parole from federal prisons. You have to serve more than 90 percent of your sentence. If he's convicted of all those charges at his age, he'll probably die behind bars.
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Oh no! Oh this is awful! I grew up on Jones' GL works and have seem him in plenty of interviews. I really HOPE this is not true.

If it IS true, then feed him to the wolves though. If what they are accusing him of IS, he should spend the rest of his days bleeding from his ass in pain in a prison cell.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:20 PM   #8
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And not only would he die behind bars, but he'd pretty much have to be kept in solitary confinement until he does.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:07 PM   #9
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Jones said himself that he had trouble writing Hal, but I thought he wrote the definitive Guy Gardner and John Stewart, even though later writers have pretty much ignored what he did with those characters.

I wonder whether he got bail. His propensity to travel abroad might make him a flight risk.
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Jones said himself that he had trouble writing Hal, but I thought he wrote the definitive Guy Gardner and John Stewart, even though later writers have pretty much ignored what he did with those characters.
Yeah, he was good. His and Steve Englehart's GL comics are my favorites. GL was at its most interesting to me from about 84-93. Not that there weren't some creatively really foolish things in that period, though. And it still could have been a lot better. The franchise has always had a serious lack of compelling villains, IMO, and those writers didn't do much to change that (Krona really should be a lot better than he is). Actually, if anyone was trying to change that, it seemed to be Geoff Johns. Problem there is that his made the vilains all waaaaay too interconnected and related, thus redundant, and he made Krona a lot worse.

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I had hoped that eventually we'd get a Mosaic TPB and/or a Mosaic ongoing, but that probably won't happen now. I think Geoff hated Mosaic anyway.
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Yeah, they might even take his other GL trades out of print now.
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Well they have a new one coming out in two weeks.
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I should amend that to say that Beau Smith did use the Jones characterization of Guy, but every other writer since Jones has used a simplistic approach for Guy and John. Hell, for Hal too. Geoff did a better version of Hal than we'd seen for a long time, but it was too simplistic.
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Well that one came out but Edelweiss now has the second volume listed as cancelled.
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He had to want to get caught right? I mean, any idiot could tell you uploading to youtube would do that asap. Can't imagine what kind of defense you could give for UPLOADING it and having it in your home.
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You can post videos on YouTube that only you and the people who you invite will be able to see. However, law enforcement might have put some sort of tracking code in those videos that would lead them to whoever downloaded and posted them.

A lot of people use the privacy function on YouTube to post copyrighted movies and videos that they let their friends watch.

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