Some things just stay with you, gnawing. I'm guessing it's not coincidence that the United State Attorney's Office for Western Michigan sent out these pictures with the sentencing information, rather than a standard mugshot.

How does someone get to this level of depravity, of criminal activity against a child, to the level of where that person revels in that depravity?

"Jason Harry Bishop was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for transporting child pornography from Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Judge Robert Jonker also sentenced Bishop to serve 10 years of supervision following his release from prison, pay a $40,000 fine, and pay $5,100 in special assessments." - U.S. Attorney's Office for Western Michigan.

The release also said "On January 27, 2017, Bishop crossed the U.S.-Canada border at Sault St. Marie. While crossing, Canadian Border Patrol (CBP) became suspicious and sent Bishop for a secondary in-spection. During the secondary inspection, CBP located several photos of child pornography. CBP forwarded Bishop’s electronic devices to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which recovered child pornography and the following images Bishop took of himself:

Photo: U.S. Department of Justice. United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Michigan
Photo: U.S. Department of Justice. United States Attorney’s Office
Western District of Michigan

A review of Bishop’s criminal history uncovered that he solicited sex with underage chil-dren on at least three prior occasions, the release said.

"This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul Lochner and Davin Reust as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, county prosecutor’s offices, and federal, state, and local law enforcement work closely together to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children. Individuals with information or concerns about possible child exploitation should contact local law enforcement. For more information about Project Safe Childhood in West Michigan, including resources for children and parents, visit: "



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