BLOWVEMBER  3:32 pm November 13, 2008

DING DING DING Senate Aide Arrested For Kiddie Porn DING

by Jim Newell

A “high-level” aide to communist Sen. Barbara Boxer of California has been arrested after — whoops! — he was caught chatting and swapping cock pictures with 13-year-old boys on a liberal social network called “Google Hello.” Gross! And the funny thing about one of those 13-year-old boys was that he was actually an FBI detective, trying to capture him. OOPS. Let’s learn more about Mr. Jeff Rosato, who has walked straight into a cold Blowvember gust.

Rosato, 32, had worked for Boxer since early 2005. Last year he became “a counsel to the Environment and Public Works Committee, which Boxer chairs. His areas of expertise included water policy, oceans and endangered species.” Another area of expertise was hoarding pictures of pre-pubescent boys blowing each other.

It was the Google though — the Google Hello set him up!

According to an FBI affidavit supporting the criminal complaint and arrest warrant, Rosato used a now-defunct Google program called Google Hello to share child porn images and movies with an undercover detective whom Rosato believed was a 13-year-old boy.

Between Jan. 2-Jan. 23, 2008, during more than 15 online chats, Rosato sent the detective more than 600 files of graphic images, according to the affidavit by FBI special agent Chad Gallagher. An analysis of Rosato’s computer revealed he was also trading child porn with other Google Hello users.

Investigators subpoenaed Google Inc. and Comcast in order to identify Rosato and last week executed a search warrant on his Arlington, Va., home, seizing computers and hard drives.

A preliminary review of Rosato’s personal laptop computer, which was in his bedroom, found some 200 child porn images and some videos. “Many of the images and videos depict prepubescent boys engaged in sexual acts,” the affidavit stated.

This is a very similar story to that of Mike McHaney, a Senate aide for Maria Cantwell who was arrested around this time last year for trying to assfuck little 13-year-old boys. He was also a member of the Axis of Fun elite homosexual club in Washington DC. (NOT SAYING that those two things are related so don’t hate-mail us again, you lousy gays.)

Lastly, here is a comical thing from the WTOP article website:

Fired aide to Sen. Boxer faces child porn charges [WTOP/AP]

 

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StripesAndPlaids November 13, 2008 at 3:35 pm

HE is a Democrat? I smell a rat. I think he has to be a closet Republican.

The Pumpernickel November 13, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Dear God. Will it never end. Anyone working for someone in public office should be submitted to a psychiatric evaluation before they’re hired. And a lie detector test. And they are specifically ask “ARE YOU A FREAKING PEDOPHILE?!?”

Jeebus.

http://plightofthepumpernickel.blogspot.com

Hebrewzzi November 13, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Ding Ding Ding-a-Ling ;-)

cynbot November 13, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Oh no, the laptop was IN HIS BEDROOM!!!?!?!?!?!? What diabolical things he must have been up to!!!

In VA, it’s a felony to chat up 13 year old boys online to get them into bed, but in sentencing, it’s considering an aggravating factor if you do it while lying in bed. A double aggravating factor if done while wearing a silk robe.

hedgehog November 13, 2008 at 3:39 pm

I thought that kind of activity was allowed under the Northern California Free Trade Agreement.

facehead November 13, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Looks like someone isn’t gonna get a puppy.

shellbomber November 13, 2008 at 3:40 pm

What would Chris Hanson say?

“Looks like you’ve been “google”-y eyeing minors.”

PoliticalGraffiti November 13, 2008 at 3:41 pm

wait, this man is actually santa claus? it all makes sense now

vintageways November 13, 2008 at 3:42 pm

How come child porn lovers aways have so damn much of it? 600 files? Who has the time to go through all that?

ella November 13, 2008 at 3:42 pm

If he’s a Mormon, Christmas came early.

Pope Priapus November 13, 2008 at 3:42 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
AND THE FBI IS LOOKING INTO NORM COLEMAN TOO. COINCIDENCE…? WHO KNOWS!
STOP SHOUTING!!

magic titty November 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Google Hello, indeed.

Hebrewzzi November 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Jeffie must like his boys like he likes his scotch…Aged 12 years…just the way grandpa likes ‘em.

(You’re welcome to all of those who will now have nightmares…hehe)

ManchuCandidate November 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Could have been worse. If this guy were a Repub then he would have been arrested for giving golden showers to dolphins while pandas licked his ass on a public beach.

Baconcat November 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Jeebus! We haven’t been the party in power for more than a week and it’s already turned one of us in to a kiddie porn monster.

Bostoprov November 13, 2008 at 3:46 pm

[re=176058]ManchuCandidate[/re]: WIN

Hebrewzzi November 13, 2008 at 3:46 pm

I think his new pick up line is “You have earned the new puppy that is coming with us to Washington…”

Kev-O-Tron November 13, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I prefer to Google Goodnight. I sleep better.

ioksotot23 November 13, 2008 at 3:48 pm

My ding-a-ling, My ding-a-ling, My ding-a-ling…
–Chuck Berry

Lurking in the noosphere, the paedos, they simmer like pots of glue

hedgehog November 13, 2008 at 3:49 pm

It was a dead giveaway when Rosato offered earmarks in exchange for sexual favors.

GollyGeeWilly November 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm

This actually all occurred on Bushs watch, so we (us democrats) don’t have to take the brunt.
“W” has pushed me to many awful thoughts, too!!

Naked Bunny with a Whip November 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm

At least he wasn’t sharing his pornographic images and movies of Barbara Boxer.

Pope Priapus November 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm

NOOSPHERE!!!
THAT WOULD BE A MOST EXCELLENT NAME FOR THE PUPPY WE ARE ALL OF US BRINGING TO THE WHITE HOUSE!! STOP SHOUTING!!

magic titty November 13, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Off topic – A picture’s worth a thousands words, or something like that…

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2008/11/sarah_palin_gave_a_press_confe.html

ioksotot23 November 13, 2008 at 3:55 pm

here, noos, here noos….

shortsshortsshorts November 13, 2008 at 3:56 pm

So the answer to all of life’s questions is that the party in power will immediately chase after little boys.
Maybe I should join the Green Party….
wait no no no NEVER.

ioksotot23 November 13, 2008 at 3:57 pm

(lip smacking sounds, whistling)

druranium November 13, 2008 at 3:57 pm

What a dumbshit. 32 years old, you’d have thought he’d be technologically aware enough to realize the risks…? Then again, the changing leaves of cocktober and the cold winds of blowvember could have just swept him away. either way, more schadenfreude for us!

druranium November 13, 2008 at 3:59 pm

[re=176073]magic titty[/re]: check, sarah palin is still repulsive. on many levels.

monty November 13, 2008 at 3:59 pm

[re=176065]ioksotot23[/re]: im not trying to disparage any ethinc, racial or religious groups here, but you are a fuckin weirdo!! and i mean that in the nicest way possible

4tehlulz November 13, 2008 at 3:59 pm

“Google Hello”. That just sounds like Google was targeting the much-coveted pedophile demographic.

Kwame' November 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

You know they put that laptop under a blacklight. So. Fucking. Gross.

grendel November 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Well, let’s out all the pedophiles now, before Hopey takes over.

Min November 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

I prefer Cocktober. It’s all about the Republicans in Cocktober.

Rush November 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

[re=176073]magic titty[/re]:

How can we make her go away? She’s becoming like luggage.

ph7 November 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm

So, are their pervs everywhere, or are they particularly drawn to Capitol Hill? I’m pretty much sre I’m hornier than 99% of the population, but I can safely say my mind never wanders to pre-pubescent children, much less minors…

Dave J. November 13, 2008 at 4:02 pm

You can be arrested for contacting a 40 year old cop pretending to be a 13 year old boy, but what if you are contacting someone underage who’s pretending to be 20, and who you believe to be 25? What’s the law there? Is the law based on what you are actually doing, or what you *think* you are doing?

bluebrazos November 13, 2008 at 4:03 pm

His potential influence explains the failed California Proposition 818 which would have prohibited boys under the age of 15 from wearing pants.

Little Blue Dune Buggy November 13, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Meanwhile, European Santa signs a contract to murder Jeff Rosato on behalf of his master, American Santa, for one billion tree-shaped cookies. The Santa Mafia doesn’t like it when you fuck with little kids.

magic titty November 13, 2008 at 4:04 pm

[re=176092]Rush[/re]: We can’t. She’s a political Paris Hilton. We’re all screwed.
I would say that if the media ignored her, it would work. But they don’t have the good sense. So again, screwed.

Vanity Smurf November 13, 2008 at 4:04 pm

[re=176058]ManchuCandidate[/re]: And by Panda you mean Joe Lieberman in a furry costume, right?

druranium November 13, 2008 at 4:05 pm

[re=176092]Rush[/re]: She’s still slinging her stump speech down at the loser convention today…Joe the plumber, tito the builder, etc. She is being made fun of on msnbc right now.

AngryBlakGuy November 13, 2008 at 4:05 pm

…well at least we know that since he was a Dem. he would funded the kids therapy when he got older!

Kwame' November 13, 2008 at 4:06 pm

[re=176073]magic titty[/re]: She looks like she’s on “Wheel of Fortune”, buyin’ a “G”

ioksotot23 November 13, 2008 at 4:06 pm

paedos in power, pwn you, all yr pre pubs are belong to us…
Just Another Reminder From THE BUREAUCRAT(TM).

sezme November 13, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Suggested alt-tag: Pervert!

wx insider November 13, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Oh Noes… a Democrat caught with kiddie porn? No worries. He can probably get get a job with the old gay bastard Barney Frank!

Rush November 13, 2008 at 4:08 pm

[re=176103]magic titty[/re]:

As if what she has to say means anything anyway. Thank the baby jeebus we are the only enlightened ones on the planet.

problemwithcaring November 13, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Maybe if any of the aides in Boxer’s office were giving something to actually do.

bitchincamaro November 13, 2008 at 4:12 pm

I likes me an undercover mannish-boy detective every now and then, too.

cal November 13, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Could I possibly love “Blowvember” more than I loved “Cocktober”?

It’s looking very likely!

problemwithcaring November 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm

[re=176126]problemwithcaring[/re]: Or given.

Capitol Hillbilly November 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm

[re=176048]facehead[/re]: he hasn’t earned a puppy.

magic titty November 13, 2008 at 4:15 pm

[re=176126]Kwame[/re]: She looks like she’s talking about that time she fucked a meatball hero.

ioksotot23 November 13, 2008 at 4:17 pm

power flowers of limpid textual awakening…we meander upstream to the cusp…
and (hopefully) kick the geezer in the nuts…
damned paedos, no flower…a sickening, wilting end
dawn the age of emasculus,

let them be nut strikers, strut nukers, and impalers into the heart of the power beast…
let them be aware…
and make them…more than uncomfortable….

but extinct.

shitimintexas November 13, 2008 at 4:21 pm

[re=176095]Dave J.[/re]: Why don’t you have a seat and some sweet tea?

Lascauxcaveman November 13, 2008 at 4:24 pm

[re=176095]Dave J.[/re]: I don’t know ay cops that’d be interested in doing that, since its a much better arrest to get the guy who knows he’s preying on kiddies; complete with embarrassing email paper trail.

But one night I had a young (I was guessing 16) runaway with no cash try to check in to my hotel when i was the night guy on duty, and after a lot of back and forth with “my dad is picking me up in the morning and he’ll pay you then” type stuff, she out and offered me a beej in exchange for a free room for the night.

“Yes, of course, I’m 19.” etc, etc. She went on and on.

Finally, realizing I wasn’t going to bite, she played the sympathy card and admitted she was only 14 and said “Well, that’s gotta be legal SOMEWHERE.” Which I thought showed a pretty good sense of humor for a desperate kid.

I offered to let her use the phone to call the local shelters for runaways and battered women, which she said she already knew about and stomped out. After she left, I wondered if she might be one of those kids who help the liquor control board do their underage stings, and had decided to expand her repetoire.

ioksotot23 November 13, 2008 at 4:24 pm

it was all only research!!!!

Pope Priapus November 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm

HAHAHAHA THE NOOSPHERIC PUPPY IS A HAIKU BUT I WISH IT WERE A PALINDROME. WE NEED A PALIN-DROME!!!
PUT JOE THE PLUMBER UNDER A BLACK LIGHT AND SEE IF HE GLOWS!!!

blackdontcrack November 13, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Strangely, this will end up putting more Democrats in office.

messickc (ROLL TIDE!) November 13, 2008 at 4:42 pm

[re=176073]magic titty[/re]: She’s doing a Subway Commercial.

**scream sings**FiVE! FIVE DOLLAR! FIVE DOLLAR FOOTLONGS!! At Subway!

Not_So_Much November 13, 2008 at 4:57 pm

He was swapping pix with an FBI agent? What did the agent’s weiner look like?

Man, talk about a boner killer…

S.Luggo November 13, 2008 at 5:09 pm

I sense a job opening on Capitol Hill. Don’t tell anyone.

Maus November 13, 2008 at 5:10 pm

[re=176093]ph7[/re]: The struggles of the aristocracy, man.

problemwithcaring November 13, 2008 at 5:12 pm

[re=176233]messickc (ROLL TIDE!)[/re]: [re=176073]magic titty[/re]: Yes! Thank you! I knew it looked familiar.

bitchincamaro November 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm

[re=176073]magic titty[/re]: Destined for a long intertubes half-life with a little help from photoshop. Anybody?

bitchincamaro November 13, 2008 at 5:23 pm

[re=176178]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Sounds like dodged a bullet and bj, there.

loquaciousmusic November 13, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Well, actually, he was fine until they found this video on his hard drive. Then the sucker was TOAST.

Doctorb November 13, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I wonder how the FBI guys respond to a guy saying “send me a pic of your cock”. I mean, it’s not going to be the agent’s, because WOAH YOU ARE NOT 13. And they’re not, I hope, going to *send* the mark kiddie porn, so what do they do?

problemwithcaring November 13, 2008 at 5:45 pm

[re=176344]Doctorb[/re]: Dude, I know you are just expressing innocent curiosity, but your innocent questions are hilariously sketchy.

PS: Successful predators are nothing if not sickeningly patient.

tocute2btrue November 13, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Bush set him up.

Itsjustme November 13, 2008 at 6:23 pm

[re=176103]magic titty[/re]: Is she going to give the Hoo Haa shot like Paris? I hope not!

dumbdumbbullet November 13, 2008 at 6:39 pm

@ hedgehog -

make that the Southern California Rough Trade Agreement.

constancecomment November 13, 2008 at 8:22 pm

this just in from fundamentalistsintrailers.com: gees mavis, what they all upset about????

Bialy November 13, 2008 at 8:24 pm

What the fuck? This guy Rosato can’t tell the difference between a 13-year old’s cock and an FBI agent’s cock? Besides, don’t FBI agent’s cocks usually have black ink stains all over them from fingerprinting perps before they take a piss.

Vartan84 November 13, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I feel really awful about this. I love wonkette for the unbridaled fun and ha-ha but this time it frighteningly hits home. When I read Barbara Boxer staffer my mind turned immediately to the one Barbara Boxer staffer I’ve ever really known… I was an intern in the Senate in summer 05 and the organization I was doing with scheduled meetings for the group with various members. Well one of these was Boxer, but since she’s so busy it was going to be less meeting and more group photo. We gathered in the Senate and were wrangled around to one place and then another and then she couldn’t see us there so they had to devise this whole plan to get us all down into the Senate itself to see her. This is getting too detailed but yeah so we were taken out to the Capitol steps to wait for her and were greeted by this friendly staffer. Our group was ethnically Armenian in nature and this staffer greeted us in our mother tongue, much to our surprise. He told us how he had been a Peace Corps worker in Armenia and what a great place it was, how being in the Peace Corps is such an amazing experience that anyone who did it can’t stop talking about it, etc. In fact I have given his recommendation regarding the program to various other people considering doing PC and was inspired for her enthusiasm and love for the program. Well when I read the intro to this entry I got this sick feeling and even though I couldn’t remember that Peace Corps staffer’s name I had a sinking feeling… so I typed into Google “Jeff Rosato” and Armenia Peace Corps and sure enough to my horror everything was confirmed. So yeah, I spent the rest of the day (or more like an hour or two…) feeling so horrible for realz, and it is all thanks to Wonkette. Thanks Wonkette, for killing my hope for humanity and my silly notion that there were some actual decent people who work on Capitol Hill.
Oh and if you were wondering when Babs finally found a second to meet us we were taken inside to a Senators reception room off the Senate and were all posed with a space in the middle just waiting to receive her wonderful figure. We stood like that for a few minutes until she was guided in, strategically placed, and a couple pictures snapped. The time she entered the room until the time she left, I kid you not, was approximately 15 seconds. Most of us towards the back never knew she had actually been there and I don’t think I ever got to witness her with my own eyes though she was somewhere in front of me briefly. All I remember were noises of shock and surprise from the girls towards the front of the group as a Senatrix was wedged up against them and then was gone like a flash before even they knew what happened. Also I am not even sure if Jeff and the staff ever got any of us copies of the picture because 3 years later I have yet to see it. All I’ve seen is a quick shot taken on one of our own cameras by the intern coordinator consisting Barbara on her way out of the frame and the girls up in front with majorly confused faces as they try to figure out what just happened. It’s kind of like that picture of Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address, he was off stage before they could get a picture of him so the only one is him most of the way off-stage. Will this entry even post up, or has it long exceeded some sort of comment length limit? I am sorry but I hope you all can read this and thank you Jeff Rosaro for inspiring the longest comment in Wonkette history. Also thank you Jeff and Wonkette for making me feel creepy and icky.

gliberal November 13, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Jesus Christ shut up already!

Vartan84 November 14, 2008 at 7:26 am

[re=176594]gliberal[/re]: Someone’s just jealous because they haven’t met the child pornographer like I have…

aflurry November 14, 2008 at 1:55 pm

[re=176045]hedgehog[/re]: I think that was The North American Rough Trade Agreement (NARTA)

Chief Grinning Eagle November 14, 2008 at 2:18 pm

They sure are doing some wonderful things now that everything we do is being watched. I consider myself comparatively lucky, since there are so few websites catering to cannibals. My collection of photos of small children cooking on a spit is too limited to arouse much interest – so far.

yarm November 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm

[re=176579]Vartan84[/re]: I feel your pain. I interned for Boxer in early 2005. I actually worked with Jeff more than any other aide in my legislative research. He was INCREDIBLY bright (I believe he graduated from Stanford Law) and very personable. He had traveled all over the world and, as stated by Vartan, was a Peace Core volunteer in Armenia. I sat in on numerous meetings in Boxer’s office where he impressed constituents and lobbyists with his knowledge of the world. There was one day where some of Boxer’s staffers were flown in from some local offices in CA to discuss some environmental issues. I distinctly remember them being amazed at his knowledge of the environment and his overall energy for the subject. He was very high energy and idealistic.

I have no pity for kiddie porn handlers, but this really hits home for me. This really goes to show that you never really know somebody and what they do behind closed doors.

Vartan84 November 15, 2008 at 12:16 am

[re=177512]yarm[/re]: Thanks for the support group yarm. I’m still quite disturbed and weirded out by the whole thing, will take a few days to recover. And to think I only saw him once, you actually worked with him for a period of time. Crazy stuff, and once again my fear of not really knowing who people truly are is confirmed.

Hagar77 November 15, 2008 at 6:28 am

[re=176103]magic titty[/re]: But I bleed from my ears when I try to decipher transcripts of anything Palin says off-the-cuff. If this goes on much longer, I’ll be dead. Also, my dry cleaning bills are absurdly high. Please, she has to be stopped.

Fact_Chucker November 15, 2008 at 6:24 pm

[re=176095]Dave J.[/re]: I actually had to study the question of “mistake of age” for Criminal Law class. Depends on the jurisdiction. Some places try to decipher if you made a good-faith mistake or are using an “ostrich defense” (i.e., I didn’t know because I didn’t wanna know). But it’s increasingly common to say that if someone MIGHT be underage, then proceed at your own risk, cuz “I made a mistake” isn’t going to fly as an excuse.

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