WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

Eric Bodenweiser still faces sex abuse charges, no deal; Richard Korn blames child porn charges on divorce

The saga of two would-be officeholders - one Republican, one Democrat - battling sex abuse or kiddie porn charges goes on.

Downstate, former G.O.P. state Senate candidate Eric Bodenweiser went through another court hearing. No deal reached with prosecutors. Bodenweiser is fighting accusations he sexually abused a boy during the late 1980's. The judge still has to set a trial date.

Upstate, perennial political candidate Richard Korn put out a statement insisting he's completely innocent of child pornography charges. Korn indicates he's caught in a messy divorce from Magda Korn, including a custody battle.

From Richard Korn's statement:

"I have two young daughters who I love more than life itself. Child pornography is disgusting and abhorrent to me. I look forward to a thorough investigation, which will exonerate me from these very serious charges."

Considering the couple once seemed to be inseparable, as illustrated in Christmas cards, etc. - and Magda Korn, a native Venezuelan, apparently assisted Richard in fueling that CITGO low-cost oil deal in 2005 (with the Korns hosting the Venezuelan Ambassador & entourage at their house) - some close observers had suggested an acrimonious divorce might have triggered Korn's current legal nightmare.

Posted at 7:27am on January 23, 2013 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Wed, Jan 23, 2013 5:54pm
The late 1980's. Isn't there a statute of limitations? Not that I want to defend Mr. Bodenweiser, but what is the law here?

As for Mr. Korn, it's likely he, as with most people involved with this stuff, did the kiddie porn for years before ever getting caught. I would also submit that the porn issue is part of the reason for the divorce, not the other way around as he so states.

Wed, Jan 23, 2013 11:08pm
There is no statue of limitations on rape or murder.

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 1:47am
I just heard something we all will want to follow up in the morning. It appears the Catholic Church is stating that when it will cost them money, a fetus is not a person until after born.

Problem was they got sued because they let two twin fetus die and kill the mother. The husband rightfully sued. Their legal defense is now arguing state law protects doctors from liability concerning unborn fetuses on grounds that those fetuses are not persons with legal rights.

"the court “should not overturn the long-standing rule in Colorado that the term ‘person,’ as is used in the Wrongful Death Act, encompasses only individuals born alive. Colorado state courts define ‘person’ under the Act to include only those born alive. Therefore Plaintiffs cannot maintain wrongful-death claims based on two unborn fetuses.”


So which does the Catholic Church believe? Are they living people or aren't they? It depends on whether the money is flowing into their coffers, or out of them.... It certainly makes an entire mockery of their anti-Obamacare religious stance.

Sun, Jan 27, 2013 12:12am
Who knows?

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