The Truth Doesn’t Have To Be Deadly

Posted December 16, 2015 6:01 AM by with 0 comments

One of the reasons I love writing for GayPornBlog is that is gives me an open platform to share something I believe from cockles of my soul: gay sexuality is a celebration of who we are as gay men. When that sexuality is throttled, as we have seen in the church so many times, the ramifications can often harm the innocent. As we have seen in Washington D.C., when the ‘Genie gets out of the bottle,’ the results can be scandalous. And as we learned today, sometimes they are just deadly.

This is not the feel good story of the year, but please don’t shoot the messenger. As the Washington Post reports, there has been enough shooting going on.

David E. Abbott Jr., 39, was a member of the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and had been an officer on the Manassas City force for 14 years. In his spare time he coached 13- and 14-year-old boys in travel hockey for the Potomac Patriots program at the Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge, club officials said. When Prince William police learned Monday of the allegations of improper contact by Abbott over a period of years, they moved quickly.

David Abbott coached a local youth hockey team. (Photo: Prince William Hockey Club)

David Abbott coached a local youth hockey team. (Photo: Prince William Hockey Club)

Police said they learned that Abbott had sent inappropriate text messages and emails to a 13-year-old boy he met through the hockey program. By phone and social media, Abbott had been asking the boy for sex acts for more than two years, county police said. He has also been implicated with impropriety in the “teen sexting case” he was the lead investigator on.

Detectives then learned of a second potential victim, a boy who was 13 and was also part of the Patriots hockey club in 2008 when Abbott began sending him inappropriate messages, police said. Early Tuesday, Prince William police obtained a search warrant for Abbott’s townhouse on Senea Drive in Gainesville, where he lived with his mother. Police also obtained four felony arrest warrants — two counts of indecent liberties by a custodian and two counts of use of a communication device to solicit a sexual offense.

The reason I take such joy in reporting “comings out,” like the that of NBA referee Bill Kennedy earlier this week is that stories that start out like that, don’t end up as stories like this.

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