In Maryland Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, on Friday announced his resignation from the House of Delegates after information surfaced that deputies, acting on information that child pornography was in the residence, searched his Halfway home on Jan. 31.
During the search, investigators seized two computers, about 30 videotapes and a “significant amount” of printed material, including magazines, Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore said Friday afternoon during a press conference.
No charges have been filed.
McKee, in a faxed statement, also said Friday that he had resigned from his position as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, an organization he said he served for 29 years.
A quick look at how McKee has kept a close eye over his favored objects of sick and perverted sexual desires over the years:
Member, Washington County Foster Care Review Board, 1989-95; Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 1995-99; Special Committee to Study Issues Related to Class-Size Reduction, 1998-99; Task Force on the Exemption of Law Enforcement Officers' Pensions from Taxation, 2004-05. Member, Western Maryland Children's Center Advisory Board, 2005-; Incentives for Agriculture Task Force, 2006-07; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-.Note the "Book of Golden Deeds" mention there... An award given out by the National Exchange Club:
Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, May 7, 1949. Hagerstown Junior College, A.A., 1969; Lynchburg College, B.A. (political science), 1971. Hospital Corpsman, U.S. Naval Reserve, 1971-77. Frostburg State University, M.B.A., 1991. Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County, Maryland, Inc. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1972. Chaplain, Hagerstown Jaycees, 1978-84. Chair, Citizens Advisory Committee, Lincolnshire School, 1980-84. President, Little League of Halfway, Inc., 1980-85, 1992-94. Treasurer, Washington County Mental Health Association, 1980-87. Secretary, Antietam Exchange Club, 1984-. Secretary, Parent and Child Center Advisory Committee, 1985-88. Staff, Maryland District I Little League, 1986-. Chair, Maryland State Association of Big Brothers and Big Sisters Agencies, 1986-. Vice-President, Hagerstown Junior Basketball League, 1987-89. Board of Directors, Hagerstown Junior College Alumni Association, 1992-. Carey Brewer Alumni Award, Lynchburg College, 1986. Book of Golden Deeds, Antietam Exchange Club, 1994. Member, First Christian Church (moderator, 1986-88; trustee, community services chair, 1990-).
The Exchange Clubs in the United States are collectively committed to one project, the Prevention of Child Abuse, which was adopted in 1978.I am thinking that they might want their award back now... The Baltimore Sun had this bit of information that screams GOP hypocrisy:
The Exchange Club's most prestigious award is the Book of Golden Deeds Award given to a special person that has dedicated their time and efforts to strengthen their community. This award may be given to a member of Exchange or a non-member.
McKee, who was active in numerous youth athletic and civic groups in his district, was among the General Assembly's leading advocates on children's issues. This year, he co-sponsored a bill that would deny child sexual predators the ability to earn good-conduct credits on their prison sentences. In prior years, he was a co-sponsor of legislation aimed at toughening penalties for sex offenders, or barring them from working in schools.And OMG!
"A child, who was not a blood relative to McKee, had been living in the home, Mullendore said Friday afternoon. The sheriff was unsure whether the child still was living there."From the WaPo:
GOP's McKee Resigns After Home Is SearchedYes... The decades of work in the local community that just happened to keep young victims within your grasp for all of those years. Even the Republican Blogs are starting to catch on to the pattern here, as evidenced by the first comment on this story at Powerline:
For decades, McKee has been involved in youth athletics and children's groups, according to his General Assembly biography. He has served in officer positions in two Little League groups and as secretary of a parent and child center advisory committee.
During the 1970s, McKee was a reservist in the U.S. Navy. He is a former chaplain for the Hagerstown Jaycees and is a trustee and community services chairman at First Christian Church.
"In the long run, I hope and pray that my work in the local community for the last three decades will speak louder than the challenges I now face," McKee said.
Republican politician, does lots of work with kids, sponsors bills to protect kids from sex predators, up to his eyeballs the Christian church.
...OF COURSE he’s a child sex predator.
I kind of just see the R beside their names and become suspicious... But that is just me being logical.
[update] Bumped to make sure it is viewed!