Friday, January 2, 2009

Newspaper Editor John Gojkovich Arrested On Child Porn Charges



The managing editor of a small town newspaper in the state of Illinois has been arrested on three counts of possession of child porn.

The case against 44-year-old John Gojkovich, editor of the Murphysboro American newspaper, unraveled after police followed up on a tip and subsequently seized his workplace computer as well as other evidence.

Court documents suggest that Gojkovich possessed images of young underage girls, both naked and “posed in inappropriate positions”.

More charges could follow as their investigation deepens.

Regardless of the above accusations, Gojkovich had recently been interviewed by a local television station there on the topic of the future of daily print media.

Gojkovich was quoted as saying:

"I don't think we're in danger of losing small town newspapers, I think we're in danger of losing the large ones, the conglomerates".
It appears as if he’s almost half-right though, just ask the manager of the “Rome Sentinel”, 29-year-old Paul Sylvester, who had been employed by that small town NY paper prior to his arrest on similar charges just a few months ago.

If these pervy small town editors keep getting jailed in these kid porn cases, then small town folks like me could all end up walking around aimlessly stupid for the rest of our lives.

Actually that's not true at all, but if it was 1988...

UPDATE: Gojkovich pleads guilty, must register as a sex offender.

12 comments:

  1. You may want to get your facts straight before you run an article like this one. What you don't know is that the "pictures" they found were of his girlfriend who is NOT under 18 and who was NOT nude. What you also don't know is that his computer was illegally gone through by his boss Tom and Tom's secretary while John was on vacation. MANY people have access to John's computer and NOTHING has materialized as far as the original complaint or the alleged naked photos. The way this case sits currently is they are probably going to have to dismiss it.

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  2. Actually, I got the "facts" from the original article which was quoted as:

    "According to court documents, Gojkovich is accused of possessing still images of underage girls-- naked and posed in inappropriate positions. Police say there could be more charges to come in this case."

    A cache is still available:

    http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:kbJQWoxA-ssJ:www.wkyx.com/local-news-details.asp%3FNewsID%3D9437+local-news-details.asp%3FNewsID%3D9437&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us

    Feel free to e-mail wkyx though.

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  3. Anonymous, you're a pin-head and so damn gullible. Who's line of bullshit are you swallowing?

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  4. he is good at convincing people to believe he is innocent he can tell a good tale believe me i have been there

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  5. As I said in a previous post, my brother will be let out within the week as ALL charges have been dismissed. You could follow up on stories and let people know when a person has been proven innocent.

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  6. It would have been nice if you could provide a link to the information you posted.

    Of course, I would be more than happy to correct any information that isn't accurate.

    But I need something to write from though...

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  7. In reply to this: You may want to get your facts straight before you run an article like this one. What you don't know is that the "pictures" they found were of his girlfriend who is NOT under 18 and who was NOT nude. What you also don't know is that his computer was illegally gone through by his boss Tom and Tom's secretary while John was on vacation. MANY people have access to John's computer and NOTHING has materialized as far as the original complaint or the alleged naked photos. The way this case sits currently is they are probably going to have to dismiss it.

    John's computer was not gone through illegally - when you are employed somewhere, the computer is owned by the company AND not the individual, therefore they have right to go through the computer it is not for him and him alone! if he was on vacation "his job" still needed to be done then someone needed to be on his computer to access work for the week. you say the photos were his girlfriend and that they were not in the nude. that is hard to believe there has to be some truth to the stories like the inappropriate positions the cops can not arrest you and make a case just because someone has photos of their girlfriend on their work computer!!!!! so this leads me to believe that they were inappropriate like mentioned....something one should never keep on a work computer and by the way NONE OF THE CHARGES HAVE BEEN DISMISSED!!!!!

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  8. Correct. No charges have been dismissed. And actually, John had been in the office, on his computer only hours before it was taken. John was VERY territorial about his space and if anybody was ever on his computer, he threw a fit. His behavior in the office was mostly offensive and often said things that were inappropriate. Ask any of the temps he hired to work for him. John was known for having a temper and frighten most of the people in the office. He talked constantly of killing people because he is a former Marine. Many times he has admitted to his temps and to other people that he took inappropriate pictures of women in the back room of the Murphysboro American. Many woman right now are worried that these pictures will surface and then will be embarassed. Some women have called the newspaper themselves to ask if these pictures are going to show up. What is funny though is that if this evidence was so damaging and in excessive amount, why hasn't there been any decision made on what needs to be done with this man?

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  9. No charges have been dismissed. Bond has been dropped from $250,000 to $25,000.

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  10. I use to live in a small town, and boy ths brings back memories! The Secretary doesnt like the reporter and she wants him fired. So she put a bug in the bosses ear to go through his computer to find something while she was standing there and said lets go through his personal stuff. Lord and behold they found a picture of his girlfriend and a picture of something the Secretary put in there to frame him. And of course the police Chief who is friends of the boss took it from there. LOL Small town Politics, Got to love em!!

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  11. This town still has a Drive in movie place! Not much else going on in this little town, but now BIG news the secitary and the boss don't like the reporter so plant some stuff in his computer while he is gone, call the chief, the bosses friend show him this and BIG news is now on the 5 page news paper! Now the next election the chief will still have his job maybe? And the news paper will still have its presses rolling, Maybe, all this depends on who gets elected. Oh by the way check all the computers in the office, bet you will find the pictures on one of those computers. hurry befor their throw away or buried somewhere. LOL

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    1. I forgot about this guy, thanks for the update!

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