Former New Jersey Cop Busted in FBI Sting, Charged with Child Sex Trafficking

By Jack Burns

 Hazlet, NJ — A retired NJ police officer  who was drawing nearly $80,000 a year in pension has been arrested on  child sex trafficking charges. James Keenan, 47, was arrested this week  for sex trafficking a teenage girl. Keenan was indicted for the following crimes: Sex Trafficking of a  Child, Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child and Attempted Enticement.  Considered a fugitive from justice, Keenan was apparently on the run  when his fellow boys in blue caught up with him in NJ. According to the Beaverton Police Department bulletin on the case: 

The indictment and arrest follow a month long  investigation by detectives from the Beaverton Police Department and the  FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. This is an ongoing investigation.  The underage victim is being provided services to help during her  recovery process.

While few details concerning the victim in the case have emerged, the  arrest was a collaborative effort involving the FBI and several state  and local law enforcement agencies. According to the bulletin: 

Portland FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, CETF, is a  law-enforcement partnership that is dedicated to identifying and  arresting child predators, recovering minor victims of sex trafficking  and on-line exploitation, and addressing sexual exploitation. The CETF  consists of FBI agents, detectives, and officers from Portland-area  agencies that have a firm commitment in addressing child exploitation.  The member agencies are Beaverton Police Department, Portland Police  Bureau, Tigard Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, and the  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

How the alleged child sex trafficker was caught remains a mystery.  However, as TFTP has reported extensively, the FBI allegedly maintains a  child pornography website for those purposes. According to the Dallas News  Daryl Pawlak was caught up in the FBI’s sting operation. His attorney  cried foul when he learned the FBI was the purveyor of the images his  client was accused of downloading. In court documents his attorney  decried the entrapment scheme: 

Not only was the government the largest distributor of  child pornography … it was also the largest exploiter of children…This  conduct is the essence of outrageousness, and a serious need for  deterrence exists.

Few victims of pedophiles and child-sex predators and traffickers  will likely have any sympathy for neither Keenan nor Pawlak, but the  overarching question remains. Should the FBI be in the business of  exploiting children to catch online predators and pedophiles, or should  they be shutting down such sites? 

TFTP’s Justin Gardner addressed the question  with more facts about the FBI’s operations. The agency ran a kiddie  porn site for two weeks in 2016, disseminating disgusting child  pornography to over 215,000 individuals. Later, the agency only arrested  25 people on child porn charges. Are the number of arrests valuable  enough to warrant the federal government’s involvement in distributing  child pornography? 

In 2017, TFTP uncovered a loophole some lawyers are using to allow  their clients, accused of possessing child pornography, to walk free. Jay Michaud’s  lawyers successfully argued in court their client should not be held  accountable for his child pornography possession charges since it was  the FBI which was running the sting operation. When Michaud’s lawyers asked the federal government to turn over  its Network Investigative Technique (NIT), judge Bryan then suppressed  all evidence the government presented using the NIT and Michaud was  allowed to walk away a free man. When it comes to pedophilia and child pornography, there are  absolutely zero scenarios where the exploitation of a baby, child, or  adolescent is tolerable under natural law. 

At the same time, under no  circumstances should the FBI be in the business of disseminating child  pornography to American citizens in the hopes of luring someone,  tempting someone into giving in to their sick curiosities. Keenan now becomes one of countless other government agents and  former government agents to be arrested for crimes against children. 

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Too bad we can't even trust the cops.

Can't say am in support of Feds using Child pornography to lure out paedophiles and abusers. There should be more effective ways of bringing these assholes to book

yeah they have survaillance on everyone anyway lol :-P

This is gross
Feds using child porn ? It’s messed up! Puting that aside another problem I just wonder why so often they don’t get the high up people. Always seems like low Level arrests. Are they covering up for the high up elites ?

Everything is corrupt these days... there is no one organization to trust or turn to. We can only hope the "Good Guys" plan (ala Qannon activity), is real and unfolding now.

I believe it is and will gain in momentum, as this is the only time in my life that so much is being reviled as well as acted upon... may it continue until the last of the scum is purged.

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