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Back in August of 2006 Professor Emeritus from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Lawrence Scott Ward took a trip to Brazil and brought back more than great memories and vacation treasures. He brought treasure of a different sort.
Ward flew in to Dulles International on a direct flight from Brazil and upon arrival a Customs and Border Protection Officer searched his luggage and computer during a routine customs examination and discovered child pornography on the computer. After further searching revealed several mini-DVDs containing movies of Ward going at it with what was clearly a minor Ward was arrested and charged with importing child pornography into the United States.


Lawrence Scott Ward, 66 pleaded guilty to making child pornography and lying to government officials. Oh yeah, haven’t gotten to that yet. In addition to enjoying the fudge tunnel of love with a 16-year-old boy he also lied to immigration officials and tried to get the kid a visa so he could come to the United States and continue with their love affair. They initially denied the boy’s visa but later on reversed their decision.

Ward told the State Department that the victim was the son of a friend and business acquaintance and in order to dispel the fear that the boy would become an illegal alien he told them that the child was from a well-to-do family, which was an outright lie.
Ward is already serving the sentence for importing child pornography and his sentencing on the charges of making child pornography and lying will be on February 19th, 2009.

Updated 9/29/09 – Sentencing for 66-year-old former University of Pennsylvania Professor Lawrence Scott Ward finally took place and he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse and pornography. During the investigation and trial more information was released than what I had posted here last year.

There is evidence that Ward had hand-picked his ‘perfect victims’ all the way back to the ’70s and taken advantage of them. In addition to the 25 years he was sentenced he is already serving a 15 year term in Virginia for sex crimes.

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