Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Gay Foster Parents Indicted for Child Sex Crimes

(Hartford, Michigan) Two former foster parents and same-sex couple, Kurt Alfred Amundson, 42, and Robert George Shafer, 43, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography.

Both have been charged with exploiting a child by producing images of a young boy engaged in sexually explicit conduct. It's not known whether the boy, described as an 11- or 12-year-old, was a foster child of Amundson and Shafer. A court appearance is scheduled for tomorrow for both men.

Interestingly, Amundson was heralded as a homosexual foster parent in a 2003 article, "The Changing Face of the American Family."
When asked about his role as a same-sex foster parent he said mentoring children was not satisfying enough for him.

"It was helpful, but I wanted to carry the relationship beyond that," he said in the article.
According to the indictment, there was carrying on and then some.

Tip: SKE

[Update 08/06/07]

Amundson and Shafer plead guilty.

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