Reporter Dan Noyes did something local newspapers or radio didn't bother to do. He drove to Oakdale to get the police report in the Bernie Ward case.
(How sad that so much of the local media just fails to do basic leg work, or won't spend the gas money.)
It's ugly. You can read his report and his blog here.
The gist of it is that Ward was having a long role-playing conversation with a woman and sent pictures that included one of a woman and two nude children, and others of children having or pretending to have sex.
Channel 7's legal reporter said that the transcripts looked bad for Ward, debunking his claim of writing a book. But it seems the opposite is true. Role playing and trying to investigate how people respond seems like book fodder.
Read the report....what do you think??
An odd aside: the ad on the Channel 7 website, in between photos of Ward and talk of child porn, is for a Disney show...