I got this in the email yesterday or the day before. Who remembers? Anyway, here is a press release from Out of the Box Communications, which is a political consulting firm that I suppose Korn has retained, and which is also a firm that at one time Korn either worked for, ran, or had a financial interest in (but that is all really irrelevant). What is relevant is the statement, and you will notice something interesting…
Political Consultant Richard Korn asserted today that he is fully innocent of child pornography charges filed against him a few days ago. Korn and his ex-wife Magda, a computer systems expert, have been battling various aspects of their bitter divorce including custody issues. They have two children, [name redacted], age four and [name redacted], age two.
“I am completely and utterly innocent of these charges,” avowed Korn, a lobbyist and former candidate for political office. “I have two young daughters who I love more than life itself. Child pornography is disgusting and abhorrent to me. I look forward to a thorough investigation which will exonerate me from these very serious charges.”
Korn has retained Delaware Criminal Attorney Thomas A. Foley to represent him.[...]
Mitch Crane, former elected District Judge in Chester County, PA. and 2012 candidate for State Insurance Commissioner to whom Korn was a campaign consultant, stated on the Delaware Liberal Blog that “Knowing no more than I have read, I draw no conclusions other than there is a reason to doubt…. He gave much sage advice, some of which I followed, some of which I did not follow. I lost my election by 1100 votes. I did not lose because of his involvement. I came close due to his involvement. I urge everyone not to rush to judgment until all the facts are revealed in court.”
I am not sure if I were Mitch I would allow myself to be quoted in defense of Korn. And the reason I say that is not to be cold blooded and cruel hearted. Like I said in the original story thread, Korn is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. However, in the court of public opinion, he is guilty until proven innocent. With respect to these types of alleged crimes, i.e. child pornography or child abuse / molestation, the public opinion aspect of the innocence/guilt equation is just brutal. His political career will never be the same, if it remains alive at all, regardless of whether he is innocent or not. That is just the way it is.
And because of that, if he is innocent of these charges, and if Magda Korn or someone connected to her or connected to the nasty divorce between her and Richard Korn is responsible for the pictures being found on his computer, then Korn should go after them with the largest civil defamation lawsuit ever filed in the history of Delaware.