Bernie Ward talks about having group sex in a San Mateo porn theater, being sexually humiliated and trading explicit photos online in a transcript of his Internet conversations with a woman who reported him to police, according to a police report obtained by ABC7’s Dan Noyes. Here’s a link to Noyes’ report and the SF Daily’s story.
The police report says Ward, a former KGO-AM talk show host, sent pictures of children ranging in age from 4 to 17 who were “engaged in or simulating sexual acts with adults or other children” to a woman in Oakdale, a town near Modesto. The woman contacted her local police department which began investigating. As part of the investigation, the police asked the woman to keep talking to Ward online.
Ward, a former Roman Catholic priest and now a father of four, was fired in December after he was charged in federal court. His trial is set for June.
Here’s part of Noyes’ story:
- It’s Christmas week, three years ago. Ward’s on his home computer using the screen name “Vincentlio.” He begins the chat with “Good afternoon, mistress.” The woman using the name “Sexfairy” answers, “How was your day, slave?” In explicit detail, Ward describes being humiliated sexually. At one point, he asks, “Are you going to make me feel dirty, mistress?” “Sexfairy” answers, “Yes, I am.”
Ward discusses group sex he had at an infamous porn theater in San Mateo. Then, nearly an hour into the conversation, he brings up photographs, “I love trading pictures.” “Sexfairy” answers, “and why haven’t I gotten any pics, slave? Send me some.”
Former prosecutor Dean Johnson, now an ABC7 legal analyst, says the transcript of Internet chats knocks down “every defense that could be raised to possession or distribution of child pornography” including Ward’s claim that he was researching a book. Ward’s trial is set for June. (Note that while they share the same call letters and operate out of the same building, KGO Channel 7 and KGO-AM 810 have different owners. Disney sold the radio station to Citadel Broadcasting Corp. last year.)