Blaming videogames for your sins is all the rage, and it’s such a hip movement that even dirty pedophiles are doing it! 38-year-old Ontario man Michael Cherry loves him some kiddy porn, but in pleading guilty to possessing the grisly stuff, he offered a most “compelling” explanation.
Cherry has implicated videogames and comic books as contributors to his diseased state of mind, claiming that he lived in a “closed box” and that his “friendless fantasy” was fueled by interactive entertainment. The truck driver also did what many pedophiles do and tried to play the “bad childhood” card, bemoaning a life in foster care and bringing up his apparent clinical depression.
“I’d work, come home . . . lock myself in my apartment…” he laments.
Of course, there’s no excuse for downloading child pornography, no matter your background or social standing. It’s just sad that excuses are being made, and it’s thanks to those out there who have made games easy scapegoats for criminals who wish to shed themselves of any sense of accountability.
The likes of Leland Yee and David Grossman have encouraged scumbags to hide behind videogames, leading to cases such as this. Still, at least Cherry is going where he belongs, and will probably get his own cherry well and truly popped.