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Sentencing Tomorrow for Former NPR Tech Reporter Caught Downloading Child Porn

David Malakoff, 46, who resigned from NPR's Science and Tech desk after being charged with possessing child pornography on an NPR-owned computer, will be sentenced in federal court tomorrow.

According to the Examiner, more than 100 people wrote to District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle vouching for his character, including high-profile Post reporter Brigid Schulte. She described him as an "extraordinary" and "tortured" soul who was raped early in his life and kept that trauma a secret. Malakoff, who—according to this bio—lives in Alexandria with his wife and three children, says the rape occurred under the Taft Bridge in Rock Creek Park. A childhood friend remembers the rape happening to a boy they were with.

Among 150 images of child porn found on the computer of the editor and former correspondent was a video of a preteen girl being raped by her father, according to a court document. The woman, now 19, also submitted a letter and asked that it be read in court.

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  • Nikki

    What a scumbag. Being raped as a child shouldn't bear any weight in his sentencing. If it "tortured his soul" so much, why would he be getting off on watching children go through the same humiliation he had to deal with.

  • Dave McKenna

    JB: this is yucky². i feel better when you write about baked goods.

  • Jon

    I will pay for the privilege of helping this man through his issues. I'm unemployed, and I'll pay whatever it takes. Name the price.

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  • shark jones

    how typical, a washington post rreporter speaks up for a pedophile

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