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71-year-old 'sexual psychopath' arrested at LAX gets 17-year sentence

A 71-year-old man described by authorities as a "sexual psychopath" was sentenced to 17-1/2 years in prison for attempting to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor overseas.

Arthur Leroy Shoot was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, allegedly carrying pornographic pictures of his wife's preteen niece. Shoot arrived in Los Angeles from the Philippines, where he and his wife lived, according to federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors described Shoot as a "a self-admitted pedophile and a sexual psychopath'' who has been convicted of child sex offenses three times. He molested his 11-year-old daughter four decades ago, officials said.

Shoot pleaded guilty in connection to the LAX arrest last year and was sentenced Monday.

--Shelby Grad

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Comments () | Archives (27)

If we don't execute these clowns, we should at least castrate them...Why do we waste so much taxpayer money on the misfits of society...

I don't think there's any way you can help or change these people. Just give 'em a quick bullet to the head or put them in a camp somewhere in the desert.


Throw on a few extra years just to make sure he doesn't leave the jail system alive.


Nice. We can comment on a Gringo pedophile, but can't comment on the many crimes commited by the 'undocumented'.
Go figure...

I though California had a three strikes, you're out. How did this creep slip by?

Sounds like a real charming guy. The question is how in the hell can a pervert from a foreign country just jump on a jet and come to Los Angeles with no questions asked? And now we get to pay this old child molester's medical bills for the next 17.5 years! How absurd.

He should have gotten life. Yes, he is 71 so probably will die in prison. But still, these sickos should all be given life in prison.

why just a 17 year sentence? does that mean possible parole in 1/2 that time?

"I though California had a three strikes, you're out. How did this creep slip by?"

Sex tourism and importation of child porn are federal offenses, and indeed the article notes that Shoot was convicted in federal court, not in state court. Because he was not convicted of a state law violation in state court, the California state "three strikes" provision does not apply.

"convicted of child sex offenses three times" ZERO TOLERANCE!!!!!!

Burn him alive.

what a pig

Nan, I believe his crimes were committed prior to the enacting of 3 strikes. I don't think the act pertains to crimes committed prior to the enacting of the bill/law etc. I believe it is called "grandfathering".

Whatever happened to chemical castration? Does it not work?

Sorry Spewie another 'Gringo' Pedophile.
Arthur Leroy Shoot, an American who lives in the Philippines, pleaded guilty in April in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to attempting to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in foreign places, prosecutors said.

Too bad his name wasn't Polanski.... and he didn't have the money to buy his way out of prosecution. It's good to be the king.

> I thought[sic] California had a three strikes, you're out. How did this creep slip by?

He was a banker: different rules apply...

Where are the Mexican scapegoaters now?

I hope they put him in general population and not protective custody so big bubba can show him how it feels. there are some sick people in this world. If our prison system would stop putting them in protective custody then I bet crimes against the children and sex offenses would go down. Let Some bad ??? gang member or murder have some fun with these sick people.

Wow, 71 years old. Wow.

Spewie McDermott just like there are many crimes commited by the "undocumented" there are many crimes commited Gringo pedophiles.

Cardinal Mahoney got away with 'pimping' pederastic priests by moving them from one parish to another.

What a bunch of hooey. Castrate the old bastard, save us poor taxpayers a ton of money, and serve justice. Then we'll never have to hear from this sick slime again. Enough, already! We urgently and desperately need harsher laws - laws as harsh as the crimes. I'm sick of the courts pandering to criminals.

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