This is one of those stories that just makes your blood run cold: Ronald William Brown of Largo, Florida, the 57-year-old has been charged with the possession of child pornography and of conspiring with another man to kidnap and then eat a child.
The Christian Television Network kids program Joy Junction regularly featured Brown and his ventriloquist dummy “Marty,” who would warn about things like… pornography.
Brown, an active member of the Gulf Coast Church in Largo, and an accomplice, Michael Arnett, were planning to abduct a specific child who was a member of the church and who took part in Brown’s “Puppet Ministry Kidz Zone” youth ministry program.
Homeland Security agents who searched Brown’s home and tool shed yesterday discovered images of bound and gagged kids, photographs of dead children and a flier for a missing child.
Brown and Arnett chatted about murdering children as young as two. In one chat Arnett described to Brown what it is like to drown a little girl and what different body parts taste like if roasted or fried in a pan.Imagine how stunned members of this church were. If you can’t trust that your children are safe in Sunday school, when you’re in the same building, seriously, where is any child safe? The very guy who they trusted to entertain their kids during the sermon was fantasizing about killing and graphically dismembering one of them in online chat-rooms!
Brown revealed to Arnett in another chat regarding the little boy at Gulf Coast Church that he would enjoy strangling the child to death.
One of the statements Brown allegedly made in a chat with Arnett was released by police:
“I imagine him wiggling and then going still.”Brown—who told investigators that this was all just a fantasy and that he’d never think of hurting someone—admitted that he had discussed killing, cooking and eating a specific child in online chats with Arnett.
Brown is being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail.
Below, Brown and “Marty” talk porn. We’ve actually posted this clip here in the past.