Investigators are cautiously saying they may have a break in the case.
It's a creepy story and one that most Minnesotans will never forget - the abduction and disappearance of a young boy. It is heartbreaking - and the details surrounding the suspect's 'proclivities' is even worse. The suspect is charged with child pornography. He kept boy's clothes and shoes, several binders of child porn - mostly boys. Evidence of bondage - duct tape and so on. Seriously evil and perverted.
The latest on this story.
After 26 years of mystery surrounding the abduction of Jacob Wetterling, hope of resolution for his parents and the city of St. Joseph emerged on Thursday.
The arrest of Annandale’s Daniel Heinrich on child pornography chargesbecame even more significant when a subsequent link to the case of another Stearns County boy who went missing around the same time as Wetterling was revealed.
Though he has not been charged with Wetterling’s abduction and denies involvement, authorities led by U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger went public with the information, identifying him as a “person of interest” in the cold case.
Wetterling’s parents Patty and Jerry, who opened a child protection centerbearing their son’s name after he went missing, issued a statement that was hopeful, but also asked “for time” as the investigation progresses.
“The search for Jacob is an ongoing investigation and we will watch and learn with everybody else,” they said, adding: “For 26 years we have said that somebody knows something … we are so grateful for the prayers, the support and hope shared in our search for Jacob and the search for answers.” - Source
Following all the links in this story opens up an entire underworld of perversion and sexual exploitation of children and teen aged boys most of us never knew existed. The guy arrested in the Wetterling case had photos of teen boys from local yearbooks, he cut out the faces and pasted them onto existing porn he down-loaded from the Internet. He secretly video taped neighborhood boys delivering papers and doing ordinary things - focusing the camera on their crotch.
I'm too upset to write about this stuff.
Stop sexualizing children.
Stop using any kind of porn.
Stop engaging in sexual perversion of any kind.
Pray that the pervert in this case, Daniel Heinrich confesses to his involvement in the Wetterling case. Pray that he will have a change of heart and confess his crimes.
Pray for Jacob's parents.
Pray for kids. Protect your kids.