A tech journalist, who outspokenly mocked the infamous Pizzagate pedophilia conspiracy theory, and who was charged with pedophilia, made the claim that he was only pretending to be a pedophile.
Disgraced former Ars Technica journalist, Peter Bright, who was known on Twitter by the eye-raising handle “@DrPizza” was charged with soliciting a minor in ‘enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity,’ according to Boing Boing.
Sankaku Complex reported that Bright had predominantly focused on writing about Microsoft and hacking, but had made several bizarre tweets relating to pedophilia.
The tech writer also described himself on social media as “Poly/pan/pervy.”
In his tweets, Bright is alleged to have “missed” his “Japanese boy” as well as salivated over “jailbait” on a train and a plane.
Other tweets interrogate the maturity of minors, along with bashing certain legal impediments to sexual gratification with teenagers.
He wrote, “I think age-based rape laws (rather than consent-based) are stupid.”
He continued, “What do they need protection from, and why?”
Bright had also come out against the international pedophilia conspiracy theory, Pizzagate.
The former Ars Technica wrote a short poem in a tweet, establishing his position on the matter:
Roses are red, Except when they’re teal; Some people think Pizzagate is real
Bright was arrested by the FBI after a back-and-forth with an FBI agent posing as a mother of a 7-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy on Kinkd. He allegedly sent the agent, posing as a depraved mother, a picture of his penis and records proving that he was STD-free.
Bright allegedly wished to molest both children as well as rape the young girl, according to The Daily Dot.
Oddly, the disgraced blogger attempted to float a defense saying he was “an age-playing vigilante trying to catch the FBI agent.” Unsurprisingly, the prosecution rejected the claim.
Further, the journo claimed he was an “age-player” and a “daddy” in addition to having an attraction for “full-bodied women with a lot of body hair,” but no attraction toward children, reported Inner City Press.
When he was arrested, he was allegedly found carrying condoms.