Leftwing Professor Convicted of Raping 13-Month-Old Baby

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I’ve had this post in my draft folder for days because I couldn’t bring myself to finish it as the subject is so repugnant and evil.
Last week in San Francisco, a “Progressive” college professor pleaded guilty to charges of having sexually abused raped a 13-month-old baby — with the mother’s consent and facilitation — and was sentenced to federal prison for a term of at least 30 years.

Convicted pedophile, former California assistant professor Kenneth Kyle

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle’s ace crime reporter Henry K. Lee, May 26, 2011:

“Kenneth Kyle, 47, of San Francisco, who had been an assistant professor of  public affairs and administration at Cal State East Bay in Hayward for four  years, admitted in U.S. District Court that he crossed state lines in August 2009 to have sexual contact with a minor.

The federal grand jury indictment did not identify the minor. But another indictment in St. Louis accuses Kyle and Tessa VanVlerah, 21, of Ballwin, Mo., of molesting VanVlerah’s 13-month-old daughter, with the mother’s consent.

Kyle resigned from the university last year. VanVlerah is also facing state and federal child molestation and child pornography charges in California and Missouri.

Kyle’s plea agreement with prosecutors calls for a 30-year sentence, the  minimum set by law, said defense lawyer David Bigeleisen. U.S. District Judge  Jeffrey White will decide whether to accept that agreement at a sentencing hearing scheduled for Aug. 11.”

Metapedia, the alternative encyclopedia, provides more details:

Kenneth Kyle and Tessa Van Vlerah, 20, from Missouri were arrested for allegedly raping and sodomizing a 13-month-old girl and taking pictures of the acts. He is facing multiple felony charges; statutory rape in the first degree, first degree statutory sodomy and promoting child pornography in the first degree. Kyle was arrested Monday the 23 of March 2010 at San Francisco International Airport, after returning from Europe. Kyle made several trips to St. Louis over the past year to visit Van Vlerah. They would allegedly go to near by motels and engage in sex acts with the baby. This started when the baby was just five months old.

Then Metapedia gives an account of Kyle’s academic employment history.
I had thought it odd that a 47-year-old man could have an academic rank of “assistant professor,” which is a junior rank typical of young, fresh-out-of-grad-school Ph.D.s. (The more senior titles are “associate professor” and “full professor”.) Metapedia’s account, however, fills in the missing years.
Before Kyle came to his junior professorship at Cal State East Bay, he had held these positions:

  • Program coordinator for Arizona State University’s International Student Office.
  • Tenured Associate Professor of Sociology at Penn State University, Harrisburg.
  • Coordinator of the International Cultural Center and Acting Assistant Director of the International Student Office, Louisiana State University.

For Kyle to leave a tenured Associate Professorship at Penn State U. to step down to a non-tenured Assistant Professorship at Cal State East Bay suggests he was fired from Penn State. Tenured faculty get fired only for reasons that are extremely compelling — and those reasons, sadly, have little or nothing to do with their teaching competence or research productivity. Universities get rid of a tenured faculty member only for reasons of grave moral misconduct, such as being falling down drunk or sexual misconduct that makes the university legally liable.
In Kyle’s case, whatever the misconduct that got him dismissed from his tenured associate professorship at Penn State evidently was hushed up, because he then was hired by Cal State East Bay. Even if his records were sealed at Penn State, Cal State should not have hired him. I’ve sat on countless search committees in my academic career, and someone who left a tenured post for a non-tenured junior professorship would ring so many alarm bells, my head would still be ringing.
Now, to Kenneth Kyle’s Marxist political/ideological orientation.
Metapedia tells us that Kyle got his Ph.D. in Justice Studies (interdisciplinary program in law and the social sciences) and an M.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University, and that his specialty is “the application of critical theories such as Critical Literary Theory, Feminism, Frankfurt School, Critical Theory, and Marxism to specific social problems and public policy.”
Critical theory,” “Feminism,” “Frankfurt School” and, of course, “Marxism” are all academic code-words pointing to a decided left-wing orientation. To be certain that I’m not falsely characterizing him, I undertook some digging around on the net.
In 2005, when he was still an Associate Professor at Penn State, Kyle was the editor of Social Problems Forum, the official newsletter of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). In the Fall 2005 issue of Social Problems Forum, Kyle described himself as follows (p. 18):

“My research and teaching interests revolve around the application of critical social theory to address social injustices.”

“Social justice” is another of those code words that directly points to a Marxist leftwing orientation. If you need more confirmation, here is an excerpt from his “A Note From the Editor”:

“This issue of Social Problems Forum: The SSSP Newsletter marks a number of important changes for the SSSP and for society generally…. And at a more personal level, it marks the passing of New Orleans, my hometown, from a city rich in cultural heritage but racial and class-based inequality, and ambiguous sexual and gender relations, to something yet to be determined.”

Kyle’s rape and sodomy of a baby, beginning when the infant was only 5 months old, is so horrific that it defies any sane person’s comprehension.

Tessa Van Vlerah, the sodomized baby’s mother

How can an adult man find a 5-month-old baby the object of his lust? How can this be about sex? And to make matters even more horrifying, how can the mother, 20-year-old Tessa Van Vlerah, consent to and facilitate the rape of her own baby by this monster?

This is the kind of incomprehensible evil that makes accounts and claims of Satanic ritual abuse of children entirely credible….
Alas, Kenneth Kyle is but the overt symptom of a new perversity in academe. In his 2002 article for the Newhouse News Service, “Controversial Studies Push Change in Society’s View of Pedophilia,” Mark O’Keefe sounded this warning:

Sex between adults and children has been a societal taboo so strong that it’s considered one of our few unquestioned moral principles. But arguments have emerged in academic journals, books and online that at least some such sex should be acceptable, especially when children consent to it.

Those making the case aren’t just fringe groups, such as the North American Man-Boy Love Association, but a handful of academics at mainstream universities.

Members of this school of thought stress that they don’t condone coercing children into sex, and that they are not pro-pedophilia, as the term is commonly understood. But several contend that minors are capable of agreeing to and even initiating sex with adults.

These academics seek to change the language, moving away from “pedophilia,” which often evokes a charged negative response…. In its place would be more neutral terms such as “intergenerational sex” or “adult-child sex.”

With more research, some scholars say, it may be only a matter of time before modern society accepts adult-child sex, just as it has learned to accept premarital sex and homosexual sex.

“Children are the last bastion of the old sexual morality,” wrote one of the trailblazers for this view, Harris Mirkin, an associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City….

Mirkin, whose academic specialty is the politics of sex, wrote in a 1999 article published in The Journal of Homosexuality that society perceives youths as seduced, abused victims and not “partners or initiators or willing participants” in sex with adults, “even if they are hustlers.”

In an interview, Mirkin said the outrage surrounding the Roman Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandal illustrates how the public views acts of intergenerational contact as “one big blur” of child abuse when it’s likely “very, very mild stuff.”

“We say if someone touches or molests or diddles or whatever a kid it will ruin the rest of their life. I don’t believe it. I think kids are more likely to laugh at it more than anything else — unless the whole culture says this is the most horrible thing that can happen to you.”

Can America sink any lower? Sadly, the answer is yes.
God help us, please….

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0 responses to “Leftwing Professor Convicted of Raping 13-Month-Old Baby

  1. It’s hard to leave me speechless….but this does .
    The only remotely redeeming thing about this is that even in San Francisco, this degenerate was convicted.
    I need a psychic/spiritual shower now

    • And, of course, left/libtards are outraged about anyone being “judgmental” about this… leftard idiots always miss the point and the boat.

  2. Incomprehensible, disgusting, sickening, unbelievable…there arn’t enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe this kind of perverse behaviour. He and the mother should be marched out into Death Valley and shot.

  3. i am not sure what his politics has to do with anything, but has anyone looked into any of his public attitudes about sex?

    • Why are Kyle’s politics irrelevant? Do you actually think there is a gulf between so-called “private” and public morality?
      “Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.” –John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776

    • That was a very liberal and disturbing response Aaron it almost sound like you are searching for an excuse for this guy. Please correct me I really want to be wrong about you (I’m not joking).

    • Can’t you read you frigging idiot? What does his (public) publication in Newhouse News tell you.
      You are about as bright as a 2-watt lightbulb.

  4. Disgusting, despicable, evil. EVIL. Ritual abuse is real. Trust me. It isn’t about sex; it’s about power. The sex is used to humiliate and control. It’s the final violation of all boundaries, because it is inflicted on both the body and the mind and the spirit. It’s a brutal attack on the trust of an innocent. There is no excuse. These degenerate, depraved individuals need psychological help, and if they still aren’t able to grow a conscience, then they need to be put in jail in order to protect society from their perverted insanity.

    • “Ritual abuse is real. Trust me. It isn’t about sex; it’s about power.”
      Hence the appeal to twisted leftards like this dude.

      • So true, Judy and Anon. Rape in itself is about power, even rape of adult women or men. In Kenneth Kyle’s case, since a 47-year-old adult male already is much much more powerful than a 5-13 month baby, it must be about more than power. It is about something even darker and more sinister….

  5. How sick–this pervert needs to be locked away forever!

  6. What can be done to stop this trend? In Germany–about 2006-2007, as was common about 50 to 60 years ago, there was a campaign to “teach” little girls to be “responsive” to certain styles of touch, and this was encouraged then, as it is now, by the government. Germany pulled the program, but you can be sure that it goes on there, as it goes on here.
    The girls that are subjected to this travesty are the victims of a generational crime, which will undoubtedly affect their own lives in almost every area from esteem to interactions with other people, regardless of gender, and their children if they even have children. See some general information on this here: https://www.angelfire.com/vt/dbaet/parentchildmassage.htm
    The fact that this one was convicted is good. The fact that it is a crime that goes on behind closed doors, never talked about, and almost never discovered until it is far too late, demands action.
    I don’t know if this is a left/right issue. The perps in this crime can be from either side of the aisle. Often, complainers about the practice in public are the same that engage in similar acts in their own private lives. Nothing new on that. Regardless of the political leanings. this is a practice that is nothing less than the most aggravated rape imaginable, and the punishment dealt out in this case only marginally covers the depravity of the crime.

  7. lowtechgrannie

    This is so sick, I am speechless!
    I did find something interesting that adds to his Penn State info. It sounds like he and his co-academics were elevating sexual psychopathology as a way to validate social power (WTF???):
    “Dr. Kyle was also named in my sexual harassment statement to Penn State. The university did nothing, and Holly Angelique, who I also named in my statement, also faced no action by PSU for her abusive behavior towards me. Dr. Angelique, Ken Kyle, and Ken Cunningham often preached about the power of practicing “transgressive” sexual behavior. You can read an article by Dr. Angelique, which she thanks Kyle and Cunningham for their help, the article discusses the “power” of transgressive sexual acts as a way of empowerment and “social justice”.

  8. One of the most if not the MOST disgusting news I have ever read. What a world, it is so sick!!! I cannot get over this, how can a man and a woman rape a little 13 month baby? It is beyond my comprehension and makes me sick in the stomach. However thanks for posting it, people need to know what some others can do to innocent children.

  9. this kind of evil action is reason enough for the death penalty to be in existence. sickening absolutely a travesty of gargantuan proportions bring back public executions…

  10. lowtechgrannie

    From the Cal State East Bay Website:
    College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences presents it’s Winter 2010 “New Faculty Research Colloquium”
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Music Building Room 1506
    2:30 – 4 pm
    Featuring Assistant Professors
    Steven Borish
    Ph.D. – Human Development
    Hal Koch, Grundtvig and the rescue of the Danish Jews: A case study in the democratic mobilization for non-violent resistance in Grundtvig-Studier
    Ken Kyle
    Ph.D. – Public Affairs & Administration
    Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Ethics, Trust and the Research Imperative
    *Open to all CSUEB students, faculty and staff*

  11. lowtechgrannie

    Ken Kyle published an article about Terry Schiavo in a Penn State Journal. See page 13 “How a Culture of Life Masks a Culture of Death”

  12. This guy and the “mom” are some sick, sick, evil, disgusting people. Think I’m going to be sick….

  13. It bears repeating that your attitudes on right and wrong are evinced in your politics. If you are evil, you will find a way to legitimize your sin by embracing leftist politics, because in that sorry cauldron you will find ready-made excuses for everything from child abuse to homosexuality to murder.
    What I would like to see is a public hanging of this fellow. When civilization began to become squeamish about punishment is exactly when criminals gained the upper hand, for they knew then that society would not exert itself in punishing crime.

    • How about a “public castration” followed by, comprehensive education on, how people WILL find themselves getting castrated. As opposed to what we have today, – “how to pervert the human condition” and demand respect for it.” Or maybe it should just be called, “how to be a pervert and what political party will stand by your side when you become one.” I call them, “The Democrat Party of Immorality.” NO QUESTION ABOUT IT!

  14. You’re seriously more upset that this “focused” on leftwing policies? Doesn’t the fact he raped a 13 month old disgust you?
    Do you not own a dictionary? How is the truth and the FACT he was convicted be considered “mudslinging”?

    • Debbie, you need not take seriously this “person.” Jasper is really JustKillBirthers, of Port Angeles, Washington. Jasper is merely his latest incarnation, using yet another IP address, his 10th. But that, too, I’ve just banned.
      Hey Jasper! As I’ve said to you several months ago when you were in one of your many (my name is Legion!) false personas — I have infinite patience. I will unmask you every time you sneak back onto Fellowship of the Minds, and I’ll ban every one of your IP addresses. That’s a promise!

  15. lowtechgrannie

    Jasper in Port Angeles….. you gotta get out of the house more! Go clam digging or something. I know it’s raining now, but ……..geez, get a life, will ya!

  16. Squeal like a pig, Kenny!

  17. And not just this twisted mess, but now this (pales by comparison) on CNN…
    “Options for Your Mediocre Marriage,” by Pamela Haag, CNN, 2 JUN 11
    Includes such suggestions as “separate bedrooms,” a “marriage sabbatical” and the “new monogamy”… it’s only wrong if it’s “boring” for left/libtards, apparently.

  18. “We say if someone touches or molests or diddles or whatever a kid it will ruin the rest of their life. I don’t believe it. I think kids are more likely to laugh at it more than anything else — unless the whole culture says this is the most horrible thing that can happen to you.”
    To that I scream “BS” ( I was thinking the profane word, but I refrained).
    I was sexually molested for over a decade (from 8 until I became and adult and moved away from the abuse) and I can tell you I did not laugh about it and it did ruin a great portion of my life. I did not even KNOW that it was “the most horrible thing that can happen to you”. No I just knew, from the moment it started that it should NOT be happening. That it felt bad and that I wished I was ANYWHERE but there being abused.
    These sick individuals trying to make it socially okay to abuse children need to be castrated. It is never okay to harm children.

    • Thank you, Denise, for speaking the truth. My heart goes out to you for what you’ve endured. Sending you a big hug…and prayers.

  19. As a mother of four and one who was molested as a nine year old, I can say that a child has not concept of sex and mostly can only seek to find love from those who offer it. It does affect one for life. Thankfully I have dealt with it and have forgiven and have moved on, but for sure, a child cannot consent to that which she/he cannot even comprehend. This is so sick and so sad. I’m glad justice is being done, even in San Fran.

  20. catscanner150

    Two sick and twisted pieces of human garbage who are sure to be the belles of the ball at the nearest federal penitentiary and all the boys and girls will be lining up to fill their “dance cards”.

  21. I am totally offended. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse I find it highly insulting that the focus seems to be more on the political views of this monster instead of the true point which is that a BABY was raped! Would you still have written this article if the monster had been ultra conservative? or a Tea Bagger? I was raised Catholic and let me ask…how many conservative Catholic Priests and Monks have been getting away with the same things for years (albeit not generally at such a young age)…That “mother” needs to get worse than he got for allowing it. This innocent girl will have scars both mentally and physically for years. She may never be able to have children of her own. If you are monitoring your comments, I hope you will post this even if you do not agree!

    • HCW,
      What a strange mind you have. Whatever led you to conclude that I wouldn’t have written this article if “the monster” were conservative? Before you get all outraged and toss calumnies galore at me and this blog, actually take the trouble to read our posts first and, if you had, you’d know that we most certainly go after so-called “conservatives” who’ve misbehaved as well. A recent example is what I’ve posted on Newt Gingrich’s hypocrisy, adultery, and plain heartlessness toward his 2nd wife.
      Now, go away.

  22. I think it’s time we stop kidding ourselves, and it’s time this whole “tolerant” and “diverse” world drew a line. That line will only be visible when these people’s deeds are out for all to see. This will have to get exclusively VILE before people finally understand what all our “tolerance” is leading us to. There are actually “open” pedophilia organizations and websites, (where once NAMBLA felt a need to hide) that now “work to ‘educate’ all of us who, ‘don’t understand what loving children’ really means” from the perverts point of view. What struck me is their open dialogue that literally uses the homosexual’s same exact words and efforts to do this “educating” of the public, and sadly, there are a LOT of people slurping it up? WHY? Because, man is doomed within themselves to strive for and attain, the lowliest of conditions possible. Just as people who would normally only participate in “atypical” normal sexual intercourse, are now hellbent on delving into everything from anal sodomy to actually eating their own, and others, defecation.
    As disgusting as that may all be, the fact is, because of these very same liberal indoctrinators, we are in fact already there. You can see it in the overall, “demands” of certain types of pornography. While the “old fashioned” make-female vaginal sex is nearly at the very bottom rank, and all the top contenders are, yup, “anal play” “urine and defecation play” and of course, homosexual sex.
    And guess what? ANY PERSON who thinks those things disgusting – well, IS therefore “diseased.” Having a disease created by a homosexual, called “homophobia.” It’s time that line is drawn before anymore professors open their mentally ill mouths to educate us any further!

  23. sad. just sad tht children are being treated in such ways. disgusting. ive got 6 kids. an i wish a muth***ka wud put they hands on mine or even fix their lips to ask such a thing. i will make them wish they never met a mother like me. make them regret they never had such thoughts. these people an all others that do this need to get a first class ticket to the nearest worm hole with no space suit. i want them to feel their insides expand in such a painful manor, which i no it will and combust and dissipate into the universe. we need to keep out children safe. keep all pervs at a distance. gross. this pisses me off. sorry. had to share wut i thot when i seen this.

  24. When I first read of this story I was sick to my stomache but I really didn’t expect to find myself even more disgusted by humanity so soon after.
    Horrific abuses of this nature are extremely prevalent in right wing and religious circles. Whether or not it is more prevalent within that segment of society than in left wing communities I have no idea. But since the majority of such abuses that I’ve heard of involve priests and/or those of particularly right wing views, I can’t find any ample justification for what you are doing – namely: exploiting an immeasurably terrible event for the sake of undermining an entirely irrelevant set of beliefs that you disagree with and/or dislike.
    I would like to think that such abundance of evil as can be found in the monster of this story is rare, but that public commentary is overwhelmingly focused on the perpetrator’s SUPPOSED – I don’t think he preached much about his actions and sexual proclivities so why are you so confident that he believed in what he taught? I mean, does he really seem like a feminist? – political views and leanings shows that I would be naive to do so.
    You and others who would use this sickening episode for their own petty ends are as evil as kenneth kyle. You now share with him the stains from that atrocious abuse.

    • “I have no idea…”, “I don’t think…”
      Yet you find us just as responsible for this abuse? Big leap when based on your opinion.
      How’s that socialist and progressive agenda working out in the UK? You live in one of the many countries that is broke?

    • “You now share with him the stains from that atrocious abuse.”
      liberals are stupid
      You really should go into the stand-up comedy biz!
      liberals are stupid

  25. Conservative and PROUD

    I am disgusted by what I have been hearing on talk shows concerning this deplorable act. I’ve heard things like, “Well true, it isn’t a great story but let’s face it, this so called victim was leaching off the government and society in general because she hasn’t worked a day in her life. The taxpayers are the real victims here” to other things such as, “I fought to make sure this baby had the right to be born and what does she do? She seduces a grown man. Sometimes I wonder why I am pro-life.”
    Come on people! Comments like these are giving us conservatives a bad name.

    • Where did any of us cons here say that taxpayers are the victims? Or any of the other items you stated you’ve heard on talk shows?
      I re-read through the comments and they focus on the fact that these two are sick perverts.

  26. Conservative and PROUD

    I also heard many of my fellow conservatives say that they are sick and tired of the legal system. They say stuff like “why should my tax dollars go to another court case that doesn’t address the real problem in America which is the blacks”… and then there are some who say “we should abolish courts and lawyers all together, the whole nine yards. We could settle these cases for the cost of a few bullets.”
    While most of us share these beliefs, keep in mind that the libtards are seizing on these comments, folks. And with the liberal media in control, our future ain’t exactly looking too bright.

    • Why do you keep admonishing us about what you heard on talk radio. No conservative on FOTM espouses the views you described. Why don’t you call that talk radio show and complain, instead of come here?

  27. Sorry. Jerry Sandusky was a registered Republican. This behavior is not explained by political orientation, though it sucks that when someone from the right does it the left is always complaining about “repression” or “hypocrisy” when people on the left are just as likely to commit these kinds of crimes. I
    nstead of exploiting crimes like these for political gain, maybe this should be ONE issue that is SO horrific and SO serious that both sides could have some sort of agreement to not propagandize them. We need that sort of civility in this country.

    • Talk about exploiting crimes for political gain…one only need look at our CIC and his exploitation of Trayvon.
      Facts of their political background don’t elude us, unlike it does for the SRM.

  28. The fact that that came from academia, terrifies me.

  29. I’m not American, and as such I am neither republican nor democrat.
    This is a disgusting story, no doubt about it, and i doubt that there is a suitable punishment for kenneth kyle.
    But that aside… I find it amazing that the comments section has devolved into petty left/right insults and insinuations. The vitriol that you people show for each other is astonishing and cannot be good.

    • Gosh, Slingshot, I am so touched by your concern for America and for Americans “devolving into petty left/right insults and insinuations”! Did you make the same observation on left-wing American sites such as Huffington Post and Salon, to name just a couple, where the vitriol against conservatives far far exceeds any displayed on FOTM? No? Why’s that?
      Further, since your IP says you’re in South Africa, surely political partisan “insults and insinuations” are not new to you. In fact, those divisions in your country have “devolved” into racial-economic-sexual violence and murder even worse than pre-apartheid. From Wikipedia:
      In post-apartheid South Africa, unemployment has been extremely high as the country has struggled with many changes. While many blacks have risen to middle or upper classes, the overall unemployment rate of blacks worsened between 1994 and 2003.[36] Poverty among whites, previously rare, increased.[
      Since 2004, the country has had many thousands of popular protests, some violent, making it, according to one academic, the “most protest-rich country in the world”.[44] Many of these protests have been organised from the growing shanty towns that surround South African cities.
      According to a survey for the period 1998–2000 compiled by the United Nations, South Africa was ranked second for murder and first for assaults and rapes per capita.[48] Nearly 50 murders are committed each day in South Africa.[49] Total crime per capita is 10th out of the 60 countries in the data set.[citation needed] Middle-class South Africans seek security in gated communities.[citation needed] Many emigrants from South Africa also state that crime was a big motivator for them to leave.[50] Crime against the farming community has continued to be a major problem.[51]
      It is estimated that 500,000 women are raped in South Africa every year[52] with the average woman more likely to be raped than complete secondary school.[53] A 2009 survey found one in four South African men admitted to raping someone[54] and another survey found one in three women out of 4000 surveyed women said they had been raped in the past year.[55] Rapes are also perpetrated by children (some as young as ten).[56] Child and baby rape incidences are some of the highest in the world and a number of high profile cases have outraged the nation.

      So spare me your righteous indignation. Why don’t you try minding your own business?


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