Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Former Chicago Congressman Arrested on Porn Charges

Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds — an ex-con from Chicago convicted of bank fraud and having sex with a 16-year-old girl when he was in his 40s — has been arrested in Zimbabwe, said a Zimbabwean immigration official.

Reynolds, 62, is being held in custody and is expected to appear in court soon, immigration official Ario Mabika told The Associated Press. The state-controlled newspaper, The Herald, reported that Reynolds was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws.

Convicted Child Molester and Chicago Thug (D-Illinois) 
In 1993 Mel Reynolds replaced Gus Savage, a racist anti-Semite who tried to rape a Peace Corps volunteer during a congressional trip to Zaire and was accused of a drive-by shooting that injured Reynolds during the election campaign. Reynolds only lasted two years before statutory rape and child pornography charges forced him to resign… then he was convicted of a bunch of financial crimes while he was in prison.

Bill Clinton commuted his sentence as he left office. 

Regarding Reynolds’ new arrest in Zimbabwe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy said the embassy could not comment as it was a private matter and the embassy did not did not have a privacy waiver. Reynolds also has accumulated hotel bills worth $24,500 which he has not yet paid. 

Reynolds complained that he was not expecting such treatment when he had brought investors to the country, according to the newspaper.

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