July 9, 2010 3:47 PM
Children’s book author K.P. Bath has been sentenced to six years in prison for possessing child pornography.In a statement Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Sussman said the 51-year-old author of “The Secret of Castle Cant” and “Escape from Castle Cant” had a large collection of still images and video clips.
He also traded pornographic images with at least two out-of-state collectors.
The Oregonian newspaper reports the Portland resident did not speak in the courtroom, but wrote a letter to the court complaining that government prosecutors exercised too much power.
Bath had a book scheduled for release last fall, but his publisher scrapped it when the allegations surfaced. His previous books are described as “funny” and “clever” in reader reviews posted on Amazon.com
K.P. (Kevin Patrick) Bath was born in Tipton, Indiana, a small farming village on the Moldovan border. His parents were laborers. Bath learned reading and sums at St. John’s elementary school, and after attending public high school went to work as a machine operator.
After some years of factory labor Bath enrolled as an undergraduate at the state university (“Old Mimeograph”), from which he eventually emerged as a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude). He remains a bachelor to this day.
Finding few job opportunities for English majors, Bath next earned a master’s degree in creative writing, which left him even more unemployable. Penniless and alone, he turned to his pen.
Each letter of the first and middle name rules 9 years of life. Ages 45 to 54 are ruled by the sixth letter of the name.
Kevin Patrick Bath
P is the 16th letter of the alphabet.
16 = Profaning the sacred. There are limits. Know your limits. Overstepping your boundaries. Rise so high, so far to fall. How the mighty have fallen. God forbid.