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Rachel Gordon Published 09:21 p.m., Monday, June 25, 2012
San Francisco police have arrested veteran gay rights advocate Larry Brinkin in connection with felony possession of child pornography.Brinkin, 66, who worked for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission
before his retirement in 2010, was taken into custody Friday night. He
spent the night in jail before he was released on bail, according to a
spokeswoman for the sheriff's department.
Former Supervisor Bevin Dufty
who authored the board resolution, said Monday that he was shocked to
learn of Brinkin's arrest. "I have admired and respected his work for
the LGBT community," Dufty said. "I respect and am confident that there
will be due process."
By Erin Sherbert
Mon., Jun. 25 2012 at 3:30 PM
(Update 3:30 p.m.): According to the search warrant, SFPD acted
after receiving a tip from the Los Angeles Police Department, which
obtained from AOL an e-mail exchange between a Los Angeles user and
email@example.com. Police say they linked the AOL address to Brinkin's IP
address; he is owner of the account and paid for AOL service with his
The warrant claims these e-mails contained images of
children as young as perhaps a year old being sodomized by and
performing oral sex on adult men. Zack3737@aol.com -- whom the police
allege is Brinkin -- provided graphic commentary on the photos of
interracial adult-child sex. Comments included "I loved especially the
ni**er 2 year old getting nailed. Hope you'll continue so I can see what
the little blond bitch is going to get. White Power! White Supremacy!
White Dick Rules!"
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