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Florida Gators broadcaster charged with distribution and possession of child pornography

GAINESVILLE -- Longtime broadcaster Steve Babik of the University of Florida radio network was charged on Tuesday in federal court for alleged receipt and distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

"We are deeply disturbed by the charges," said the University Athletic Association in a statement.

Babik pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court in Gainesville on Tuesday. He was arrested by the U.S. Justice Department. The charges resulted from an investigation by the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to Thomas Kerwin, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, "the information alleges that on numerous dates between Nov. 2, 2009 and Nov. 30, 2009, Babik knowingly received, distributed and possessed materials depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct."

Here's a link to the press release by the U.S Attorney's Office. LINK!

The UAA said in a statement on Tuesday that it first learned of the investigation in November. Babik was immediately suspended from his job responsibilities, according to the UAA, pending the outcome of the investigation. When charges were formally presented in federal court on Tuesday, the UAA fired Babik. On Tuesday, The Associated Press reported that the investigation centered around Babik's home computer. The UAA said on Tuesday that Babik's work computer was not seized by investigators.

Babik was the network coordinator at UF for the Gator radio network and had been employed by the university for more than 20 years. He was a radio and TV broadcaster, hosted the TailGator Pre-game Show, reported from the sidelines during football games and hosted the Urban Meyer Post-Game Show.

Babik was released on Tuesday on his own recognizes. His trail will begin March 1 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in Gainesville. If convicted of receipt and distribution of child pornography, Babik faces a mandatory minimum of five years to a maximum of 20 years in prison, up to lifetime supervised release, and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office press release. If convicted of the second charge, possession of child pornography, Babik faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, up to lifetime supervised release, and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

-jo-

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ummmmmmm.....CHALK THAT UP AS ANOTHER ARREST!!

Damn jo you are on A roll. Has there been A blog yet this week other than someone from the gaytor program getting arrested. Spin this one gator fans. Narcolepsy, nope. Sleepwalking, nope.Pedophile, ding ding ding we have A winner!

Come on kehoe I cant wait to hear your take on this one. OOOOH MYYYY.

Tebow cant get out of Gainsville fast enough. He has got to be slap wore out praying for all these gaytor sinners.

What in the wide world of sports is going on in that cesspool they call Gainesville!

What a junkpile Gainsville is. One decent human being(Tebow) and nothing else. Gainsville needs to moved to Iran, somebody they can identify with.

Ohhhh Myyyyy.... Please tell me it wasn't little boys:-{

And the HITS just keep on coming!!!!!!!!!!!

THE JOHN IN PINECREST REPORT

I fiqured we can use some info other than the five posts by the same teenage hater posting under different names.

The Babik thing is disgusting if true. He has always been a weird guy and never knew how he fit in.

The real news is we are a couple of weeks away from the offical signing of one of the greatest recruiting classes ever. Hats off to Urban for an amazing freat. I just mainly credit the kids for being well informed and smart. Most of them listen heavily to their parents and coaches and got good advice, except for the occasional guy who is afraid of competition.

Now for the real scandal: Big scandal coming out of Knoxville envolving Lane Kiffen and some major indescretions involving coeds, money ....stay tuned, this is going to be ugly! I actually feel bad for the Vol nation. They got hosed by the scoundrel.

Is a Cane fan actually on here? Lol. Losers

We as Gator alums can picture the Gator haters as fat worthless slobs who never even sniffed the campus of the team they root for slobbering all over the Internet praying for some gossip

Randy Shannon has offered me a scholarship. Should I take it? His sales pitch is come join the biggest collection of 3 star recruits anywhere, at anytime.

Dah U home of the 3 star recruit!!!

I have a fake leg and am blind in one eye. Randy offered me.

Sad

Narcolepsy, nope. Sleepwalking, nope.Pedophile... UM Sports Information Director... ding ding ding we have A winner!
Posted by: Over two decades | January 19, 2010 at 04:53 PM

Ex-UM S.I.D. Spokesman Sentenced For ChildPorn

December 2nd, 2009 by MiamiHerald.com

The former Sports Information Director for the University of Miami football team was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Rick Korch, 54, pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing childpornography. After serving his prison time, he will be under house arrest for 30 months and on probation for life.

Maybe Korch and Babik can get a room together at the Lake Butler Graybar Inn.

quality last 3 posts, jo. stay classy, gainesville.

WTF

Jacomo stopped by to say hello.

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Good one pulling up the Korch article. I forgot about that one. There are people whom are all messed up everywhere. Very sad. I'm very scared for my kids.

For all of you idiot cane fans here is the link for the exact same thing that your program was housing just a little over a month ago:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1361019.html

Funny how your program has been through the same if not worse things that Florida is going through now. How soon you forget.....

"Funny how your program has been through the same if not worse things that Florida is going through now. How soon you forget.....

Posted by: We're holier than thou...yeah right! | January 20, 2010 at 10:08 AM"

Actually, if you start living in the present, you can deal with your problems. Stop finding excuses like "someone else did it too."

Idiot Jacomo,

I was only pointing out that you clowns do the same crap but when we do it, it's front page news and you begin finger pointing with the ha, ha's. Nothing to do with excuses you punk....

Gotta love the UFelons fans. The only defense to having a pedophile in their team's locker room after games ckecking out the units on the players is "UM had one too." Classic. I guess the past does matter, so keep kissing the 5 rings. Clowns.

PS Recruits, if you want to get checked out by pedophiles when you are in the shower, go to UFelons.

Hey, "We're holier than thou," a box of kleenex tissues is not very expensive to buy. Quit wiping your teary eyes and runny nose here. Why are gator fans such whiners? Must be the Teblow Syndrome.

Idiot Gainesville Rectum of the Earth,

You must be Jacamo's twin brother. My post was not using "that you guys also did it too" as a defense but only pointing out that you clowns are the biggest hypocrites. How can you spew that crap from your mouth about UFelon and pedophilles when you have the same thing going on in your program. Pointing fingers and laughing at UF only makes you look like a dUMb a>>

But come on, really, how can you compare swamp dwellers, to the U? No matter how many years ago we got our 5 rings, people still wanna talk about the U. The U matters, Gators on the other hand? You can barely claim 3 legit rings and your program's falling apart, with your coach done and gone. He's not coming back.And then there's that gator choker in the news again, lmao!!!

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