Media Crime File: Have a chair and some sweet tea
PUGETSOUND.MEDIA presents another in a series of hard news stories related to what we see as a growing epidemic – a wave of crime sweeping across the broadcasting industry. These gritty tales of the darkside of the media nationwide, and the players behind these despicable acts, will appear as details become available. All details will remain UNCENSORED.
On May 8, 2015, The Kentucky State Police charged Timothy “Fig” Carper, 49, of Grayson, with harassing communications of an eighteen year old student at Paul Blazer High School. “Fig” is a well-known sports broadcaster for WLGC/Greenup, KY. He also is a former youth pastor for a Grayson church. An investigation revealed Carper had engaged in inappropriate and unwanted contact with the student on multiple occasions via various social media sites and through text messages.
On July 22nd, 2016, a warrant for his arrest was issued after a grand jury heard evidence and testimony.
Fig is now charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, according to state police. Carper has been suspended from WLGC without pay, pending further investigation, according to station official Jim Forrest.
According to reports, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Joshua Vincent Langel, 30, on Friday August 5th, after an online undercover investigation.
In the three-bedroom residence, investigators said they found one of the bedrooms had been converted into a home armory, the report said.
The downstairs area of the home was so cluttered that it “was difficult to traverse as there was debris and items were scattered all over the floor and furniture,” agents said. “There was a narrow path that lead to the kitchen area.”
An FDLE report said agents found Langel’s computer and incriminating files during a search of his home, which they conducted after detecting a computer that had “known or suspected files that depicted the sexual exploitation of children.”
Agents found 10 video files allegedly linking Langel to the crime. “All of the children depicted in the movies were clearly and obviously under the age of 18,” the report said.