Pedophile Steps Off…
An alleged pedophile who was supposed to appear in court plunged 500 feet to his death while hiking the Matterhorn in Switzerland. The accident occurred just one day before Pennsylvanian engineer Patrick James Harper was to face 52 counts of possessing child pornography.
Officials say the 52-year-old’s body was found in steep, rocky terrain not far from a ski slope near Zermatt. Family members say that Harper, a father of four, was there on vacation with his wife Beth. However, he was said to be hiking alone.
Harper was free on bond while he awaited trial. He had admitted to authorities in November that he downloaded child porn onto his laptop through BitTorrent. The investigation dates back to 2014.
Harper was known as an ardent lover of skiing, hiking, and climbing. According to his sister, “he was very athletic, a family person, just a happy guy.”
Can’t Judge a Book By its Cover.
Harper was a seemingly nice, happy, athletic man, a family man by most standards. This is not the type of person you picture when you hear of someone who downloads illegal pornography. Usually, we envision some greasy-haired, grimy-looking, mustachioed, giant-van-driving, middle-aged man with Jeffrey Dahmer-styled glasses. But that wasn’t the case with Harper. Nor is it the case with a lot of other perverts. Some go far out of their way to appear “normal” so that children and others will trust them. That’s why everyone needs to make sure that the people they (and their loved ones) interact with are safe to be around. One way to do that is to run a criminal background check.
Thousands of people across the country are conducting personal background checks every day on the people they meet. Whether it’s a new neighbor, coach, teacher, bus driver, employee, or significant other, doing your own people search or reverse phone lookup is the smart thing to do. It can reveal the secret life that some people lead—enabling you to make the right decisions for you and your loved ones.
Run a Background Check for Protection from Pedophiles like Harper.
If you’re even the slightest bit curious about the hidden secrets that people you know may be hiding, you should look into running a background check on them. After all, knowing the truth about everyone that you or your family comes across could be a life saver.