LA City Commissioner Blames Possession Of Child Porn On His Medical Condition

» UPDATE: Former LA City Commissioner Arrested On Possession Of Child Porn

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Los Angeles City Commissioner has resigned in the midst of a child porn investigation.

The FBI is investigating Albert Abrams for possessing hundreds of pictures of child pornography.

CBS2 has learned that Abrams doesn’t deny the allegations, but he blames the pictures on a medical condition.

Investigative Reporter David Goldstein has the story.

“Did you enjoy looking at those pictures?”

“Not at all,” says Abrams.

“Then why did you have them?

“That’s what we’re trying to find out.”

Until Wednesday, Abrams was on the City Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. It’s a non-paying position appointed by the mayor that deals with neighborhood problems.

According to an affidavit obtained exclusively by CBS2, an undercover agent allegedly downloaded pictures from a file sharing website frequented by pedophiles. The account name was “BoyWonderUSA.” Hundreds of pictures containing sexually explicit images of children, some as young as 4 years old engaged in sexual acts.

The account was traced back to Abrams’ home in Tarzana.

Goldstein asked Abrams if he went by the name “BoyWonderUSA.” And he didn’t deny it.

“It is what my split personality decided to do. That’s what happens when you have tumors.”

That’s right, Abrams claims he has a split personality because of a tumor in his spine that affected his brain. And it was the other person who was watching kiddie porn.

He asked Abrams if he remembered watching it. Abrams replied, “I was watching myself from a distance watching it.”

Goldstein asks, “Watching yourself from a distance?” Abrams says, “Yes.”

Abrams is a player in Los Angeles politics. Appearing with Council members. And he also runs a Public Relations firm where he claims to have worked on campaigns for Robert Kennedy, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. The FBI raided his home on Friday. He wasn’t arrested, but they seized his computer.

Now, days later, coincidentally, Abrams says the doctor just told him what was going on.

Goldstein asks Abrams, “You just found out today that your medical condition triggered you to look at kiddie porn of toddlers as young as four?” Abrams says, “That’s correct.”

Goldstein presses the point. “Just today? Four days after the FBI raided your house and you’re under investigation. Isn’t that a little suspicious?” Abrams replies, “No, it’s a very natural thing to find out what’s going on.”

Goldstein also asks Abrams’ wife if she buys this story. “Absolutely, I do,” she says.

Abrams wife, Linda, backs up her husband saying he was in pain from the tumor.

“He was at the end of his rope with the pain,” she says. “He was just trying to carry on.”

Goldstein asks her if she believes the kiddie porn alleviated his pain. Of that she is suspect. “I highly doubt that.”

Abrams is then asked if he will supply the name of his doctor. “Absolutely.” But Goldstein reports that he stopped short. And never supplied a name. He promised he would call, but he hasn’t.

Goldstein wanted to know if Abrams believes he did anything he should serve jail time over. “No, why. I’m not a criminal,” explains Abrams.

He also told Goldstein he sees no reason why he should step down as a commissioner.

Goldstein asks Abrams point blank if he should quit. “That’s up for the mayor to decide.”

In closing, Goldstein asks Abrams if he believes he should be representing neighborhoods…families and children?

Abrams does not hesitate. “Absolutely.”

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  1. Marco says:

    Does anyone accept responsibility for their wrongdoings anymore?

    1. Tempus Nunc says:

      Unfortunately, no.

      1. Kim says:

        Yes, a lot of people do. Just not this guy.

    2. Al says:

      NEVER! There’s always a mdical condition, or racists, or SOMETHING to blame it on!

    3. Astonished says:

      Wow! Now I’ve heard everything! This is better than the Twinkie Defense! I can just see his defense in court. Why Judge, my evil other personality made me sit there and watch that kiddie porn, and you know your honor it was painful! YEAH, RIGHT!! If he pulls this off, P.T. Barnum will have been proven right. There is one born evey day. In this case, a whole judicial system full!

      1. Tom says:

        Yet another white guy into child porn. They molest/rape kids on a daily basis. Where’s the real news?

    4. Craig S Coleman says:

      Let’s appoint Albert Abrama as the new Director of Los Angeles County Department of Children’s and Family Services. He will feel right at home.

    5. jarhead6353 says:

      When the get sentenced to 50 years., a richly deserved 50 years I might add

  2. alan hart says:

    Sorry, but both halves of his personality will have to be in jail.

    1. Herbert West says:

      You said it!

  3. greg says:

    Next he will sue the city for 2 pensions, and probably receive them

    1. Herbert West says:

      Sadly you are very correct on that

  4. Eric Slowik says:

    Muahahhaha the mayor put a kiddie perv in charge of neiborhoods full of kiddies muahahahaha I swear you cant right better fiction ! can we make him step down now please hes a liar ,cheat and now hes endagered our community Villaragu needs to go now ! And not to an a’s game !

  5. Borsia Novak says:

    This guy need about 20 years to talk things out with himself. To bad the good Mayor can’t share the cell with both of them.

  6. ginny says:

    Let.s see now the FBI handls this so called medical excuse. Atleast these are Federal level, possible charges, and not local that could be covered up. What a sorry excuse for a human being. And his wife is no better if she is really buying ito his sotry. Just another prime appointee from our esteem Mayor. He really knows how to pick ’em.

  7. Diane says:

    Pedophiles can now start claiming a “medical condition” to get out of their crimes.

  8. Wally Wharton says:

    Villar should’ve gotten suspicious when Abrams suggested that Farmers’ Field Stadium become the epicenter for the Pee Wee Football League!

    1. Astonished says:

      Yeah, PeeWee Herman could be the director!

  9. Tim says:

    This reporting is so bias, I can’t make an informed decision. Do they “buy” his story? Obviously, the reporter doesn’t. Kiddie porn is not condoned, but I’d prefer the née just be reported professionally – in a non- biased manner. Fact is, I’m glad he sought help to find out why he had this trouble. It makes sense. I hope he gets help and that the FBI shuts down that website. How the website remains is puzzling, but I think that part of the story is more work than this reported/editor could muster up.

    This type of reporting only serves to try people in the media, not the courts. This is unprofessional and an embarrassment to journalism.

    1. Craig S Coleman says:

      So, you hold out for the Twinkle Defense? Let’s see if he had any other atypical behaviors?

  10. ac says:

    UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! What a loser! His wife is even worse.

  11. Grossed Out says:

    Someone is taking a plot line from an episode of Law and Order SVU where a teacher was molesting a boy and blamed a tumor.

  12. Charlie says:

    Arrggghhhhhhhh, i feel a tumor coming on, I need to get off this News site & seek some visual treatment.

  13. Bad Commissioner says:

    Someone should have let this guy know that multiple personality disorder’s (the type with the actual “other people in my head” thing) been disproved for years now…

    1. Amigwyn says:

      Hmm, really? I know a cop that has 4 personalities. You can say it’s not real and people are “faking” or “acting” but it does happen. If the person I know was “acting” he’d surely be in Hollywood instead of a cop in a small city seeing a shrink 3 times a week struggling to live day to day.

      Oh, and HE doesn’t use it as an excuse. HE takes responsibility for what they ALL do. He understands they are all “him” … a part of HIM.

      1. DSM-IV says:

        Check the psychological literature.. it’s not a thing. He is probably being treated for whatever disorder makes him think he has 4 personalities….. it’s a culture-bound phenomenon.

      2. Amigwyn says:

        Yeah, because psychology is an exact science and we know all there is to know about the brain …

      3. Seraphim0 says:

        DSM- It’s Dissociative Identity Disorder. Page 484 in the DSM-IV (not the IV TR, different page, there). The disorder STILL exists. Nice try.

      4. Seraphim0 says:

        Additionally, DSM, if you are any sort of psych student or professional, you realize that ‘culture-bound’ has a great deal to do with a society’s perception of normal vs. abnormal- including the diagnosis and frequency of disorders. Societal norms have a great deal to do with what we call mental illness, or what we deem ‘abnormal behavior.’

  14. Jfk says:

    Give him rat poison for his medication!

  15. Throughly Amused says:

    I didn’t pull the trigger, it was my other personality created by cancer.

    I didn’t burn down this building, it was my other personality.

    I swear, officer, I didn’t rape, torture, and murder this woman. It was my other personality, I was only watching myself do it from afar.

    I can already see the excuses being used after this.

  16. teremist says:

    This is textbook pedophile speak. They never believe they are doing wrong, they always have some ludicrous excuse, and they do not believe they should be punished. They should all get “the cure” for their illness: the death penalty. Everyone who downloads this vile material, helps create the MARKET for child rape, torture and abuse. Most of them PARTICIPATE in similar behavior. If my dog had rabies I would shoot it. It would be a CLEAR and PRESENT danger to the community not to do so. The same is true of ABRAMS and his ilk. His wife, Linda is in denial. She has agreed to EXCUSE his vile behavior. If she was SMART, she would run to a good divorce lawyer before the whole ugly truth crashes in on her.

    1. William Lee Silver says:

      No one believes Abram’s isn’t guilty and should be punished accordingly. But your homicidal hysteria isn’t going to help the matter. Regardless of how many supposed “pedophiles” you kill, there will always be more. It’s a part of humanity. What we should do is encourage people who have these feelings to seek help before they do anything harmful, but that will never happen with someone like you threatening to do loony thing like killing anyone who may have this problem. Have you heard of the lady whom protested too much? Maybe you’re the one who needs help.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I say lock up his dumb a** wife too. They are both some sick people, she probably knew what he was looking at the entire time.

  18. Amigwyn says:

    Oh, oh! I saw this episode!! Isn’t this where Stabler wants to punch a woman?? Very good episode. Shocker at the end. You should all tune in and watch it.

  19. VokMan Rishad says:

    Sounds like a pretty reasonable excuse to me, give the dude a break lol.

    http://www.anon-web.us.tc

  20. TT says:

    All “puns” aside – the one to really feel sorry for in all this is the wife – imagine wondering how long this has been going on behind your back , after being married to someone for – probably more than 20 years – then she goes into denial – because she doesnt want to believe that someone she loved that much could do something so bad – that poor lady is gonna need counseling after this …. hope she gets well…..

  21. REV Wright says:

    No party mentioned…………..

    So…………………………..

    We KNOW he’s a Democrat!

    1. Vanessa says:

      Actually more sexual deviants end up being Republicans. The Democrats usually cheat on their wives with grown women ….. not children or in peep shows.

      Either way, Republican or Democrat, this man is trash.

    2. Donna Lusciousdc Sayles-Corbin says:

      And this has to do with WHAT exactly? Assuming he is a Dem.. You can’t blame ALL of our problems on this political party or that one.. Grow up.

    3. Amigwyn says:

      Why does political affiliation even matter? Are you telling me that of the hundreds of thousands of people that are incarcerated they are all Democrat? I bet you even fell for the “debt ceiling crisis” hook line and sinker, too, didn’t you? You DO know that was a ploy to draw attention from reform that was TRYING to happen in another industry, right? *sigh* I hope you keep that Kool-Aid you have all for yourself. The world doesn’t need any more sheeple.

  22. Nick says:

    Hey, it’s no problem…your “other” personality did it. That’s ok! We’re going to send your “other” personality to jail for the rest of “it’s” life. Unfortunately for YOU, and all the little children hurt by people like your “other personality”, you’re going to spend the rest of your life in jail as well… just blame it on your “other” personality!

    1. Donna Lusciousdc Sayles-Corbin says:

      And being that they share the same body…YOU GOTTA GO TO JAIL TOO!

  23. miriam says:

    Aw c’mon, that’s just STUPID! Tumors do not cause pedophilia.

    1. Bast Hotep says:

      It’s certainly plausible. There was a woman who had a car accident once that turned her into a nymphomaniac.

  24. Donna Lusciousdc Sayles-Corbin says:

    That’s right, Abrams claims he has a split personality because of a tumor in his spine that affected his brain. And it was the other person who was watching kiddie porn.

    What a crock of S H I T! Still, I bet they buy it and he gets off.

  25. Craig S Coleman says:

    The whole nightmare corrupt system of LA City and LA County are busting open like impacted puss in a big Blackhead. It is all oozing out infected pimple by infected pimple. Take a close look at the LA County Department of Children and Family Services. You might find even more shocking crimes against children and parents there, including pedophiles. Remember, pedophiles like to hide in plain sight and work close to children. What a perfect set up. Social workers dating their minor clients. sleeping with parents of detained foster children.\of detained children, perjury, persecution of innocent parents with unsupported anonymous allegations of abuse, etc. And you might massive kickbacks between DCFS CSWs, SCSWs and ARAs and foster family Agencies. The theft of foster children’s funds has already been exposed. Lance this blackhead SORE NOW.

  26. luvin says:

    this is just an excuse to do what he is doing. and his wife is just as guilty as him if she believes that BS story of a tumor making him watch kiddie porn. i think he is guilty and should pay for his actions. if it really was a medical condition why did he never bring it up to his wife or his place of employment that there was a problem. he hid the fact that he was doing it because he had other reasons for it. and really its a medical condition!! now every person that does something bad or commits a crime is going to try to blame it on some kind of medical condition………its all just straight BS!

  27. TT says:

    im sure his wife doesnt believe it – but im sure she is so overwhelmed by the whole thing she isnt thinking straight either – im sure she is in some kind of shocked state – and now dealing with whatever she has to til this is over…

  28. Guest says:

    His tumor makes him look at child porn eh?We can fix that by cutting it out.

    Im an excellent doctor,if this is the civil war era.

  29. RBBeachMom says:

    Oh a tumor on the spine causes a split personality – Which turns you into a pedophile……….. Worst excuse ever.
    “Just admit it……….. Your a PERVERT that got caught!”
    BOY I WONDER how we’re going to protect our children from freaks like this – in the USA!

  30. justme says:

    if it wasn’t so pathetic it’d be a pretty funny story

  31. Carlos Moreno Vásquez says:

    Good job, Los Angeles needs more reporters like David, our politics naked, the true, no lies.
    I am a Salvadorean journalist in LA and I read the story with special attention.

  32. Kim says:

    A pedophile AND a sociopath. Great..

  33. jesse says:

    Man, this guy is more nuts than a bag of mixed nuts.

  34. clew37 says:

    It started with Adam blaming Eve for his own mistakes. I’m surprised he didn’t blame it on the wife being frigid or the kids for being sexy little prostitots. Fry the wanker!

  35. This man needs to be arrested for FELONY and put in prison poste haste … what the hell is going on?? WHAT is going on? Where is the public outrage?

  36. Jenene Clemons says:

    beyond ludicrous….

  37. Catia says:

    SICK-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. The Mad Man says:

    He has a tumor of the d…? What a defense!

  39. The Mad Man says:

    What, he didn’t use the old standby…the voices told me to do it?

  40. eric apple says:

    maybe this is why his younger daughter walks around la looking like a prostitute, banging every producer she thinks might cast her in a c level production. ha

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