Dummies are inherently creepy.
Ventriloquists are inherently creepy, and likely a little insane, because they work with dummies and express themselves through them.
Conservative-Christian men who profess to "work with kids" are inherently creepy.
Florida is home to every lunatic creep on earth.
Put all of this together and you get a story police and everyone else should've seen coming light years away.
"A former Florida puppeteer who openly fantasized online about murdering, cooking and eating children will serve 20 years in a federal prison on child porn charges.
Ronald William Brown, 58, was arrested last year on charges of possessing child pornography and conspiring to kidnap a child, The Tampa Bay Times reported last July.
Brown, who was sentenced Monday, had been an active member of his church's youth ministry. He often drove children to the church and performed puppet shows for his congregation. He was also featured on a local Christian Television Network show, 'Joy Junction.'
Brown went on in gruesome detail about the different ways he would kill and eat children with another alleged cannibal enthusiast, Michael Arnett, using online monikers that investigators traced to their computers. The two discussed killing--what they called 'snuffing' -- children as young as 2.
Brown was found to have over 200 pictures of children on his computer. Many of the children were tied up, gagged and blind-folded. He also solicited photos of dead children online, where he also had conversations about touching boys at a cruise ship pool, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel.
Investigators said in 1998 they also found boys' underwear at Brown's home, and a blowup doll dressed in children's clothes. Brown said he used the items for puppet shows."
Here's Jesus Wayne Gacy doing a predictably ironic bit about the evils of pornography on Joy Junction, a show which, given the name, I always assumed was porn anyway.