The police report says Ward, a former KGO-AM talk show host, sent pictures of children ranging in age from 4 to 17 who were "engaged in or simulating sexual acts with adults or other children" to a woman in Oakdale, a town near Modesto. The woman contacted her local police department which began investigating. As part of the investigation, the police asked the woman to keep talking to Ward online.
Ward, a former Roman Catholic priest and now a father of four, was fired in December after he was charged in federal court. His trial is set for June.
Here's part of Noyes' story:
- It's Christmas week, three years ago. Ward's on his home computer using the screen name "Vincentlio." He begins the chat with "Good afternoon, mistress." The woman using the name "Sexfairy" answers, "How was your day, slave?" In explicit detail, Ward describes being humiliated sexually. At one point, he asks, "Are you going to make me feel dirty, mistress?" "Sexfairy" answers, "Yes, I am."
Ward discusses group sex he had at an infamous porn theater in San Mateo. Then, nearly an hour into the conversation, he brings up photographs, "I love trading pictures." "Sexfairy" answers, "and why haven't I gotten any pics, slave? Send me some."