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[[File:JamesPedeaston-GTAIV.jpg|right|thumb|150px|James Pedeaston in GTA IV.]]
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'''James Pedeaston''' is a child molester wanted in Malaysia and is being investigated by the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]]. He hosted [[The Wild Traveler]] show on [[West Coast Talk Radio|WCTR]] in [[1992]], although it is apparently syndicated to nine other stations (not heard in-game). He enjoys traveling the world and logging some of his most 'exotic' encounters in his travelogue, some of which he accidentally reads on-air to the disgust of the listeners. His favorite memory seems to be a relationship with a boy named Avrindar in Sri Lanka. His show appears to be so reviled by his listeners that at one point, he receives few calls which are not supportive. For example, a caller tells him to stop droning on about other countries and focus on talking about where he lives. At one point he received a phone call from a suicidal man in [[Verdant Bluffs]] who wanted to go to hell. Pedeaston replies with "Me too! Buy me a refrigerator magnet when you get there". In GTA IV, he was arrested by the Indonesian police after being suspected of child molesting in Bali, Indonesia in [[2003]].
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|name = James Pedeaston
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|image = JamesPedeaston-GTAIV.jpg
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|gender = M
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|status = Incarcerated
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' <small>(Voice)</small><br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
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|businesses = Radio Host
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|voice = Sam Tsoutsouvas}}
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'''James Pedeaston''' is an unseen character in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series.
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==Description==
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Pedeaston hosted [[The Wild Traveler]] show on [[West Coast Talk Radio|WCTR]] in [[1992]], although it is apparently syndicated to nine other stations. He enjoys traveling the world and logging some of his most 'exotic' encounters in his travelogue, some of which he accidentally reads on-air to the disgust of the listeners. His favorite memory seems to be a relationship with a boy named Avrindar in Sri Lanka. His show appears to be so reviled by his listeners that at one point, the few callers who phone in proceed to insult him. For example, a caller tells him to stop droning on about other countries and focus on talking about where he lives. At one point he received a phone call from a suicidal man in [[Verdant Bluffs]] who wanted to go to hell. Pedeaston replies with "Me too! Buy me a refrigerator magnet when you get there".
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In [[2003]], Pedeaston was arrested in [[Indonesia|Bali, Indonesia]] on suspicion of child molesting. He stood trial for the accusations and was found guilty on 23 October 2003.
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A fund-raising website, [[Freejames.org]], appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and attempted to raise funds to pay Pedeaston's $100,000 bail, but the website only managed to raise $23.
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Pedeaston is one of the honoured celebrities on the [[Vinewood Walk of Fame]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Pedeaston is one of the radio/background characters who originated in the [[GTA III Era]] who continues his off-screen existence in the [[GTA IV Era|high-definition universe]].
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*His name is a possible play on the word 'pederast.'
*In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] a website exists, at freejames.org, which asks people to donate to his legal fund, after Pedeaston was arrested in Bali. The website only received $23. He had been tried and convicted on October 23, 2003.
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*His character model is shared in ''GTA IV'' by [[Oleg Minkov]] and by some pedestrians in [[Hove Beach]].
* His name is likely a play on the word "Pedophile"
 
* Leaked casting calls for [[Grand Theft Auto V]] suggested that he might in the next installment of the series.
 
   
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Latest revision as of 02:29, December 3, 2015


James Pedeaston is an unseen character in the Grand Theft Auto series.

DescriptionEdit

Pedeaston hosted The Wild Traveler show on WCTR in 1992, although it is apparently syndicated to nine other stations. He enjoys traveling the world and logging some of his most 'exotic' encounters in his travelogue, some of which he accidentally reads on-air to the disgust of the listeners. His favorite memory seems to be a relationship with a boy named Avrindar in Sri Lanka. His show appears to be so reviled by his listeners that at one point, the few callers who phone in proceed to insult him. For example, a caller tells him to stop droning on about other countries and focus on talking about where he lives. At one point he received a phone call from a suicidal man in Verdant Bluffs who wanted to go to hell. Pedeaston replies with "Me too! Buy me a refrigerator magnet when you get there".

In 2003, Pedeaston was arrested in Bali, Indonesia on suspicion of child molesting. He stood trial for the accusations and was found guilty on 23 October 2003.

A fund-raising website, Freejames.org, appears in Grand Theft Auto IV and attempted to raise funds to pay Pedeaston's $100,000 bail, but the website only managed to raise $23.

Pedeaston is one of the honoured celebrities on the Vinewood Walk of Fame in Grand Theft Auto V.

TriviaEdit

  • His name is a possible play on the word 'pederast.'
  • His character model is shared in GTA IV by Oleg Minkov and by some pedestrians in Hove Beach.

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