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Okay.....I am absolutely furious and need to vent....

Last year, a guy that was my grade school and junior high basketball coach was arrested for possession of child pornography. Pictures of little girls and pre-pubescent little girls.

This guy had been taken in by my family when I was on his teams. My parents even trusted him to paint our house, which meant he was at our house all day one summer alone with me and my little brother. They payed him to coach me on our driveway during the summers.

He always made me uncomfortable....just little comments, coming into the locker room after a game when we were changing and showering....then playing the "oops...sorry girls." I had told my parents how uncomfortable he made me.....they just chalked it up to a pre-pubescent crush.

Anyway, about five years ago he was charged with improper sexual conduct with a minor. One of the girls on one of his teams told her parents that he had touched her. He was found not guilty. The whole community rallied around him. He was such an "upstanding citizen." Volunteered so many hours coaching and working with kids. Lead youth groups at church. Yada. Yada. Yada.

Last year, a group of parents from his church pressed harrassment charges against him for some "improper" e-mails he kept sending to their daughters who were in one of the youth groups he worked with.

When the police went to his house with a search warrent, they found tons of videos and photos of little girls in various stages of undress and sexual images. He wasn't home at the time, but came home during the search. He grabbed the evidence bags and took off running. He was arrested and charged with a bunch of stuff. Can't even remember what all of the charges were.

Today, he pulled a plea bargin and pled guilty to possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to one year and one day and given a $500 fine. That's it!! That paltry little crap of a sentence...when who knows how many children were victimized. I don't get it. How can we allow this little slap on the wrist of someone who could do this. Several victims actually came forward and identified themselves in the photos and tapes...and this was still all he got!

I am so disappointed in our criminal justice system. Someone like Jay can go through the crap that he did....and someone who victimizes innocent little girls only gets what this sick pervert got....

I know that I've rambled on here...but I'm so ticked off that I just had to tell someone...and who better than my friends here....

Thanks for listening...

J.
 

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Man! You don't know how close this story hits home to me!!:(
 

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Vent all you need to. That's what we're here for.

It's scary when your deepest instincts are right after all... and even scarier to think that someone could "get away" with that kind of behavior for so long with such minimal punishment.

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I hate stories like this; not only for the pain the victims and their families suffer, and not only because the creep didn't get what he deserved but because every story like this makes me lose my trust that much more in the people who have my children in their care. At school, on the soccer and football field, at camp. You try to pay attention, to take them to places and organizations that screen their personnel and you teach your children to be careful, but in the end, you just never know.

How sad for everyone involved and a big thumbs down to the local judicial system.

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I agree thats its a freakin joke :(
It's truly sad that it's digressed to the point that we need to instill paranoia in our children as a survival tool :(
 

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Alice writes: but in the end, you just never know.
How true that is Alice especially with priests that you think you should be able to trust beyond any doubt!:(
 

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you know how i feel about that jodi!! sounds like he got a judge like this one over here..

for those not in the loop:

My judge gave me 1 year + 5 years probation.. even after the prosecuter stated that she did NOT wish for jail time, based on all the evidence, facts, and circumstances. but he still chose to give me one year.

the same day i plead guilty (after a 6 month trial) he sentanced another man who had raped his 3 step daughters (all under 15)...to 6 months in jail. and 2 years probation.

the following week, when i was sentanced, the person before me was there for raping his OWN 12 year old daughter, 3 times, AND sodomizing her.... he got 9 months in prison and 2 years probation.

then there is me, who had a photocopied drivers license, 3 different signed documents, and a video taped interview, and i still got a year. :rolleyes:

while i was on my vacation, there was another man released from prison here.. again, SAME JUDGE, this man was in jail for raping a 4 year old girl. he got 5 years. judge let him out after 8 months!!!! he was out for 3 weeks...count them 3 weeks, and he was arrested and plead guilty to raping another 6 year old girl. he was out for three weeks!!!!!!

judge gave him the remaining 4 years 4 months, on his original sentance!! didnt even get more time for the new crime!!!! :angry:

it really disgusts me when ihear stories like this....

and to think i have to be classified with these pigs :(
 

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Oh man, when I first saw this thread this AM, I decided to wait to respond, since I knew it would make me boil.

And now the crazy treatment surrounding your situation, Jay.

It's bad enough when gross sexual misconduct happens, but then when the law is an *** on top of all of that!!! :bigeek:
 

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:mad: It is infuriating that our "Judicial" system would allow that to happen.

Are you sure that your not secretly living in California?? I would expect that HERE!

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Obviously we all only know one side of the story, the posters. A lot of the time, I have seen the judge order within guidelines. They really cannot do much on whims. Perhaps the thread initiator can post a link to the WHOLE story so we do not just hear a bunch of "half truths?"
 

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Gladly....here's the story....

And...as one of his vicitims, I can say that I am telling the correct story.

News Article

Jodi
 
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