Conn. police nab fugitive teen wanted in Alabama

Full story: Hartford Courant

Connecticut police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who is wanted on felony sex and torture charges in Alabama .
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i know

United States

#22 May 6, 2009
a parent wrote:
I am a parent of 2, i would not want anyone to harm my children ever.. but, if my child was the one being accused...I would surely hope that the law did its job... after all, how many people are in prison for things they didnt commit? how many people are wrongfully accused? what if it was your chil? you dad? your brother? your uncle? I think the child can get help that he may need if he did do anything wrong,.. we should not be the judge, the jury and the exicutioner all in one here@
well you can't help someone who acts like it was no big deal. In his mind he's done no wrong. He's taken a childs innocents and shows no remorse. Is he being wrongfully accused...no. what he did was very real and hurtful in more than one way. Itls true there are tons of people who are in prison that don't belong there but this boy does. Hopefully he'll never be able do this again.
jstpeachy

Montgomery, AL

#24 May 7, 2009
Why was the young man in Alabama if he lives in Connecticut? Why would the "parent" have to pay child custody to the father of the victim? Why isn't this "parent" taking care of their own child. If people that have children would be responsible and raise them properly, this kind of thing would be less likely to occur.

Furthermore, if the young man didn't do something to warrent Police and US Marshalls to arrest him and for him to have to appear in court in Connecticut? Also, why is this posted in several different articles if this young man is such a "good" boy?
Concerned Parent

United States

#25 May 7, 2009
My concern is this child who committed this crime what do his parents have to say? What were his parents thinking when he was first accused? Did they do anything? I guess not because look what has happen. Once the courts have decided he deserves on what he gets!!! Also from the other comments it indicated he had a sibling here. How is that sibling doing? Any chance he may of done this to her or do the parents want to overlook that too until she says something. The parents better wake up and check this. I hope DCF looks into this especially if there boy had a sibling here to when he came back!
Upset Mom

Boston, MA

#26 May 8, 2009
I agree with concerned parent...what is going to happen to the sibling and what have the parents done about this???? If the parents didn't do anything then they are losers also. For anyone that knows this boy I am sorry for you if he attended school with your child..especially any girl. For the parents wake up and figure this out!!!!
outraged

Ithaca, NY

#27 May 9, 2009
The kid lived with his mother before he moved to AL to live with the vics family. The vic and her family thought they were doing right by this boy and took him in to give him the love and attention he wasn't getting from his loser mother. That is where the issue of child support came in. The mother was getting child support from the father and not sending it to the child but squandered it on herself. They had already been told by the courts they would get the child support, so the post that says this is all revenge to get support doesn't know what they are talking about. Little did that family know that he was a bigger loser then his mother and this is the thanks he would give to them.
imscared

South Windham, CT

#28 May 10, 2009
nick wrote:
dude this kid was in my math class!!
this kid was in my gym class!!!
Unknown

Ledyard, CT

#29 May 12, 2009
i was at my bestfriend's sweet sixteen and he was there....
What

Boston, MA

#30 May 13, 2009
Unknown wrote:
i was at my bestfriend's sweet sixteen and he was there....
So what do you mean when did you see him? Isn't he in jail now? Whats the update? I am concerned regarding the parents of this child? They must be mortified?
SeymourParent

Danbury, CT

#31 May 13, 2009
The boys parents are doing fine...He was arrested, but not found GUILTY. Why would he be in jail? And if the sweet 16 party was in the last 2 weeks, you are INCORRECT..he was NOT there!! As far as the "update", what exactly are you looking for? If you know him or the family, you should know the "update".
I want to know

Seymour, CT

#32 May 13, 2009
I want to know WHY everyone here seems to KNOW EVERYTHING? if EVERYONE was sooo smart you would already know ALL the answers to ALL the questions...dont you think? how would you feel if this was all about your child? would you like it?? do you think it will help you in the situation? because I am sure VERY sure that the victims parents and family have commented online...does anyone know if the accused parents have commented on here.. what is their story??
I want to know

Seymour, CT

#33 May 13, 2009
SeymourParent wrote:
The boys parents are doing fine...He was arrested, but not found GUILTY. Why would he be in jail? And if the sweet 16 party was in the last 2 weeks, you are INCORRECT..he was NOT there!! As far as the "update", what exactly are you looking for? If you know him or the family, you should know the "update".
If you were a Symour parent dont you think your comment would come from Seymour not Cheshire?????
confused

Seymour, CT

#34 May 13, 2009
Alot of comments are online here like you all were trying to have each other say things on here like it is a BIG GAME..shame on you! the comment section is actually for people to "comment" not see who can write worse things than the other.. you should ALL grow up and act your ages. Look at what you are doing online..for the world to see.. don't you think you are acting childish not like an adult? no wonder the accused child is screwed up look at what you all are doing online..talking about the mom, the child and the family..is this what you enjoy doing to a family? I wish I knew the accused so I could tell that child he was only doing what he was taught..playing games!!
irony

Atlanta, GA

#35 May 14, 2009
This posting is for SEYMOUR PARENT, I WANT TO KNOW, and CONFUSED. How was the 16y/o boy found not guilty at an extradition hearing? Extradition hearings are only for the judge to say whether or not the accused will be extradited.
It would seem as though CONFUSED knows the accused, considering you said that he is "SCREWED UP". Then at the end you said you wish you knew the accused. It sounds to me that CONFUSED is a liar. How do you teach a 16y/o that it is alright to sexually torture a little girl, then say "Oh, that's just playing games."? It's people like you that make this society act the way it does, then disregard the actions or regard them as ok.

By the way, the town shown under the names depend on where the internet service provider is located.
I know

Breckenridge, CO

#36 May 14, 2009
irony wrote:
This posting is for SEYMOUR PARENT, I WANT TO KNOW, and CONFUSED. How was the 16y/o boy found not guilty at an extradition hearing? Extradition hearings are only for the judge to say whether or not the accused will be extradited.
It would seem as though CONFUSED knows the accused, considering you said that he is "SCREWED UP". Then at the end you said you wish you knew the accused. It sounds to me that CONFUSED is a liar. How do you teach a 16y/o that it is alright to sexually torture a little girl, then say "Oh, that's just playing games."? It's people like you that make this society act the way it does, then disregard the actions or regard them as ok.
By the way, the town shown under the names depend on where the internet service provider is located.
Thank you that's what i was going to say!
outraged -in New York

New Hartford, NY

#37 May 14, 2009
Hate to be the one to tell ya, but the accused's family brought this all on themselves. We wouldn't even be given the chance to comment if he hadn't done the horrible things he did. The fact that they are all losers is of their own making!
confused wrote:
Alot of comments are online here like you all were trying to have each other say things on here like it is a BIG GAME..shame on you! the comment section is actually for people to "comment" not see who can write worse things than the other.. you should ALL grow up and act your ages. Look at what you are doing online..for the world to see.. don't you think you are acting childish not like an adult? no wonder the accused child is screwed up look at what you all are doing online..talking about the mom, the child and the family..is this what you enjoy doing to a family? I wish I knew the accused so I could tell that child he was only doing what he was taught..playing games!!
phssss

United States

#38 May 14, 2009
I want to know wrote:
I want to know WHY everyone here seems to KNOW EVERYTHING? if EVERYONE was sooo smart you would already know ALL the answers to ALL the questions...dont you think? how would you feel if this was all about your child? would you like it?? do you think it will help you in the situation? because I am sure VERY sure that the victims parents and family have commented online...does anyone know if the accused parents have commented on here.. what is their story??
It's a public fourm if they don't like it tough! They can always x out of the page. The parents know about this page since they have friends on here lying about him being found not guilty. But they choose to remain silent. Which is their right.
phssss

United States

#39 May 14, 2009
SeymourParent wrote:
The boys parents are doing fine...He was arrested, but not found GUILTY. Why would he be in jail? And if the sweet 16 party was in the last 2 weeks, you are INCORRECT..he was NOT there!! As far as the "update", what exactly are you looking for? If you know him or the family, you should know the "update".
So he got found not guilty for a crime that was commited in Al, but they held the trail there in Ct? Your info is WRONG. Just thought i'd let u know. Oh amd since you know him and his family and believe him would you let him watch your daughter? Just wondering since according too u he's not guilty
SeymourParent

Rensselaer, NY

#40 May 15, 2009
Let me clarify...I DO KNOW HIM...re-read what I wrote though. I didn't say he was found not guilty, I said he has not been found guilty..My information is absolutely NOT WRONG, as I'm very clear on what has happened up until now. I never said that I believe him or anything along those lines. I am not judging whether he did it or not, since he hasn't had his hearing and I really don't know. What I AM SAYING, though, is that it is unfair to judge or pass comments since the majority of the people on here don't know him, or just know OF him. ALL OF US only know one side of the story, whether its his side or their side. The media only posted a paragraph, so our information is limited...
interested

Beckley, WV

#41 May 15, 2009
Lowering the bond and being able to post it has NOTHING to do with "he has not been found guilty" of course he hasn't been found guilty I am assuming he hasn't gone to court yet. Things things take much longer than 2 weeks. If this happened in Al. then wouldn't it be safe to say that you don't know the story just what the parents are telling you. Really the only person that know the truth is the victim. The boy is 16 and he could be LYING so he doesn't get in trouble. He's probably really scared right now. Who knows when this happened. This happened to 2 families and most posts seem to believe the boy. Do you know his history and his family are you part of his family? If not than you are quick to judge also. When accusations are made like this it is best to err on the side of caution. If I had kids I wouldn't leave them with him. There would always be that doubt in the back of someone's mind. Nobody can say what is going to happen the legal process is a long and grueling one. How can one say that they KNOW the victim's family and friends have made posts on here? Obviously no one knows that. Maybe it is just somebody that has hard feelings toward the accused. This is not just between Ct. and Al. the article was in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune if made it coast to coast. Trying to question the victims integrity is wrong. I would hope that if this happened to anyone's child that they would pursue it instead of sweeping it under the rug. Our children are precious angels. I hope the victim isn't reading this forum because how would they feel if they felt the couldn't say something without being backlashed and criticized at.
SeymourParent wrote:
Let me clarify...I DO KNOW HIM...re-read what I wrote though. I didn't say he was found not guilty, I said he has not been found guilty..My information is absolutely NOT WRONG, as I'm very clear on what has happened up until now. I never said that I believe him or anything along those lines. I am not judging whether he did it or not, since he hasn't had his hearing and I really don't know. What I AM SAYING, though, is that it is unfair to judge or pass comments since the majority of the people on here don't know him, or just know OF him. ALL OF US only know one side of the story, whether its his side or their side. The media only posted a paragraph, so our information is limited...
Johnny Boy

Hartford, CT

#42 Jul 20, 2009
cry me a river!

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