1 day, 2 victims, a rape and abduction

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Testimony began Tuesday in the bizarre case of James DeCaluwe, a Chicago man accused of raping a woman in his home, then luring a 14-year-old boy to his basement later that same day and threatening to kill him ...

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Done

Elk Grove Village, IL

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Dec 12, 2007
 
If he now responsible then who is? The world i would like to know who is? His family they know he was sick. Im sick of this B.S that he not responsible.My sister is bipolar and she not raping and killing anyone.
DAVID

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Dec 12, 2007
 
We really need to identify the problem, which is horrible mental health treatment and horrible treatment of mental health patients. Virgina Tech. Omaha. Colorado over the weekend. We need better screening and REAL treatment. Instead we stygmatize patients and put them back on the street with no meaningful care. If we want fewer shootings and rapes- and I think we can all agree on that- we need to look for ways to deal with troubled people BEFORE the crimes happen.
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Dec 12, 2007
 
That is not to say this guy is not responsible for his actions. I think as a society we have gotten away from the concept of individual responsibility. In some cases treatment professionals can be civilly liable when people in their care commit crimes. But the crime still needs a perpetrator, and perpetrators need to be punished when they hurt others.
Michael

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Dec 12, 2007
 
REALLY wrote:
<quoted text>I taught I taw a puddy tat.I did i did see a puddy tat.
Really: What the hell are you talking about? You sound like someone who is on meds, and not the legal kind.
Sonar K

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#11
Dec 12, 2007
 
Sounds like he is an illegal from Europe...ICE should deport him now!
Bob

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Dec 12, 2007
 
Not blaming the kid here - but wouldn't a 14 yr old know better then to get in a car with a stranger. Did his parents not teach him basic survial skills? This dude should be locked up for a long time
somethings not right

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Dec 12, 2007
 
Bob wrote:
Not blaming the kid here - but wouldn't a 14 yr old know better then to get in a car with a stranger. Did his parents not teach him basic survial skills?
No one could possibly argue with you here. But $100 sounds like a lot of money to a 14 year old kid and in addition to parents teaching their children to be wary of getting into cars with strangers, they also often teach those same children to be "helpful".

The boy used poor judgement, to be sure, but I can also understand why he did. Kids tend to think they're invincible, he wanted to be helpful, AND he wanted to earn the money.

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Dec 12, 2007
 
Bob wrote:
Not blaming the kid here - but wouldn't a 14 yr old know better then to get in a car with a stranger. Did his parents not teach him basic survial skills? This dude should be locked up for a long time
You're not blaming the kid? Wow, that's funny, because your post sure reads that way. The fact that he escaped the encounter, after a gun was pointed at his head multiple times, suggests to me that someone taught him a little something about survival.

He had an adolescent lapse in judgment in pursuit of $100 bucks, but it was DeCaluwe who lured him, held him against his will and attempted to force him to do vile things. I'm quite sure the kid has learned a lesson, but I hope he places the blame squarely where it belongs: on DeCaluwe.
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Dec 12, 2007
 
Joe Blow wrote:
Keep this dude in prison for life with all the brothas. ;)
And what do you mean with all the "brothas"...are you trying to be funny or make a racist remark? because it is not funny!!!!!!
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Dec 12, 2007
 
REALLY wrote:
<quoted text>I taught I taw a puddy tat.I did i did see a puddy tat.
What?????? You must be high!!!!!
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Dec 12, 2007
 
Done wrote:
If he now responsible then who is? The world i would like to know who is? His family they know he was sick. Im sick of this B.S that he not responsible.My sister is bipolar and she not raping and killing anyone.
I agree with you 100% Put his a** is jail!!!
Denise

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#18
Dec 12, 2007
 
Joe Blow wrote:
Keep this dude in prison for life with all the brothas. ;)
This second posting aims to make this story about the contempt US society has for blacks instead of a mentally ill person raping and threatning to kill.

His race is not relevant.
Hardliner

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Dec 12, 2007
 
People with these types of urges cannot be cured. There are only two choices, life in prison or death.
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Dec 13, 2007
 
Hardliner wrote:
People with these types of urges cannot be cured. There are only two choices, life in prison or death.
No, you are just ignorant. Your tag-name should be dumbliner.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
DAVID wrote:
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No, you are just ignorant. Your tag-name should be dumbliner.
The facts are the facts so you can lob all of the childish insults at me you like and the facts will not change. Pedophilia cannot be cured. Those urges cannot be purged from the pedophile. Add to the fact that this “THING” is also a rapist can only lead you to one of two solutions, incarceration for life or a sentence of death.

As for you, I hope one day someone near and dear to you suffers the same consequences as the victims in this case. Then we will see how caring and understanding you are. Your nametag should be "IMPOTENT".
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Feb 8, 2008
 
How did he become a pedophile? reread the charges.
It's ridiculous that some automatically assume he is black. In fact, he is white.
Maybe instead of bashing, you should pray the justice system works and pray this man gets the help he needs while paying for the crimes he committed.
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Feb 8, 2008
 
Hardliner wrote:
People with these types of urges cannot be cured. There are only two choices, life in prison or death.
Ok, you've expressed your thought. Let's go on to somebody having something worthwhile to say.
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#25
Aug 29, 2011
 
I grew up with his son kenneth and i can tell you flat out that family is psycho, all they ever talk about is explosives killing people and causing mayhem, this doesn't surprise me one bit.
Done wrote:
If he now responsible then who is? The world i would like to know who is? His family they know he was sick. Im sick of this B.S that he not responsible.My sister is bipolar and she not raping and killing anyone.
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#26
Sep 24, 2011
 
This guy sounds like a sicko I am ashamed to admit to my son that he is related to this guy Kenneth is my sons dad and he wasn't that bad of a guy in high school Kenneth not his dad.
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Mar 24, 2013
 
tand wrote:
This guy sounds like a sicko I am ashamed to admit to my son that he is related to this guy Kenneth is my sons dad and he wasn't that bad of a guy in high school Kenneth not his dad.
I know Ken, too...he & my brother went to the same school. How is Ken doing?

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