Justice proves elusive in Bandera man...

Justice proves elusive in Bandera man's case

There are 17 comments on the MySanAntonio.com story from Mar 2, 2012, titled Justice proves elusive in Bandera man's case. In it, MySanAntonio.com reports that:

Prosecutor Steve Wadsworth hasn't had much luck getting justice for the alleged victim of Johnny Lee Bartek , a Bandera County man accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

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SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#1 Mar 3, 2012
Oh now there is a news flash.
If you live in Bandera you already understand our local prosecutors inability to prosecute.
The da is gifted at screwing up open and shut cases especially when it comes to sex abuse cases, molestation and rape.
This is so sad that it can't even make news.
brenda

Devine, TX

#2 Mar 6, 2012
THANK YOU SHADOW ! this is very true . it is because they dont want people to know the truth as to why micheal has never been charged . many people will be exposed .
brenda

Devine, TX

#3 Mar 6, 2012
as for this case happening now ,it sickens me ! seems da favors pedofiles and sex offenders im am not shocked either .
brenda

Devine, TX

#4 Mar 16, 2012
now we all can understand why children are scared to report these sick crimes !!! the problem is no longer with BSO ,seargent Barreto and chief Smith are doing everything possible to bring justice to victims .the DA is the problem ! stall tactics and twisting ! placing blame on everyone else but themselves. WHERE THE HELL IS THE JUSTICE FOR THE CHILDREN IN BANDERA !!!!! THEY ARE WAITING !!!!
brenda

Devine, TX

#5 Mar 18, 2012
micheal odom entered a bandera rodeo as a bullrider ! WOW ! looking like he has no worries ! among families and children .laughing in the face of justice as if he cannot be touched ! unbelievable that he showed his face ! THANKS CURRY !!!!! micheals ride didnt last long ,not surprised haha!!
Sinking ship

San Antonio, TX

#7 Mar 31, 2012
brenda wrote:
now we all can understand why children are scared to report these sick crimes !!! the problem is no longer with BSO ,seargent Barreto and chief Smith are doing everything possible to bring justice to victims .the DA is the problem ! stall tactics and twisting ! placing blame on everyone else but themselves. WHERE THE HELL IS THE JUSTICE FOR THE CHILDREN IN BANDERA !!!!! THEY ARE WAITING !!!!
Apparently, the Bandera County Attorney doesn't care much either...he can't seem to decide if he wants to prosecute or defend em...
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#8 Apr 1, 2012
Sinking ship wrote:
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Apparently, the Bandera County Attorney doesn't care much either...he can't seem to decide if he wants to prosecute or defend em...
That is the trouble with Texas law, it allows this County Attorney to keep his private practice as well as take a County paycheck.
I don't care who is in office he/she will step across that line sooner or later.
Payne has managed to not be too obvious but you know it has to happen.
Was he really trying to decide if he could get a conviction/or recuse himself when he got info from the investigators? Well turns out the suspect was a client's son so what info did he give the client? No one will ever know but we still set still for this happening.
It was an alleged rape for Heaven's sake.
brenda

Devine, TX

#9 Apr 2, 2012
i do not like payne ,he threw my mother out of his office when she tried to tell him about my niece nephew and micheal odom a couple years back ,all she was trying to do was beg him for help .honor amongst thieves i guess . i pray your case goes thru and understand your position ,keep raising hell and confront them . call brian collester ch 4 ,nice guy ,ive spoken to him and will again soon .
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#10 Apr 2, 2012
brenda wrote:
i do not like payne ,he threw my mother out of his office when she tried to tell him about my niece nephew and micheal odom a couple years back ,all she was trying to do was beg him for help .honor amongst thieves i guess . i pray your case goes thru and understand your position ,keep raising hell and confront them . call brian collester ch 4 ,nice guy ,ive spoken to him and will again soon .
Payne's bed side manner kinda sucks. He is too busy for his own good. Lots of people think that way about him.
Good luck with your problems with micheal odom. Just seems like no one cares especially for the little ones.
brenda

Devine, TX

#11 Apr 3, 2012
thanks shadow ,the da and all the rest ,including mcgelvrie can pretend this will die down or disapear but it wont ,too many know the truth . its sickening that these people claim to uphold law and are taking care of the best intrest of the community when the most innocent and vulnerable of all are being victimized and thier childhood is being torn apart by predators and pedophyles . loyalty and politics first as long as the sick and deprived do not touch one of thiers . odom is on the prowl ,been awhile since he touched a child ,so beware and on the lookout ,especially you women with young kids .
brenda

Devine, TX

#12 Apr 4, 2012
UNBELIEVABLE AND SICKENING !!!!!!!!! has everyone read bandera bulletin ? payne should be removed along with wadsworth and curry ! who is providing justice for the kids in bandera county ,NO ONE ! god bless people like seargent baretto ! i know he is disgusted at the behavior of the district and county attorneys for dragging thier feet ,revictimizing and abusing thier oath and ethics !!!!!! this is so sad what happened to this little girl and rips my heart out ! when are the children getting justice ???? they need help to fight ,who is going to fight for them ? i know i am ! i pray for the family of this little girl ! this is sooooo wrong and corrupt !
Sinking ship

United States

#13 Apr 7, 2012
Brenda, this is what I was referring to...the details are far more gruesome as to Mr. Payne's conduct. I wonder how he sleeps at night...oh yeah, hard not to after a fifth of bourbon.
brenda

Devine, TX

#14 Apr 9, 2012
what is payne planning on doing ? ignoring the case or passing it off to DA ? if he passes it off it will just sit there like th rest of them .im disturbed that 3 grown men are being obvious about preferring the sex offenders over the victims in bandera. something smells very bad ! people like this sleep like babies because they have no conscience and can pass a polygraph any day of the week with a little help .
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#15 Apr 9, 2012
brenda wrote:
what is payne planning on doing ? ignoring the case or passing it off to DA ? if he passes it off it will just sit there like th rest of them .im disturbed that 3 grown men are being obvious about preferring the sex offenders over the victims in bandera. something smells very bad ! people like this sleep like babies because they have no conscience and can pass a polygraph any day of the week with a little help .
All of these people-Payne and Curry- are elected officials so they need to be careful who they offend, even child sexual preditors.
No brenda this will probably get kicked up to the Attorney General if they can. Those folks are not elected so they could care less what you think or anyone else.
brenda

Devine, TX

#16 Apr 9, 2012
well if the cases go to attorney general wont that be better for the kids ? worse for the offenders ?
brenda

Devine, TX

#17 Apr 11, 2012
how many more sex crimes against bandera s children will it take before heads start rolling ?? the message curry and payne are sending to the young generation is bad ,very bad .to ignore what these children have gone thru, because a vote from a sex offender is more important than moral, legal obligations and ethics is disgusting ! curry and payne blame everyone else to be at fault for one reason or another instead of standing up and protecting these children . i wonder how things wouldve been handled if one of these monsters had raped or molested one of thiers ????
frustrated

Conroe, TX

#18 Apr 24, 2012
What happens in Bandera really does stay in bandera , everyone has an option and something to say about the county officials STOP ELECTING THEM I am horrified to think kids or women r not safe in the county ,I am talking about the whole county . Its sad to think nobody can do anything (People they r not untouchable yall can do something they r not God) but let hope they pray to him because one day they all will answer to him

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