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Whaz up in BC

Lakeview, OH

#1 Feb 10, 2009
Anyone know a Robert Wintersteller?
Jusdafax

Lakeview, OH

#2 Feb 10, 2009
Got Shorty

Asheville, NC

#3 Feb 10, 2009
You know, the information you are "fishing" for that is allowed to be public record, is and there is no need to start a thread for speculation. See the thing is, if this man is guilty of what he is accused of, then creating it as an issue on this forum, could very well create a problem for the prosecutors when it comes time to find an impartial jury for his trial. If he isn't guilty, these charges alone are a life sentence for an innocent person. Let it lay. If this has anything to do with you personally, then bringing it up on topix is not the proper thing to do, and I wouldn't need to point that out to you.
lucky

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 Feb 10, 2009
he owns kinetico in Bellefontaine.
Jusdafax

Lakeview, OH

#5 Feb 11, 2009
Just confirming a speculstion about Topix. Now I know that there are sensible people on this forum that have respect fot the privacy of others. Consider it a dead-thread....

I am proud of you for speaking your mind in a tactful, yet direct way......
Hazel

Urbana, OH

#6 Feb 11, 2009
Its true, we aren't that bad and we can't spell.
done with that

Perrysburg, OH

#7 Feb 11, 2009
they had to have some proof or the charges would not have been filed,and it doesn't take a highly educated person to figure that one out.Throw the book at all these pervs.there simply is NO excuse for all this.There are plenty of whores and people that will do this crap for free which means no praying on innocent children.SICK(hope i'm not called for jury duty cause they dont stand a chance with me)
GBA

Bellville, OH

#8 Feb 11, 2009
done with that wrote:
they had to have some proof or the charges would not have been filed,and it doesn't take a highly educated person to figure that one out.Throw the book at all these pervs.there simply is NO excuse for all this.There are plenty of whores and people that will do this crap for free which means no praying on innocent children.SICK(hope i'm not called for jury duty cause they dont stand a chance with me)
Sorry to tell you, but you would not make the jury!

Since: Nov 08

Sidney, OH

#9 Feb 11, 2009
Got Shorty wrote:
You know, the information you are "fishing" for that is allowed to be public record, is and there is no need to start a thread for speculation. See the thing is, if this man is guilty of what he is accused of, then creating it as an issue on this forum, could very well create a problem for the prosecutors when it comes time to find an impartial jury for his trial. If he isn't guilty, these charges alone are a life sentence for an innocent person. Let it lay. If this has anything to do with you personally, then bringing it up on topix is not the proper thing to do, and I wouldn't need to point that out to you.
I heard from a person that knows the man's family that he is going through a divorce and that this might be some sort of witch-hunt in retaliation for something other than what he was accused of. I'm not sure what it takes to get someone initially arrested on this type of charge but I sincerely hope there is unrefutable physical evidence before this man is convicted. Don't get me wrong, if he did it I would wish he could be locked up for life or some other possible ancient punishment that would ENSURE he could never offend again. But if he is innocent, it would be a terrible, unfair thing to live with for the rest of his life.
Dont Be Cruel

Zanesville, OH

#10 Feb 11, 2009
armchair poster wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard from a person that knows the man's family that he is going through a divorce and that this might be some sort of witch-hunt in retaliation for something other than what he was accused of. I'm not sure what it takes to get someone initially arrested on this type of charge but I sincerely hope there is unrefutable physical evidence before this man is convicted. Don't get me wrong, if he did it I would wish he could be locked up for life or some other possible ancient punishment that would ENSURE he could never offend again. But if he is innocent, it would be a terrible, unfair thing to live with for the rest of his life.
It does seem that all it takes is a disiplined, aggatated child to make this type of accusation, or a parent out for blood to coach the child, and the target is then guilty until proven innocent. If it has happened, let him pay...dearly, but until the whole truth comes out...let it rest. The man is a father, as well as a business owner, and to persecute him here, without knowing all of the facts is just wrong.

“so what,i'm still a rock star ”

Since: Sep 08

bellefontaine

#11 Feb 11, 2009
done with that wrote:
they had to have some proof or the charges would not have been filed,and it doesn't take a highly educated person to figure that one out.Throw the book at all these pervs.there simply is NO excuse for all this.There are plenty of whores and people that will do this crap for free which means no praying on innocent children.SICK(hope i'm not called for jury duty cause they dont stand a chance with me)
No, they do not have to have any proof to charge someone! That is what the jury is for, prosecutors think everyone is guilty of something...probably due to their own lives.

“Get a life, people!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#12 Feb 11, 2009
Actually, in order to file a charge without a grand jury indictment, a prosecutor must swear on oath that there is probable cause to believe that a crime was committed and that the defendant committed it.

Probable cause is often described as "more likely than not" but for all practical purposes, I think it's closer to "maybe" or "some reason to believe that..."

“so what,i'm still a rock star ”

Since: Sep 08

bellefontaine

#13 Feb 11, 2009
The Flip Side wrote:
Actually, in order to file a charge without a grand jury indictment, a prosecutor must swear on oath that there is probable cause to believe that a crime was committed and that the defendant committed it.
Probable cause is often described as "more likely than not" but for all practical purposes, I think it's closer to "maybe" or "some reason to believe that..."
Remember now, we are in Logan County. I don't think the Prosecutor's sworn oath holds means anything.
who me

Mount Vernon, OH

#14 Feb 11, 2009
Whaz up in BC wrote:
Anyone know a Robert Wintersteller?
I know this man personally and am shocked to hear this news. I have a hard time believing. If something happened I feel for the child and he should be punished. but for all those people that truly know him, please think of the man you know and not just what you read.

Since: Oct 08

Lima, OH

#15 Feb 11, 2009
who me wrote:
<quoted text> I know this man personally and am shocked to hear this news. I have a hard time believing. If something happened I feel for the child and he should be punished. but for all those people that truly know him, please think of the man you know and not just what you read.
I also know him well, and don't believe what they are saying. I just hope that people don't judge him without the facts.
OMG

Marysville, OH

#16 Feb 11, 2009
What I find kind of odd is that the teacher from Western is being crucified on this web site and everyone is looking out for this guys best interest.
Now, that being said, I do not agree with what the teacher did, but, she did not hurt a child. If what Mr. Wintersteller is being charged with is true, then in my opinion what he did is MUCH worse. Both people should be treated with the innocent until proven guilty attitude, however, if I have to choose, I would much rather give the benefit of the doubt to the teacher accused of having sex with an adult, than the adult having sex with a child.
Just a thought, but, it is mine!

Since: Nov 08

Sidney, OH

#17 Feb 12, 2009
Um...she was caught red-handed. She met at the appointed place and time and money exchanged hands. The allegations against this man are just that at this point in time.
heart of forgiveness

Hopkinsville, KY

#18 Feb 12, 2009
I have to agree with OMG, You want to judge the teacher for getting $50. for sex with an adult, and stick up for another child molester. Why because he is a guy? May I remind you that just because you think you know someone, do you really? I am sure that all the parents who never thought their kids could be a murderer thought the same thing, and the women who killed their kids, I am sure their family and friends thought the same thing. Perverts don't go around telling people, nor do they want anyone to know. I agree, they do not just arrest someone without evidence. My daughter was raped at the age of 13 by a 19 yr.old and they did not run out and arrest him. They did a rape test and put her through hours of questioning and harassment and it was several days of investigation before they arrested him. So I am sure they had some hard evidence, and yes it does take more than just saying it. Those kids have to give alot of details and go through hours of questioning. So it does take more than just saying it. You have to give alot of explicit details of everything. And there is no excuse or any forgiveness for messing with children. That is a sick individual and they need locked up. Sad, I didn't see the news plastering his picture up. Guess that is because it so much more common than a woman asking for money for sex. Which in some states is legal. Child molesting is not legal in any state.
DLS

Galion, OH

#19 Feb 12, 2009
I am very sorry to hear what happened to your daughter, but, just because it happened to her doesn't mean it is true in this case. No one even knows anything about this situation. It is not your job to "gossip" and share your feelings about this. None of this has anything to do with you guys. You aren't prosecutors or defense attorneys and especially not a part of the jury. Get a life.
Hazel

Urbana, OH

#20 Feb 13, 2009
The teacher admitted it. They have tapes and all, she is just plain guilty. She also has two kids of her own that she has to explain this to. Now she is on the national news. She should get some kind of dumbazz award.

I don't get the pause everyone seems to have for Wintersteller. What gain would anyone have to make something like that up? Who would want to ruin a child's life like that? It seems too easy to say the child was lying and get out of it if your name is big enough. The penalties for child molesting are not harsh enough.

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