Bennington prostitution case ends in ...

Bennington prostitution case ends in plea deal

There are 25 comments on the WCAX-TV Burlington story from Apr 29, 2013, titled Bennington prostitution case ends in plea deal. In it, WCAX-TV Burlington reports that:

A lengthy prostitution investigation in Bennington ended in a plea deal Monday. Thomas Lyons, owner of Bennington Subaru, pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of prohibited acts for soliciting a prostitute.

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Karma

Bennington, VT

#1 Apr 29, 2013
Man what goes around comes around!!! That scumbag goes around Bennington talking shit about everyone else and low and behold look at who the real dirtbag is!! His lawer is trying to make him look like the victim but now everyone knows he was exploiting young vernerable women! We all know who else was involved in this and they should be counting there blessings that there names didn't get published, I guess the regulars at mt Anthony country club can breath a little easier now.... I guess your not above the law eh Tom???
Wow

New York, NY

#2 Apr 30, 2013
Wow read the article in the Bennington banner, he was talking to girls as young as 14 years old through his Jason balsh ( Tom Lyons) Facebook account... That's younger than his daughter... And all he gets is a slap on the wrist!!!! Anyone else would have been made an example of!!! And he's the victim here, what's wrong with this picture people???
Alex

El Monte, CA

#3 May 1, 2013
What's with all the negativity here folks???? If the bitches are willing to sell their asses to a total stranger they are as guilty as he is, plain and simple..... No felony charges for getting some head from an ugly slut is why the DA agreed with the plea bargain... The bitch should be charged with failing to wear a bag over her head during the act.... Things that make you go Brrrrrrrr.....
LSU

United States

#4 May 1, 2013
Alex wrote:
What's with all the negativity here folks???? If the bitches are willing to sell their asses to a total stranger they are as guilty as he is, plain and simple..... No felony charges for getting some head from an ugly slut is why the DA agreed with the plea bargain... The bitch should be charged with failing to wear a bag over her head during the act.... Things that make you go Brrrrrrrr.....
Some of the brothers happen to like ugly white sluts Alex and wouldn't want them to wear a bag. Things that make them go yummmmmmmm!
Wow

Wolcott, VT

#5 May 1, 2013
Read the banner article he was talking to 14 year old girls, some if the conversation was "dam you are so sexy" !!! Is that ok to try and pick up 14 year olds in your book???
The guy is a total slime ball, that is younger that his daughters.....
Alex

El Monte, CA

#6 May 1, 2013
Did he know she was 14 years old???? Probably not, and the facts are he never hooked up with a minor or got into explicit conversations with one or his ass would be doing some serious time on felony charges.... Lets also point out that in this day and age there are a ton of teenage sluts from all ages playing games and approaching older men on the Interweb for favors..... Right Stevie?????
Community Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

#7 May 1, 2013
'Lust', 'Its What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru

“Get off my lawn!”

Since: Jun 11

People's Republic of VT

#8 May 1, 2013
Alex wrote:
What's with all the negativity here folks???? If the bitches are willing to sell their asses to a total stranger they are as guilty as he is, plain and simple..... No felony charges for getting some head from an ugly slut is why the DA agreed with the plea bargain... The bitch should be charged with failing to wear a bag over her head during the act.... Things that make you go Brrrrrrrr.....
"The bitch should be charged with failing to wear a bag over her head during the act..."

Something tells me Mr. Wow wasn't able to get the less than pulchritudinous young 'lady' to perform the same service on him. Either that, or it was ms. Wow who was passed over for the non-bagged one.
Wow

Plainfield, VT

#9 May 1, 2013
Did you even read the article or are you just spouting off?? Here I will help you:
"Silvestro's affidavit highlights one conversation Lyons had with a 14-year-old female during which he states, "I mean damn . You are so sexy . it's hard tellin age these days."
AND:
"between August 2012 and October 2012, Lyons told the girl to wear shorts, suggested she should wear a "low cut" shirt and asked the girl if she wears a bra. "
So as you can see here the scumbag knew her age as she told him. You are either related to the slimeball or you are just a troll looking to start shit.... Thank you
Wow

Plainfield, VT

#10 May 1, 2013
"Jason Balsh did not exist and he had 242 young friends from our tiny community. These are high school kids, some kids younger than high school, some young women in their early 20s, all engaging in conversation with a man they thought was someone who he wasn't. Instead of being a hot, hip, young black kid, it was a 54-year-old white man........
LSU

Mechanicville, NY

#13 May 1, 2013
Alex wrote:
Did he know she was 14 years old???? Probably not, and the facts are he never hooked up with a minor or got into explicit conversations with one or his ass would be doing some serious time on felony charges.... Lets also point out that in this day and age there are a ton of teenage sluts from all ages playing games and approaching older men on the Interweb for favors..... Right Stevie?????
They just can't resist a big black Mandingo!
Resident

New York, NY

#16 May 1, 2013
@WOW- in my opinion nobody was a victim here besides his family who suffered greatly due to the small town. Blame it on Tom for putting them in that position, blame it on the banner for thriving off the attention that is your choice. However the only person to blame now is people like you, as continuously commenting is just simply keeping the article popular. You mention that he has daughters multiple times in your comments, shame on you for not being mature enough to leave any reference to them out of this.

“Smarten up!!”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#17 May 1, 2013
These girls didn't quit. They are still on the clock so to say. I think this whole thing was swept under the rug with a slap on the wrist. Because no one wants to know just how far up the chain it went. Bennington has become a nightmare... Wish it was like it was 25-30 plus years ago.
Alex

United States

#18 May 2, 2013
Dear Mrs WOW, did you read the article???? NO ILLEGAL ACTS took place with a minor.... Ill restate the facts, one each 14 year old slut flashing her ass on Facebook wearing panties or shorts is not grounds for criminal charges even if the other person was 17.... You have 15 year old sluts pushing baby buggies all over Bennville... Why isn't the daddy being charged with having sex with a minor???? These little bitches lure anybody willing to knock them up and then brag about being a baby mama like she just won the lottery.... Getting back to Facebook, one has to be invited in to carry on chit chat.... So how do you suppose this little conversation got started in the first place???? She's ready to jump in the sack with some stranger because he's da man Pimp...... I'm not defending this asshole, I'm saying he was lured as well..... Try sticking a cork in that cranial leak of yours and you just might see the entire picture and not just your tunnel vision view which Bennville is so famous for....
Wow

Plainfield, VT

#19 May 2, 2013
Were did I say Illegal?? So it would be ok with you if that Scumbag was talking to your sister or daughter like that?? She was 14, so no matter if you think she was a "slut" she was 14!!! The grown "MAN" should know better right??? My point is I find it quite ironic that that POS who spouts off and talks shit about everyone in town is involved in this type of shit..... If it was some other guy they would have made an example out of him.....

Now to "Resident" again you must be one of his buddies from the Country Club who said he would never be involved in this type of thing... Good luck every person now know who Tom Lyons really is!!! He runs around like he's better than everyone else, well guess what KARMA has come and bit that POS right in the ass. My point about saying he had kids was he would flip his shit if that was his "kid" on the other end and some Dirty Old Man was saying that to his child. Guess what he would want there head!!! Thank You

“Smarten up!!”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#20 May 2, 2013
Alex wrote:
Dear Mrs WOW, did you read the article???? NO ILLEGAL ACTS took place with a minor.... Ill restate the facts, one each 14 year old slut flashing her ass on Facebook wearing panties or shorts is not grounds for criminal charges even if the other person was 17.... You have 15 year old sluts pushing baby buggies all over Bennville... Why isn't the daddy being charged with having sex with a minor???? These little bitches lure anybody willing to knock them up and then brag about being a baby mama like she just won the lottery.... Getting back to Facebook, one has to be invited in to carry on chit chat.... So how do you suppose this little conversation got started in the first place???? She's ready to jump in the sack with some stranger because he's da man Pimp...... I'm not defending this asshole, I'm saying he was lured as well..... Try sticking a cork in that cranial leak of yours and you just might see the entire picture and not just your tunnel vision view which Bennville is so famous for....
That guy tried to talk to anyone. I am pretty sure he sent the chat invite, He sent the friends request. Hell he talked to me last year and my daughter.. He was funny at first. Then started offering 500 for me to be a part in an "Oreo Cookie" as he put it. When I shot his offer down, He asked me why it seems Bennington women are afraid of the black man. Because he was pretty sure ever female had a price. I pretty much told him what I thought of him and blocked him without a second thought. Then a few months later my daughter was telling me about some black guy named Jason Balsh. I said he is trouble. Her words were.. " Do ya think" do you know what he wanted me to do.. I said ya Pretty much. She blocked him a well. Knowing that he talked to my "ADULT" child that way I un-blocked him and went threw his friends list and warned the girls he was a creeper, and any of the minors I knew I contacted their parents. which he was removed from his list.. I never ever ever thought there was girls acting upon his request. Or I would of went to the police myself about him. Nor did I ever think it was a dirty old white man playing as a young black man.

“Smarten up!!”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#21 May 2, 2013
Resident wrote:
@WOW- in my opinion nobody was a victim here besides his family who suffered greatly due to the small town. Blame it on Tom for putting them in that position, blame it on the banner for thriving off the attention that is your choice. However the only person to blame now is people like you, as continuously commenting is just simply keeping the article popular. You mention that he has daughters multiple times in your comments, shame on you for not being mature enough to leave any reference to them out of this.
You are very sadly mistaken.. He is a dirty old white man praying on young girls. Paying them in drugs to have sex with him.. NO VICTIMS?? aren't you a sad excuse of a human being.. Or wait.. Are you on the client list also?? Part of lest sweep this under the rug. give Mr. poor Lyons a slap on the wrist because the people of Bennington don't need to know how deep it actually went.. No victims.. yeah okay... sad sad sad human being you are.
Alex

United States

#22 May 2, 2013
Wow wrote:
Were did I say Illegal?? So it would be ok with you if that Scumbag was talking to your sister or daughter like that?? She was 14, so no matter if you think she was a "slut" she was 14!!! The grown "MAN" should know better right??? My point is I find it quite ironic that that POS who spouts off and talks shit about everyone in town is involved in this type of shit..... If it was some other guy they would have made an example out of him.....
Now to "Resident" again you must be one of his buddies from the Country Club who said he would never be involved in this type of thing... Good luck every person now know who Tom Lyons really is!!! He runs around like he's better than everyone else, well guess what KARMA has come and bit that POS right in the ass. My point about saying he had kids was he would flip his shit if that was his "kid" on the other end and some Dirty Old Man was saying that to his child. Guess what he would want there head!!! Thank You
Now to "Resident" again?????
Let me pull out my Bennville Doi Di Doi translation pamphlet/Cracker trying to talk hood Ebonics thesaurus... Nope, nothing there and I don't possess the Whitey trying to be Mexican version... WTF are you talking about?????

"He runs around like he's better than everyone else."
A retard with a Schwinn and a paper route is better than most in
Bennville proper....

"spouts off and talks shit about everyone in town"
Well there is an original observation, NOT.... The people of
Bennville and Smallville USA have been doing that since Christ was a cowboy, especially between the peasants and those of the Kings court... I'll bet that Tom screwed you on a used Subaru with bald tires and a 8-track tape player to cause your hostile remarks....

"My point about saying he had kids was he would flip his shit if that was his "kid" on the other end"
I seriously doubt such an occurrence would ever take place, point being, educated kids verses Doi Di Doi dropout little sluts who have strayed away from the confines of the trailer park....

Once again, I don't agree or would I condone the shit that he pulled BUT, you are clueless to what these little bitches do
on the interweb and when they are confronted about it, it's never their fault.... The interweb is now the new babysitter which replaced color TV and cable.... Where are the parents of these little tramps????

And as a past member of the Country Club, don't classify the entire group as being perverts and stalkers of teenage girls...
You're confusing them with members of the Republican House and Senate.....




Wow

Wolcott, VT

#23 May 2, 2013
Alex if you look a few posts up I was refering to the Person that posted as "Resident". I was also a past memebr thank you and was not saying everyone there is like that.....
No matter how it's spun by him and his buddies what he did was wrong and dirty and I could care less if you agree.... He is now seen as the Scumbg he truely is :) Thank you

“Get off my lawn!”

Since: Jun 11

People's Republic of VT

#25 May 2, 2013
Alex wrote:
<quoted text>
Now to "Resident" again?????
Let me pull out my Bennville Doi Di Doi translation pamphlet/Cracker trying to talk hood Ebonics thesaurus... Nope, nothing there and I don't possess the Whitey trying to be Mexican version... WTF are you talking about?????
"He runs around like he's better than everyone else."
A retard with a Schwinn and a paper route is better than most in
Bennville proper....
"spouts off and talks shit about everyone in town"
Well there is an original observation, NOT.... The people of
Bennville and Smallville USA have been doing that since Christ was a cowboy, especially between the peasants and those of the Kings court... I'll bet that Tom screwed you on a used Subaru with bald tires and a 8-track tape player to cause your hostile remarks....
"My point about saying he had kids was he would flip his shit if that was his "kid" on the other end"
I seriously doubt such an occurrence would ever take place, point being, educated kids verses Doi Di Doi dropout little sluts who have strayed away from the confines of the trailer park....
Once again, I don't agree or would I condone the shit that he pulled BUT, you are clueless to what these little bitches do
on the interweb and when they are confronted about it, it's never their fault.... The interweb is now the new babysitter which replaced color TV and cable.... Where are the parents of these little tramps????
And as a past member of the Country Club, don't classify the entire group as being perverts and stalkers of teenage girls...
You're confusing them with members of the Republican House and Senate.....
"I'll bet that Tom screwed you on a used Subaru with bald tires and a 8-track tape player to cause your hostile remarks...."

Anyone that buys a Subaru deserves what they get.

8-track players are collectible now -- better change that to an AM radio that only picks up country and evangelical stations.

I'm still betting ol' Tommy turned down Wow in favor of the crack who re due to the foul stench and braided armpit hair.*That's* why she's so bitter.

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