4-Year Sentence In Molestation Case

4-Year Sentence In Molestation Case

There are 12 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 8, 2007, titled 4-Year Sentence In Molestation Case. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A former karate instructor was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for inappropriately touching a 9-year-old student in 2003.

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Newington, CT

#1 Jun 8, 2007
I can see his daughter showing him unconditional love but the wife, it just baffles me. He was found guilty of molesting little girls how can a grown woman stand by somebody like that. He deserves the sentence he received.

Andover, CT

#3 Jun 8, 2007
What is this man doing, especially of his past and being a karate instr. How could his wife be ok with this and listening his need to hear about first time stories, that is sick in it self, this man deserves his jail time and much more harming children like that, what a sicko!!
Not vindictive

United States

#4 Jun 8, 2007
Yes, its true that his wife and children are also victims. Sadly however, they are only victoms of his own bad behavior. These are things that he apparently didn't think of when he failed to consider how his actions may hurt others.
High School Parent

South Windsor, CT

#5 Jun 8, 2007
[quote] Lenarz's wife and daughter and two friends also spoke on his behalf, and described him as a good father, funny and gregarious man and talented karate teacher [end quote]

Another good father. I think whats worse than this putrid piece of crap child molester is the wife and "friends" that actually believe his innocence after all the convictions and past history. A wife that stays with a husband like that is a low life in and of herself. Low self-esteem, no self respect, doesnt care about her kids (or she wouldnt subject them to a father like this), dumb as a log, and should have a cell by his side. How does she sleep with him at night with those visuals in her mind? Sick b*tch. And I cant wish enough terrible things on him when he's in jail. One can only hope that he gets his......
High School Parent

South Windsor, CT

#6 Jun 8, 2007
Not vindictive wrote:
Yes, its true that his wife and children are also victims. Sadly however, they are only victoms of his own bad behavior. These are things that he apparently didn't think of when he failed to consider how his actions may hurt others.
His wife is not a victim. The kids yes...they cant control their scumbag father. But the wife is no victim. Especially since she chooses to continue to sleep next to that lowest of parasites. I have no respect for a woman like that and in fact, she shouldnt be allowed to have kids. Garbage...all garbage.

Northbrook, IL

#7 Jun 8, 2007
I bet the wifey was in on it
dont mess with this mom

United States

#8 Jun 8, 2007
As a mother-my children's health and safety come first! I wouldn't jeopordize their lives at any point! If this situation were to happen to my family-the perve would be hauling ass cuz i'd be whipping it with my karate!
let justice be done


#9 Jun 8, 2007
Now that the justice system has done its job, lets hope the penal system does its. Let this hypocritical excuse for a humsn being come out of the system with some feeling of what it feels like to be sexually abused.
And enough denial already.... a prior conviction, a created web site to entice minors to reveal sexual acts and,now, this conviction <as well as the other 5 counts and at least 2 other victims who were strong enough to come forward only to be discredited by lawyers who know how to manipulate>. The denials by his family and 'friends' only serve to further his own denial. Wake up!!! This molester will never even begin to rehab until "family and friends" stop aiding in denial. If you want to be a 'friend' and if you consider yourself 'family' then help the real victims understand that they did the right thing coming forward. Then confront this molester with the truth and get him to face up. Get him to apologize for his actions intstead of supporting his actions!!

Suffield, CT

#10 Jun 8, 2007
3 little girls and their families had to wait 4 years of dread before they would testify against this child molester. What they endured as his victims was horrible. 2 of these girls were molested by him for over 4 years These 3 sweet little girls were so brave and believable, no child would be able to testify the way they did, without the bottom line being that he molested them. All the girls and their families have been through a nightmare. He has had no regard for these children and what he put them and their families through, but he has also victimized his own children by his actions and dragging them on this nightmare too. Because,(for reasons only the Jury knows) he was found guilty for only 1 charge and is not being punished appropriately. The Judge gave him a very strong sentence for the 1 molestation crime If he had been found guilty of all his crimes he wouldn't be out of prison until he was a very old man. Sometimes the "Jury System" doesn't work. I would love to hear from one of the Jurors.

“Water calm~No alligators?”

Since: May 07

Far Away from You

#11 Jun 8, 2007
I've always said it's a shame that child molesters don't get more time than this. A person walking around with marijuana receives a much longer sentence. I have my own ideas on why this is so, but I'll leave that topic alone...for fear of being called a racist <wink>

North Granby, CT

#12 Jun 9, 2007
wow. i cant believe this sicko. He deserves much more time. At least twice as long as the girls had to suffer for.
Justice Seeker

East Hartford, CT

#13 Jun 9, 2007
So, let's see, this human piece of feces already has at least one prior conviction, and will be back out in society ( you know where our children live ) in about 3 years with good behavior. This guy in cancer in society and with strike again and next time who knows what he will do...Should be simple, if you mess with kids, in this case more than once, you should be out of society for the rest of your pathetic life!...4 years , what a joke. Talk about keepoing our children in danger...Thanks Judge!

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