Jury deadlocks in trial of Lowell firefighter

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The future of a decorated Lowell firefighter accused of attempting to use the Internet to lure what he thought was a 14-year-old girl into having sex is still unclear after a jury could not reach a verdict in ... Full Story
Chris Hanson

Revere, MA

#1 Jan 15, 2009
Hi John, I'm Chris Hanson with Dateline NBC. Why don't you have a seat over there.
Frank

Lowell, MA

#2 Jan 15, 2009
Guy still wants to sleep with kids, lock him up.
awesome

Chelmsford, MA

#3 Jan 15, 2009
what a piece os crap. How is the jury deadlocked.

“um, ok...yea, that's it...”

Since: Aug 08

Lowell

#4 Jan 15, 2009
he's a pig

but, what are they trying to get him on? What charges? He never asked to meet the girl. Just had online sex discussions, still gross and disgusting, but what are they trying to charge him with? Prohibited use of a Computer? Who's computer? If it was his personal computer, no one is prohibited on their personal computer! He never asked to meet her. Yes, its disgusting, but he was just talking sexually. Maybe they should have waited until he tried to set up a meeting with her
disgusted

AOL

#5 Jan 15, 2009
The jury was unable to make a unanimous decision. This guy was't found innocent. The City should have "zero tollerance" when it comes to something like this. Do the citizens of Lowell want someone of this moral character dealing with their children, and entering homes and schools? And, by the way, isn't there a State Law that requires MA firefighters to live in this state?
how true

Tewksbury, MA

#6 Jan 15, 2009
Chris Hanson wrote:
Hi John, I'm Chris Hanson with Dateline NBC. Why don't you have a seat over there.
OMG so funny
awesome

Chelmsford, MA

#7 Jan 16, 2009
Lowell Girl at Heart wrote:
he's a pig
but, what are they trying to get him on? What charges? He never asked to meet the girl. Just had online sex discussions, still gross and disgusting, but what are they trying to charge him with? Prohibited use of a Computer? Who's computer? If it was his personal computer, no one is prohibited on their personal computer! He never asked to meet her. Yes, its disgusting, but he was just talking sexually. Maybe they should have waited until he tried to set up a meeting with her
Doesnt matter it is underaged girl. What the hell is a matter with you. I guess you dont have kids but if you did would want him lending a hand to your daughter. I can tell you this much it would be more than a hand he would offer. Wake up you clown.
Keep whats working

Providence, RI

#8 Jan 16, 2009
disgusted wrote:
The jury was unable to make a unanimous decision. This guy was't found innocent. The City should have "zero tollerance" when it comes to something like this. Do the citizens of Lowell want someone of this moral character dealing with their children, and entering homes and schools? And, by the way, isn't there a State Law that requires MA firefighters to live in this state?
Innocent until proven guilty.
Thats the American way.
Judge not

Providence, RI

#9 Jan 16, 2009
awesome wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesnt matter it is underaged girl. What the hell is a matter with you. I guess you dont have kids but if you did would want him lending a hand to your daughter. I can tell you this much it would be more than a hand he would offer. Wake up you clown.
What the hell is the matter with YOU.
He was not prove guilty or innocent. Allegations happen all the time. I believe that if this guy was not a firefighter that we would not be hearing about this case anyway.
The Sun love to skewer our public employees.
awesome

Chelmsford, MA

#10 Jan 16, 2009
Judge,

Must be one of your friends or you do the same crap. If this was your daughter you would be singing a different tune so so wake you clown. I am sure they have evidence or this would not even be in court.
awesome

Chelmsford, MA

#11 Jan 16, 2009
Hey Honey can you help me pull on my firehose ? LFD must love having this scum in the Fire House especially when there kids come to visit. Take down the family photos
Anonymus

Dracut, MA

#12 Jan 16, 2009
A deadlocked Jury does not prove he is not guilty !! Humor me, lets say he is innocent. Innocent of what ? He did NOT chat with someone he thought was 14? Who did then? Give me a break people !
He engaged in chat with someone he thought was 14 ! I don't care what context it was in ! He is guilty of being a scum bag & people seated on the jury new it !
observer

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Jan 16, 2009
Leave the guy alone. He is a firefighter. He is a hero.
Lowell Citizen

Peabody, MA

#15 Jan 16, 2009
Why is a lowell firefighter residing in NH? Is that allowed. I was under the impression that all civil service employees must reside within the state.
Father Bob Upandown

Winthrop, MA

#16 Jan 16, 2009
Let us pray.............come here........now kneel down..........Amen
Father Bob Upandown

Winthrop, MA

#17 Jan 16, 2009
Lowell Citizen wrote:
Why is a lowell firefighter residing in NH? Is that allowed. I was under the impression that all civil service employees must reside within the state.
Because the girls are cuter in NH.....now...let us pray.....
Mybumhurts

Winthrop, MA

#18 Jan 16, 2009
Did he leave his number..?????
Amy-Cathy-old Michelle

Lowell, MA

#19 Jan 16, 2009
We are hideous
Lowell resident

Dracut, MA

#20 Jan 17, 2009
Lowell Girl at Heart wrote:
he's a pig
but, what are they trying to get him on? What charges? He never asked to meet the girl. Just had online sex discussions, still gross and disgusting, but what are they trying to charge him with? Prohibited use of a Computer? Who's computer? If it was his personal computer, no one is prohibited on their personal computer! He never asked to meet her. Yes, its disgusting, but he was just talking sexually. Maybe they should have waited until he tried to set up a meeting with her
Having a sexual discussion with a minor IS AGAINST THE LAW regardless of what computer you use. Thank god it was undercover police officer instead of an innocent young girl.

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