Still blaming his 10-year-old victim, Catasauqua man gets 10-40...

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A 32-year-old Catasauqua man insisted Thursday that his 10-year-old rape victim was partly to blame for the attacks.
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Jul 18, 2009
 
ok- ONE MUST know this situation. It was a family of low IQ parents who don't know better. They are pathetic. I totally want to know how this could happen...This is a travesty.
sharon

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Jul 18, 2009
 
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ok- ONE MUST know this situation. It was a family of low IQ parents who don't know better. They are pathetic. I totally want to know how this could happen...This is a travesty.
i just found out about it when he got arrested , yes both parents have low IQ and yes it's disgusting and tragic that this happened and he is going to pay for what he did, but the sad apart about it is that the mother did nothing to stop it, and she knew what was going on and child welfare was informed that the mother knew and nothing was done.

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Jul 18, 2009
 
Sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated. They never accept responsibility for their horrific sex crimes.
I think the US should have a prison just for sex offenders and they are never be released.
The good thing is that this animal was caught, convicted and sentenced to 10-40 years. You can almost be sure that this is not the first child that this animal abused.

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#24
Jul 18, 2009
 
That is terrible if child welfare was informed and did nothing.
sharon wrote:
<quoted text> i just found out about it when he got arrested , yes both parents have low IQ and yes it's disgusting and tragic that this happened and he is going to pay for what he did, but the sad apart about it is that the mother did nothing to stop it, and she knew what was going on and child welfare was informed that the mother knew and nothing was done.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
sharon wrote:
<quoted text> i just found out about it when he got arrested , yes both parents have low IQ and yes it's disgusting and tragic that this happened and he is going to pay for what he did, but the sad apart about it is that the mother did nothing to stop it, and she knew what was going on and child welfare was informed that the mother knew and nothing was done.
I don't know if she knew anything. However, she is simple.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
Arrest Bush wrote:
So they had all this evidence, but they still cut a plea deal???? What the he11 is wrong with this picture?? Now instead of putting this guy away for longer, he only gets 10 to 40 years!!! Hey DA, wake the heck up!!
The girl would have to testify if he went to trial.
If the judge also labelled him a sexual dangerous person, PA may have a provision to keep him civilly committed, meaning locked up, after his jail term expires. Lots of states have that.

Also, the general jail population does not take kindly to child rapists. He's in for much more than "3 hots and a cot" and rightly so. Let him fry in this life and the next.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> The girl would have to testify if he went to trial.
If the judge also labelled him a sexual dangerous person, PA may have a provision to keep him civilly committed, meaning locked up, after his jail term expires. Lots of states have that.
Also, the general jail population does not take kindly to child rapists. He's in for much more than "3 hots and a cot" and rightly so. Let him fry in this life and the next.
pLEASE JUST ACCEPT THE FACT THAT HE WAS A MORON. lET'S KEEP HIM OUT OF THE GENERAL POPULATION.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
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I don't know if she knew anything. However, she is simple.
yeah she knew everything ,she left him do it to his own daughter ,her daughter was taken from her after this happened actually both of the kids were taken ,but unfortunely she got the boy back and child welfare is checking up on her, their both disgusting & horrible parents.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
sharon wrote:
<quoted text> yeah she knew everything ,she left him do it to his own daughter ,her daughter was taken from her after this happened actually both of the kids were taken ,but unfortunely she got the boy back and child welfare is checking up on her, their both disgusting & horrible parents.
They shouldn't have had any kids in the first place, then any of this shit wouldn't have happened to that poor girl.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
Unfortunately the prison system often segregates these types of prisoners from the general population for their protection.
I say, Death Penalty. No excuses for these type crimes.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
One last thing. Child Welfare always blame lack of resources after a bad crime has been committed against a child they were supposed to monitor. They always say there goal is reuniting families. These kind of families don't deserve innocent little kids. Child Protective Services should be the most coveted and important jobs in the world and only sincere dedicated Professionals should have one. Not some person that acts like the b***h at the local DMV office.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
kelly wrote:
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They shouldn't have had any kids in the first place, then any of this **** wouldn't have happened to that poor girl.
your right, i agree with you a 100 percent.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
noway wrote:
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I was wondering the same thing! He could be out on parole before the girl turns 18!
They more then likely did a pea deal so they wouldn't have to go before a jury and have the girl on the stand and relive the whole thing. Plus if brought before a jury he might even have a reduce sentance or sent home with-out doing time. With a 10-40 year sentence a judge can force him to serve his 10 years then his next 30 years of parole be spent a mid securaty state hospital.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
John wrote:
<quoted text>They more then likely did a pea deal so they wouldn't have to go before a jury and have the girl on the stand and relive the whole thing. Plus if brought before a jury he might even have a reduce sentance or sent home with-out doing time. With a 10-40 year sentence a judge can force him to serve his 10 years then his next 30 years of parole be spent a mid securaty state hospital.
from what i heard he took a plea deal ,so he wouldn't have to face a jury ,if it would have went to jury he would be spending the rest of his life behind bars which he should be doing anyways ,my niece is the one who is suffering and damaged for the rest of her life ,as for him he can rot in there.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
sharon wrote:
<quoted text>from what i heard he took a plea deal ,so he wouldn't have to face a jury ,if it would have went to jury he would be spending the rest of his life behind bars which he should be doing anyways ,my niece is the one who is suffering and damaged for the rest of her life ,as for him he can rot in there.
I'm not aware of the whole story so I can only go by my own experience.
Most of the time the DA will allow a plea deal to help protect the victim and possible witness further. As a victim of an attempted murder. The DA with my approval offered the attacker a plea deal. She was very concerned about the fact it was his word against mine even though he was an intruder in my home plus she didn't want my wife and mother-in-law to have to be interrigated by the defender. Also you never know how the jury is going to go. The judge gave my attacker 20 years with parol in 15 years of which he has to spend it in a max secerty state hospital. At least I got that for my pain and suffering.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
sharon wrote:
<quoted text>from what i heard he took a plea deal ,so he wouldn't have to face a jury ,if it would have went to jury he would be spending the rest of his life behind bars which he should be doing anyways ,my niece is the one who is suffering and damaged for the rest of her life ,as for him he can rot in there.
are you the aunt on the mother's side or the father's side?
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Jul 21, 2009
 
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pLEASE JUST ACCEPT THE FACT THAT HE WAS A ****. lET'S KEEP HIM OUT OF THE GENERAL POPULATION.
Do I correctly understand that you are being protective of this man by wanting to keep him out of the general prison population?
Do I correctly understand that he had sex with his own 10 year old daughter multiple times and her mother was aware and did nothing to stop it?
Do I correctly understand that the excuse being given is that the mother and father have low intelligence?

Is all of this correct or did I miss something here ?
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Jul 21, 2009
 
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are you the aunt on the mother's side or the father's side?
that was my ten year old niece that was raped, thats all i'm gonna say.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
PEllen wrote:
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Do I correctly understand that you are being protective of this man by wanting to keep him out of the general prison population?
Do I correctly understand that he had sex with his own 10 year old daughter multiple times and her mother was aware and did nothing to stop it?
Do I correctly understand that the excuse being given is that the mother and father have low intelligence?
Is all of this correct or did I miss something here ?
your right it was his own daughter and your right her mother did nothing 2 stop it ,but no way should he ever be free again 2 hurt anyone.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
sharon wrote:
<quoted text>your right it was his own daughter and your right her mother did nothing 2 stop it ,but no way should he ever be free again 2 hurt anyone.
I misunderstood . I thought you didn't want him in the general prison population for his safety

I know all the bad stuff about trying to control who should or should not have kids and the stuff the Nazi's did, but you BIL should have had his nuts clipped at puberty. Your sister, too, for that matter. Sorry if that offends you, but the girl had no defenses and apparently no one to protect her

Fry both of them in this life and the next.I don't care that she was simple. Somethings even low functioning people should know or they shouldn't be left alone with children.

Are you close enough geographically to be able to help with the love and support she needs?

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