Child abuser sentenced 40 years after the crime

Full story: TwinCities.com

A Barron County judge has ordered a former teacher convicted of abusing a boy nearly 40 years ago to pay more than $14,500 in restitution.
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gunslinger

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aren't there statues of limitations for these things?

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My question is if he could convict him 40 years later, why not 40 years previously?

Since: Nov 08

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If only this man could have been caught sooner. Think of all the others he has likely abused in 40 years. In a sexual predators lifetime they will have abused 100 or more victims. Boys are much more unlikely to come forward. Many victims are effected emotionally for a lifetime.
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Dec 17, 2008
 
Not on this because some people never get pass the pain and emotional thoughts of being abused. In most cases itís just to hard to prove not unless the accuser says they did it. In some cases it makes the person scared for life.
No I am not a doctor or lawyer
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Dec 17, 2008
 
The victim did NOT sue the defendant in this case. Restitution is given to victims of crimes as part of a CRIMINAL case, not a CIVIL case. Restitution is not just "given," either. The victim has to provide documentation of expenses related to this crime (counseling, loss of property, etc) in order to get the restitution, and even then, the judge may not order the defendant to pay everything the victim has requested.

As you can see in the news article, the money given to the victim in this case covered the cost of his counseling.
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40 years ago and he is still sniveling? I was abused 40 years ago and never felt the need to sue anyone. What a crybaby.
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I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE FOLKS ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD ARE BEING SO NASTY TO THE VICTIM, WHAT IF THIS WAS ONE OF YOUR SONS? I FOR ONE AM HAPPY THAT THE PERVERT FINALLY GOT SOME SORT OF PUNISHMENT. ANY CHILD MOLESTER SHOULD BE SHOT IN FRONT OF ANYONE WHO WISHES TO VIEW IT, I DON'T CARE IF IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO OR FORTY MINUTES AGO.
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I hope they don't come after me.

Since: Feb 08

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Dec 17, 2008
 
Commen Sense :DON'T ABUSE PEOPLE & LEARN TO SHARE & GET ALONG WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS & ALWAYS THINK BEFORE YOU ACT !!
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60 days is all he got wow. ill bet he re-offends. i say we give these creaps the russian firing squad. one in the back of the head in the middle of the downtown street so everyone can see what happened and why! there would be alot less child molesters if they feared getting killed for it
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Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
My question is if he could convict him 40 years later, why not 40 years previously?
It wasn't exactly handled as a crime 40 years ago. More often then not swept under the rug.

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420 DuDe wrote:
Commen Sense :DON'T ABUSE PEOPLE & LEARN TO SHARE & GET ALONG WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS & ALWAYS THINK BEFORE YOU ACT !!
Hey 420 Dude, LOVE the Betty Page tribute!

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Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
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Hey 420 Dude, LOVE the Betty Page tribute!
Thanks.. My grandpa had her pic all over his basement wall & would tell me how she was a GREAT pinup doll !! I just enjoy the stories he would tell me when I was a youngster back in the early 70's..
Well I enjoy reading your comments & enjoy the Holidays Jeff T .

Peace

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420 DuDe wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks.. My grandpa had her pic all over his basement wall & would tell me how she was a GREAT pinup doll !! I just enjoy the stories he would tell me when I was a youngster back in the early 70's..
Well I enjoy reading your comments & enjoy the Holidays Jeff T .
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Thanks, friend. Your Grandfather was a smart man and passed an important icon on to you.

I pray God's Peace and Grace to you and yours on this tremendously blessed Christmas season!
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Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
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Hey 420 Dude, LOVE the Betty Page tribute!
I love it too....it's very cool!

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Workaday Oakdale Brother wrote:
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I love it too....it's very cool!
Thanks Happy Holidays to you WOB ..Man your the one that is Cool !! Keep the comments rolling off your mind their very interesting !!

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Dec 17, 2008
 
In most cases there is no 'statute of limitaions' for crimes against people.
maybe you liked it

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40 years ago and he is still sniveling? I was abused 40 years ago and never felt the need to sue anyone. What a crybaby.
First off, are you honestly saying you don't think this pervert should be held accountable for his actions? How many other kids do you think this bastard molested? I'm sure it was more than just this kid because pediphiles look at kids like you look at Lay's Potatoe Chips ,(betcha cant eat just one).
Second this "cry baby" as you call him didn't sue anyone. The pervert was arrested, charged and convicted of a CRIME that he now has to answer for. The court awarded this amount to the man for his counseling costs because of this trauma. This was not a one time thing either , it was over a two year period, multiple times. And he is just supposed to "get over it"?
I don't care if it was once or a hundred times, if someone molests a child they should be punished, and a hell of lot worse than this worthless $^@&^$# received. A deer slug to the balls comes to mind as suitable.

And whoopie for your happy ass that you didn't sue or feel the need to. Maybe you were only abused once, maybe a hundred times, maybe not at all and just want to spew stupidity. Who knows, and what's more , who the hell cares.

If you can't understand why this man sought to expose this pervert for the piece of crap he is, tough. He did the right thing. Did you ever stop to think that by you yourself NOT doing anything to expose the person who abused you that maybe, just maybe, you made it possible for him to abuse others after you. Maybe you were scared, maybe you were ashamed. Who nows, maybe you just liked it.
He didn't,and he stood up and dealt with it so others didn't have to.
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AAAAAAAA00000000000 wrote:
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE FOLKS ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD ARE BEING SO NASTY TO THE VICTIM, WHAT IF THIS WAS ONE OF YOUR SONS? I FOR ONE AM HAPPY THAT THE PERVERT FINALLY GOT SOME SORT OF PUNISHMENT. ANY CHILD MOLESTER SHOULD BE SHOT IN FRONT OF ANYONE WHO WISHES TO VIEW IT, I DON'T CARE IF IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO OR FORTY MINUTES AGO.
Finally someone with some balls. A deer slug to the nuts followed by a good old fashioned ass beating by the victim sounds good for starters.
After that, smear his ass with meat sauce and toss him to the pit bulls, pirahna, aligators, whatever you have.
Pediphiles should not be allowed the chance to reoffend, ever. One strike and you're out.
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40 years ago and he is still sniveling? I was abused 40 years ago and never felt the need to sue anyone. What a crybaby.
You are one stupid pathetic piece of garbage.
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Dec 18, 2008
 
they should just chop off his johnson and surgically hook up a cathader so he can pee without his genitals. cause he dont deserve them lol

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