Convicted sex offender recaptured 37 years after escaping

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Federal officials say a convicted sex offender who walked away from a prison work detail in the Upper Peninsula in 1970 has been arrested outside his Milwaukee home.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
I am curious as to what people will think about this guy getting caught after about the same amount of time as the drug fugitive/housewife was. Will the same people defend him that defended her? Or should he finish his sentence?
What ever happened to that woman anyway?
Did she have to finish out her sentence?
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Jun 5, 2008
 
Boy, thats a long time not being found. He should go to a maximum security prison so he cant escape again. He has already gotten away with the crime after 37 yrs. on the run. what a shame that is. Theres not much thats going to punish him for now.....His life is more than half over already.

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Jun 5, 2008
 
Hmmm .... Why isn't every coming to bat for this man like they did Susan?... Is it because she was a women? Herion Dealer , Child Molester those are both very serious crimes. But, lets throw the child molester into a maxium security prison, but lets push the state to pardon Miss Herion Dealer? Hmmm ... boobs take you along way in life huh!

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Jun 5, 2008
 
Momma2007 wrote:
Hmmm .... Why isn't every coming to bat for this man like they did Susan?... Is it because she was a women? Herion Dealer , Child Molester those are both very serious crimes. But, lets throw the child molester into a maxium security prison, but lets push the state to pardon Miss Herion Dealer? Hmmm ... boobs take you along way in life huh!
In my opinion I see a huge difference between a heroin dealer and a child molester. HUGE. No comparison.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
Momma2007 wrote:
Hmmm .... Why isn't every coming to bat for this man like they did Susan?... Is it because she was a women? Herion Dealer , Child Molester those are both very serious crimes. But, lets throw the child molester into a maxium security prison, but lets push the state to pardon Miss Herion Dealer? Hmmm ... boobs take you along way in life huh!
I was just wondering the same thing. Veeeeery interesting, ey girls?

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Jun 5, 2008
 
Momma2007 wrote:
Hmmm .... Why isn't every coming to bat for this man like they did Susan?... Is it because she was a women? Herion Dealer , Child Molester those are both very serious crimes. But, lets throw the child molester into a maxium security prison, but lets push the state to pardon Miss Herion Dealer? Hmmm ... boobs take you along way in life huh!
Big difference between a man playing with a little boy or girl than selling dope to a consenting adult!

I do not think this should be thought about in the same manner.

I do not think selling dope is right either, but the woman became a very upstanding person in her community. It appears the war on drugs had much stricter penalties back then, then they do today.

The man should finish his time due to playing with little kids is just plain wrong!

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Jun 5, 2008
 
Randy Whitten wrote:
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Big difference between a man playing with a little boy or girl than selling dope to a consenting adult!
I do not think this should be thought about in the same manner.
I do not think selling dope is right either, but the woman became a very upstanding person in her community. It appears the war on drugs had much stricter penalties back then, then they do today.
The man should finish his time due to playing with little kids is just plain wrong!
Please don't get me wrong, this man should rot in prison for playing with children. My point was that a herion dealer should rot too. If michigan doesn't have room for them, ship them off to tent city.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
I agree 100% w/ Randy Whitten. She sold dope to adults, he abused little kids. Seems like a WORLD of difference to me.

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Jun 5, 2008
 
She sold herion to teenagers. Those are children also.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
Incinerate his nuts.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
Oh set him free. Has he been a productive member of society these years, hmm? Oh wait, being a drug pusher is preferred to being a child molester, is that it?
Target practice for both of them! Line 'em up....

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Jun 5, 2008
 
jaf wrote:
Oh set him free. Has he been a productive member of society these years, hmm? Oh wait, being a drug pusher is preferred to being a child molester, is that it?
Target practice for both of them! Line 'em up....
Agreed!
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Jun 5, 2008
 
Whuteva wrote:
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In my opinion I see a huge difference between a heroin dealer and a child molester. HUGE. No comparison.
Really? They BOTH destroy families. I don't think the divide is that great, myself.

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Jun 5, 2008
 
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Really? They BOTH destroy families. I don't think the divide is that great, myself.
So does alcohol and cigarettes. Are you going to compare West Side Beer Distributers and child molesters next? Alcohol and cigarettes have ruined more lives than all illegal drugs combined---a 1,000 times over!

A child molester who violates a child and scars an innocent soul for life is, in my opinion, the biggest piece of human waste ever to set foot on this earth. Period. There are no comparisons.

If you want to compare a vile, disgusting waste of skin to someone who sells drugs to another person who---chooses---to buy those drugs it would seem to me that you are stretching just a bit and have bought into the whole drug-war propaganda a bit too much.

With that being said you are allowed to have your opinion. I just disagree;-)

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Jun 5, 2008
 
Momma2007 wrote:
Hmmm .... Why isn't every coming to bat for this man like they did Susan?... Is it because she was a women? Herion Dealer , Child Molester those are both very serious crimes. But, lets throw the child molester into a maxium security prison, but lets push the state to pardon Miss Herion Dealer? Hmmm ... boobs take you along way in life huh!
Boy am I glad I have boobs! LOL

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Jun 5, 2008
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- A convicted sex offender who escaped from a Michigan prison in 1970 was arrested in Milwaukee as a fugitive.

Roger Allen Chipman is in custody in the Milwaukee County Jail awaiting extradition to Michigan to serve the remainder of his term. Chipman was sentenced to between 5-10 years for indecent liberties with a minor on Oct. 9, 1968, and sent to what is now known as the Marquette State Branch Prison. He escaped while on a work detail on Oct. 14, 1970.

In the ensuing 37 years, Chipman continued to sexually assault children and spent a number of years in prison for those crimes. In 1978, he was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to three years in prison. He was arrested again in 1995 and sentenced to eight years in prison for first-degree sexual assault. He served his full term and was released in November 2004.

He managed to evade the connection to his earlier Michigan arrest by using a different name, birth date and fake Social Security number. He registered as a sex offender in Wisconsin using his alias.

But in May, the US Marshals sent Chipman's fingerprints around the country. A match came back, and he was arrested without incident, though he initially denied being Chipman.



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Jun 5, 2008
 
they should chop his ding dong off for being such a pervert.also lock him up with guys doing life in prison so he could be someones little girl.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
Whuteva wrote:
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So does alcohol and cigarettes. Are you going to compare West Side Beer Distributers and child molesters next? Alcohol and cigarettes have ruined more lives than all illegal drugs combined---a 1,000 times over!
A child molester who violates a child and scars an innocent soul for life is, in my opinion, the biggest piece of human waste ever to set foot on this earth. Period. There are no comparisons.
If you want to compare a vile, disgusting waste of skin to someone who sells drugs to another person who---chooses---to buy those drugs it would seem to me that you are stretching just a bit and have bought into the whole drug-war propaganda a bit too much.
With that being said you are allowed to have your opinion. I just disagree;-)
At ease there private.

Alcohol and cigs are LEGAL as LEGALIZED by voting citizens who backed the legislators who approved their usage.

HEROIN is NOT LEGAL!

The b!tch needs to do her time.

This scum wad piece of schit Chipman, needs a bullet in his focking head.

Drunks and smokers are another matter.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
Whuteva wrote:
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So does alcohol and cigarettes. Are you going to compare West Side Beer Distributers and child molesters next? Alcohol and cigarettes have ruined more lives than all illegal drugs combined---a 1,000 times over!
A child molester who violates a child and scars an innocent soul for life is, in my opinion, the biggest piece of human waste ever to set foot on this earth. Period. There are no comparisons.
If you want to compare a vile, disgusting waste of skin to someone who sells drugs to another person who---chooses---to buy those drugs it would seem to me that you are stretching just a bit and have bought into the whole drug-war propaganda a bit too much.
With that being said you are allowed to have your opinion. I just disagree;-)
With as many families as alcohol has destroyed in this country over the last 150 or so years if you looked at the numbers you might not want to string up the companies that produced and sold it but you sure as hell would the govt that made it legal again. When did you start using illegal drugs if ever? I can guarantee about 85% of us started using before the age of 18, which was supplied by someone over 18 years of age. I am not saying the molestor has any rights and should not be nailed to his cell by his ballz but the drug dealer is no better. They hurt just as many minors and destroy just as many lives. I do not need the drug-war propaganda to tell me this, as a habitual user of drugs in my past I can speak first hand.
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Jun 5, 2008
 
seems to me Michigan dropped the ball here. why had his fingerprints not been out there until this past may? They could have spared some child or many children the heartache and pain of his attacks.

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