State of New Jersey v. Steven Shriner

State of New Jersey v. Steven Shriner

There are 18 comments on the Rutgers Law Library story from Apr 12, 2007, titled State of New Jersey v. Steven Shriner. In it, Rutgers Law Library reports that:

Thomas Menchin argued the cause for appellant Mr. Menchin, Designated Counsel, of counsel and on the brief). Russell J. Curley, Deputy Attorney General, argued the cause for respondent . via Rutgers Law Library

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ziggy

Chesterfield, MO

#1 May 15, 2007
What is the background of this case?
cowboywaltz

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Jun 11, 2007
this guy got caught in a sting, chatted up a 14-year old online and arranged a meeting, etc. -- showed up to find out the child he'd planned on molesting was a cop.
cowboywaltz

Orem, UT

#3 Jun 28, 2007
you knew him?
cowboywaltz

Orem, UT

#4 Jul 9, 2007
old co-worker, and that's IT (argh).
cowboywaltz

Orem, UT

#5 Jul 9, 2007
you knew him as well?
random_guy

Fargo, ND

#6 Jul 6, 2009
i know this guy. i know him well. it's disgusting. i feel like a victim. i'm young but not a minor, but i look really young and am always carded when i buy cigarettes. i attempted a twisted relationship with this guy (he was 47 at the time, i was and still am 19) and he bothered me really bad. the way he handled my body, talked to me, talked about sex. it was bad. he's a bad guy. stay away from him no matter how charming he may seem. after reading this i'm glad i got away. but i'm still definitely disgusted. he currently resides in my hometown. i want him gone. why let someone like this free?

Since: Sep 09

Meridian, ID

#7 Sep 11, 2009
Random Guy, not sure what you mean,you felt like a victim? You had a relationhship with this guy, and you are not a minor. What is it that makes you feel victimized as a consenting adult?
Or were you not consenting? Please tell me he
is registered in Missouri as a sex offender.
If not , he needs to be! 47 is too old for a 19 year old, no matter what the preference.

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random_guy wrote:
i know this guy. i know im well. it's disgusting. i feel like a victim. i'm young but not a minor, but i look really young and am always carded when i buy cigarettes. i attempted a twisted relationship with this guy (he was 47 at the time, i was and still am 19) and he bothered me really bad. the way he handled my body, talked to me, talked about sex. it was bad. he's a bad guy. stay away from him no matter how charming he may seem. after reading this i'm glad i got away. but i'm still definitely disgusted. he currently resides in my hometown. i want him gone. why let someone like this free?
Random Guy

Fargo, ND

#8 Sep 24, 2009
I felt a little like a victim only because I don't look my age. I look way younger than 19, and felt that the only reason he even attempted a relationship with me was to satisfy his craving for younger boys.As for being a registered sex offender, I believe he is. But most people here don't seem to care. You should see it. It's disgusting. He's charmed so many people into thinking he's the good guy in all this. He gets away with working in our local theater as an actor.He gets away with way too much for someone who did something like this. I just can't believe he even got out. People in my town need to wake up and realize he is a bad man. I regret everything I ever had with him and no longer speak to him. I really just want him gone so I never have to think of him again.
wachdog wrote:
Random Guy, not sure what you mean,you felt like a victim? You had a relationhship with this guy, and you are not a minor. What is it that makes you feel victimized as a consenting adult?
Or were you not consenting? Please tell me he
is registered in Missouri as a sex offender.
If not , he needs to be! 47 is too old for a 19 year old, no matter what the preference.
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Since: Sep 09

Meridian, ID

#9 Oct 1, 2009
I get it now, if you were 29 or 39 he wouldn't have given you
the time of day, but since you look so young, that sparked an
interest. Sounds like you have done the right thing to get away
from him. Don't know all the details of the case, but if he has
served his time and is registered in your state then he should
be monitored of course, but where do you go to start over? You
say he works in a theatre? If it is a community theatre,is there
someone you feel comfortable talking about him to? I am sure
his registration requires him not to have internet contact or
work with minors and those involved in this theatre should be
aware, unless they alredy are aware and are keeping an eye on him.
Don't be afraid to talk, you don't want this happening to someone
else or someone else's child even if you think he has charmed them.
Random Guy wrote:
I felt a little like a victim only because I don't look my age. I look way younger than 19, and felt that the only reason he even attempted a relationship with me was to satisfy his craving for younger boys.As for being a registered sex offender, I believe he is. But most people here don't seem to care. You should see it. It's disgusting. He's charmed so many people into thinking he's the good guy in all this. He gets away with working in our local theater as an actor.He gets away with way too much for someone who did something like this. I just can't believe he even got out. People in my town need to wake up and realize he is a bad man. I regret everything I ever had with him and no longer speak to him. I really just want him gone so I never have to think of him again.
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Random Guy

Fargo, ND

#10 Oct 14, 2009
There's no one to talk to because for some reason no one seems to care. The director of the show knew, the president of the theatre knows. One director even wants to cast him in our upcoming show of "Doubt" as the priest accused of sexually violating a boy in the parish. I find that disgusting. A slap in the face to everyone fighting to get people like him off our streets and out of our neighborhoods. I've threatened to lead protest if in fact he is cast but somehow I will end up looking like the bad guy. Because this man decided to do something stupid in his past it's hurting me in the present. I've already lost two really good friends fighting about him. I don't need him punished I don't need him hurt I don't need anything to happen to him. I just want him to go away. To leave my town and never come back so I never have to think about him or worry about him ever again. But he won't. And it's upsetting.
wachdog wrote:
I get it now, if you were 29 or 39 he wouldn't have given you
the time of day, but since you look so young, that sparked an
interest. Sounds like you have done the right thing to get away
from him. Don't know all the details of the case, but if he has
served his time and is registered in your state then he should
be monitored of course, but where do you go to start over? You
say he works in a theatre? If it is a community theatre,is there
someone you feel comfortable talking about him to? I am sure
his registration requires him not to have internet contact or
work with minors and those involved in this theatre should be
aware, unless they alredy are aware and are keeping an eye on him.
Don't be afraid to talk, you don't want this happening to someone
else or someone else's child even if you think he has charmed them.
<quoted text>

Since: Sep 09

Meridian, ID

#11 Oct 16, 2009
Being cast in Doubt is ironic to say the least. You did the right
thing, you severed contact and that is all you can do. Don't let
this haunt you, you made a mistake with him and the past is the
past. I checked his name with sex offender list in Missouri and
he is indeed registered. All you can do is stay away from him.
You are hurting and that's okay, but you do your thing and he will
face his consequences should he act on his behavior again. Let
the director who wants to cast him know how you feel, you would
be surprised, adults will listen. Trust me.
cowboywaltz

Orland Park, IL

#12 Jan 1, 2010
I can't believe they've done this - it is akin to casting Drew Peterson in "Sleeping With The Enemy" if you ask me.... this guy WAS convicted of a sexual offense in New Jersey that did indeed see him locked up for a time, an offense serious enough to see that he DOES have to register as a pedophole/sex offender (one can only hope for the remainder of his life) and it came as NO surprise to those who knew him in Chicago.... if I were you I'd flood the Joplin papers with links to accounts of his offenses - letters to the editor of all the Joplin media - it's silence and fear of embarrassment that keeps this kind of person walking around on the streets, after all.
cowboywaltz

Orland Park, IL

#13 Jan 1, 2010
That one of the leads in “Doubt”(soon to be performed by the Joplin Little Theatre) is a convicted sex offender, compelled to register as such under the laws of the land, shows an egregious lack of taste or sensitivity on the part of this “artistic” enterprise. Having this individual appear in such a role is comparable to having Michael Vick spokeperson a string of pet shops, Drew Peterson hang out a shingle as a couples counselor or any member of the third Reich lead a Diversity Seminar.

The news is NOT that the play is being produced. It is actually a very good play. The news IS the poor taste displayed in casting this particular individual, and the lack of talent in the Joplin theatrical community that it reflects. One can only assume that the “Joplin Little Theatre”(aptly named) will be putting out calls for actual wife beaters should they ever decide to stage “A Streetcar Named Desire” and bona fide members of the KKK should “To Kill A Mockingbird” make the calendar, since they have no one available to “act“ in those roles, and must simply trot out the real McCoy..

Joplin should feel shame, since the actor in question and the “Little Theatre” seem incapable of the emotion.

I would write ALL of these:

To: The Joplin Globe
P.O. Box 7
Joplin, MO64802

KODE-TV
5398 E 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801

KOAM-TV
745 S Range Line Road
Joplin, MO 64801

KOZJ-TV
403 S Main Street
Joplin, MO 64801

KSNF-TV
1502 S Cleveland Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

KJPX-TV
5398 E 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
poodleboy

Nampa, ID

#14 Jan 17, 2010
Random Boy, I am sorry you have had this experience. I am shocked. You are between a brick wall and a hard place. Do you have a mentor, teacher, instructor that you could talk to? Stay away from this person and find someone to talk to.
the truth

Meridian, ID

#15 Apr 13, 2010
Random Guy: funny to me that you posted things when you broke up with him - as long as you were getting what you wanted you were into it.

If you want him to leave/remove these blogs so he can.

In the meantime know that you don't look younger than 21 and we know you were the aggressor.

He doesn't have me snowed but neither do you

Since: Apr 10

Meridian, ID

#16 Apr 14, 2010
"Random Guy" is not telling the whole truth. I am a semi regular customer of where he works and I was at the play he talks about. I have met both people involved. Now lets talk truths. Random Guy does not look his age. True, But he is lying when he says he looks younger. He looks around 25 (he was 21 when he went to play, NOT 19. And when it comes to being carded for cigarettes well everyone here gets carded if they look under 40. Its the law! I get carded and I am over 30. The play he went to? He was with a member of the clergy and a Psychiatric Nurse. Both are trained to see people in distress. He was also within an arms reach of various lawyers. If he felt uncomfortable, he showed no signs of it. Random Guy is not nearly as innocent as he makes himself out to be. his relationship with the gentleman was one of several he has been in. The fact that he writes on here proves that he does not want the gentleman to "leave town". If he did he would not bother him. Random Guy is just mad at them breaking up. Random Guy needs to to see a therapist. Check the phone book. But before he does, ask himself why he continues to stalk this guy? Not out of any civil duty, but out of revenge for leaving him. I will continue to pray for Random Guy.
cowboywaltz

Orland Park, IL

#17 Apr 17, 2010
Then by all means, pray away... but the guy in question IS a predator... and he was LONG before he was ever caught at it and convicted. Thank God he was, and that no "actual" children were put at risk to accomplish it. As a gay man myself, one who has no interest in children other than their protection, I can say that absolutely.... defend those who deserve it, none else.
curious_in_balti more

United States

#18 Aug 11, 2011
hey, i know this is an old post, but i need to know...how big of a threat is this guy? i am deeply disturbed...
Random Guy wrote:
I felt a little like a victim only because I don't look my age. I look way younger than 19, and felt that the only reason he even attempted a relationship with me was to satisfy his craving for younger boys.As for being a registered sex offender, I believe he is. But most people here don't seem to care. You should see it. It's disgusting. He's charmed so many people into thinking he's the good guy in all this. He gets away with working in our local theater as an actor.He gets away with way too much for someone who did something like this. I just can't believe he even got out. People in my town need to wake up and realize he is a bad man. I regret everything I ever had with him and no longer speak to him. I really just want him gone so I never have to think of him again.
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