Sex suspect found dead in Howard City...

Sex suspect found dead in Howard City woods

There are 50 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from May 29, 2008, titled Sex suspect found dead in Howard City woods. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Reynolds Township - Police are asking possible victims to come forward after a man charged with child sex crimes was found dead last week in a wooded area near Howard City.

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True info

Colorado Springs, CO

#48 Jun 2, 2008
Updated Information wrote:
There is more of the story. His mother went to his home she found the note and went too look for him and found him dead. Must of been hard for her going alone and finding him dead.
God Bless her.
You couldnt be more wrong on your infomation, get your facts straight before you place a public post.
concerned parent

Grandville, MI

#49 Jun 2, 2008
True info wrote:
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You couldnt be more wrong on your infomation, get your facts straight before you place a public post.
i agree with you on that one.... this person seems to think that they have all of the answers to all of the questions.
Anonymous

Allendale, MI

#50 Jun 6, 2008
First of all, I want to make it clear that I do not sympathize with or condone this type of maladjusted behavior whatsoever, nor do I make any excuses for it. My question is this: Was Don Bentley a victim himself?
Quote:“A 1997 U.S. Department of Justice research report states that some factors, including having been sexually molested as a child, may increase the likelihood of a person becoming a child sexual molester.”
(Quote Source:) http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/05/01/ne...

With all due respect to the Bentley family, and any others families or victims who have been affected in some way by such repulsive crimes done to innocent children, my heart and prayers go out to all of you. May God have mercy and bring healing to your souls.

For additional research on statistics of child sexual abusers and victims, here are a couple of sites you can check out: http://www.safechild.org/childabuse1.htm
http://www.darkness2light.org/KnowAbout/stati...

On another note, what I find disturbing here are the hateful, judgmental, and condemning comments being voiced in this forum. Did not Jesus say that those who hate others are also guilty of the sin of murder?(Reference I John 3:15). Jesus also said in the gospel of John, chapter 8, verse 7, "Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone". So, let me ask you, who of us is without sin? Let us judge ourselves first, see what’s in our own hearts. Romans chapters 2 and 3 speak of God’s judgment and our own unrighteousness.“We shall ALL stand before the judgment seat when God through Jesus Christ will judge the secret thoughts of all.” Romans 2:16
Jesus is coming soon; may we all be ready!
a parent

Denver, CO

#51 Jun 6, 2008
Would you be so forgiving and loving if he had a abused your own child????
Redneck girl

White Cloud, MI

#52 Jun 6, 2008
Just offer counseling to victims and barry the you know what
one of the victim

United States

#53 Jun 7, 2008
i was one of the victims, i knew him very well and he was a very good guy, even tho what he did was wrong and he did take the coward way out, but i forgive him, because thats what god would do, so everyone who is saying all this bad stuff about him, u need to shut up, you don't know the half of the story.
kids need protection

Denver, CO

#54 Jun 7, 2008
It's troubleing to think how he could do such a horrible thing with someone with such a big heart!Doesn't it make it worse? God is forgiving but He also hates the sin.Let's not make this any less despicable!Otherwise other criminals might think it's ok to hurt children.
Becki

Bradenton, FL

#55 Jun 7, 2008
I'm sorry for what happened to you one of the victim, I really am! What you have to understand is that a lot of these people that post have kids that they want to protect! If something like this were to happen to one of our kids, it would make us snap!! We would feel like we were at fault in a way.
This man is a monster!! I know that you said he was a nice guy, but nice guys don't go around molesting children!! I think you need some counseling! I'm not trying to hurt you in any way. I'm just being honest here!! He has been taking advangate of you even after he stop molesting you, you just don't see it.
kids need protection

Denver, CO

#56 Jun 7, 2008
Becki wrote:
I'm sorry for what happened to you one of the victim, I really am! What you have to understand is that a lot of these people that post have kids that they want to protect! If something like this were to happen to one of our kids, it would make us snap!! We would feel like we were at fault in a way.
This man is a monster!! I know that you said he was a nice guy, but nice guys don't go around molesting children!! I think you need some counseling! I'm not trying to hurt you in any way. I'm just being honest here!! He has been taking advangate of you even after he stop molesting you, you just don't see it.
You are so right!I've heard a lot of the same coments:He was such a nice guy!How can you call him nice after you know what he's done???Inocent children are not inocent anymore because of him!
Anonymous

Allendale, MI

#57 Jun 8, 2008
7 simple, proactive steps to help protect children:

http://www.darkness2light.org/docs/Final7step...

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