Jury commissioner sentenced for photo...

Jury commissioner sentenced for photo incident

There are 16 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Jan 29, 2010, titled Jury commissioner sentenced for photo incident. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

A district judge on Wednesday sentenced Lebanon County Democratic jury commissioner Robert Rothermel to a program for first-time offenders for taking inappropriate photographs of children last summer at Hersheypark.

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Since: Nov 09

Lebanon, PA

#1 Jan 29, 2010
Typical camera paranoia...
Post the pictures

Lancaster, PA

#2 Jan 30, 2010
POST the pictures.... so the public can decide ??

One group (police) says chargeable offense,
another (friendly judge coworker) says harmless ??

This should have been recused by the judge,
and sent to another county...
due to the obvious "conflict of interest".
Tim

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#3 Jan 30, 2010
In order to prove guilt they have to prove intent. How can it be against the law to take pictures in a public place without showing intent to use the pics for devious or illegal purposes. Now this poor guy is labeled as a pervert and he very well may not be.
Am I missing something

Blackwood, NJ

#4 Jan 30, 2010
Post the pictures wrote:
This should have been recused by the judge,
and sent to another county...
due to the obvious "conflict of interest".
"A district judge on Wednesday sentenced Lebanon County Democratic jury commissioner Robert Rothermel to a program for first-time offenders for taking inappropriate photographs of children last summer at Hersheypark.

District Judge Dominic A. Pelino also reduced the disorderly conduct charge from a misdemeanor to a summary."

Rothermel works for Lebanon County and Pelino is a District Judge in Dauphin County where the crime took place.
Miss K

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#5 Jan 30, 2010
He took the pictures,it doesn't matter how close he was to these girls! For one it should not have been tried in Lebanon County, CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!! And if it were a regular person, someone who does not a a commissioner job, they would not get off with a "1st time offender", I know someone who is doing time for a crime they didn't commit, no evidence, like no DNA at all, just because they don't have money to fight, and the other person's family does and is prominent in Lebanon County, WAKE UP LEBANON COUNTY, When do we say enough is enough, when he starts stalking one of these girls, he is an old pervert!!!!!
Vanity Fair

Lebanon, PA

#6 Jan 30, 2010
Miss K wrote:
He took the pictures,it doesn't matter how close he was to these girls! For one it should not have been tried in Lebanon County, CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!! And if it were a regular person, someone who does not a a commissioner job, they would not get off with a "1st time offender", I know someone who is doing time for a crime they didn't commit, no evidence, like no DNA at all, just because they don't have money to fight, and the other person's family does and is prominent in Lebanon County, WAKE UP LEBANON COUNTY, When do we say enough is enough, when he starts stalking one of these girls, he is an old pervert!!!!!
WAKE UP MISS K ! His case wasn't heard in Lebanon County.
well well

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#8 Jan 30, 2010
OK if this guy is a perv wouldn't his home computer have pics on it? Was it searched? If he was taking distance shots at the water park I really don't see harm. Gee, I took pics of my family there and of course got other people in my pictures. Is that illegal?
lebanon County Justice

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jan 30, 2010
The old perv still gets to walk the criminals into the courtroom and open the door for all the judges. He tells you when to rise and sit down, what a bunch of bolgna. He ot off to prevent the embarassment of the court.
This county must have one of the highest amount of child molesters in the country per capita. You are all so sick, I am so glad I do not have children here. I would be the last thing you ever saw when I came your way. I know personally of child molesting ministers in this county that have been given a free pass, and their children intimidated not to ruin the families and how its their fault. If the world ever ends by meteor I pray to God that the epicenters shall be Lebanon, You sick Bastards.
Ummmm

Lebanon, PA

#10 Jan 30, 2010
There are a few questions I would like answered. First and foremost HOW did the police know he was taking the pictures? Second, what type of pictures were they?
hersheypark happy

Lancaster, PA

#11 Jan 30, 2010
HersheyPark tries to spot creeps in the Boardwalk (water rides) area who take pictures of females.... including little girls.. not from their own family... getting off the rides WET.

In some cases, water washes the tops of teen girls... and their others also... and it takes them a few seconds to realize this, get covered up again, and compose themselves.

Anyone taking serial pictures of strangers at the exit aisle of a wet ride.... is a suspect.

Yes, it is CREEPY.
hersheypark happy

Lancaster, PA

#12 Jan 30, 2010
(typo correction) In some cases, water washes the tops off of teen girls... and their Mothers also... and it takes them a few seconds to realize this, get covered up again, and compose themselves.
thomas paine

Lancaster, PA

#13 Jan 30, 2010
Back in the 1950's, yes I know that was a long time ago, The fun house was down along the creek, and there was an air nozzle in the floor of the entrance. Someone controled the nozzle, yea probably a dirty old man, when a women wearing a loose skirt or dress would walk over this spot he would hit the button and up went the dress. Directly across from this spot were benches and old guys would sit there all day and watch the show. And I don't remember any one getting arrested. And before you bad mouth me,I was just a kid and would have not known what I was looking at.
Bubba

Lancaster, PA

#14 Jan 30, 2010
thomas paine wrote:
I was just a kid and would have not known what I was looking at.
You still wouldn't...wierdo!
Jim Beam

Perkasie, PA

#15 Feb 1, 2010
Hersheypark happy, that information made you very suspect.
thomas paine

Lancaster, PA

#16 Feb 2, 2010
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>
You still wouldn't...wierdo!
I'd say drop your old lady off some weekend, but with a name like bubba, I don't even want to guess what she might look like.
Morbius

York, PA

#17 Feb 3, 2010
Just another reason to eliminate the post of Jury Commissioner.

And, of course, another reason why Democrats shouldn't be elected to dog catcher...

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