"ted" reinhart arrested by fbi

"ted" reinhart arrested by fbi

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unknown person414

Mansfield, OH

#1 Apr 3, 2006
In the Huntingdon Daily News Paper Stated That FBI Arrested Mr. Reinhart On Thursday At His Home. For TWo COUNT FEDERAL INDICTMENT ALLEGES SEX CRIMES 'INVOLVING'MINOR.
Rember This Is The TED REINHART the one From PRIDE TELETHON. The Daily News Paper VOL. Number Is 86 - No. 33 It Is One The Front Page In Big Bold Lettering And A Big Picture.
Huntingdon PA

Monroe, NC

#2 Apr 3, 2006
SAD, i hope he dies in prison with his relatives and friends never speaking to him. Old, alone, and miserable with himself over his stupidity. My daughter has sung at that Telethon for years. To know she was even close to that scum makes me sick to my stomach. There is no punishment for him that is to severe.
jane doe

Annapolis, MD

#3 Apr 3, 2006
He is innocent until proven guilty. Lets not judge until we hear all the facts....
Another doe

London, Canada

#4 Apr 3, 2006
Innocent until proven guilty is ONLY for a court of law. It has never and will never apply to the court of public opinion. I am very sadened to hear this news. I have lived in Huntingdon County for the past 24 years and have spoken to Ted and Ruth on many occassions. My prayers go out to the family.
984567DOE

Mertztown, PA

#5 Apr 3, 2006
I was shocked and saddened by this news. How long has the FBI been investigating Mr. Reinhart ? Had anyone ever heard of this kind of behavior from him in the past?... Both Ruth and Ted have been pillars in this community for a very long time.
doe to the izzo

Altoona, PA

#6 Apr 3, 2006
Anything violating basic human morals especially involving minors and sex is disgraceful. Sexual crimes are heinous and child sex violations are even worse. This man has no spine and should rot in a cell. I'll gladly pay my tax money keeping him off the streets and away from children.
Another doe

London, Canada

#7 Apr 4, 2006
I just seen that Ruthie filed for divorce yesterday. This is just so sad. WTAJ has also reported that the family discovered unmistakable proof.

I also read another link (Altoona Mirror I think) that Ted displayed delusional behavior last Thursday during his initial court proceeding. They've ordered a psychiatric examination to determine if he's competent to stand trial.
jane doe

Annapolis, MD

#8 Apr 4, 2006
I still can not believe she did what she did to her husband. Why didnt she just keep it to herself and get a divorce instead of dragging herself and her family threw all this humiliation.Annd now the lawyers will take all their money....
jane doe

Annapolis, MD

#9 Apr 4, 2006
I agree, I also have lived in Huntingdon county for some time and know them personally. He was wrong what he did if he did it, but if that was my husband , I would throw him out and privately get a divorce, I would NEVER open it up to the Public and humiliate my family and friends.
Mickey

Bowmansdale, PA

#10 Apr 4, 2006
I am wondering, Who twisted the girls Arm to do this??????
John Brown

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Apr 4, 2006
jane doe wrote:
I agree, I also have lived in Huntingdon county for some time and know them personally. He was wrong what he did if he did it, but if that was my husband , I would throw him out and privately get a divorce, I would NEVER open it up to the Public and humiliate my family and friends.
The only person humiliated is the Sex Offender.
Johnny

Tappahannock, VA

#12 Apr 4, 2006
Mickey wrote:
I am wondering, Who twisted the girls Arm to do this??????
Does not matter. This is a 70+ year old man
justyaking

Tuscaloosa, AL

#13 Apr 4, 2006
she may have wanted to distance her self from this situation to keep some dignity. That would take a lot of guts after being together for 50 years. Maybe she wasn't the family member to turn evidence or if she was, she did the right thing in my mind.
jane doe wrote:
I still can not believe she did what she did to her husband. Why didnt she just keep it to herself and get a divorce instead of dragging herself and her family threw all this humiliation.Annd now the lawyers will take all their money....
Another doe

London, Canada

#14 Apr 4, 2006
jane doe wrote:
I still can not believe she did what she did to her husband. Why didnt she just keep it to herself and get a divorce instead of dragging herself and her family threw all this humiliation.Annd now the lawyers will take all their money....
I hope you check back.

Where did you hear that it was Ruthie that turned him in? I'd read the Huntingdon paper and there was only mention that the family turned over indisputable evidence. My husband personally took that to mean that it was indeed a family member. I didn't agree that's what was stated, though I do agree that it's possible. I also thought from this one article alone (WTAJ, Altoona Mirror, and the ABC article I read didn't cover it at all) it could also be interpreted to mean that the FBI was on to Ted and once the family was contacted, they fully cooperated.

I agree that's it all over that the family did turn him in, I'd just like a verifiable source to that. There is no question about that it though, this is a "HOT" topic right now. Heck, my children are in 8th grade and it was talked about all through school today in HAMS. I'm sure the high school was no different.

I just tell my kids that we don't have to forgive a person who does this, but try not to forget all the good he's done during his life too. Does one bad deed outweigh all the good? It's just really sad. I do however believe he needs to face the legal system and punishment as we simply cannot tolerate this in a civilized society, but we don't have to be totally unsympathetic, do we?
Formerly From Huntingdon

Waldorf, MD

#15 Apr 4, 2006
"Where did you hear that it was Ruthie that turned him in? I'd read the Huntingdon paper and there was only mention that the family turned over indisputable evidence."

It doesn't matter who turned him in....I'm just glad they did. He is a despicable man. He molested a child....a CHILD! He should rot in prison.

"I just tell my kids that we don't have to forgive a person who does this, but try not to forget all the good he's done during his life too. Does one bad deed outweigh all the good?"

YES!!! Again, he took the innocence of a child. He has ruined her FOR LIFE! He is 70+ years old...he will die relatively soon. She, however, will have to live with the shame and the pain of what happened to her for the rest of her life. She will never be whole. She will never be 'right'. She will never be 'normal'. You want to give this man credit for his good deeds?? And just what good deeds were these exactly?? Entertaining the public??? He hosted a telethon...that's all he did. I don't think that outweighs the hurt that he placed on that child...not by a longshot!

"I do however believe he needs to face the legal system and punishment as we simply cannot tolerate this in a civilized society, but we don't have to be totally unsympathetic, do we?"

Yes, we can be totally unsympathetic to him. I feel very badly for the shattered family that he leaves behind...but him, he's not worth my sympathy.
BearcatFball Rulz

Keller, TX

#16 Apr 4, 2006
Wow, I dint see that coming. Since I dint, now I was wondering about all the other people on that telethon. Could some of them folks be sleezee like this and what not? Makes you wunder. I'm just saying is all.
Formerly From Huntingdon

Waldorf, MD

#17 Apr 4, 2006
I am sickened by some of the responses posted on this board. "Why didn't Ruthie just privately divorce him?" The man <allegedly> committed a CRIME against a CHILD!!!!! Should Ruthie have just let Ted go on with his 'activities'?? And how do you think she would have slept at night knowing that she didn't stop him when she had the power to do so?? And "Who twisted this girl's arm?" This poor girl was under the age of 18...she was a minor...she was a CHILD!!! Your response sickens me the most for it is people who think like you that place the blame for these crimes on the VICTIM! That's right..she is a VICTIM!!
Shame on you! For once, I am happy that I no longer live in an area that thinks in such a close-minded, archaic manner.
Another doe

London, Canada

#18 Apr 4, 2006
Formerly From Huntingdon wrote:
I am sickened by some of the responses posted on this board. "Why didn't Ruthie just privately divorce him?" The man <allegedly> committed a CRIME against a CHILD!!!!! Should Ruthie have just let Ted go on with his 'activities'?? And how do you think she would have slept at night knowing that she didn't stop him when she had the power to do so?? And "Who twisted this girl's arm?" This poor girl was under the age of 18...she was a minor...she was a CHILD!!! Your response sickens me the most for it is people who think like you that place the blame for these crimes on the VICTIM! That's right..she is a VICTIM!!
Shame on you! For once, I am happy that I no longer live in an area that thinks in such a close-minded, archaic manner.
There really is a proper way to quote someone you know.

Yes, he does have to face the consequences of his actions. There is no excuse for what he's done. I have 100% faith in our judicial system and would never trade it for any other country's.

IMO however, all you're seeking is vengeance. Punishment in what our system is for. It is not, nor has it ever never been (and I'll go out on a limb and say WILL NEVER be) about vengeance. It's about punishment and punishment only.

You have at it all you want. Personally however, I'll leave the vengeance for God to deal with.
Joe Shmoe

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Apr 4, 2006
Another doe wrote:
<quoted text>

There really is a proper way to quote someone you know.

Yes, he does have to face the consequences of his actions. There is no excuse for what he's done. I have 100% faith in our judicial system and would never trade it for any other country's.

IMO however, all you're seeking is vengeance. Punishment in what our system is for. It is not, nor has it ever never been (and I'll go out on a limb and say WILL NEVER be) about vengeance. It's about punishment and punishment only.

You have at it all you want. Personally however, I'll leave the vengeance for God to deal with.
There is a saying in the Bible that goes like this:

"Render unto Caesar..."

Sex with a minor is a crime punishable by law in the U.S.
He knew very well what he was doing, and I don't believe he's mentally ill as that is the excuse people who commit such crimes have to get away with or at least escape harsher sentencing regarding sex with minors.

I don't care if the minor was 1 minute short of her 18th birthday or that she seduced him in any way.
He, as an adult, ought to know better.

And if his wife and family took the stance they did I can't very well say they're on his side and know more details than we do.
Another doe

London, Canada

#20 Apr 5, 2006
Joe Shmoe wrote:
<quoted text>

There is a saying in the Bible that goes like this:

"Render unto Caesar..."

Sex with a minor is a crime punishable by law in the U.S.
He knew very well what he was doing, and I don't believe he's mentally ill as that is the excuse people who commit such crimes have to get away with or at least escape harsher sentencing regarding sex with minors.

I don't care if the minor was 1 minute short of her 18th birthday or that she seduced him in any way.
He, as an adult, ought to know better.

And if his wife and family took the stance they did I can't very well say they're on his side and know more details than we do.
I don't disagree with a word you said. I do however have a problem with a poster coming in being nasty simply because he/she doesn't agree 100% with you.

I've yet to hear that he's had sex with this child though. The only charges I'm hearing are solicitation for porn and taking her across state lines. If you wish to drag the Bible into it, the Bible is quite clear that rape of any kind should be punished by death. Please don't think I feel this constitutes the death penalty by any means. It's just that the Bible is quite clear on the subject.

I don't disagree about Ruthie and the rest of the family either. My reasons for wanting to know who turned him is simply curiosity and has no bearing on whether he's guilty or not. If the family did turn him, I'm sure it had to be the hardest decision they've ever had to make.

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