Level 3 sex offender arrested again in Mass.

A convicted sex offender who spent 27 years behind bars is facing new charges of trying to assault a woman jogging along a Plum Island beach. Full Story
SAL

Asheville, NC

#1 Sep 30, 2009
Scott Gagnon-- what to do??
CASTRATE him TODAY-- asap
and put him in a big jail forever!
A Mom

Troy, NY

#2 Sep 30, 2009
Did he win the suit? If so, he should have to give back the money!!
Mee

New York, NY

#3 Sep 30, 2009
"Gagnon is a Level 3 sex offender, considered the most likely to re-offend"
WHY WAS HE SET FREE THEN??????????
FJX

United States

#4 Sep 30, 2009
Mee wrote:
"Gagnon is a Level 3 sex offender, considered the most likely to re-offend"
WHY WAS HE SET FREE THEN??????????
Most likely is a relative term - I do not know what percentage is associated with "most likely" in this case - if 5% of level 3's offend again, does that mean keep all of them locked up?

Seventeen year boys are, by far, the most likely group to be in a car accident. Does that mean that no 17 year old boy should drive?
Ummm

South Glens Falls, NY

#5 Sep 30, 2009
FJX wrote:
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Most likely is a relative term - I do not know what percentage is associated with "most likely" in this case - if 5% of level 3's offend again, does that mean keep all of them locked up?
Seventeen year boys are, by far, the most likely group to be in a car accident. Does that mean that no 17 year old boy should drive?
5%. IF HE WAS A LEVEL 3, HE IS ALREADY A REPEAT OFFENDER, SO I WOULD SAY YOUR PERCENTAGE IS WAY OFF.
This

East Chatham, NY

#6 Sep 30, 2009
guy needs some big time hollyweird names to defend him just as Polanski.
George

United States

#7 Sep 30, 2009
This wrote:
guy needs some big time hollyweird names to defend him just as Polanski.
Maybe he can direct some so so films that "everyone" loves to get support from those people.
And become a French citizen.
rickf

Northampton, MA

#8 Sep 30, 2009
If he is guilty, I doubt he is going to need a job anytime soon. Like ever. If found guilty, he has had his chance, he needs to go away forever. We need him to go away forever.
FJX

United States

#9 Sep 30, 2009
Ummm wrote:
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5%. IF HE WAS A LEVEL 3, HE IS ALREADY A REPEAT OFFENDER, SO I WOULD SAY YOUR PERCENTAGE IS WAY OFF.
Not sure you read my post - I said I have no idea of the number of levels three that re-offend.
What I was asking is: at what percentage level of re-offending are you willing to lock up the guys that don't re-offend?
I gave 5% as an extreme - do you get it now?
FOX NEWS RULES

Great Barrington, MA

#10 Sep 30, 2009
FJX wrote:
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Not sure you read my post - I said I have no idea of the number of levels three that re-offend.
What I was asking is: at what percentage level of re-offending are you willing to lock up the guys that don't re-offend?
I gave 5% as an extreme - do you get it now?
The percentages are irrelevant. The problem is that they are allowed the possibility to re-offend in the first place. This man raped a child. There is no good reason why this man should still be alive. Period. If we have documented percentages of how many of these people will re-offend, then there is obviously a problem with our laws and they need to be changed. NO child should ever be raped. PERIOD! Never mind having to worry about being raped again after the guy gets out of prison. Why don't we have a conversation about why every human being doesn't feel this same way about these rapists and our laws here in massachusetts. The laws have been the same for a long time. Why haven't any of our 'elite' massachusetts senators, you know the ones that work so hard for us common, everyday people, stood up and tried to pass a bill to put these perverts in jail forever at the least or maybe re-instate the death penalty for child rapists? Maybe because it wouldn't be the polite, politically correct thing to do, and it might look bad in their next re-election campaign. Massachusetts is run by democrats, not republicans. I guess democrats just don't care if children are being raped, as long as they get re-elected for another decade. Can you tell I'm pi ssed?
FOX NEWS RULES

Great Barrington, MA

#11 Sep 30, 2009
Here's what our law makers are really concerned with. The second item down on the Massachusetts Forum list to the left.
"Massachusetts could have a new senator before the end of the week. Gov. Deval Patrick is promising to act quickly on an interim appointment for a place-holder in the U.S. Senate until voters elect a replacement for the late Sen."
Pretty pathetic how fast laws can get passed in this state when the law is something that is 'really' important to democrats. So tell my again why our child rapist laws can't be changed????
kevin

Queensbury, NY

#12 Sep 30, 2009
This wrote:
guy needs some big time hollyweird names to defend him just as Polanski.
And Cote in NA
Jamie

Clifton Park, NY

#13 Sep 30, 2009
FOX NEWS RULES wrote:
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The percentages are irrelevant. The problem is that they are allowed the possibility to re-offend in the first place. This man raped a child. There is no good reason why this man should still be alive. Period. If we have documented percentages of how many of these people will re-offend, then there is obviously a problem with our laws and they need to be changed. NO child should ever be raped. PERIOD! Never mind having to worry about being raped again after the guy gets out of prison. Why don't we have a conversation about why every human being doesn't feel this same way about these rapists and our laws here in massachusetts. The laws have been the same for a long time. Why haven't any of our 'elite' massachusetts senators, you know the ones that work so hard for us common, everyday people, stood up and tried to pass a bill to put these perverts in jail forever at the least or maybe re-instate the death penalty for child rapists? Maybe because it wouldn't be the polite, politically correct thing to do, and it might look bad in their next re-election campaign. Massachusetts is run by democrats, not republicans. I guess democrats just don't care if children are being raped, as long as they get re-elected for another decade. Can you tell I'm pi ssed?
I completely agree! Everyone is so worried about the criminals rights...what about the childs??? we are not doing enough to protect our children. You are absolutely right..NO CHILD should ever be violated in such a way...and no parent should have to worry that this could happen to their child. Something needs to change.
Jamie

Clifton Park, NY

#14 Sep 30, 2009
FJX wrote:
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Most likely is a relative term - I do not know what percentage is associated with "most likely" in this case - if 5% of level 3's offend again, does that mean keep all of them locked up?
Seventeen year boys are, by far, the most likely group to be in a car accident. Does that mean that no 17 year old boy should drive?
I get what you are saying but it is not comperable. These adult sex offenders are making the choice to violate children. They know what they are doing and every step is premeditated. 17 yr old boys are not leaving their homes anticipating an accident or to harm anyone. Not only are the offenders getting off with a slap on the wrist. They are getting out and re-offending. I don't care what percentage of them are...they are. Our children are paying the price. What does that say about our society. We don't care enough about our children to do anything to keep them safe. The more strict the punishment...the more offenders will be detered...the ones who aren't are obviously the ones that need to be in prison for the rest of their lives.
FJX

United States

#15 Oct 1, 2009
Jamie wrote:
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I get what you are saying but it is not comperable....
Fine, you want the laws to change to life in prison or the death penalty for raping a child then lobby for that change - you may wish to review how the law defines rape.

But if you don't change the sentencing laws, then the person goes free when their sentence is complete. To whine "why did they release him - he could possibly re-offend" is irrelevant - change the sentencing laws .

Since: Jun 08

Delmar, NY

#16 Oct 1, 2009
His brains are in his pants somewhere's and can't think as the brain should.

“owner of Hearts 'n Flowers”

Since: Oct 11

New Bedford, MA

#17 Feb 28, 2012
Fantastic, my girls spend every other weekend on plum island with their dad! Is there any place safe in this world?
Dio

Easthampton, MA

#18 Feb 28, 2012
lilflowergirl wrote:
Fantastic, my girls spend every other weekend on plum island with their dad! Is there any place safe in this world?
I hear Four Corners in Arizona with The Hopi's is pretty safe. They also have that high energy vortex goin on out there.

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