Man sentenced to state prison for chi...

Man sentenced to state prison for child abuse May of 2006

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Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#1 Jan 15, 2008
I am the mother of his other two children and would like to know if there is anyone out there who would be able to remember what if anything was posted on this forum about him or the situation.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#2 Jan 15, 2008
I thought you were talking about Ron Iannone, but I guess that was 2007, not 2006. Nevermind.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#3 Jan 15, 2008
JunkE wrote:
I thought you were talking about Ron Iannone, but I guess that was 2007, not 2006. Nevermind.
It all started in June of 2006 but he was in jail till his trial in January of 2007. His sentencing was May 2007. He is now in Albion State Correctional Institution.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#4 Jan 15, 2008
JunkE,

I am at work and won't be in again till around 8am tomorrow. I would really like to hear what you think of Ron's situation even if it is bad. Maybe I could tell you a few things that would change your mind about the situation. Also I am assuming that since you know him you know who I am as well. I hope that you are a friend of his and if you did hear bad things you set it straight like I have seen you do on this forum with others. Till then....

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#5 Jan 16, 2008
tzibei wrote:
JunkE,
I am at work and won't be in again till around 8am tomorrow. I would really like to hear what you think of Ron's situation even if it is bad. Maybe I could tell you a few things that would change your mind about the situation. Also I am assuming that since you know him you know who I am as well. I hope that you are a friend of his and if you did hear bad things you set it straight like I have seen you do on this forum with others. Till then....
Set it straight like I have done with others? Wasn't it you who was saying that everything I write here is Junk?

Anyhow, of course I know who you are and I have heard both sides of the whole story on more than one occasion.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#8 Jan 16, 2008
Lewistown Resident wrote:
Lets see if SMS or tzibei's first response is I'm Sorry.
No my first response will not be I am sorry because I know and grew up with Josh and he is a friend and it would be no different if you were a friend...if I knew someone was saying things about you I would still defend you. At least I was bold enough to tell JuneK that SMS was tzibei. I didn't have to and he would have never known the difference. My only fault is that I am a loyal friend. Do you have any of those....wouldn't they do the same for you???

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#9 Jan 16, 2008
JunkE wrote:
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Set it straight like I have done with others? Wasn't it you who was saying that everything I write here is Junk?
Anyhow, of course I know who you are and I have heard both sides of the whole story on more than one occasion.
As I started to read what you had to say about the trailer fire and the two victims is when I realized that when you have the facts you have the facts. Either way Josh is a friend and as a friend I will defend him. He may not be a good Mayor but a friend is different. I just wanted to know if you were a part of this forum when Ron's news hit the paper and what was said.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#10 Jan 16, 2008
It doesn't really make a difference one way or the other. I'm not a person to pull punches, I call it like I see it. If I think you're an ass I'm going to call you an ass.

Anyhow, no apologies needed. She's entitled to her own opinion and should stick by it.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#11 Jan 16, 2008
JunkE wrote:
It doesn't really make a difference one way or the other. I'm not a person to pull punches, I call it like I see it. If I think you're an ass I'm going to call you an ass.
Anyhow, no apologies needed. She's entitled to her own opinion and should stick by it.
Thank you, and you and I are a little a like...."If I think your an ass I'm going to call you an ass."
Anyhow is there any way for me to go back through this forum to the months where his name hit the paper?

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#12 Jan 16, 2008
tzibei wrote:
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Thank you, and you and I are a little a like...."If I think your an ass I'm going to call you an ass."
Anyhow is there any way for me to go back through this forum to the months where his name hit the paper?
The forum software here is junk. The two pages you see for the Lewistown forums is all there is.

I honestly don't remember much being discussed here about that case.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#13 Jan 16, 2008
Ron had a lot of friends and I was shocked as well. I know that he has never laid a hand on me or our children and we were together for 8 years. His kids are suffering the most because of all the lies...especially his son. It has been two years since they have hugged their father. Anyway, thanks for your help. Didn't mean to get sappy.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#14 Jan 16, 2008
tzibei wrote:
Ron had a lot of friends and I was shocked as well. I know that he has never laid a hand on me or our children and we were together for 8 years. His kids are suffering the most because of all the lies...especially his son. It has been two years since they have hugged their father. Anyway, thanks for your help. Didn't mean to get sappy.
I obviously don't know as much on this subject as you but I do know that just because he wasn't abusive when he was with you doesn't mean he could never be abusive and I'm sure the hardcore drug use didn't help matters any.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#15 Jan 16, 2008
tzibei wrote:
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As I started to read what you had to say about the trailer fire and the two victims is when I realized that when you have the facts you have the facts. Either way Josh is a friend and as a friend I will defend him. He may not be a good Mayor but a friend is different. I just wanted to know if you were a part of this forum when Ron's news hit the paper and what was said.
As a person I agree that Josh is a good guy. I just had issues with some of his behavior as "Mayor". As I said in other posts, he's gone now so I'll leave it at that.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#16 Jan 16, 2008
JunkE wrote:
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I obviously don't know as much on this subject as you but I do know that just because he wasn't abusive when he was with you doesn't mean he could never be abusive and I'm sure the hardcore drug use didn't help matters any.
He was using hard core drugs for almost two years before I left him and he wasn't abusive then. I do believe that a mother when pregnant shouldn't smoke crack and crystal meth or pop pills and drink. May be the reason why some of the fractures to the child were while in uteri, and why she was two months premature. I know that him and I fought a lot while he was on drugs and I even hit him a few of the times and he never did anything back. I also know that our son, age 8 at the time, saw some things that happened and it didn't have to do with either parent but the judge wouldn't allow him to testify or even take him back to his chambers. There were also people there to testify to her drug use while pregnant but the judge ended the trial a day early. There were also letters from the mother that stated she new he didn't do it and she didn't know her mother was lying to the DA and to CYS but the judge wouldn't let the jury have them because they didn't ask. Two jurors called Ron's attorney after the trial to say they were sorry they were not informed that they could have the letters or that they had to ask for them and that had they had them the outcome may have been different. And just for the record I am not defending him because I still love him. I am getting married in June. I am defending him because I KNOW he didn't do it. I have yet to run across someone who knew Ron well that believes he did do it or could have done it.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#17 Jan 16, 2008
tzibei wrote:
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He was using hard core drugs for almost two years before I left him and he wasn't abusive then. I do believe that a mother when pregnant shouldn't smoke crack and crystal meth or pop pills and drink. May be the reason why some of the fractures to the child were while in uteri, and why she was two months premature. I know that him and I fought a lot while he was on drugs and I even hit him a few of the times and he never did anything back. I also know that our son, age 8 at the time, saw some things that happened and it didn't have to do with either parent but the judge wouldn't allow him to testify or even take him back to his chambers. There were also people there to testify to her drug use while pregnant but the judge ended the trial a day early. There were also letters from the mother that stated she new he didn't do it and she didn't know her mother was lying to the DA and to CYS but the judge wouldn't let the jury have them because they didn't ask. Two jurors called Ron's attorney after the trial to say they were sorry they were not informed that they could have the letters or that they had to ask for them and that had they had them the outcome may have been different. And just for the record I am not defending him because I still love him. I am getting married in June. I am defending him because I KNOW he didn't do it. I have yet to run across someone who knew Ron well that believes he did do it or could have done it.
And as I said above, I do not know the facts of this case. I agree that Carla should not have been doing drugs during the pregnancy, but that is irrelevant to this discussion. There are pregnant woman and their newborns testing positive for drugs every month in this town but that is not what caused the physical abuse (fractures, etc).

Anyhow, there is two sides to every story and I don't know either side of this story well enough to pass judgement on it myself. I'm sure there is an explanation to Ron's initial confession as well, right?

By the way, I never said you were defending Ron because you love him, where did that come from? Congratulations on the engagement. I must say it came as a shock to hear however, wasn't it less than a year ago that you were telling everybody that when Ron got out if he straightened up you would take him back?

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#18 Jan 16, 2008
JunkE wrote:
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And as I said above, I do not know the facts of this case. I agree that Carla should not have been doing drugs during the pregnancy, but that is irrelevant to this discussion. There are pregnant woman and their newborns testing positive for drugs every month in this town but that is not what caused the physical abuse (fractures, etc).
Anyhow, there is two sides to every story and I don't know either side of this story well enough to pass judgement on it myself. I'm sure there is an explanation to Ron's initial confession as well, right?
By the way, I never said you were defending Ron because you love him, where did that come from? Congratulations on the engagement. I must say it came as a shock to hear however, wasn't it less than a year ago that you were telling everybody that when Ron got out if he straightened up you would take him back?
No I have been with this person for almost two years. The first six months of our relationship was when Ron got into all this trouble and I was unsure as to what I was going to do. In the end I told Ron that had this not all happened he would have married her and that I needed to move on as well. Thank you for your congrats. Like you said you don't know that much about the case and I just want to point out that yes her doing drugs could have caused the fractures. I did a lot of research and it has been proven that a child who is subjected to drugs in uteri could have a weakening of the bones and one of the things the lovely paper didn't tell everyone was that some of those fractures were done before birth and/or during birth. As for his confession, no written statement, no recording and at trial the two who testified to his confession (wonderful Steve Snook, and Detective Arents)stated complete opposites as to how he confessed. When Ron gets accused of doing something that he knows he didn't do and he has someone like Steve Snook yelling in his face, this is what he would and did say "You already think that I am guilty so I might as well be." If he confessed to them why did they wait two days to arrest him? If a person confesses shouldn't they be arrested on the spot, or at least detained? As far as letting you know why I defend him, I don't know you and I didn't want you to think that it was because I wanted him back and that I would do anything to get him back. Just trying to stop rumors before they start. Again at one point I was uncertain as to what I wanted when it came to my relationship with Ron and soon to be husband but it didn't take me long to realize what I needed to do. Ron is supportive in my decision. I will always support and fight for his freedom though. We are better friends now.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#19 Jan 16, 2008
Also I am not asking you to pass judgment and also I didn't plan on getting into this far. Just wanted to know if you knew of any postings on here about it. If you want me to be honest with you I don't think that Ron or Carla abused that baby. I do believe that she has a serious medical condition. I don't believe that the prenatal drug use helped matters any but just the same she has a medical problem. The child has regular visits in Danville because her immune system is in the low 200's and should be in the 400's. Both were wrong for drug use but as a mother myself I am the one who makes the choice of what goes into my body and since she used drugs while pregnant that is abuse as well and she gets to maintain custody of her freedom and her kids. JUSTICE???

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#20 Jan 16, 2008
The whole thing is horrible for the kids all around no matter who did what or how you look at it.

Since: Jan 08

Lewistown

#21 Jan 18, 2008
JunkE wrote:
The whole thing is horrible for the kids all around no matter who did what or how you look at it.
Your more than right about that.
Lewistown Resident

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#22 Jul 30, 2008
Seems like this case is back in court again or coming up again because this guy is back in Mifflin County Correction facility and been there since July 23rd and the newspaper is not saying anything about the case. He was also in jail here a week or so ago, then he disappeared but he is back now for some reason . There are others that is showing up in jail without charge information so who knows what this is about .

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