Army recruiter pleads guilty

Army recruiter pleads guilty

There are 10 comments on the Evening Sun story from Mar 25, 2010, titled Army recruiter pleads guilty. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

A former Hanover-based U.S. Army recruiter accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old potential recruit pleaded guilty Thursday in Adams County court.

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citizen

Hanover, PA

#1 Mar 26, 2010
and little miss innocent gets to look like a victim ! I`d bet good money that it was consensual, and 17 year olds can marry so what the hell is the big fuss ,he did not molest a child no matter how you look at it ! my mother was 17 when she got married and I`m willing to be a lot of people here abouts can say the same thing ! it`s time we start taking a closer look at these situations before we go ruining someones lives by labeling them a child molester !
Glenville

Herndon, VA

#2 Mar 26, 2010
citizen wrote:
and little miss innocent gets to look like a victim ! I`d bet good money that it was consensual, and 17 year olds can marry so what the hell is the big fuss ,he did not molest a child no matter how you look at it ! my mother was 17 when she got married and I`m willing to be a lot of people here abouts can say the same thing ! it`s time we start taking a closer look at these situations before we go ruining someones lives by labeling them a child molester !
I agree to a point. This definitely sounds consensual, but she is still underage. I HATE child molesters and think they should all be castrated and imprisoned till death. Unfortunately this guy will probably be labeled as a sex offender and I don't believe that this situation fits that label.
Nothing new

United States

#3 Mar 26, 2010
I had a friend in high school who slept with her navy recruiter (same hanover office) for a while while still 16. These guys take young girls on overnight trips to take their asvab's, spend a ton of time paying attention to them (at first just for all the info they need to recruit) and become trusted mentors. Parents assume they can trust these "authority figures "with their children, and allow waaay too much unsupervised access (also see: Catholic Priests & child abuse). But one only has to look at the frighteningly high rates of rape in the military to see that a uniform does not always equal ethics or morality.

These recruiters know they'll be shipping these young girls off to a faraway place soon, and so they feel safe to pursue them.

I'm suprised they finally caught one, I've heard about more than one inappropriate relationship and have never seen it get to court.
digusted

United States

#4 Mar 26, 2010
Perverts molesting 5 years olds is consensual too because they are wooed and convinced it's ok. This guy is a sick pervert and I'm appalled at the slap on the wrist he got. Where's the dishonorable discharge? He broke the law!!!!! She's under 18 - that's the law. Last I checked the law wasn't written, not under 18 EXCEPT when... No - he's a sick hog and should have been punished! And we wonder why it happens over and over and over.
Confused

Finksburg, MD

#5 Mar 26, 2010
I am confused...I thought that the legal age of consent in PA was 16? How could he be convicted if she was 17 at the time of the incident?
Hanover Mom

Hanover, PA

#6 Mar 26, 2010
She most likely lied to avoid heat from her parents... doesnt matter that he will be labeled for the rest of his life, and that it will always haunt him. If it wasnt consentual, she should have squealed after the first encounter. Big enuff to make the decision, but not big enuff to take the consequences.
Internal Affairs

Fannettsburg, PA

#7 Mar 26, 2010
Legal age is 15 or being an Emancipated Juvenile. Since she was still high school, the U.S Army should be the prosecutor not Adams County --unless it was Pa Army NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITER. This story lacks credibility and info. The only offenses he could be charged with is Offensive touching--but she participated or misusing U.S Gov't property--the car. I pray he appeals and wins.
anonymous

Washington, DC

#8 Mar 26, 2010
I am sure that he wasn't the first one she has had sexual stimulation from (maybe a boyfriend or other person). Men always look good in uniform and most of them are up-standing people. But she was under 18, she should be punished also from her parents, but betcha that won't happen. Maybe she does this kind of thing to get people in trouble and on the "list". Maybe they should think twice before allowing her to become part of the Army. She might start doing it again once in the Army, but this time she will yell rape.
Floyd Hopkins

Marble Falls, TX

#9 Mar 26, 2010
digusted wrote:
Perverts molesting 5 years olds is consensual too because they are wooed and convinced it's ok. This guy is a sick pervert and I'm appalled at the slap on the wrist he got. Where's the dishonorable discharge? He broke the law!!!!! She's under 18 - that's the law. Last I checked the law wasn't written, not under 18 EXCEPT when... No - he's a sick hog and should have been punished! And we wonder why it happens over and over and over.
don't sweat this one, he just needed to wait a little longer and @ least he was involved with a female. What about the real sick jerkwads even right this second in the catholic church and boy scouts doing as they please with little boys because it will be denied and covered up. It's well past time for vigilante justice and you what's really sickening ? These sick jerkwads think what they are doing is ok and normal.
forgiveus

Landisburg, PA

#10 Mar 26, 2010
At seventeen you known what you are doing.Get real people.

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