Child rapist jailed for 15-20 years

Child rapist jailed for 15-20 years

There are 87 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Jan 9, 2006, titled Child rapist jailed for 15-20 years. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

An Otis man convicted of raping a child in the 1990s was sentenced yesterday to 15 to 20 years in state prison.

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I Live In Otis

AOL

#62 May 5, 2008
Yes, I agree with those who point out that Al did both good and bad. But to just let him go if he pays for the victim's therapy? THAT'S NUTS. Saying that basically he gets away with it.

Punishment of an identified offender is also to DETER others, make them think twice, control yourself or else see what the other guy got. Otherwise you just encourage these scheeming perps to go after younger and younger kids so that by the time they come forward a long time has gone by and then you get off.

Sorry, he has to be punished for what he did. This is JUSTICE. Those who were convinced he didn't do it just because he was nice NOW are also NUTS and have been fooled. Whereas most who want him to get his punishment, are aware that yes he did good also.

Not unlike priests or pastor who give guidance to many, but victimize a few. These folks are always probing, testing, to see who might be vulnerable. They don't try to go after anyone strong, they look for the troubled and vulnerable. Al surrounded himself with troubled kids, he sought them out, he helped many but always with an eye out for who would be vulnerable to him.

He will be away for a while so let's get on with our lives.
The Public Offender

Great Barrington, MA

#63 May 14, 2008
www.familywatchdog.us/ Get to know your local diddlers.It's free and you need to know who they are before they rape your kid.
The Public Offender

Great Barrington, MA

#64 May 14, 2008
In the Know wrote:
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If you know "Big Al the Kiddies Pal", you know that he is extremely intelligent and as the judge says,"calculating." I give him a year to get some young inmate to be his new little protege.
And,don't forget, he is a Karate Master. One can't help but think that he learned to defend himself in preparation for his incarceration.
Hopefully, they will keep him away from the other inmates. Not for his protection, but for theirs.
Karate is a sport and more than useless against a seasoned street fighter who drags his knuckles when he walks.If a large goon jumps you from behind down you go and that is how it is in the slammer.
Donald

Pittsfield, MA

#65 May 16, 2008
I hope they put him in with the guy that child that priest that abused those kids that will be the end to him.
Former West Hill Camper

Philadelphia, PA

#66 Jun 7, 2011
WestHill wrote:
I knew Al Hewett well while a camper and eventually a counselor at West Hill Camps in New Hartford, CT., from the late 1960s through the mid 1970s. We we maintained contact after that until the early 1990s when the Connecticut police investigation took place. Al taught me how to swim and scuba dive, and we later ran camp-sponsored canoe trips down the Farmington River. I thought of him at one time as a mentor. I was very fortunate in that I was never abused by Al but I later learned of many who were, or at least claimed to have been, and I now realize that some of that abuse may have occurred under my watch as a camp counselor. I feel a deep sense of shame about this, although at the time I had no inkling that anything untoward was going on. I also feel betrayed by Al, who asked me to vouch for him during the state police investigation in the early 1990s. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his victims.
I was also a camper from 1970-1972 and can attest to some unsavory behavior by Mr Hewitt. I lived in West Hartford at the time and know exactly where he lived. I am relieved to know that this man is incarcerated and will be for a longtime.
West Hill Camper

United States

#67 Jul 12, 2012
WestHill wrote:
["West Hill Aquatic Camper "]For the victims voices that went unheard because of Connecticut laws, i hope you find some peace in knowing no one else can be victimized by Al while he is locked up. Praise to Pete that was able to come forward and make this his encounters public, You are my hero, I am so sorry for everything you have been through. For those who wrote letters on Aldens behalf, shame on you for turning the other cheek. Take the time you did to write you letters to research the definition of a predator and you will see Alden C. Hewett."
Kelley
Kelley I probably know you, and you me and my family, as we were at West Hill for a long time. Joe Gargan died before all this came out about Al but Edna was still alive and it just about killed her to know that the man she allowed to live in their quarters at camp during the off-season was molesting kids there. Very sad for all concerned, and taints for me what otherwise are great memories of summers at West Hill.
I wonder if Joe Gargan did know about it????
falltit

Williamstown, MA

#68 Jul 14, 2012
I noticed falltime hasn't made many posts lately.They finally got him
onlysmartone

Belmont, MA

#69 Nov 3, 2012
I have to say I am appalled to read the comments on this page. You are all idiots for believing that half wit Pete when there was NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER against Al and I am ashamed to believe the flaws in our supposedly "fair" justice system for locking up a person for FIFTEEN YEARS when there was no evidence with which to convict this person. The allegations alone against him ruined his life and if in fact he was guilty of these supposed crimes, no one would have ever let their kids near him again! There was no way it could have ever happened again and he was sent to jail for so long solely on the fact that he used to be a state cop and therefore should not have "abused" his power. Pete Sterns will rot in hell for what he did to ruin this innocent man's life and I hope someday he will get what he deserves for what he's done.
Lies

Glastonbury, CT

#70 Nov 4, 2012
onlysmartone wrote:
I have to say I am appalled to read the comments on this page. You are all idiots for believing that half wit Pete when there was NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER against Al and I am ashamed to believe the flaws in our supposedly "fair" justice system for locking up a person for FIFTEEN YEARS when there was no evidence with which to convict this person. The allegations alone against him ruined his life and if in fact he was guilty of these supposed crimes, no one would have ever let their kids near him again! There was no way it could have ever happened again and he was sent to jail for so long solely on the fact that he used to be a state cop and therefore should not have "abused" his power. Pete Sterns will rot in hell for what he did to ruin this innocent man's life and I hope someday he will get what he deserves for what he's done.
STFU
John l

Raleigh, NC

#71 Feb 4, 2013
Stearns liked in the butt..
lewcipher

Philadelphia, PA

#72 Feb 5, 2013
THIS guy got what he asked 4 but then theres guys like carmen massimiani and angelo stracuzzi who get away with murder but soon god will b our judge and then we pay our pennance you cant but your way to heaven or can u ang. IM SURE YOU OFall people will find out p.s. did u gadown on smitty the cop
Need Big Story

South Hadley, MA

#73 Feb 5, 2013
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WNDERING

Pittsfield, MA

#74 Feb 5, 2013
I was just wondering if he and Bobby Smith knew each other and shared their same interest? There should be a very nice pro street 57 Chevy for sale very soon,right Bobby.
Karmic Retribution

Pittsfield, MA

#75 Feb 6, 2013
How very sad the people that are supposed to serve, protect and ensure security misuse power for their own sick needs. A special thought and prayer for peace goes out to this hero who showed courage in his attempt to be heard in the name of justice and for the protection he has been able to provide to so many others who would have been violated. Karma is a very serious thing to deal with when one is placed in prison for unspeakable acts.
Bitinski

North Adams, MA

#76 Feb 12, 2013
The superintendent at a suburban New York housing complex has been sent to prison for entering a tenant's apartment and having sex with a Labrador retriever.

The Westchester County district attorney says Kujtim Nicaj of Rye was sentenced Tuesday to 6˝ years behind bars.
Another rapist busted.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/westcheste...

He pleaded guilty in October to burglary as a sexually motivated felony and to sexual misconduct.

Prosecutors said the incident was captured in February on cameras set up by the apartment owner, who suspected someone had been breaking in.

The district attorney said the 44-year-old Nicaj will have to register as a sex offender.

He had been fired as superintendent Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments.
Dio the molestor

Pittsfield, MA

#77 Feb 12, 2013
Someone needs to lock up Dio.
The Barking Buck

Dalton, MA

#78 Feb 12, 2013
Arf arf.
Dio is a fool

Pittsfield, MA

#79 Feb 12, 2013
The Barking Buck wrote:
Arf arf.
Dio's most intelligent post ever.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Dalton, MA

#80 Feb 12, 2013
Many would beg to differ with you across the country regardless of the abstract parody I throw out for better and worse from time to time.
Give it up already.
This is going nowhere.
Little Blue Alien

Dalton, MA

#81 Feb 12, 2013
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