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There are 84 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 20, 2007, titled Romeoville woman gets 6 months for allowing son to sexually ass.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A former Romeoville woman has been sentenced to 180 days in the Will County Jail and 4 years of probation for allowing her teenage son to sexually abuse a 10-year-old female relative.

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nasty

United States

#1 Mar 10, 2008
she had a baby last week

Since: Feb 08

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#2 Mar 10, 2008
nasty wrote:
she had a baby last week
Are you talking about Donna stepp?

Since: May 08

Romeoville, IL

#3 May 12, 2008
Again, everyone is talking about a baby. How would you know? Were you at the birth of this susposed child? Are you following her and tracking her every move in life? Just so you know I believe that is against the law. Its called harrassment. For someone who has so many question you know a lot about everything but i dont think you really know whats going on but instead are quessing hoping to find something you could use agianst them.
coon

Plainfield, IL

#4 May 12, 2008
nasty wrote:
she had a baby last week
how is it that she had a baby? If she can't even see her other six children...oh wow....
boogy man

Streator, IL

#6 May 13, 2008
A close friend wrote:
Again, everyone is talking about a baby. How would you know? Were you at the birth of this susposed child? Are you following her and tracking her every move in life? Just so you know I believe that is against the law. Its called harrassment. For someone who has so many question you know a lot about everything but i dont think you really know whats going on but instead are quessing hoping to find something you could use agianst them.
If you get all worked up over these forums, here's what you can do:
#1. Stand up.
#2. Shut down computer.
#3. Walk away.
See how easy it is.

Since: May 08

Romeoville, IL

#7 May 13, 2008
you leave this reply but I also see you on here commenting alot so you can follow your nifty little plan also.
boogy man wrote:
<quoted text>
If you get all worked up over these forums, here's what you can do:
#1. Stand up.
#2. Shut down computer.
#3. Walk away.
See how easy it is.

Since: May 08

Romeoville, IL

#10 May 14, 2008
OK listen I never said it was ok.. what I was saying is that not only one person is to blame. Even though this one article is about donna there are ones about steve as well. I would never in a million years believe it is ok with what happened. Bottom line there are a lot of ppl bloging that may not know the complete story and should watch how they say certain things bc if their kids come on here and read it, it could really hurt them. Thats all I was saying.This is what I mean about some of it getting to personal.
huh

Joliet, IL

#12 Jul 18, 2008
what?
why why why

Joliet, IL

#13 Jul 21, 2008
wow
WHY WHY WHY

Joliet, IL

#14 Jul 26, 2008
Man Pleads Guilty To Letting Son Assault Child
JOLIET (STNG) &#8213; A Romeoville man pleaded guilty Friday to allowing his teenage son to repeatedly rape a 10-year-old relative. But the man might not go to prison.

Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt will give him probation, but there is a catch. The man must testify against his wife — and tell the truth — during her June 12 trial on the same charge.

In January 2005, Steven R. Stepp, 40, and Donna J. Stepp, 34, of 711 Echo Drive in Romeoville, were arrested and charged with permitting the sexual abuse of a child. Before they were arrested, the victim told Steven Stepp about the sexual attacks, said Will County First Assistant State's Attorney Greg DeBord. Stepp told the child to lock her bedroom door and block it with a chair, DeBord said.

In the same case, the Stepps' son, now 16, was arrested in December 2004 and charged as an adult with criminal sexual assault. The teen was convicted in November 2005 and Will County Judge Dan Rozak sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

Stepp appeared in Judge Richard Schoenstedt's courtroom Friday. DeBord told the judge the state would allow him to be sentenced to 48 months probation if he cooperated. Stepp also must register as a sex offender, DeBord said.

The judge warned Stepp of the consequences."If the state determines that you have not testified truthfully, the state will not make that recommendation (for probation)," Schoenstedt told him. Stepp said he understood.

Stepp's sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 26.

(Source: Sun-Times News Group Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2006. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
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Since: Dec 10

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#15 Dec 29, 2010
Very sad all around. This woman is a poor excuse for a mother...... and I use the term loosely, but the kids are the ones who I feel sorry for.
buddah

Bolingbrook, IL

#16 Dec 31, 2010
As residents we have a right to know what criminals and sick people we have in town, where they live and what they do so we can protect our own kids. If they don't like being outted, then they should act like decent human beings.
shame

Romeoville, IL

#17 Dec 31, 2010
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Very sad all around. This woman is a poor excuse for a mother...... and I use the term loosely, but the kids are the ones who I feel sorry for.
yes she is and whats even worse, she shows no remorse for what happened and blames her ex for everything that has happened although both were convicted for the crime and they are slamming the father saying that he did it etc ....people grow up..ur son did it,he admitted to it, not once, but multiple times... thats why he is in jail. and accusing other individuals of something like this can land you in prison for slander. you never know who monitors this site.. dont you think RPD would of arrested him when you made your allegations the day the mother was released from jail back in 2005 ?? the police came out and took your statement but obviously something did not add up or he would be in jail now also...dont grasp for straws, face the reality and learn to live with it. your son, cousin is a sex offender and he is where he belongs. in jail. all these witnesses that know everything that went on in this house and all the terrible things that happened ---not one came forward and testified on the sons behalf. what does that tell you--nobody wants to go to jail for purgery. or would they have made themselves accomplises with their testimony ? come on now.. and he can plead his case when he meets his maker, so can you and the mother and father...and see which way you will be directed to go....180 days in prison, which was what not even 2 month because they gave her 2:1 is a joke for what these kids been through but thank god for foster care where they can experience acceptance, love and most importantly safety, from their own family members.
u gotta be kiddin me

Palatine, IL

#18 Jan 2, 2011
hope that those kids grow up better than their parents! people like that should not be able to breed..
DonnaIs theDevil

United States

#19 Jun 17, 2011
Yeah,@CloseFriend...You act as if you know everything as well. You have no Idea the Hell Donna put them thru. Gone by 5am not hime till 9pm or later sometimes. always out w/ her Boss/boyfriend. Yeah, her boyfriend would call at like 3 and 4 am and wake her husband up. she was and im sure still is a real piece of work. She didnt give a shit about those kids. only herself. Steve worked his ass off for 16 yrs to supposr his family who he loved more than anything in the world. He didnt get home from his 12hr shifts until about 8pm, but as soon as he was home the kids were on him like fleas. They loved him so much. He didnt know about any of it, he plead guilty bc in america if you ever want to see sunlight again most times, you have to admit to things you didnt do. These kids the ones involved, were taken from their home w/o a parent present and questioned for hours.@ 16 the boy was scared and mad that he was even there, he said he did it to get away from them. Honestly, The whole thing was a heartbreak and I will never get over. And Donna if you read this, I wish I had thrown your evil ass down the stairs the day steven stopped me...Yeah its me bitch!
DonnaIs theDevil

United States

#20 Jun 17, 2011
Also, What kind of world do we live in that the Father who didnt know did 2 yrs and the mother who knew got 6 months??? Ill tell ya, a very sad world. Enjoy your freedom Donna, Your father in hell isnt so tolerant
what do u know

Wolcott, IN

#21 Jul 13, 2011
how about those times steve beat his kids? u think u know....donna worked 60 hours a week..steve did not...steve was on a rotating shift..he was home alot...had 3 day weekends while donna was working...if donna was doing all those things and steve was following her how come he never caught her? and how come he didnt divorce her? how about the time when they were separated and donna filed for divorce and steve went and rented another place and left her with the children and the water was out? how about steve beating the steven and caught a dcfs case whiile they were separated? how about steves brother and sister both having drug charges? donna knew nothing about....donna let her sister in law drive her van while she worked...thats an evil person? i dont think so...donna was training and traveled 2 hours a day and pulled 12hour days m-s...steve did not work like that...he would work a tuesday and a wednesday and be off thurs and frid and then work sat. sun.mond..and then be off tues. and wed...so he was home alot more than donna was..she had to get a job...that man took his family through 2 bks..yeah thats a man that was really keeping the family a float...he knows the evil he has done...he knows who and what 2 people he as inappropiately touched...the state didnt do anything about it..how about steve clearly admitting at court that it was too long ago and the state cant do anything about it? how about his sons tooth getting knocked out....or his son punching a whole in the wall and breaking his hand...hmmm right before all this happend? steve should be ashamed of himself..he is the one driving around in and has 2 cars worth 100,000k while his son sits? how many men would allow their child to sit with proper representation? how many men would allow their children to remain in state custody? easy..because than he doesnt have to pay child support...steve really does need a pat on the back....he let his son take the wrap for what he has clearly done...if donna was out and about than how come she brought home full pay checks no time missed? how many of u parents would like ur children to be removed from the home without being notified and interrogated at a police station without parent or a lawyer? well..steve did...he was notified and did not tell donna..he didnt even go to the police station....HELLO is that actions of normal man? nope....he was playing video games....how about donna coming home and a woman being in the house while steve was taking a shower? wow..thats normal too...donna is not the devil and yes she did care about her kids...she worked her ass off..thats the truth...so say what ya want u dont know everything..thats on thing wrong with these type of blogs..people talking and not knowing the truth...steve stepp sr..abused her and her children and the family told her to stay..thats wrong....her own mother told her to stay...anyone that works for big box chain stores like walmart knows its very very demanding...there is no way she did all those things and got promotions..no way!!! not working for wal mart....so believe what u want..i know the truth!!!!! how about the campground...he had dcfs called on him out there too..donna was working that weekend..so keep blaming donna when steve should have protected his family and not throw them under the bus like he has done..he was drunk that whole entire weekend while donna worked and made his daughter and niece watch the little ones..wanna talk about bad seed....donna was domestically abused and so where those kids....he knows what he as done....and how can that woman sleep with him at night? steve sat for 2 years because no one wanted to bail him out...thats the truth.....donna got bailed out and was supported because people knew how she was....if steve was such an awesome man than how come no one bailed him out? keep defending him..
punch me for $10

Chicago, IL

#22 Jul 13, 2011
what do u know wrote:
how about those times steve beat his kids? u think u know....donna worked 60 hours a week..steve did not...steve was on a rotating shift..he was home alot...had 3 day weekends while donna was working...if donna was doing all those things and steve was following her how come he never caught her? and how come he didnt divorce her? how about the time when they were separated and donna filed for divorce and steve went and rented another place and left her with the children and the water was out? how about steve beating the steven and caught a dcfs case whiile they were separated? how about steves brother and sister both having drug charges? donna knew nothing about....donna let her sister in law drive her van while she worked...thats an evil person? i dont think so...donna was training and traveled 2 hours a day and pulled 12hour days m-s...steve did not work like that...he would work a tuesday and a wednesday and be off thurs and frid and then work sat. sun.mond..and then be off tues. and wed...so he was home alot more than donna was..she had to get a job...that man took his family through 2 bks..yeah thats a man that was really keeping the family a float...he knows the evil he has done...he knows who and what 2 people he as inappropiately touched...the state didnt do anything about it..how about steve clearly admitting at court that it was too long ago and the state cant do anything about it? how about his sons tooth getting knocked out....or his son punching a whole in the wall and breaking his hand...hmmm right before all this happend? steve should be ashamed of himself..he is the one driving around in and has 2 cars worth 100,000k while his son sits? how many men would allow their child to sit with proper representation? how many men would allow their children to remain in state custody? easy..because than he doesnt have to pay child support...steve really does need a pat on the back....he let his son take the wrap for what he has clearly done...if donna was out and about than how come she brought home full pay checks no time missed? how many of u parents would like ur children to be removed from the home without being notified and interrogated at a police station without parent or a lawyer? well..steve did...he was notified and did not tell donna..he didnt even go to the police station....HELLO is that actions of normal man? nope....he was playing video games....how about donna coming home and a woman being in the house while steve was taking a shower? wow..thats normal too...donna is not the devil and yes she did care about her kids...she worked her ass off..thats the truth...so say what ya want u dont know everything..thats on thing wrong with these type of blogs..people talking and not knowing the truth...steve stepp sr..abused her and her children and the family told her to stay..thats wrong....her own mother told her to stay...anyone that works for big box chain stores like walmart knows its very very demanding...there is no way she did all those things and got promotions..no way!!! not working for wal mart....so believe what u want..i know the truth!!!!! how about the campground...he had dcfs called on him out there too..donna was working that weekend..so keep blaming donna when steve should have protected his family and not throw them under the bus like he has done..he was drunk that whole entire weekend while donna worked and made his daughter and niece watch the little ones..wanna talk about bad seed....donna was domestically abused and so where those kids....he knows what he as done....and how can that woman sleep with him at night? steve sat for 2 years because no one wanted to bail him out...thats the truth.....donna got bailed out and was supported because people knew how she was....if steve was such an awesome man than how come no one bailed him out? keep defending him..
Yea you tell them!

Since: Jun 11

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#23 Jul 13, 2011
All that is irrelevent, I read about 4 sent in and just dont care to read farther. If Donna had it SO bad off...why stay. Her whole family rite there? B/c Her choice was to stay...I dont really care about all the other crap, That theyre Private affairs. This on the other hand is More than public. And I dont care to continue w/ this. Steve wasn't a saint, But he isnt the villan he was potrayed as. BTW her pics on the sex offender registry in 5 yr time, lets just say she could make money off her appearance. Just use them W/ a Dont SMOKE CRACK message on a roadside billboard.
what do u know

Downers Grove, IL

#24 Jul 15, 2011
she was 16 years old when they married..hello koszmosis..he is all she knew..and the entire family is loaded with dysfunction..and when ur raised to believe that abuse is normal u stay..women of domestic abuse dont know how to get out..especially with 6 kids..have u ever been domestically abused?
if not shut up because u have no idea what it does to a female especially..and by her pics on the registry u can clearly see its bothering her...but however he doesnt look fazed at all and he looks like he sure is not missing a meal...so please keep ur comments about domestic abuse to ur self unless u have walked in those shoes..she was a child when they got married!!!!!!!!!! thats the bottom line...she got a job and counseling and started to further her career and when steve noticed that he started running scared and talking down on her...she was gettin out!!!! but with 6 kids please....he did abuse her and those kids...she was 16 a child when they got married...HELLO..if u have a 16 year old daughter can u imagine her being married? Steve is all donna knew and thats the bottom line!!!!!!!!!! he is the villian because he not only made sure he had an attorney for himself but did not get one for his son..or go to the police station while both of his children was being interrogated..thats against the law to remove children from the home without parents knowledge!!!! its in black and white steve knew but did not tell donna...he knew she would have started world war 3!!! if he did not tell her about that what else went on while she worked that he did not tell her..thats a fact!!! the fact was he was home alot more than her!!!!thats a fact...she never has done drugs...she has taken so many drug tests for every position and job she has held...and current illinois law is anyone with a felony has to do random drug tests and she has passed everyone..donna is showing all the signs of a grieving parent and this is bothering her tremendously....so kozmosis u need to learn more about domestic abuse and why females stay before u open ur mouth..once again she was a child and steve is all she knew...she went to work in 1998 and they got married in 1988..do the math u retard...

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