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Roselle man, 88, accused of molesting boys

There are 53 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 16, 2008, titled Roselle man, 88, accused of molesting boys. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Bail was set at $500,000 Wednesday for an 88-year-old Roselle man accused of sexually assaulting two children last summer, the DuPage County state's attorney's office said.

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St_Walter_parish oner

Bloomingdale, IL

#70 Apr 17, 2008
What ever happened to "innocent until proven guilty?" I don't know Chester personally, but I go to his church and have seen how loved he is by all the children (and their parents). I am hoping this is some horrible mistake or some poor judgement on someone's part. But- let's let the facts get understood before we condemn the poor man.
mike

Chicago, IL

#71 Apr 17, 2008
i went to this church that this man volunteered for
none of you understand how we all trusted chester with our lives that is why these kids were allowed to his house. You would of never expected him to do it. I knew him personally and taked to him a lot and he never tried to do anything to me. now im not saying he didnt do it but it was ver unextpecting for all of us at the church so for any of you that read this im just trying to inform u with more details so you dont assume he was a wackjob or anything. To us he was a very loving man that we all respected till now
mike

Chicago, IL

#72 Apr 17, 2008
whoever the saint walters parent that just posted that you are totally wrong because chester didnt go grabbing kids in public and like the other person i eally hope this is a misunderstanding because he cared for everyone at that church even if he did make a mistake
concerened citizen

Carol Stream, IL

#74 Apr 17, 2008
This is America isn't it........what happened to
INNOCENT until proven GUILTY!
Fellow Parishioner

Carol Stream, IL

#75 Apr 18, 2008
I'm certain that anyone who has ever attended our church and knows Chester is completely in shock. Regardless of truth or innocence, all parties need our prayers, not our condemnation.
Skeptic

Carol Stream, IL

#76 Apr 18, 2008
Maybe Joe Birkett is hoping to use this to help erase the memory of DUI of the century assistant states attorney Jane R. who killed herself because she drove drunk in a county vehicle. I know her victim. Birkett is still dragging his feet on helping her. He's not to be trusted.
Lynn

United States

#77 Apr 18, 2008
My heart goes out to the two boys and their families. I hope that no others have been hurt.

I know Chester, and I agree he is a sweet man, but I guess anything is possible. My question to the parents is What were you thinking? I wouldn't go to Chester house for a pool party and I am 58. As far as the Catholic Church, St. Walter's has nothing to do with this. They screen their volunteers working with the children remarkably well, as far as an Usher at Church, he would never have a one-on-one realtionship with a child.
Lynn

United States

#78 Apr 18, 2008
Why now? Chester probably doesn't even know he is in jail.
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#79 Apr 21, 2008
Do we have the whole story yet? Haven't heard anything more. Maybe there isn't any more!
Amy

Bedford, OH

#80 Apr 21, 2008
I am sorry for all parties involved as well and I applaud these families and boys for having the courage to come forward with this. It could not have been easy. It is sad, but as parents, you need to be leary of even the most innocent of situations.
Concerned Citizen

Wood Dale, IL

#81 Apr 24, 2008
What does the fact that he is in the KNights of Columbus or A member of St Walters have to do with this. Those of us that jknow Chester know how much he cares not only for his feloow human beings but for his faith and church. I personally feel that the timsing of this story is the medias way of hoping to takesome of the light of Hope that the Papal Visit has brought to this country. SHAME ON THE MEDIA. THEy kiled Diana who's next
PARISH MEMBER

Crystal Lake, IL

#82 May 28, 2008
WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PARENTS....SINCE WHEN DO YOU LET YOUR CHILD GO TO AN EDLER MANS HOUSE FOR A FRICKIN POOL PARTY UNESCORTED..........
GUESS WHO'S FAULT THIS IS YOURS AS A PARENT NOT
PROVIDING THE CORRECT SUPERVISION NEEDED. SHAME
ON THE PARENTS THAT ALLOWED THIS TO TAKE PLACE...
PUT THE BLAME WHERE IT SHOULD BE PUT..........
The suspect

United States

#83 Jun 1, 2008
Gene Tierney wrote:
What an old geezer. Must have taken loads of ED medication.
88 Years old ... talk about needing a pocket full of Viagra.

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