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Judge will decide if Seminole County sex offender will be released

There are 35 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 14, 2009, titled Judge will decide if Seminole County sex offender will be released. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Kareem Merthie, 26, has been locked up for nine years because he raped little boys in his father's church, one of the largest black congregations in Sanford.

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Enough Already

Leavenworth, KS

#1 May 14, 2009
A woman gets 30 YEARS for kidnapping a baby which is recovered, gratefully, unharmed.

THIS person has been locked up for what, 10 years, after 20 children. He's been a model inmate, yay, he was a model student and still found time to attack and ruin the lives of 20 children.

He has not had the opportunity to reoffend, no kids in the realm, and once that changes, I give it 100% chance that he will be right back at it the minute someones back is turned, and we'll read about it, and all the talking heads will begin the fingerpointing of who thought he was all set to be released.

I'll take the guy who cut up his mother across the street from me WAYYY before this guy.

Winter Springs, FL

#2 May 15, 2009
No way should he be let loose. Now that he is an adult send him to Prison.

Since: Oct 08


#3 May 15, 2009
I have to agree 100% with the first 2 posters. He wants out of the mental hospital, fine by all means place him in general population in prison. That should take care of him.

Leesburg, FL

#4 May 15, 2009
I agree with all 3 of you. There isn't a cure, so what if he received the most intense treatment. Prove to me that it is 100% effective. I know it is not, so why should we let him out? He is obviously a repeat offender and a majority of sexual offenders repeat within the first year they are released.

He won't be able to live near kids, schools, or day cares he will end up in a small part of town that is outside of the areas he is not suppose to be. It will be too hard for him to get a job, who is going to hire him? He will end up reoffending because he does not know another way.

Debary, FL

#5 May 15, 2009
NO. NO no no no no.

We cannot afford to throw the life and dignity of one more child in Florida away.

Keep the beast in the cage.

San Antonio, TX

#6 May 15, 2009
Wow. First the guy who dismembered his mother, now this kid toucher. Is it a coincidence all the freaks are getting out at the same time?

Lake Mary, FL

#7 May 15, 2009
First of all, Daddy will hire him at that big ol' church he runs...he's a good boy. This should be another slap in the face that our system is broke. He should never have been given a chance to get out. 20 victims, 10 years? I guess each victim can be happy they got 6 months out of the state. And Eaton will let him out, he has a terrible track record with sex offenders.

Mount Juliet, TN

#8 May 15, 2009
He'll be free., running the streets of Sanford..

Carrollton, TX

#9 May 15, 2009
Keep this pervert in jail for life, or castrate him if you let him out. He will do it again.

Taylor, MI

#11 May 15, 2009
The people who want to set him free should let him live next door to them, and be required to have their children attend the same church as the POS. I bet they would change their minds real quick about unleashing him then!

De Kalb, MS

#12 May 15, 2009
if he committed a life or capital felony, which includes abusing a 4 year old child, lock him up for that. The statute of limitations should not have expired.
CCW Holder

Winter Park, FL

#13 May 15, 2009
If the state won't protect our kids from this guy I say let him out. Just don't complain if he bumps into a citizen who is willing and able to protect our kids.


#14 May 15, 2009
When are these people going to learn? You let this man out...... He'll do it again..... FACT! What if it's to your child....your brother child? The blood will be on your hand. These monsters need to be kept caged. I've given up on the legal system when it comes to these monsters. These kids will suffer for the rest of their lives for being raped, but you think this guy should get out for behaving good? What's wrong with you? You let him out....... You should be caged yourself!

Winter Garden, FL

#15 May 15, 2009
OneVoice3 wrote:
No way should he be let loose. Now that he is an adult send him to Prison.
Let Bubba give him a little "therapy"...
Then he'll know what it feels like!

Merritt Island, FL

#16 May 15, 2009
Let this guy spend 6 months in the home of Dr. Douglas Shadle's grandchildren. If that works out..........

“American Against Fascism”

Since: Apr 08

Central Florida

#17 May 15, 2009
There is no good solution until either a cure is found or law is changed.

Herndon, VA

#19 May 15, 2009
give this man a black suit and a catholic church! hes perfect for the job!

south suwannee county

High Springs, FL

#20 May 15, 2009
Bull S**T if he wants out of mental ward fine put him in prison were he should have been all along you can not cure sex offenders

Eustis, FL

#21 May 15, 2009
He can be released on the condition that he has his testicles, wenis and hands amputated. Sounds fair to me...

Seriously, if he IS released, he will reoffend. Look at the age where he started victimizing other children !!
When he does reoffend, the judge and his attorney should be held responsible.
blindleadingtheb lind

Cape Canaveral, FL

#22 May 15, 2009
He needs to go to prison. Period, end of discussion. He can study music in there instead of the privates of young children.

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