Franklin County judges send sex offen...

Franklin County judges send sex offenders to prison

There are 10 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 3, 2010, titled Franklin County judges send sex offenders to prison. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Two men were given lengthy state prison sentences on sexual assault charges Wednesday in Franklin County Court at the same time a jury was deliberating the fate of another man charged with sexually assaulting a young child.

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Landisburg, PA

#1 Jun 3, 2010
INJUSTICE !!!!!!!!! That's what it is. Marlin came from a good christian family with strong family ties, values and morals. I don't know how he could be convicted of raping that child when a doctor's report stated there was NO truma to that area. I for one will continue to support Marlin !!!!

Those who played it up for the court.. I hope you have a hard time sleeping at night. I would say I hope your conscience bothers you..but I don't think you have one.
missing something

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Jun 4, 2010
I'd love to know how they can use a witness' ACCUSATION as evidence against him. Just becasue she claims something happened doesn't make it so.
So, basically, you claim something happenedX amt. of years ago nad the prosecution can use that as evidence?
Sound like another railroad job to me. wouldn't be the first time they've used 'shaky evidence" or twisted things to try and get a conviction.
Welcome to the new American Witchhunt, where you don't actually need evidence and anything anybody else says against you can be used...

Gettysburg, PA

#3 Jun 5, 2010
HEY!!!!!!!!!! I believe Marlin got a raw deal. This guy is totally innocent. Could you immagine facing a prison term for something you didnt do. Maybe someone will get a very guilty feeling and confess. I would hate to stand before my Lord & Savior knowing what I did to an innocent man.May the Holy spirit guide you to do the right & honest thing.
Big Mama

Landisburg, PA

#4 Jun 6, 2010
The Eckenrode Family have been put through the ringer over this as they watched one of their own being falsely accused and endurring an injust trial. I don't understand why Marlin's witnesses were only allowed to answer YES or NO to only two questions. His side was unable to be heard. Maybe the prosecution was afraid that his witnesses would tell the truth and show the side of him we all know to be true. I feel he was not given a fair chance to defend himself.
mt -man

Gettysburg, PA

#5 Jun 6, 2010
BIG MAMA, You are so right. I do believe our court system needs to start doing the right thing.instead of setting the guilty free they need to punish them and free the innocent.How horriable to be punished for something you didnt do.Oh well that is our justice system.
silver tongue

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Jun 6, 2010
This is not the first time something like this has happened in the Franklin co. courthouse. the ADAs don't care about whether a person is actually guilty. They only care about their careers.
I hope this guy appeals and keeps doing so, until he wins

Greencastle, PA

#7 Jun 7, 2010
i have now marlin for yrs. and april and her mother are lairs ..everyone that nos them nos that...if they have a heart they need to tell the truth and fess up to all the lies....god nos marlin is a good man..god be wtith him.our prayers are whith you marlin...don;t give up...........

Greencastle, PA

#8 Jun 7, 2010
marlin hang in there,the law is not what people think,it is not fair when they make a person look like hold your head up high and let everyone no you have god om your side .he will get you threw this.

Carlisle, PA

#9 Jun 7, 2010
jimmy wrote:
i have now marlin for yrs. and april and her mother are lairs ..everyone that nos them nos that...if they have a heart they need to tell the truth and fess up to all the lies....god nos marlin is a good man..god be wtith him.our prayers are whith you marlin...don;t give up..........
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mother justice

New Oxford, PA

#10 Oct 5, 2012
We are sleeping really well at night these days, thank you. Its comforting to know that justice has finally been served. No one knows him more then those that had the misfortune of living with him all of their life. There is more then one way to cause trama to a little girl which Marlin Eckenrode seems to have found. And if you want to talk about someones concience, please tell me how Marlin can sleep at night knowing the damage he has caused to his daughters and granddaughter. As for being a christian, Marlin didn't become a Christian until the law caught up with him. It is so easy to claim one is a Christian and is quit another to behave as a Christian should. Everyone wants to claim that Marlins family has been put through a lot, just remember, his daughters and grandkids and even his son are family too. What makes you ignorant people think that Marlins daughters or granddaughter would want to make somthing like this up? These girls have to live with the suffering that they endured at Marlins hands for the rest of theirs lives. And while you people want to cry over the loss of a son, brother, uncle or so called friend, just remember that these girls lost a father. If it was your daughter or granddaughter would you have been foolish enough to remain silent? I guess I already know the answer to that question, of course you would. Thank GOD! justice has been served.

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