Man facing molestation charge

Man facing molestation charge

There are 36 comments on the WTHI Terre Haute story from Feb 24, 2009, titled Man facing molestation charge. In it, WTHI Terre Haute reports that:

A 19-year-old Terre Haute man is facing a charge of child molestation. Christopher Tarrh appeared in Vigo County court Tuesday.

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a mother

AOL

#1 Feb 25, 2009
DO AWAY WITH HIM
just my opinion

Westerville, OH

#2 Feb 25, 2009
I agree, do away with him. But... 13 year old girls think they are 'all that' and love attention from men. She may have come on to him and fully consented in the relationship. Where were the parents? Was she out late?
Yes, he should be severly punished but the 13 year old should also be educated on relationships and abstinance etc.

How anyone could find a 13 year old sexually attractive is beyond me!!

“SILENCE! ”

Since: Feb 09

pittsburgh but terre haute re

#3 Feb 25, 2009
i agree with "just my opinion". yes, it was COMPLETELY wrong of this 19 yr old, but the 13 yr old in question could be at fault also. it all starts with the parents. now a days younger girls gress an act like their 2o somethings. "now im not sayin she did", just for example. they have to look into the circumstances surrounding this through all angles. if she played a part in all this that led to this 19 yr old getting arrested, then shame on her. but nonetheless shame on him for taking the liberties with this young girl.
sammi

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Feb 25, 2009
This 13 year old is probably in middle school. Do you think she is emotionally mature enough to make a decision to have sex with this 19 year old?
He was already in jail when they charged him with this. Shame on you for blaming her. He is the "adult" and no matter what the circumstances should have known better. Obviously, he is scum and should be stay in jail for a long time.

“SILENCE! ”

Since: Feb 09

pittsburgh but terre haute re

#5 Feb 25, 2009
sammi wrote:
This 13 year old is probably in middle school. Do you think she is emotionally mature enough to make a decision to have sex with this 19 year old?
He was already in jail when they charged him with this. Shame on you for blaming her. He is the "adult" and no matter what the circumstances should have known better. Obviously, he is scum and should be stay in jail for a long time.
i agree hes scum sammi!! im NOT blaming her! she MIGHT have thought she was emotionally stable. my piont is, young girls nowadays think they are mature for things at an early age BECAUSE of what they see happening in society, the news. are children are a direct product of our society today, starting with the way the parents are guiding them. im not sayin shes at fault, God love her for what shes gone through. because of the way our young children carry things,"due to society and parenting" im just sayin we have to look into ALL the facts behind the story. who am i to point the finger? i know just as much as you do, its my opinion, just like its yours.
sammi

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Feb 25, 2009
wouldntulike2know2 wrote:
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i agree hes scum sammi!! im NOT blaming her! she MIGHT have thought she was emotionally stable. my piont is, young girls nowadays think they are mature for things at an early age BECAUSE of what they see happening in society, the news. are children are a direct product of our society today, starting with the way the parents are guiding them. im not sayin shes at fault, God love her for what shes gone through. because of the way our young children carry things,"due to society and parenting" im just sayin we have to look into ALL the facts behind the story. who am i to point the finger? i know just as much as you do, its my opinion, just like its yours.
I agree with most of what you said, EXCEPT, I don't care if she walked around in her underwear around him...HE is an adult and he shouldn't have crossed that line. The only facts that are important are that he is a child molester and deserves to be in jail. BTW, why was the mexican charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and he is charged with child molestation?

“SILENCE! ”

Since: Feb 09

pittsburgh but terre haute re

#7 Feb 25, 2009
sammi wrote:
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I agree with most of what you said, EXCEPT, I don't care if she walked around in her underwear around him...HE is an adult and he shouldn't have crossed that line. The only facts that are important are that he is a child molester and deserves to be in jail. BTW, why was the mexican charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and he is charged with child molestation?
Indiana law states that a victim must be under 14 before it is Child Molesting. Sexual misconduct with a Minor involves a victim 14 or 15. the age of consent is 16 yrs i think? "correct me if im wrong on this" regardless, i think its b.s. it should all be child molestation. its horrifing to hear about these issues, i have two children. but its GREAT to know that these perps have been caught and that some justice might be served. your thoughts?
Proud Parent of Marine

Dickinson, TX

#8 Feb 25, 2009
Just to let everyone know there are 2 Christopher
Tarrh's one is Marine stationed in South Carolina Christopher W Tarrh at this time. Some people are getting him mixed up with this sick one Christopher J Tarrh.
Sunshine

Loudonville, OH

#9 Feb 25, 2009
Everyone would feel differently if this was their 13 year old daughter. I have a 13 year old daughter and I don't care what he was thinking, you don't mess with children. A 13 year old isn't able to consent to sex. There are several guys acquainted with this guy that is doing the same thing to girls that are 13. It very well could be your daughter that falls prey to one of these guys, if that were the case, you'd want him to rot too. I want to see him go away for a long time. Most wouldn't even understand but you would have to be the victim. Just to let everyone know... His is not an isolated case, his friends are involved as well. I know because my 13 year old daughter was another victim. He wasn't the perp, but his friend is, and is being investigated for the same thing. You don't have sex with children. That is sick!!!!
Milk Money

United States

#10 Feb 25, 2009
Chris Tarrh has had a very unstable life, being molested by an older man, having a mother that mentally, emotionally, verbally, and physically abused him and his brother. This is not an excuse because he is an adult; I do not want to portray him as innocent. These things should be scrutinized before you pass a large judgment.
aMOM

AOL

#12 Feb 25, 2009
HE SHOULD OF KNOWN BETTER THEN TO MESS WITH A KID.parents should be keeping an eye on kids
brazil

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 26, 2009
CUT HIS NUTS OFF !
my thoughts

Cambridge, MA

#15 Feb 26, 2009
You would be surprized at how mature 13, 14, 15 year old girls think they are now days and how mature they dress when mom and dad arent around or when they go out with friends now im not sayin that makes it ok but what i am saying is he may not have even realized how this girl was. I have a neice who is 15 and looks every bit of 18 because she is well developed as most teen girls are now days. Most teen age girls are sexually active before there parents even realize whats going on so i agree that this needs to be looked at from all angles people are way to quick to point a finger now days
Snuggles

Fallon, NV

#16 Feb 26, 2009
I'm a mother of a 16 yr old daughter who has been molested. So I do know where some of you are coming from. However I also know that now a days girls do act older then they are and they do dress older then they are, and some of them do tell the guys they are older then they are! I think that ALL facts should be gathered before a judgement is made!!! Parents need to make sure their kids know about sex and the dangers that come along with it!!! Don't rely on the school system to teach you kids about sex, cause they won't teach them everything they need to know!
Sunshine

Loudonville, OH

#17 Feb 26, 2009
Being that my daughter is a victim, in another case, which involves his friends, I assure you that these boys knew these girls' age. There are several things that show these guys were aware of the ages of these girls. These guys are having sex with young girls while they have girlfriends and babies at home. I do understand that it is a hard judgement call, and at first I did question if they knew these girls were only 13. After being shown that these guys knew, then and only then did I pass judgement. You are right in so many aspects, girls are more developed, and more mature now then they were then, but that still doesn't put them fully to blame. After all, they are still children, our children. This guy is just the beginning. I wish I could name names but it is all unraveling now.
katy

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Feb 26, 2009
Sunshine wrote:
Being that my daughter is a victim, in another case, which involves his friends, I assure you that these boys knew these girls' age. There are several things that show these guys were aware of the ages of these girls. These guys are having sex with young girls while they have girlfriends and babies at home. I do understand that it is a hard judgement call, and at first I did question if they knew these girls were only 13. After being shown that these guys knew, then and only then did I pass judgement. You are right in so many aspects, girls are more developed, and more mature now then they were then, but that still doesn't put them fully to blame. After all, they are still children, our children. This guy is just the beginning. I wish I could name names but it is all unraveling now.
I am very sorry for your situation. I am sure it is a very stressful time for you and your daughter, but I am wondering, where and what did you think your daughter was doing while she was having sex with a 19-20 year old? Where was the "adult supervision"? Are these 13 year olds left at home alone? Are they allowed to roam the streets? They need supervision, rules, and guidance at this very crucial age in their young life. The "men" are definatley to blame and should be in jail for taking advantage of these girls, but as a parent, you must take kicking yourself for not being more involved in her life...
Sunshine

Loudonville, OH

#20 Feb 26, 2009
katy wrote:
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I am very sorry for your situation. I am sure it is a very stressful time for you and your daughter, but I am wondering, where and what did you think your daughter was doing while she was having sex with a 19-20 year old? Where was the "adult supervision"? Are these 13 year olds left at home alone? Are they allowed to roam the streets? They need supervision, rules, and guidance at this very crucial age in their young life. The "men" are definatley to blame and should be in jail for taking advantage of these girls, but as a parent, you must take kicking yourself for not being more involved in her life...
I am a pretty strict parent. I provide a structured environment with rules and expectations. My daughter did wrong, she did in fact sneak out of the house on the night in question. She accepts that responsibility and does know that she was wrong in doing so. But, regardless of her sneaking out it by no means gives permission for these boys to manipulate and molest any child. I have talked to my children about sex and drugs. They know that sex is an adult decision and that by no means are they an adult. I have reported the other guys involved, and I hope and pray to stop them before they do this to any more young girls. I am very understanding and know they aren't at fault alone. Parents need to talk to their children, explain things and ask questions, go thru emails, myspace, AIM, whatever it may be, you'd be surprised at who is there and their ages.
Kate

Punxsutawney, PA

#21 Feb 26, 2009
Sad for both parties involved.....
Jess

Bettendorf, IA

#22 Feb 26, 2009
As the mother of a 13 yr...Sunshine I understand where you are coming from....no one has the right to judge you. No matter how much we teach our kids.. sometimes peer pressure out weighs it all. We can not be with our teenagers at all times...and some take advanatge of it. Anyone that believes they know EVERYTHING their children do is in denial. There is a huge difference between your daughters slip up and parents having no clue what so ever where their kids are. So kudos for stepping up and trying to protect other girls.
Jean

Punxsutawney, PA

#23 Feb 27, 2009
Chemical and surgical castration with extreme high doses of riddilan and shock treatments should be appopiate for him!!!!!!!!!

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