Teacher's aidearrested for indecent a...

Teacher's aidearrested for indecent assault

There are 545 comments on the The Mercury story from Nov 22, 2008, titled Teacher's aidearrested for indecent assault. In it, The Mercury reports that:

Vito Granieri, 45, of the 1000 block of Chelsea Way, Skippack, who was an information technology assistant at Saint Eleanor Parish School, was arraigned before District Court Judge Benjamin R. Crahalla on ...

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concerned citizen

Norristown, PA

#41 Nov 25, 2008

I challenge every person in this entire community to wager their lives, their reputations, their livelihoods and their families, on the word of a child. I would like to meet one person, who believes with 100% certainty and would wager his entire life on one simple notion, Children never lie.

If it were MY child I would believe it 100%. My children lie, but not about things like this. They don't think maliciously or about themselves being touched. They just don't.
concerned citizen

Norristown, PA

#42 Nov 25, 2008
my above reply was in response to the paragraph listed on top of my reply. It was stated by "christine" earlier.
parish member

Collegeville, PA

#43 Nov 25, 2008
Christine wrote:
Mr. Vito Granieri, he is a devoted father, loving husband, responsible and respectable man of this community. He is proud of his family's strong roots and heritage in this city and would never shame his family in such a way. Unless you have undisputable proof, it is imperative our community provide Mr. Granieri and his family the full benefit of the provision of the laws in our land; Vito Granieri is innocent, until a jury of his peers determines, beyond all reasonable doubt, otherwise.
This public lynching through the statements made by the local media and the local residence are rabid and appalling! Let us not live in a country that by jumping to conclusions through irrational fear shatter a man, before determining the absolute truth.
Destroying a manís life and character in the eyes of his community and his children are not commodities you can just give back, when you are proven wrong. Discovery will reveal this child is either, troubled, misguided, mistaken or simply lying. I would bet my life on it.
I challenge every person in this entire community to wager their lives, their reputations, their livelihoods and their families, on the word of a child. I would like to meet one person, who believes with 100% certainty and would wager his entire life on one simple notion, Children never lie. Would you gamble your entire life on this statement? Then please do not convict Vito Granieri on an accusation.
Do not forever destroy a manís life before, the accuser, his family, their motives and all of the details can be thoroughly investigated. Because if you donít you, your husband, your father, your brother or any reputable friend could be convicted next, in the publicís eye, by one false claim made by children that never lie.
Motives? What are these "Motives" people are insinuating? Please enlighten us! Someone alluded to this in an earlier post. There is fact and then there is innuendo. Let's stick with the facts!
concerned citizen

Norristown, PA

#44 Nov 25, 2008
Am I wrong, I assumed police needed some sort of evidence before they arrested someone? If I'm wrong, please set me straight. I'd like to know what I am missing.

Since: Mar 08

Brookhaven PA

#45 Nov 25, 2008
hang him,
before the liberals get behind him and declare child molestors a protected species and start a fund to deliver helpless children to him while he "gets control of his addiction"

Liberals dont care about your children, they dont care about laws, they care about themselves.
parish member

Collegeville, PA

#46 Nov 25, 2008
republican_bob wrote:
hang him,
before the liberals get behind him and declare child molestors a protected species and start a fund to deliver helpless children to him while he "gets control of his addiction"
Liberals dont care about your children, they dont care about laws, they care about themselves.
Um, excuse me. I am a democrat. That is so not true!
parish member

Collegeville, PA

#47 Nov 25, 2008
republican_bob wrote:
hang him,
before the liberals get behind him and declare child molestors a protected species and start a fund to deliver helpless children to him while he "gets control of his addiction"
Liberals dont care about your children, they dont care about laws, they care about themselves.
...and way, way off base.
parish member

Collegeville, PA

#48 Nov 25, 2008
Christine wrote:
Mr. Vito Granieri, he is a devoted father, loving husband, responsible and respectable man of this community. He is proud of his family's strong roots and heritage in this city and would never shame his family in such a way. Unless you have undisputable proof, it is imperative our community provide Mr. Granieri and his family the full benefit of the provision of the laws in our land; Vito Granieri is innocent, until a jury of his peers determines, beyond all reasonable doubt, otherwise.
This public lynching through the statements made by the local media and the local residence are rabid and appalling! Let us not live in a country that by jumping to conclusions through irrational fear shatter a man, before determining the absolute truth.
Destroying a manís life and character in the eyes of his community and his children are not commodities you can just give back, when you are proven wrong. Discovery will reveal this child is either, troubled, misguided, mistaken or simply lying. I would bet my life on it.
I challenge every person in this entire community to wager their lives, their reputations, their livelihoods and their families, on the word of a child. I would like to meet one person, who believes with 100% certainty and would wager his entire life on one simple notion, Children never lie. Would you gamble your entire life on this statement? Then please do not convict Vito Granieri on an accusation.
Do not forever destroy a manís life before, the accuser, his family, their motives and all of the details can be thoroughly investigated. Because if you donít you, your husband, your father, your brother or any reputable friend could be convicted next, in the publicís eye, by one false claim made by children that never lie.
Wow! I'd sure hate to be your kid!

Since: Mar 08

Brookhaven PA

#49 Nov 25, 2008
no it's dead on-base. how many liberals push for early release of prisoners? how many of those prisoners re-offend or even murder police officers and children? THOUSANDS.
dead pedo's hurt no children! kill him now, or at least let him buy in my neighborhood so i can do the job.
concerned friend

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#50 Nov 25, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
I challenge every person in this entire community to wager their lives, their reputations, their livelihoods and their families, on the word of a child. I would like to meet one person, who believes with 100% certainty and would wager his entire life on one simple notion, Children never lie.
If it were MY child I would believe it 100%. My children lie, but not about things like this. They don't think maliciously or about themselves being touched. They just don't.
the accuser is talking about it at school and, I guess, enjoying the attention - doesn't sound like a victim
concerned citizen

Norristown, PA

#51 Nov 25, 2008
concerned friend wrote:
<quoted text>
the accuser is talking about it at school and, I guess, enjoying the attention - doesn't sound like a victim
how do you know the accuser is talking about it at school? I've been told by my child at the school, that what you are saying is not the case.
parish member

Collegeville, PA

#52 Nov 25, 2008
concerned friend wrote:
<quoted text>
the accuser is talking about it at school and, I guess, enjoying the attention - doesn't sound like a victim
Your behavior is utterly despicable! I can't even continue to comment I am so disheartened and disgusted. Do you go to church; if you do, you have no business being there; that would make you a hypocrate. Maybe you need to go through your religion lessons and do a little soul searching, because apparently you have no soul.
concerned friend

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#53 Nov 25, 2008
Friend of family wrote:
I have a question for the "Christians' of St Eleanors. What would you do if your child came home from school and told you they were being touch inappropriately? You would listen to your child and do some thoughtful investigation. For all those mothers out there, you know when your child is lying and/or telling the truth. Like everyone said, this man was well liked by everyone. This is why the victim's family had to be sure before they made charges against Mr. Vito. The police also made a thorough investigation prior to his arrest.
The victim's family has been suffering greatly. I am in shock on how cruel these E-mails have been. You call yourself church people. I am sure there are other Vito victims out there and I hope they are not afraid to come forward because of all your hate E-mails and lack of support. I feel bad for Mrs Vito and her children. I only hope she is protecting them and is not a victim herself. I have been friends with the victims mother for years and she is a very caring and devoted person. She always puts everyone first and always gives people the benifit of the doubt. To come forward to the police and the school was the hardest decision she has ever made. She should be supported and not made to feel like the victim. Please keep your cruel comments to youself. When the truth comes out, which will be soon, I hope you all will apoligize to my friend and her family. PS. If you notice on Vito's my space, it is all child. I can only hope these children are not victims as well.
If those children were all victims, would they be outwardly supporting him?
concerned friend

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#54 Nov 25, 2008
One Question wrote:
<quoted text>
When I first met Mr G the first question I had to my wife was. "If he is such a Brilliant IT guy, why is he working at a school?"
Catholic school teachers and employees work as stewardship to God - it's not always about money...
parish member

Collegeville, PA

#55 Nov 25, 2008
concerned friend wrote:
<quoted text>
If those children were all victims, would they be outwardly supporting him?
If those children were victims, thanks to all of you, they would be too frightened to do otherwise!
Looking Ahead

Harleysville, PA

#56 Nov 25, 2008
Exactly. I don't know this guy. All I know is my 6 yrs old goes to this school and see's "mr-G" everyday. I am sure he is a nice guy. But, often times the person who is performing these acts, may not fit the profile of a child molestor. I was at the meeting last evening, and no one mentioned supporting the victims famaily but referenced supporting a person who was arrested. Folks, people aren't just arrested for tickling someone? hello!! Perhaps they are afraid someone from their 750K housing development might be convicted. Thus, bring their property value down.
Concerned Parent of SES wrote:
How do all these people of who say they are freinds of Vito really know he is innocent? Where there is smoke there is fire.
concerned friend

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#57 Nov 25, 2008
we should all spend more time praying for the families involved and not wasting time here...
Looking Ahead

Harleysville, PA

#58 Nov 25, 2008
Not once did you mention the possible victim. I am ashamed to be a catholic. What if "your" friend Mr G, is convicted? As I said in anothe email, they don't arrested someone for putting candy in a kids pocket or tickling them. Get a clue. I was sick to my stomach last night at the meeting, when so many people were supporting a man that was arrested. Not for tickling, but for touching inappropriately. Perhaps you are anothe person from Mr G's 750K development afraid that your housing price might go down, if a child predator is in your neighbor. If you truly believe innocent until proven guilty you will hold the "middle ground". or not.
parish member wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! I'd sure hate to be your kid!
Member of St Eleanors

Norristown, PA

#59 Nov 25, 2008
Looking Ahead wrote:
Exactly. I don't know this guy. All I know is my 6 yrs old goes to this school and see's "mr-G" everyday. I am sure he is a nice guy. But, often times the person who is performing these acts, may not fit the profile of a child molestor. I was at the meeting last evening, and no one mentioned supporting the victims famaily but referenced supporting a person who was arrested. Folks, people aren't just arrested for tickling someone? hello!! Perhaps they are afraid someone from their 750K housing development might be convicted. Thus, bring their property value down.
<quoted text>
I was not at the meeting last night. Was it all about the person arrested? I find that very offensive that there was no mention of support for the child and his family. This is not to say i am one one side or the other but both families are going to be damaged by this whatever the outcome is

Since: Mar 08

Brookhaven PA

#60 Nov 25, 2008
they need to publically hang this guy and all the existing previously convicted sex offenders.
nice public display, maybe a stake to burn them at. until we make the punishment for these heinous acts AN ACTUALLY PAINFUL PUNISHMENT, more sickos will think they can get away with it.. and sick trash like the liberal crime-loving-baby-murdering-sc um who support this guy will think it's "ok" the onyl good sex offender is one that was dismembered in public display while conscious!

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