Pedersen found guilty in third trial

Pedersen found guilty in third trial

There are 37 comments on the Paris Texas story from Oct 14, 2009, titled Pedersen found guilty in third trial. In it, Paris Texas reports that:

Former Paris chiropractor Jerry Pedersen, 59, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in the Texas Criminal Justice System on charges of indecency with a child.

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searcherfinder

Paris, TX

#21 Oct 17, 2009
Maybe Allan Hubbard will read this and when this creep comes up for parole, will notify the public as he did in that other awful case. As bad as this one is, that one was beyond description. Anyway, if we know when Pedersen's hearing is, we can bombard the parole office with letters against parole for him.
Just an idea.
geeze

Paris, TX

#22 Oct 17, 2009
searcherfinder wrote:
Maybe Allan Hubbard will read this and when this creep comes up for parole, will notify the public as he did in that other awful case. As bad as this one is, that one was beyond description. Anyway, if we know when Pedersen's hearing is, we can bombard the parole office with letters against parole for him.
Just an idea.
Him and his boss should have bombarded the court room and not given this creep a plea bargain. Then we wouldn't have to worry about him being back on the streets.
City dweller

Denver, CO

#23 Oct 17, 2009
geeze wrote:
<quoted text>Are you an advocate for the victims? If so, you should have been willing to testify about how they were affected. The DA has refused to give pleas in cases less minor than this one. It's because of him this molestor didn't get more time. How do you think the victims will feel when he gets out in five years. They'll have a lifetime of horrible memories and he only gets five years for being the cause of those horrible memories.
Again, it's easy to make comments from the sideline when you are not involved. I was involved from beginning to end with every person, victims, family members, legal team and even the perpetrator. In an ideal situation it would be nice for every pedophile to go to jail for life but things are not always ideal. You must take into account the victims desires. It is naive to judge every case the same especally when you are not involved and don't know all the facts. I repeat, if it had not been for the DA he would have gotten ZERO jail time!!! So 10 is much better than NOTHING! He had 20 years in the initial trial but the verdict was thrown out because of problems with the trial that had nothing to do with the DA. Yes, they will have an uphill battle for many years no matter how long he serves. And I will be with them to try to help them through those battles too.
geeze

Paris, TX

#24 Oct 17, 2009
City dweller wrote:
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Again, it's easy to make comments from the sideline when you are not involved. I was involved from beginning to end with every person, victims, family members, legal team and even the perpetrator. In an ideal situation it would be nice for every pedophile to go to jail for life but things are not always ideal. You must take into account the victims desires. It is naive to judge every case the same especally when you are not involved and don't know all the facts. I repeat, if it had not been for the DA he would have gotten ZERO jail time!!! So 10 is much better than NOTHING! He had 20 years in the initial trial but the verdict was thrown out because of problems with the trial that had nothing to do with the DA. Yes, they will have an uphill battle for many years no matter how long he serves. And I will be with them to try to help them through those battles too.
If there were problems with the other trial it was because of something his attorney did or something the DA did. Did he use the same attorney? I think it's fishy after winning one case against him the DA wasn't confident he could win another. Unless, he was scared he'd make a mistake and have the verdict overturned again.
City dweller

Denver, CO

#25 Oct 17, 2009
geeze wrote:
<quoted text>If there were problems with the other trial it was because of something his attorney did or something the DA did. Did he use the same attorney? I think it's fishy after winning one case against him the DA wasn't confident he could win another. Unless, he was scared he'd make a mistake and have the verdict overturned again.
Again, you give words without knowledge. I was trying to avoid this. It was not what the DA did or the attorney but it was overturned based upon comments made by the judge.
geeze

Paris, TX

#26 Oct 17, 2009
City dweller wrote:
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Again, you give words without knowledge. I was trying to avoid this. It was not what the DA did or the attorney but it was overturned based upon comments made by the judge.
I ask questions to gain knowledge. Thanks for filling me in. I only hope you're telling the truth.
geeze

Paris, TX

#27 Oct 17, 2009
City dweller wrote:
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Again, you give words without knowledge. I was trying to avoid this. It was not what the DA did or the attorney but it was overturned based upon comments made by the judge.
Based on your answer the creep could have gotten more time if the DA had did the same thing he did in the first trial, all this judge had to do was not comment. I guess he just didn't feel it was important enough for the creep to get more time.
Bond Slave

Paris, TX

#28 Oct 18, 2009
The courts were establishd in order to provide an orderly way to search for "justice".For people to "second guess"the process is popular now days but that is neither wise nor does it produce justice.Unless you personally hear all the facts in open court while witnesses are under oath,you can't hope to really arrive at anything more than a "mob" vertict.Every attempt at either legislating 'mandatory sentences' has resulted in much more injustice than the current system.We all are entitled to our opinions , of course;and we are entitled to express them in this forum or on the street corner.But 'JUSTICE' is only possible by the hearing of evidence under oath and trusting that Judges and Jurors are men and women of integrety who do their best to find a just punishment or aquittal of every person who comes before the Bar.Like this great Republic,it is a messy and sometimes imperfect institution; but it is the best system that has been devised to obtain justice here on the earth.(God will; of course,provide true justice for each one of us. I thank Him that His JUSTICE is always tempered with mercy.However ,he does not always provide us with an escape FROM THE CONSEQUENCES of our acts while we are yet alive.He has ordained civil authority to provide temporal justice and we are to respect their judgements even as we exhaust all of the appeals that are open to us. Dr. Pederson has accepted the punishment meeted out by those authorities we should also.
geeze

Paris, TX

#29 Oct 19, 2009
Bond Slave wrote:
The courts were establishd in order to provide an orderly way to search for "justice".For people to "second guess"the process is popular now days but that is neither wise nor does it produce justice.Unless you personally hear all the facts in open court while witnesses are under oath,you can't hope to really arrive at anything more than a "mob" vertict.Every attempt at either legislating 'mandatory sentences' has resulted in much more injustice than the current system.We all are entitled to our opinions , of course;and we are entitled to express them in this forum or on the street corner.But 'JUSTICE' is only possible by the hearing of evidence under oath and trusting that Judges and Jurors are men and women of integrety who do their best to find a just punishment or aquittal of every person who comes before the Bar.Like this great Republic,it is a messy and sometimes imperfect institution; but it is the best system that has been devised to obtain justice here on the earth.(God will; of course,provide true justice for each one of us. I thank Him that His JUSTICE is always tempered with mercy.However ,he does not always provide us with an escape FROM THE CONSEQUENCES of our acts while we are yet alive.He has ordained civil authority to provide temporal justice and we are to respect their judgements even as we exhaust all of the appeals that are open to us. Dr. Pederson has accepted the punishment meeted out by those authorities we should also.
I agree with what you've said. I'm sorry for my outburst but I get so passionate when it comes to child molestors. The man who was responsible for bringing the same horror into my family only received five years. It seemed like months instead of years when I ran into him again. Fortunately I wasn't alone when I ran into him. You're absolutly right when you say God provides true justice. He doesn't put anymore on us than we can bear. May he BLESS the victims in this case and may they live long and prosperous lives.
Knowing in Blossom

Clarksville, TX

#30 Dec 9, 2009
Heartbroken wrote:
OK...Im not here to stir the pot or anything....I got on here to look for Haunted Houses. I seen the name "Pederson" that is a very unusual way to spell Pederson, so it led me to wonder if its the Pederson I once knew. But what has my heart sinking is...I babysat for a Pederson family in Morningside about 17 or so years ago. The dad was a Chiropractor, song leader, man of God. His wife was a homemaker and they had 2 girls then a boy. I am hoping it is not this family. I moved away for awhile, but never got back in contact with the family. I have since learned they have divorced. This is just horrible and Im praying its not the same man. His daughters would be about 24 and 18 maybe and son about 16? Im not real sure been long time. Please God, let this not be the family I once babysit for!
Sadly this is the same family. The ages are almost right...two boys and a girl. Only reason I know..one of the girls is dating my cousin.
Knowing in Blossom

Clarksville, TX

#31 Dec 9, 2009
ooops I meant two girls and a boy. They are all doing ok though.
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#32 Dec 18, 2009
searcherfinder wrote:
Maybe Allan Hubbard will read this and when this creep comes up for parole, will notify the public as he did in that other awful case. As bad as this one is, that one was beyond description. Anyway, if we know when Pedersen's hearing is, we can bombard the parole office with letters against parole for him.
Just an idea.
Wonder why Allan didn't hit anyone in this case? He didn't attack the judge or anything. He must have agreed with this sentence.
WHATEVAAAA

Arlington, TX

#33 Dec 18, 2009
Is that all you got cibil? HAHAHA
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#34 Dec 18, 2009
WHATEVAAAA wrote:
Is that all you got cibil? HAHAHA
No. Thats not all I've got. Add this. Pedersen raped children. The first time he was convicted, he got a little probation slap on the wrist. The second time he did it, he only got ten years. While the drunk driving incident is very tragic, a grown woman made the decision to get in the car with her underaged drunk boyfriend knowing theres a high chance of an accident. The children are totally innocent. If Allan was going to show outrage at a judge for an unjust sentence, it should be the one who gave the baby rapist a mere 10 years for a SECOND rape.
hayseed

Clarksville, TX

#35 Dec 18, 2009
Cibil War wrote:
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No. Thats not all I've got. Add this. Pedersen raped children. The first time he was convicted, he got a little probation slap on the wrist. The second time he did it, he only got ten years. While the drunk driving incident is very tragic, a grown woman made the decision to get in the car with her underaged drunk boyfriend knowing theres a high chance of an accident. The children are totally innocent. If Allan was going to show outrage at a judge for an unjust sentence, it should be the one who gave the baby rapist a mere 10 years for a SECOND rape.
You da man.
Distraught Mother

Blossom, TX

#37 Oct 15, 2012
To Heartbroken, it is the same Pedersen family that you're talking about. You know what is even worse, I found this amazing guy. He is smart, funny, loving, and perfect. I found out I was pregnant only a year later. To my surprise, his father was in prison. He told me it was a drug related offense. Half way through my pregnancy I found out the REAL story!!!! His father is Jerry Pedersen and a child molester..on top of that, this man may not even get to serve his full sentence! I can tell you one thing...my baby girl is two years old now, and she will NEVER meet this "grandfather" EVER! What he did to my boyfriend's sisters is SICK and I'll be damned if he comes near my own child. I will be going to prison for murder at that point. End of story.
Concerned Citizen

Paris, TX

#38 Oct 15, 2012
Distraught Mother---I am so sorry that you had to find out in this manner; but perhaps your boyfriend just could not find the words to tell you since no one would ever want anyone to know the truth; especially your girlfriend. But, now that you know the situation I feel certain that the two of you can handle the situation when Dr. Pedersen is released. My prayers are with you and your child and sincerely hope that you will never be confronted by the "so called grandfather". You see I too know that this is a very true story about him and it just happens all to often. Good Luck to all of you and know that God will protect your child.

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