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Judge Alters Deal, Keeps Offender In His School

There are 105 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 16, 2008, titled Judge Alters Deal, Keeps Offender In His School. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

High student, on the state's sex offender registry after his conviction in adult court for molesting a child, had his probation modified Friday so he can stay in school without violating a rule against ...

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Magnum

Winsted, CT

#1 Feb 16, 2008
Money talks louder then our justice system.
Stosh

East Hampton, CT

#2 Feb 16, 2008
Glad I don't have a daughter in that school
joey

Glastonbury, CT

#3 Feb 16, 2008
Is the second time in two days that the Courant has reported that Judge Gold has gone easy on a sex offender. He needs to be looked into. Hopefully this will get picked up by Bill O'Reilly and Gold will be exposed as a patsy for these creeps.
WPD-CT

Wallingford, CT

#4 Feb 16, 2008
Magnum wrote:
Money talks louder then our justice system.
And this kid just learned that lesson. This type of judge is another criminal in our system.

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#5 Feb 16, 2008
I understand that he has a right to an education, but I don't think that right should trump the safety of others. I'm sure there are other educational options, such as completing school at an adult education center.
Wendy

AOL

#6 Feb 16, 2008
A sex offender let loose among young children. OK. I don't care what kind of restrictions are placed on him,he shouldn't be there. I wonder if he is getting some kind of counselling.
East Hartfordite

Middlefield, CT

#7 Feb 16, 2008
Stosh wrote:
Glad I don't have a daughter in that school
I don't think you'd have to worry about your high-school aged daughter.

Still, I think the kid should be outplaced or tutored.
Bristol

Bristol, CT

#8 Feb 16, 2008
Im sorry if he is a sex offender then he should be home schooled or go to military school. Glad I dont have my daughter at that high school.
Sounds like a good idea

Avon, CT

#9 Feb 16, 2008
Gold has lost his mind. Here comes another lawsuit. I agree with the other writers in that Gold is to easy with sex offenders. He won't send probation violators to jail. Now every kid at this school has to think about this on a daily basis. We got rid of fairy tale monsters and put real ones in our school systems. When I was in school 20 years ago I had no idea what a "sex offender" was. Now it is a part of life for these kids. Way to go Connecticut Legal System!!!
Justice for ALL

United States

#10 Feb 16, 2008
Magnum wrote:
Money talks louder then our justice system.
If everyone were to use common sense when dealing with sex offender, or at least allow me to choose their punishment our country would be running real short on perverts.
This type of criminal can not be rehabilitated , they are to be dealt with extreme prejudice along with a very harsh punishment,,,specially the well off.
Angry Mom

Greenfield, MA

#11 Feb 16, 2008
Another dumb move by a numb judge. I wonder how he would feel, if it had been his kids or grandkids. But, then he apparently doesn't have feelings or he wouldn't have punished those kids and their family anymore than they have been by this horrible nightmare.
Read More Carefully

Fitchburg, MA

#12 Feb 16, 2008
Judge Gold is a former prosecutor and will no doubt find this individual in violation of probation if the circumstances warrant it. You all are missing the point. This child was already attending the school he is going to continue to attend. His probation prevented him from being in the presence of individuals younger than 14 without supervision. There are some 13-year-olds that attend the school. The condition was modified so he would not be in violation of his probation by simply walking into the school building. Nothing has changed, other than that the state no longer has a trivial basis to violate his probation whenever it sees fit. Judge Gold should be commended for taking a reasonable position in the face of unreasonable public scrutiny.

The article indicates he molested young boys. I don't think you need to worry about your high school daughters. Your high school sons would probably beat this kid up if left unsupervised. If you are still worried, maybe you should get together and try to convince the Governor and AG Blumenthal to incarcerate this person illegally like they tried to do with Polit simply because the community didn't want him.
bringing out my soapbox

Beverly, MA

#13 Feb 16, 2008
David Gold is on a roll!!!! first he continues a sex offender on probation after he admitted he violated probation no less than 5 times and now this! gold must have had one heck of a time thursday nite to have been so light hearted friday morning.
Fed Up

Colchester, CT

#14 Feb 16, 2008
This superintendent has lost her mind. No law can bar him from his school? We are going to let sex offenders go to their regular public school?

So what if his next victim is 14, or 15, or even older than he is. He will strike again! If he strikes in school (or as a result of meeting someone in school) a civil suit by the parents of his next victim against the school superintendent and the town will change the decision next time (hopefully).
anonymous

Northbrook, IL

#15 Feb 16, 2008
Has anyone taken the time to consider that maybe a 15yr old may not have the competency to know what the consequences of his actions might have been?
Sleuth

East Hampton, CT

#17 Feb 16, 2008
THIS IS MY POST FROM YESTERDAY's STORY ABOUT JUDGE GOLD (with respect to the sex-offender Falcone)...I think it is just as relevant to this story:

After researching the Internet, I struck "gold" ---- please READ:
"Justices of the Supreme Court, Judges of the Appellate Court, and Judges of the Superior Court are appointed by the General Assembly, on nomination by the Governor from a list of candidates submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission, for TERMS OF EIGHT YEARS."
According to this website, JUDGE GOLD'S TERM IS UP ON FEBRUARY 29, 2008 !!!!!!!!!
Contact your state rep., state senator, and Gov. Rell about this judge. I am assuming he will be re-appointed, unless we all speak out. We can make a difference.
And, by the way, if you continue to re-elect so many democratic politicians, you'll get more of the same, no doubt.
P.S. If you want to research this yourself, here is the URL:
http://www.sots.ct.gov/registermanual/Section ...
Sleuth

East Hampton, CT

#18 Feb 16, 2008
Not a reactionary

South Windsor, CT

#19 Feb 16, 2008
Read More Carefully wrote:
Judge Gold is a former prosecutor and will no doubt find this individual in violation of probation if the circumstances warrant it. You all are missing the point. This child was already attending the school he is going to continue to attend. His probation prevented him from being in the presence of individuals younger than 14 without supervision. There are some 13-year-olds that attend the school. The condition was modified so he would not be in violation of his probation by simply walking into the school building. Nothing has changed, other than that the state no longer has a trivial basis to violate his probation whenever it sees fit. Judge Gold should be commended for taking a reasonable position in the face of unreasonable public scrutiny.
The article indicates he molested young boys. I don't think you need to worry about your high school daughters. Your high school sons would probably beat this kid up if left unsupervised. If you are still worried, maybe you should get together and try to convince the Governor and AG Blumenthal to incarcerate this person illegally like they tried to do with Polit simply because the community didn't want him.
Finally someone who makes some sense. I wonder how people would feel if their child was was charged with a sex crime. No doubt they would want the child to continue going to school while getting the professional counseling he needed. Put yourself in his and his family's shoes before you react.

And for all of you who express such venom towards the kid, remember that a very large percentage of child molesters were molested themselves. Everyone properly has a lot of sympathy for the victims in these cases, but when the victim grows up and does the same thing, suddenly he's the devil. You can't have it both ways.
Lisa

Shelton, CT

#20 Feb 16, 2008
He actually molested little 'boys' according to the article. Those poor little kids.
Lisa

Shelton, CT

#21 Feb 16, 2008
Not a reactionary wrote:
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Finally someone who makes some sense. I wonder how people would feel if their child was was charged with a sex crime. No doubt they would want the child to continue going to school while getting the professional counseling he needed. Put yourself in his and his family's shoes before you react.
And for all of you who express such venom towards the kid, remember that a very large percentage of child molesters were molested themselves. Everyone properly has a lot of sympathy for the victims in these cases, but when the victim grows up and does the same thing, suddenly he's the devil. You can't have it both ways.
Okay, consider the molester and the parents of him. Perhaps someone did molest him as a younger child. Does that make it okay for him to do what he did? Sorry, but at 15 a kid knows exactly what he's doing - and in the least, knows that violating a child is WRONG! What about the little boys he violated? They will never be the same. No counseling, treatment plans or medication will ever restore them to how they once were. This is an atrocity.

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