Family of child molester asks for len...

Family of child molester asks for leniency

There are 150 comments on the Palo Alto Daily News story from Feb 27, 2007, titled Family of child molester asks for leniency. In it, Palo Alto Daily News reports that:

Family members of a 42-year-old computer technician who pleaded no contest to molesting his niece asked for leniency from a San Mateo County Superior Court judge Monday morning, saying his behavior had been ...
Family members of a 42-year-old computer technician who pleaded no contest to molesting his niece asked for leniency from a San Mateo County Superior Court judge Monday morning, saying his behavior had been very "out of character." <br/> <br/>The sentencing of John Olp, a computer administrator at a South San Francisco business, was rescheduled until next week, in order to allow defense attorney John Runfola time to review a probation report. <br/> <br/>According to prosecutors, Olp molested his sister's daughter over a five-year-period, beginning when the girl was 9 years old. <br/> <br/>Olp was arrested on the night of June 16, when Colma police found Olp and the girl inside his car at a Colma cemetery, where he had taken her to molest her, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. <br/> <br/>Inside the car, police found a vibrator, condoms and a towel with semen on it, the district attorney's office reported. The girl then reportedly told police about the molestations that had taken place from 2001 to 2006. <br/> <br/>On Dec. 22, Olp pleaded no contest to 10 counts of child molestation, for which he faces up to 26 years in prison. <br/> <br/>In court this morning, Olp's two older brothers acknowledged that their brother needed to be punished, but asked Judge Craig Parsons to consider a lesser sentence. <br/> <br/>"This is the most difficult thing I've ever had to face, having a family member do something so terrible to another family member," James Olp said to Parsons, noting that the family has already suffered the tragedy of having another brother murdered years ago. <br/> <br/>James Olp asked Parsons to consider a rehabilitative program for his brother. "We know he's got to be punished," he said, "but this is so out of character for him." <br/> <br/>Steven Olp echoed his brother, saying that his brother "has been the most generous and supportive person in the family." He added that the family's first concern was for the victim and her mother, their sister, but asked for mercy, saying that he believed his brother would not re-offend. <br/> <br/>Olp's sentencing was set for March 7 at 9 a.m. He remains in custody in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.
upset

Louisburg, NC

#88 Jul 19, 2008
anonymous wrote:
You cannot rehabilitate a Child Molester. They cannot control their own emotions!! It drives me crazy when I think of a child molester getting away with their evil actions while there are people saying that they can change. I personally do believe that they can change, because I have seen it (one time), but how rare is that. I have an uncle who has been molesting my cousin (his oldest daughter) since she was seven. She told me about the situation a few summers ago, when she was 16. He got into bed with her, and he always took pornographic pictures of her, posting them on the computer. I was 14 then, and me and my mom decided to tell the cops. He ended up losing his job, and he got into trouble. I am not sure what kind of trouble because nobody in our family will tell us, but now he is living with his family again, and they are now fostering a little 8 year old. It makes me angry and sick that he got away with all this and he could be molesting this little girl, whose parents are druggies and don't care about her. I think that he needs life in prison. I won't wait around for him to prey on my cousin's siblings and especially that little girl. His wife won't do ANYTHING about it, because she is afraid, and she could be the hero of this situation by getting the heck away from him, and taking the kids with her (she makes more money then him ANYWAY!). Right now I am working on a persuasive speech for my english class to try and convince people that Child Molestors need the death penalty or life in prison, because you can't protect children from being harmed while there is a Child Molester getting away with his desires!!
Sadly, my son and me found there was no justice in NC. We have felt as if we are care for. My son states, " Children have no voice". I have fought but feel as though I'm nothing against this molestor. I have not seen were the legal system is helping us. I have recently lost my attorney due to speaking up for whats right. A victim is not only a victim from the abuser but also by the legal system. We are look upon and treated has a mental case so to speak. This has definity made my son and me worst, especially me. My son wants me to continue fighting to put away his molestor (adopted dad) but I have no one to help me. It seems that a "dad" can molest a child has long as he does not rape the child. You see no one wishes to trail these cases because they are hard to prove but there is a law stating molesting a child is against the law. In our state or in Harnett Co. victims are push aside and told to get over it and if we don't we are harming ourselves or each other. Lawyers refuse to represent us because the first attorney tells the something that causes them not to take us. Also the abuse was not just my son, there was a foster child too. Which everyone is covering their ass. Another child not receiving justice. I was also rape (anal) by this man, but I was marry. Were is the law for victims?
Ihatepeds32

Newport, KY

#89 Jul 23, 2008
Um..geez. I feel speechless and sickened. PEDOPHILIA is the sickest in all the world's scum. They all need to be strung up by their little nasty balls and tortured for hours...I will gladly volunteer my services. ANY female that knowingly dates a convicted sex offender..and puts their child in harm's way, your just as sick, not to mention A piece of shit for a momma. I hope you get your children taken from you at once by the state. I have NO tolerance for this shit. I'd KILL a mfer for my kids...I would lay down and die for them. That's what a REAL mother does, You protect your kids at any cost.
victims

Benson, NC

#90 Aug 1, 2008
I ask to the readers; are you a victim of DVSA or was your child molested by their dad? If so please reply back. Did you receive justice? or were they convicted? We never got pass the DA's office. We have yet to see justice. Now I find out I have a STD from the man. I know it came from him because I have never been the anyone else and still remain without. I guess thats due to the fact I had been rape (annal) by this man many times. Where is justice. I also found out he will not be punish for giving me a STD. Where is justice for the victims
Atheist Logician

Oviedo, FL

#91 Aug 13, 2008
How old was the older cousin? If they were still an adolescent, leniency was the correct thing. Only a very small percentage of adolescent sex offenders have any sexual problems in maturity. You can find those stats all over the net.

If the older cousin was also not at an adult age. there was no way to predict his future behavior, and he is in the vast minority by reoffending.
the reallist

United States

#92 Aug 19, 2008
yo they need to let the dude stay in prison so that purple passion could get him.he likes playing wit little kids well let them play with his butt.
Lynn Smith

Yucaipa, CA

#93 Sep 30, 2008
I was abused when I was 9 ears old, and kept silent about it until, my 16 year old niece told me my father, and abuser had started inapproately text messenging her.The case is on-going, and my life is a mess. I am not mad at my father, rather my mother, who I told what had happened, but she didn't do anything but tell me to remain silent. My older sister had been abused, me, and almost my cousin, and she knew all about it. That is what hurts the most.
monster

Campbell, CA

#94 Sep 30, 2008
Lynn Smith wrote:
I was abused when I was 9 ears old, and kept silent about it until, my 16 year old niece told me my father, and abuser had started inapproately text messenging her.The case is on-going, and my life is a mess. I am not mad at my father, rather my mother, who I told what had happened, but she didn't do anything but tell me to remain silent. My older sister had been abused, me, and almost my cousin, and she knew all about it. That is what hurts the most.
hang in there u r very strong...keep ur head up...
FED UP

San Carlos, CA

#95 Sep 30, 2008
CHOP IT OFF. The family is as crooked as the kid toucher. Sex offenders are sex offenders. They DO NOT CHANGE. Anyone ever touches my child, there wouldn't be a judge involved. Trrruuuussst me
FED UP

San Carlos, CA

#96 Sep 30, 2008
I hope you look to God for strength. Bless you and shame on your Mother. Very sorry. Hang in there.
Lynn Smith wrote:
I was abused when I was 9 ears old, and kept silent about it until, my 16 year old niece told me my father, and abuser had started inapproately text messenging her.The case is on-going, and my life is a mess. I am not mad at my father, rather my mother, who I told what had happened, but she didn't do anything but tell me to remain silent. My older sister had been abused, me, and almost my cousin, and she knew all about it. That is what hurts the most.
FED UP

San Carlos, CA

#97 Sep 30, 2008
Agreed! They do awful things to kid touchers in prison. Even the worst criminals HATE child molesters. I do not agree with how they separate these guys from the rest of the prison community. I think they should just drop them in like bait.
the reallist wrote:
yo they need to let the dude stay in prison so that purple passion could get him.he likes playing wit little kids well let them play with his butt.
FED UP

San Carlos, CA

#98 Sep 30, 2008
Being that you are Atheist, your dumb theory does not surprise me. I doubt Satan will go lenient on you. Have a friggin blast!
Atheist Logician wrote:
How old was the older cousin? If they were still an adolescent, leniency was the correct thing. Only a very small percentage of adolescent sex offenders have any sexual problems in maturity. You can find those stats all over the net.
If the older cousin was also not at an adult age. there was no way to predict his future behavior, and he is in the vast minority by reoffending.
Lady

Santa Ana, CA

#99 Oct 1, 2008
Molesters are criminals, regardless to thier religious status, personal beliefs, career, etc. No leniency should be given to anyone who does harm to anyone. Did this person show leniency on his victims?

Jail is for a reason and he should be locked away in it and the key thrown away..
the reallist

Castro Valley, CA

#100 Oct 1, 2008
Lynn Smith wrote:
I was abused when I was 9 ears old, and kept silent about it until, my 16 year old niece told me my father, and abuser had started inapproately text messenging her.The case is on-going, and my life is a mess. I am not mad at my father, rather my mother, who I told what had happened, but she didn't do anything but tell me to remain silent. My older sister had been abused, me, and almost my cousin, and she knew all about it. That is what hurts the most.
Lyn that's some jacked up sh!t that you had to go threw.i think that's the reason why a lot of people turn to drugs to help them forget.its even worse that it was someone in your family.if you ever need to chat or talk leave me a comment on here.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#101 Oct 1, 2008
FED UP wrote:
Agreed! They do awful things to kid touchers in prison. Even the worst criminals HATE child molesters. I do not agree with how they separate these guys from the rest of the prison community. I think they should just drop them in like bait.<quoted text>
I know someone who works in the jail system. Once the trial is over, and they are convicted, they often ARE dropped into mainline population, like bait.

Justice is served.
CONCERNED IN SPRINGFIELD

Rocky Ford, CO

#102 Oct 1, 2008
Mark Schmidt is a pervert wrote:
I can't speak for those other people but I can tell you that the worst child molestor in Springfield, Colorado is named Mark Schmidt. He has molested at least five boys and has bought all of the parents off. He is also the city attorney so everyone covers for him.
As a concerned parent of a springfield child, I would like to know more...[email protected]
sick

United States

#103 Oct 1, 2008
how in the world can this family be serious? What about what was done to this little girl. She has to suffer a life sentence. She will never be normal or be able to have a healthy relationship as an adult. I know. No amount of psycho babble helps when you wake up with anxiety attacks or visualize maybe what you could have done to stop the attacks, even tho' you were only a child. How many other children may be at risk of this pedophile? Yes, most do re-offend...they will tell you what you want to hear, how remorseful they are, how they were lonely or sad and needed to fill a void to make themselves feel better....but listen closely, the reason revolves around their needs, their sorrow, their guilt...get real people!! He will never change and is only sorry he got caught...his needs were being met so easily, having access to his niece for so many years! Dear God, does he have any children of his own? they need to be kept safe from him as well...
the seal

San Rafael, CA

#104 Oct 1, 2008
all child abusers should be taken to the edge of the world - I think its somewheres near the International Dateline - and then forced to jump off. Let the serpents and dragons eat em.
kajjb

Springfield, CO

#105 Oct 28, 2008
I too would like to know more PLEASE!!!! I have 3 young children and am very concerned!! [email protected]
CONCERNED IN SPRINGFIELD wrote:
<quoted text>
As a concerned parent of a springfield child, I would like to know more...[email protected]
angel

Independence, KY

#106 Nov 17, 2008
my uncle is a melester. i am 15 years old and i am terrified of him. my cousin was raped by him and is relying on my family to help her because her own mother won't. my mothers side of the family is deffending that TRASH saying she is the lyer. she feels no sence of security because of that. even though my aunts daughters and neice were melested as well, she still deffends her brother. he is still out there and he can get into my house anytime he wants with out trouble. no one will do anything except for my mom and dad and sisters and brother. my cousin is homeless and need prayers. i am her angel to protect her...
Christina Williams

United States

#107 Nov 30, 2008
You are a Good Mother. Any mother who stays with a man who rapes her child once, much less than 0ver 13 years, is a very sick and unfit mother. You did the best thing you could do for your child.
Christina Williams

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