Last week in Los Angeles, a twisted teacher accused of sexually abusing elementary school students was stuck in jail, where he’ll be for the foreseeable future. A Los Angeles County judge jacked his bail to $23 million from the initial $2.3 million at the request of prosecutors. Apparently, this judge understands that justice is the guardian of liberty.
But on the other hand, soft judges produce hardened criminals. How many pederasts (those who engage in homosexual child molestation) with 52 counts of child sex abuse are released on a minuscule bail?
For example, Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State football coach and head of the prominent children’s charity The Second Mile, is accused on 52 criminal counts (with eyewitnesses testifying) stemming from accusations he molested 10 boys between 1994 and 2008, using his position to seduce vulnerable boys into forced sexual acts with him. Allegations range from forced oral sex on an 11-year-old boy to an eyewitness account by graduate assistant Mike McQuery of anal sex on a boy about 10 years of age in the Penn State showers. One boy said he traveled with Sandusky to multiple bowl games where the coach forced oral sex in his hotel room. Sandusky once threatened to send the boy home early if he kept resisting, the victim testified.
Judge Leslie Dutchot was the first judge to preside over the case. She had to be replaced because she had been a volunteer at Sandusky’s charity, and she raised many eyebrows by giving Sandusky a $100,000 unsecured bail, meaning he did not have to pay it unless he missed his next court date. Prosecutors had requested bail of $500,000 and an ankle monitor for Sandusky. They got neither.
This week Sandusky appeared in court laughing several times while trying to answer questions from the judge when he took the stand during a hearing to hash out pretrial issues between his attorney and prosecutors. And why wouldn’t he be laughing due to the fact that the judge concedes to every one of his requests? He can see his grandkids, drive to his attorney’s office, shovel snow on his driveway, and sit on his back porch watching elementary children play during recess, as his yard borders a school’s. The judge put a deaf ear no only to the 52 charges against him, but also to complaints of neighbors and school officials who saw him outside. Maybe Jerry should look at Scripture before he chuckles next time (Matthew 18:6).
When this case first broke, I said on my radio program, “The Sons of Liberty,” the Sandusky scandal is just the tip of the iceberg of major pedophile rings in the United States.
Just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, former FBI director Louis Freeh has been hired to investigate the case. If you recall, Freeh was the FBI director during the Alfred P. Murrah building bombing. He was also involved in Waco and Ruby Ridge in the 1990s. Is he the fox in the chicken coop, or is he there to bring forth justice? You decide.
This sure sounds familiar. Does Boys Town ring a bell?
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