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Published: Thursday, July 19 2012 11:33 p.m. MDT

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Gr8Dane
Tremonton, UT

The worst of the worst of criminals. He deserves to be locked up for a very, very long time. In the old days, they had the Death Penalty for this sort of thing. In my opinion, that isn't too harsh for what appears these circumstances to be. At least 4 women. Physical, emotional, sexual abuse, kidnapping, torture.

So sorry for his family and parents. He flunked the Test of Life in my opinion.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

The fact that he was a GOP fundraiser should not have been mentioned.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

"The fact that he was a GOP fundraiser should not have been mentioned." Well of course it should have been. It points out these predators are everywhere, and alas, women can assume nothing about their own personal safety. In this culture, there is no safe place for women. Anybody who has daughters knows the constant worry. What can be done?

J Thompson
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Now that the Deseret News has decided to print a person's political affiliation as headline news, let's keep score. With as much as 80% of the State being Republican, at least 80% of the crime should be committed by Republicans. Anyone care to guess what the actual statistics are?

Spaghedeity
Draper, UT

Re: "The fact that he was a GOP fundraiser should not have been mentioned."

According to Republican logic, the very fact that these political elites were "palling around" with this guy means they are fully responsible for everything he's done.

Noodlekaboodle
Salt Lake City, UT

@Thereyougoagain
Why not? The cabin he allegedly raped one of these women in was used the day before as a site for a GOP fundraiser and it shows what kind of people some of our highest profile lawmakers are hanging out with. It is some very relevant information.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

The fact that this goon is a GOP fundraiser is completely fair game. The guy has been hanging around with numerous of our elected officials in Utah and has been at events for Romney. Of course this is news. The guy actually hosted big tea party events. You don't think that is important to the story?

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

After reading this article I threw up in my mouth. I am upset that a BYU Alum did such a thing. Didn't he have to sign the Honor Code to Attend BYU? At the least, BYU should cancel his degree.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

Somewhere along the line Peterson forgot the meaning of the word "No!"

The guy must not have had any sisters, because he sure doesn't understand how to treat women with respect.

He's likely to end up getting a dose of his own "medicine" once he enters the prison population.

john mclane
Salt Lake City, UT

@J Thompson:
"With as much as 80% of the State being Republican..."

[citation needed]

Lane Myer
Salt Lake City, UT

J Thompson
SPRINGVILLE, UT
Now that the Deseret News has decided to print a person's political affiliation as headline news, let's keep score. With as much as 80% of the State being Republican, at least 80% of the crime should be committed by Republicans. Anyone care to guess what the actual statistics are?

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My guess: 80% republican 20% democratic.

Actually, I think there are more independents in Utah than there are Republicans. I could be wrong, but I do think that is true.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Why shouldn't the story include he was a GOP fundraiser? If he had been a teacher or a cop that would have been printed and every good teacher and cop would have had to live the with criticism and suspicion of their profession. Why is that so many republicans on this board want to paint groups of people with the same brush, but get really sensitive when one of their own commits a crime and someone mentions that they are a republican? Kind of a double standard isn't it?

L White
Springville, UT

If this is "guilt by association" then how guilty is the President for associating with Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, George Soros and all the "gang"?

I always like to know when a event was used to trap the unsuspecting, but I did not see the correlation. Plenty of men and women have kidnapped people and taken them to a home or cabin and hurt them. I even remember a police officer who took a girl up lamps canyon several years ago and hurt her, but I certainly do not remember reading about his political party.

Are we supposed to be on guard every time a Democrat walks by because Bill Ayers, who is also a Democrat, bombed the Pentagon? Should I make my granddaughters run and hide every time a Democrat drives by because Ted Kennedy, a Democrat, hurt and abused many young ladies, including Mary Jo Kopechne?

There is a line between giving us information that we need and sensationalizing things to increase readership. I think that that line was crossed.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@J Thompson

Since you seem to know crime statistics and political affiliation, why don't you enlighten us? What is the actual percentage? How did you go about analyzing that data?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

"On July 1, 2011, Peterson hosted about 300 Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Gov. Gary Herbert, at his Heber cabin in 2011 for the Rocky Mountain Conservatives annual convention and BBQ. It's an event Peterson has hosted before."

So guilty by association, as republicans have tried to tie Obama as "close personal friend" with terrorist's and extremists

It's only appropriate that it is pointed out that the above politicians are "close personal friends" with a rapist and kidnapper. Will they give the money he collected for them back?

Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

Does Utah allow castration as punishment?

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

To attempt an answer to my own question - what can we do? Women should have on their persons unobtrusive devices which when pressed in some manner indicate an emergency to police, complete withi GPS. What do you think? This is no joke - something must be done!

Flashback
Kearns, UT

So what if he's a GOP fundraiser? That is so, not important. This guy is freak and deserves a lot of jail time. Of course by mentionining is BYU degrees and accomplishments, Reavey is guilt by association implying he's a Mormon.

john mclane
Salt Lake City, UT

@Lane Myer
"Actually, I think there are more independents in Utah than there are Republicans. I could be wrong, but I do think that is true."

Rather than actually pulling numbers out of thin air, I actually did a little bit of research on this. Turns out J Thompson was not even close. A 2009 Gallup Poll put the party affiliation in Utah at 55.1% Republican and 32.4% Democratic. (Note that these numbers reflect self-reported affiliations, and not official party registrations.)

So my guess for crime by affiliation would be somewhere around 55% to 32%, but I doubt there are any official statistics for it.

mecr
Bountiful, UT

To the single ladies: be as cautious as you can be. Do not get so easily impressed because the guy is in politics, rich, good family, whatever. Always, always meet in public places and use your own transportation for a while!

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