Article quote: "Vafeades' alleged trail of abuse ended Nov. 26 in Clay
County, Minn., where an alert trooper realized the female passenger in
Vafeades' semitrailer had a lifetime protection order issued against him in
1999 out of Florida."So why did this teenager think it would be
a good idea to go to work for a relative whom she had a lifetime restraining
order against?Whatever the case, this guy should be locked up and
the key thrown away. If I were in charge, I'd have the 2 witnesses
testify, plus other witnesses (like the person who noticed the bruising from the
beatings on the adult woman), prove to the judge/jury that the child porn
actually existed on his computer and then throw him in jail. No appeal allowed
and life in jail.Period!
@ samhill: Yes, Obama and Holder are responsible for things that happened in
the 80's and 90's....Your inability to discuss things
without politicizing them reflects poorly on you and invalidates any reasonable
suggestions you may have.Get over your hatred of Obama and try to
focus on the topic at hand.
What this man has done is disgusting and horrific. He should be punished for
his crimes accordingly. But I am very disturbed by the cynical comments made
here about the criminal justice system. How many people walk among us,
convicted of domestic abuse crimes in the 80s and 90s, yet now fully functional
and living productive lives. How are we able to discern which people will
commit horrific crimes in the future and which will recognize the error of their
ways and make a course correction? She we lock them all up for life to prevent
the crimes that this man committed? When someone is convicted of a crime we can
only mete out a punishment equal to the crime. We cannot anticipate the crimes
that they will yet commit and punish them for those as well. Perhaps what is in
need of reform is the sorry attitude of some who will not appreciate the
complexity and difficulty inherent in our system of justice.
"Charging documents also noted that Vafeades has 'numerous domestic
related convictions from the 1980s and 1990s,' including a conviction for
domestic abuse assault in 2012 in Iowa."----------------------All these previous charges, the incident in 2012 and the guy is STILL
running around free in 2013 so he can do it again?My sense of the
"justice" system is that it, like the former "INS", the IRS, the
NSA and practically every other alphabetic abbreviation in our government is in
**serious** need of reform. Especially when people like Eric Holder is the
acting Attorney General and, like his boss, President Obama, thinks so little of
picking and choosing which laws to enforce and which to ignore....or actually
denigrate.This reformation must start with us, the voters. Please
remember the next time you get a chance to do that.
Absolutely disgusting. May God bless the victims and may He provide the healing
they need. I am now thankful for how public Elizabeth Smart's life has
been. She provides a wonderful example of how healing is possible and how one
can still live a productive life after horrendous events.
There will be a plea deal and he will be outIn a year!!
So....what didn't he do? He'll probably walk in 10 years.