The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Dean Schwartzmiller

With Joseph E Duncan, we learned of the dangers of those who lerk about, hiding away and stalking their victims. He is the one who will always remind us to beware of those we don't know. On the opposite side of the scale is the dangerous monsters who we naively invite into our homes. The ones we learn to trust. Those who we would believe to be harmless... and yet are just as twisted and demented as the "Jet" Duncan (s) of the world. Dean Schwartzmiller was one of these. He befriended many, using their trust to accomplish his devilish desires. If ever one was able to make us second guess our friends, our handyman, or the "friendly" guy next door it would be him. A early post on this perverted, repulsive, needs to be hung and quartered, scum of the earth, sick bastard, displays the following mathematical configuration- giving us light to the actual amount of victims he is thought to have: At 63, and with 36000 children who may be victims, it equals more than one child a day from the time he was born. Plus on around 14,000 days, he molested two children each of those days. I would comment on how that is humanly possible... except I do not believe that the gross display of deviant sexual behavior that he has shown would in any way reflect even the least bit of human characteristics. And although I am pro life- I do believe that between him and Duncan I could not possibly come up with better "poster children" for abortion. For the world would truly have been a better place had their mothers either taken the morning after pill, or had them ripped from their bodies before a birth could have given them their first breath of air. And no, I do not in any way see the death"penalty" as a justified punishment for these sick bastards. I do however see it as a good solution to ridding the world of their presence, but it does not suit me to believe that in any way it is 'punishment' enough. Maybe if they were first put through some torture- I would find it more fitting. But them sitting for 20 years or so protesting the states right to end their lives. That's just bull. And just why should my money go to support them? I would rather my money go to treating the victims of their crimes, than providing these animals a roof over their heads, a bed to sleep on and food. Chain em up, dig a hole, drop them in and let them starve. Then again we could kill two birds with one stone... after all the lions and tigers at our local zoos do need fed. But alas, this is a civilized nation, and evidently the legislative branch of it feels that even the lowest, most perverse animals have rights. So, I am left to blog my thoughts on these demented creatures.

Over nearly four decades, he has conned boys, conned their families and conned the system, according to records from five states and interviews with his family, friends and former attorneys.

February 1970 was quite a month. He molested one 16-year-old boy and tried to molest two other teenagers - and he spent a week in a psychiatric hospital.

Schwartzmiller, with a six-pack of beer, picked the first boy up near a saloon in Juneau and drove him to a location off the North Douglas Highway. The sex was consensual, Schwartzmiller told police, as he would in future cases.

He also found God - the same day he made his first court appearance.

A priest told authorities he received full confession from Schwartzmiller "and believes his conversion and piety to be true and honest," not an attempt "to ward off stern court action." Officials recommended a suspended sentence, probation and counseling, and that's what he got.

Not that that kept him from molesting again, and quickly. Nor did it keep him from jumping probation.

He went from Alaska to Washington for therapy, then skipped to Redwood City, Calif., and finally turned himself in there. In California, he got counseling and seemed to be making progress. In June 1971, a probation officer reported that Schwartzmiller's doctor concluded "the defendant was well enough to continue without therapy for the foreseeable future."

Then he absconded from California, but was never punished.

Schwartzmiller befriended another plasterer in another state, who had a young son. The boy's parents said it was OK for him to travel to Alaska with Schwartzmiller to work on a job there - it was the courthouse, ironically, in which the youth would later testify against him.

Troupe, Schwartzmiller's childhood friend, remembers that on his way north, Schwartzmiller stopped at his father's home in Snohomish. Troupe lived next door. It was the first time he had an inkling something was awry.

The boy was about 13. Schwartzmiller told Troupe he had "rescued the kid from the gutter." He and the boy pitched sleeping bags on the lawn.

Troupe thought it suspicious.

The boy, now the man in his 40s quoted above, still blames his parents. "It's 99 percent their fault they let me leave with this man," he told the San Jose Mercury News. But he also said they were naive, people of their time.

And as a young boy, he believed what Schwartzmiller was doing to him was OK. "Kids that age have no idea what's being done to them," he said.

Once Schwartzmiller and the boy arrived in Alaska, the teen's parents became suspicious. They asked and he told. Then he testified in court. But Schwartzmiller, who was free on his own recognizance, fled before he was sentenced.

He roamed free for three years. When he was arrested in Elmore County, Idaho, in 1975 for molesting another boy, he became Idaho's problem.

James Kevan, a defense attorney in Idaho, remembers Schwartzmiller. He coached football with him. The boys were about 11 or 12. Schwartzmiller went by the alias "Doc Lewis," because he supposedly was a psychiatrist or psychologist.

He was "charismatic," Kevan recalled. "Everybody took him at his word."

There was one telling incident. On the bus to a football game in Boise, Idaho, Schwartzmiller announced it was time for a "jockstrap check."

With the Idaho charges over his head, Schwartzmiller ran again, this time for Brazil. He was there for less than a year, and in that time learned to speak and write Portuguese. Finally, Kevan said, "he was grabbed by Interpol. They put him in a Brazilian jail, no charges, nothing. And they said if he wanted to get out of Brazil, they'd put him on a plane to New York."

Schwartzmiller, Kevan said, spent about nine months in New York fighting, unsuccessfully, extradition to Idaho. Back in Idaho, Kevan defended him but lost the case.

It was 1976, and Schwartzmiller was convicted and sentenced to up to eight years in prison. He appealed, and in March 1978 the Idaho Supreme Court ruled the sex was consensual, and the boy had lied to avoid being labeled gay. Schwartzmiller was released.

But that fall he molested again.

He had invited a 14-year-old Canyon County, Idaho, boy to his home, someone he had charmed by giving him a chance to work on his race car. Schwartzmiller plied him with beer, marijuana - sex followed. In December, he met another 14-year-old boy at a pizza parlor and molested him, court records show.

He was convicted at trial of three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with the two. He appealed, claiming, among other things, he had been denied his right to confront one of his accusers. His conviction was overturned in 1987, after he had served six years in prison. Prosecutor Joe Filicetti said he wanted to retry Schwartzmiller, but a judge said even if he were found guilty he would get no more time.

"It was frustrating because here you have a guy you know is extremely dangerous," Filicetti said.

While in prison, Schwartzmiller had become a standout jailhouse lawyer. He was a chief plaintiff in a string of prison overcrowding cases that led to major reforms in Idaho's penitentiaries.

Over the next few years, Schwartzmiller molested again and again. John Sackman, a now-retired psychologist, befriended one of his alleged victims, Troy Urry. He was 17 when Schwartzmiller told him he loved him, but also went on to use him as "bait" to get other young men.

Schwartzmiller was never charged with molesting Urry, who Sackman said has since died. But Urry was invited to witness Schwartzmiller's sentencing in another case.

Sackman recalled that Urry cried in court. He said, "'That guy can never do that to anybody else, what he's done to me,'" Sackman said. "I said, `No, Troy, I don't think he can.' Troy said, `Thank God, thank God.'"

But he did.

Released from prison in September 1996, Schwartzmiller again broke his parole and went to Washington, where he allegedly abused two brothers, 9 and 13.

Before charges were filed, he fled to San Jose.

Arrested in San Jose in 1998, Schwartzmiller was extradited to Washington, where he was acquitted on all four counts. Then Oregon wanted him, so he spent two 90-day sentences in Oregon jails over the next year for violating parole.

But by 1999, he was back in San Jose, where he insinuated himself into an extended family, giving work to them and gifts and toys to a pair of 12-year-old cousins.

His downfall came two months ago, after he apparently fled from a hit-and-run accident. Police went to the home he shared with Fred Everts, another convicted child molester, arresting Everts on an outstanding warrant.

Nervous, Schwartzmiller went to Oregon to stay with his old friend Lynda Pilcher, whose parents had gone to school with Schwartzmiller in Snohomish. He stayed in the room of Pilcher's daughter.

In the morning, the girl took a spiral-bound notebook from her room to school. It was Schwartzmiller's, and, like the notebooks police found in their raid of his San Jose home, it had detailed notes of boys he had fantasized about or molested.

One was Pilcher's nephew.

She was angry, but doesn't believe Schwartzmiller abused him, because his name was listed under the title: "Boys hard to get."

That same day on May 23, police, acting on a tip, arrested Schwartzmiller.

Police are still trying to decode the journals, and he may face more charges. And other possible victims have contacted police since his arrest. As it is, Schwartzmiller could be looking at 105 years in prison.

But he beat the system before, why not again?

"When you go to trial there's always a risk they'll be acquitted," said Steve Fein, who is prosecuting Schwartzmiller. "We're putting together the best case we can."

******************* On a side note... I am still awaiting the great day that the (less than) Honorable Judge Thomas Schroeder makes the most important decision of his career and STEPS DOWN. Resigns. QUITS. Stops excepting the $118,000 Becker County pays him annually and allows someone a bit more QUAILIFED to hold the job. Why in God's name he is waiting so long is beyound me. Although I would love to hold HIM in contempt of court. It's time already. And if I lived in Becker County I would insist that the DA there charge him with impersonating a Judaical Official. It's like going to see a Elvis concert and finding out that it's really David Lee. Looks nice in the cloths... but it just ain't the real thing.
(Pictures Provided to Validate My Point, You're Welcome!)

Not a REAL JUDGE----------------------->

Not the REAL ELVIS--------------------------->

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