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

Friday, January 27, 2006

Child Rapist Round Up

Van Wert is just a stones throw from my home town, so I was even more sickened than usual when I read this from the Journal Gazette today.

An 18-year-old Van Wert man pleaded guilty Thursday in Van Wert Common Pleas Court to rape for having sexual contact with a boy younger than 10, according to a written release.
Joshua Brewington entered the plea under an agreement that reduced his potential punishment from life in prison to five to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors will recommend he receive a five-year prison term to be served at Oakwood Forensic Center in Lima, a prison that serves the needs of those with mental health issues, according to the release. The victim’s family discussed the agreement with prosecutors and approved it.
An investigation by Van Wert police led to the indictment of Brewington, alleging he had sexual contact July 26 with a boy younger than 10 years old.
He is being held at the Van Wert County Jail and will return to court March 15 for sentencing. In the meantime, Judge Charles D. Steele ordered Brewington to complete an evaluation.

And from the same page, we have the Fort Wayne pervert:

Guilty plea entered in molesting case
A 27-year-old man admitted Thursday in Allen Superior Court to molesting a 6-year-old girl in 2004 while living at her Fort Wayne home.
Michael J. Shaner II of Marietta, Ga., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of child molesting under an agreement that calls for the dismissal of a second count. Prosecutors amended the original charge to a lower level felony, reducing the potential prison term Shaner may receive from 20 to 50 years to six to 20 years.
The agreement also requires Shaner to have no contact with the victim, to follow special rules of probation geared toward sex offenders and to complete counseling for sex offenders. It does not make a specific recommendation for sentencing.
According to court records, Shaner had the girl perform a sex act on him between April 1, 2004, and May 31, 2004, while living at her Fort Wayne home. The girl told her mother about the abuse, and the mother made Shaneer move out.