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

Monday, March 24, 2008

I deserve something...

Most sincere words ever spoken by a child predator-
"I know that I deserve something for that, but I don't think I deserve what I got," he said."
Odd that while I was reading the quote, I found myself agreeing. After all- this comes straight from the mouth of 72 year old Leroy Schad. He was allowed to plead guilty in March of last year to aggravated indecent solicitation of a child. He'd actually been charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties stemming from assaults on a 9-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy.
District Judge Ron Svaty sentenced him to five years of probation and put him under house arrest. Not nearly enough of a punishment when he could have gotten about three years behind bars- which still isn't enough. But the judge decided after tossing out the idea of the three years that Schad should have something more, and ordered him to post signs reading "A Sex Offender Lives Here" around his house and put a nice decal with yellow lettering reading "Sex Offender In This Car" on his car.

Shcad, being the narrow minded 'this is so not fair' type of perv he is, doesn't like the signs and is appealing them. Personally- I think fellow residents of the small town he lives in, and his victims should be able to appeal the fact that the child molester isn't in jail... but no one would ever let that happen.

So, he has signs around him... and he's sad about it. Well, I'm betting the parents of the children he assaulted are even more bothered by his actions than he is about the signs. Like he said- he deserved something, but not this. Only he forgot the important ending to that sentence--- he deserved much worse.