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, April 25, 2008

Sex Offender files lawsuit

Michael Grimaldi had a sexual encounter with his kids babysitter in 1995, and it cost him a few years in jail. Now, he's living the dream with his family, in a new town and new home. He's trying hard to escape the label of' 'sexual offender', but at the same time he's accusing his neighbors of using that label to harass him and his family.

Lori Paggioli, 44, faces a breach of peace charge in Superior Court in Rockville for saying to Michael Grimaldi during a boundary dispute last March, "If you so much as look at my kids, I will kill you," witness affidavits say. The court has twice denied her bid for accelerated rehabilitation.

In the suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in New Haven, the Grimaldis accuse the Paggiolis of "extreme and outrageous" conduct that has deprived them of protections under the Constitution and federal and state laws. The suit also names the town of Bolton for subjecting them to "a different standard of enforcement of municipal regulations than that imposed upon any other town residents."

First I have to say- I don't think anyone should be in trouble for warning a sexual deviant about their behavior. In fact, I have no issue at all with telling some perv that if they look at your kids- you'll kill them. It's not a treat, it's a warning, and at least she was nice enough to give it.

I've read over the story- and although I can only go by what is currently available online- I'm saying this suit is a little crazy. These are merely disputing neighbors, one who happens to be a sexual offender. And- honestly- if he didn't want to feel different than other people, or be treated differently by society, then perhaps he should of kept it in his pants. Trying to use his criminal record as a reason to make a buck off neighbors now seems a little too much like prospering from his crimes.