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, May 16, 2008

Eugene Hammond at it again

Just like in the previous post, what we have here is a sex offender who didn't learn anything the first time he was convicted, and who likely won't be any different this time either.

A convicted sex offender, who admitted to fondling an 8-year-old girl while working as a monitor on a Faith Baptist Church bus, was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 13 years in prison.

Eugene Hammond, 59, formerly of 10 Burke St., Nashua, had been jailed since his arrest in October.

On Thursday, Hammond pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious sexual assault, and one count of possession of child pornography.

The charges all are class B felonies, but Hammond faced more than the usual 3-1/2 to seven-year maximum sentence because of the girl's age and his prior record, Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Patricia LaFrance said.

Hammond previously was convicted of at least three previous sexual assaults against children in Florida and Pennsylvania, in 1973, 1979 and 1987, LaFrance said.

Well, at least we might be safe from him for the next 13 years... or until he gets early release, parole or whatever new and improved method they think up that will allow them to release this monster back onto our streets again.