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

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mother cries over boyfriends sentencing...

Your boyfriend, long time scam artist and career criminal sexually abuses your two daughters.

I can understand a victim feeling guilt about their abuser going to jail, and in a twisted in need of some emotional help from a medical professional- I can even see them believing that their abuser has changed and deserves leniency. After all, the victim was just a child, and it's hard to deal with both the pain of what happened, and the guilt that someone you cared for did such a thing.. and it's sometimes even hard to see that person punished for it. But- as adults we should know better when that victim is our child, and that abuser is our boyfriend.

They don't change. They may learn something from it- how to not get caught so soon the next time is a frequent lesson, but they don't change. And honestly- something in side of me thinks that the victims sympathy for her abuser in this case was helped out quite a bit by her mothers own desire to forget and forget.

Freeze, 44, formerly of south St. Louis County, pleaded guilty May 6 to four counts of child molestation and to one count of felony theft in an unrelated crime.

Prosecutors John Quarenghi and J.B. Lasater did not reach agreement with defense attorney Richard Hereford on a sentencing recommendation, so the penalty was entirely up to the judge. It is unclear what the maximum sentence could have been, but it would be more than the eight years.

The victims, 12 and 16 when they were fondled last year, joined their mother in telling Vincent that they had forgiven Freeze, that he realizes what he did was wrong and that they believed he could turn his life around. The mother was identified as Freeze's girlfriend.