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    Where the hell were the parents when their SIX YEAR OLD was being raped in a PUBLIC library???? I have a six year old, who is very responsible for her age. I wouldn't leave her alone in a public library. I won't condemn them right off, but I can't think of a logical reason why that child would be alone.

    Convict Accused of Raping Boy in Library
    Feb 1, 07:30 PM EST
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    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender who was released from prison over prosecutors' objections has been charged with raping a 6-year-old at a public library while the boy's mother used a computer nearby.

    Corey Saunders was arrested outside a homeless shelter Wednesday evening shortly after a librarian saw them together, became suspicious and notified the mother, authorities said.

    Already, the case has reignited debate over a state law allowing sexually dangerous predators to be locked up indefinitely even after they complete their prison terms.

    Authorities allege Saunders lured the boy into a secluded corner of the library and raped him. New Bedford police Lt. Jeff Silva said the boy did not scream because he was paralyzed by fear; Saunders demanded the boy's address and threatened to rape him again, Silva said.

    "I think what shocked us the most is how bold this was," Silva said. "It was 5 p.m. in a very busy library. What kind of monster attacks a kid? How is this guy out on the streets?"

    Saunders, 26, was convicted in 2001 of indecent assault and battery and attempted rape on a child for attacking a 7-year-old boy in a foster home where he was placed. He was released about a year ago by a judge even though prosecutors and three psychologists said he was likely to strike again.

    Bristol Superior Court Judge Richard Moses denied a motion by the district attorney's office to keep Saunders in custody under what is called a civil commitment. The law, which mirrors those in several other states and federal court, allows authorities to postpone releasing sex offenders who are deemed still dangerous when their prison terms end, and move them to mental hospitals instead.

    Opponents object that such laws unfairly keep inmates incarcerated longer their sentences, essentially punishing them to ease the public's fear that they'll attack again. A federal judge in North Carolina agreed in September that the federal version was unconstitutional, though the matter has not been resolved in the courts.

    Moses cited Saunders' low IQ, his history of being sexually abused as a child and his lack of sexual offenses in prison as reasons to let him out. Also, a psychologist for the defense said Saunders was not likely to attack again.

    Even though Saunders had difficulty in completing his treatment program, "such fact alone does not establish likelihood of reoffense," the judge wrote.

    "Saunders' offending conduct took place over seven years ago. Also, Saunders, who has experienced an extremely difficult childhood and has a borderline IQ, was far from emotionally mature at the time of his offending conduct," Moses wrote in rejecting the prosecution's petition.

    Former Bristol district attorney Paul F. Walsh Jr., who filed the petition, said Friday he can't remember a case in which there was more overwhelming evidence for the prosecution.

    "You had prior criminal offenses, failure to complete treatment programs, three psychologists saying he was dangerous," he said. "I don't know what more you could have."

    The judge is not allowed to comment on a pending case.

    Suzanne DelVecchio, the retired chief justice of the state Superior Court, said Moses "is a wonderful judge, very cautioned in his decisions."

    "He thinks them through, and I am sure it has been very difficult for him since this happened," she said.

    Saunders was being held without bail. He is charged with rape of a child by force, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and enticing a child.

    His attorney, public defender Lee Fortier, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.

    Saunders is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, the state's most dangerous designation. He spent four years behind bars on the 2001 conviction, completing his sentence in December 2006.

    He had lived in Boston and had been spending time in homeless shelters in New Bedford, and had registered with police, as required by law.

    That's not always enough, said Walsh, who believes sex offenders are incurable.

    "In my 20 years as a prosecutor, never in my life have I seen a person convicted of sex crimes cured, never say, 'I don't have those feelings any more,'" Walsh said.

    John Swomley, a lawyer who has represented some sex offenders, asserted that the law is based on politics, not science.

    "What happened in this particular case is awful, but I'm not a proponent of civil commitment. I call it involuntary commitment," he said. "You are putting them in prison for crimes they didn't commit."

    To have a sex offender committed after his prison term ends, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is likely to reoffend, said DelVecchio, the retired chief justice.

    "It's heartbreaking for a judge when we make these decisions and we're wrong, but judges make thousands of decisions and we're only remembered when we're wrong," she said.

    Walsh said such law are necessary, though he acknowledged they shouldn't be draconian.

    "You need a law like this to balance a defendant's personal freedom against society's right to be safe," he said.
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    Well, here's your first clue:

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass
    You're talking about a state that can't bring itself to put murderers in Prison for more than 20 years. So child molestation doesn't rate at all, the other states are just succumbing to hysteria.

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    Just rid the world of this defective human.

    I pray for that child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Well, here's your first clue:



    You're talking about a state that can't bring itself to put murderers in Prison for more than 20 years. So child molestation doesn't rate at all, the other states are just succumbing to hysteria.

    I'd break out my chainsaw but I would get more time in jail for using an environmentally insensative machine than I would if I just strangled the loser.

    I agree. I'm also sick of people thinking child rapists can be "rehabilitated." They cannot.

    Opponents object that such laws unfairly keep inmates incarcerated longer their sentences, essentially punishing them to ease the public's fear that they'll attack again.
    What they meant to say in the bolded section is the public's "well known, well researched facts that child rapists can never be cured and will rape your children if given the chance." It's all semantics, though.
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    Where the hell were the parents when their SIX YEAR OLD was being raped in a PUBLIC library???? I have a six year old, who is very responsible for her age. I wouldn't leave her alone in a public library. I won't condemn them right off, but I can't think of a logical reason why that child would be alone.

    Convict Accused of Raping Boy in Library
    Feb 1, 07:30 PM EST
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    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender who was released from prison over prosecutors' objections has been charged with raping a 6-year-old at a public library while the boy's mother used a computer nearby.
    That is what makes this so frightening. The child wasn't left alone. His mother was right there using the computer while the child was probably looking at books. It was the public library with people all around and still the fucking piece of shit was still able to get away with raping this little boy.

    This scares me to death because I don't keep my kids glued to my side at the library. They wouldn't do it if I tried. They love the library and can look forever through the books. My daughter goes to the aisle with the Katie Kazoo books and my son to the aisle with the train books. I wonder a couple aisles away and will grab a novel. You would think it was a relatively safe place as long as you're keeping an eye open. I don't leave and I check with them every few minutes but I guess that's all it takes. Good Lord, this world is so depressing.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    That is what makes this so frightening. The child wasn't left alone. His mother was right there using the computer while the child was probably looking at books. It was the public library with people all around and still the fucking piece of shit was still able to get away with raping this little boy.

    This scares me to death because I don't keep my kids glued to my side at the library. They wouldn't do it if I tried. They love the library and can look forever through the books. My daughter goes to the aisle with the Katie Kazoo books and my son to the aisle with the train books. I wonder a couple aisles away and will grab a novel. You would think it was a relatively safe place as long as you're keeping an eye open. I don't leave and I check with them every few minutes but I guess that's all it takes. Good Lord, this world is so depressing.....
    I missed that, and I even read it twice (so much for my reading skills...but once I see a headline like that, my head's racing and my heart's pounding). I'm just one of those overprotective parents (although I don't truly believe there is such a thing) who will basically hold my kids' hands for hours straight if I need to.
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    some body buy this fool a ticket to fla . iwould take him fishing in the everglades . find a nice alligator infested area and push him over board . then wish him the best of luck swimming to shore .


    that poor kid will never be the same . its going to take alot of therapy to make him close to normal..
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    Just sickening. They should castrate the fucker with a serrated edge knife, then disembowel him with a roto-rooter.

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    I read about this and it made me sick. No public place is ever safe now. I have a six-year old son and I gave him an extra hug today.

    Whatta world we live in. My prayers to the poor little boy and his family.
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    Somebody should tie that judge up and have a 7'1" 280 lb. prison inmate rape him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    My prayers to the poor little boy and his family.
    They will need them. This boy will be traumatized for the rest of his life. He'll either spend hours in therapy each week or end up addicted to drugs and alcohol.

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    My first thought was that the judge is just as guilty. Poor thing, he had a bad childhood and a borderline IQ so he gets to screw up two other kids that we know of. At 3 & 5 I don't hold my kids hands the whole time we're in public but I don't let them out of my sight either.
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