Fugitives hiding within reach

  • Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE and GLENN HOWATT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 23, 2011 - 4:48 PM

Second in a series: On the run for 4 months, a sex offender wasn't caught until after he struck again.

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rose0363Aug. 11, 10 8:54 AM

One, the DOC needs to do a better job in trying to catch these criminals once they abscond from their supervised release obligations. Two, the girlfriend should be charged with aiding and abetting a felon or even child endangerment. She ALLOWED him to stay in her home and be around her kid and the kids she was taking care of. And as far as her not knowing he was on the run, yeah right! I have NO sympathy for people like her at all!

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bv0625Aug. 11, 10 9:36 AM

She may not have known he was wanted but what did she know about him before allowing him into her home and around her child? It's a shame that this type of woman can have a child and then cares more about having some creep live with her than keeping her child safe.

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BBJoeAug. 11, 10 9:45 AM

We can't keep track of all violent criminals because it is too expensive. Who pays for labs and police agents, such as we see on TV shows like CSI? The tax-payer of course. When all we care about is budget cutting and keeping most of our precious tax money, we can't afford things like this. I'd rather fund these types of efforts, and also pay for kids to have healthcare, but that's just me. Some people want stadiums too.

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slynnlanAug. 11, 10 9:49 AM

100% agree with that! This miserbale excuse of a woman (a mother herself) should be charged! She did report him until after they had a domestic- I'm sure she was mad at him then. And why didn't she immediately notify the police when he returned. Sitting in his boxers smoking a cigarette? Sounds like he had plenty of time to make himself comfortable. And another little girl was violated!

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slynnlanAug. 11, 10 9:54 AM

Why don't you give that rationale to the little girl that was molested- or tell her parents- I'm sure they'll see your point.

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hope4allAug. 11, 10 9:57 AM

offenders and child molesters free to roam the streets? Almost all of them are repeat offenders and will do it again if given the opportunity. I don't understand how we could send Lee to prison for 4 years for being in a car accident and accidently killing a family when these molesters are ruining multiple families and hardly even getting a slap on the wrist.

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hope4allAug. 11, 1010:04 AM

mandate it that all child molesters be physically altered so that they are unable to ever repeat their horrible crime again!

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scud13Aug. 11, 1010:43 AM

not sexual predator month. Since this type of crime does not generate revenue for the cops they seem to ignore it even when the criminal is under there nose.

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hecklerAug. 11, 1010:52 AM

How long before people realize these people can not be rehabilitated? Why are they back on the streets to commit similiar crimes. How frustrating to see an innocent child having the rest of their life affected by these repeat offenders.

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birdman5Aug. 11, 1011:13 AM

Since the 60's and the removal of morals put in place by our constitutional fathers and most important removal of discipline from our schools violence and inhumane acts have risen monthly in this country. The further we allow progressive ideology and removal of control and discipline in our public schools the further society will move in a direction of self destruction and personal irresponsibility. I am not saying that we should beat students at school. When I was in school and a kid got a spanking (not a beating) nobody went home with physical damages but when our fathers found out we got it again and the result was we made sure we were not involved in behavior that was disruptive to those around us that wanted to learn. We also made sure that we were not in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a teacher when I call parents in about behavior that is interfering with other childran's learning, I often get this response," they never do that at home which is a straight out lie because most kids will act better for teachers and strangers than their own parents. My biggest fear has a child was my father getting a phone call from a teacher because I did not want to let my parents down. We very seldom see this in our schools and the students are right and the teachers are wrong until prove differently. Ee have lost this and it has had a major impact on our society and it's destructive behavior. Obama's Arnie Duncan and teacher unions answer is to pump millions of dollars into public schools. Kids respond to knowing that their teachers care about them and if they do something wrong and the teacher is allowed to hold them accountable and give them an opportunity to prove them self children develop respect for them self and their teachers. I want to make this clear, I don't think that a child should be beaten because he or she has made a mistake. Yet in states where they still do have corporal punishment with the parents approval and the parent is often present or administers it there are no discipline problems and without behavioral problems learning for these students and self responsibility are high. If a parent refuses corporal punishment the parent must come pick up the student which is a form of corporal punishment and after about the third time a parent has to leave work the disruptive behavior stops. If you look at the level of violence in the 50s compared to now it is very evident that we are going in the wrong direction and it is getting worse each day. We can no longer afford to have our teachers spending most of their day monitering and policing their class rooms. we have to get back to the days when students undertsood and expected that they were students from 8 to 4 in the afternoon because parents understood the importance of learning self responsibility and the that there were huge consequences for chronic bad behavior through out life. We are teaching just the opposite at our colleges and universities. If it feels good do it and that bad behavior is just part of life.

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