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    SD - Babysitting Sex Offender Faces 25 Years

    Gary Lynn Loop has been in and out of prison since 1990. He's a Registered Sex Offender and obviously hasn't been rehabilitated.

    A 4 year old girl who he babysat and who is a "friend" of the family told her mom of a series of assaults by Loop.

    This poor, poor baby. I can't even begin to imagine her horror everytime the mom let him babysit.

    Loop is facing 25 years. Big whoop. That child will be facing a lifetime of therapy.


    http://www.argusleader.com/article/2...ATES/100430025

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    Ok now how did this mother think he was a suitable babysitter?
    If a parent willingly let's a rso babysit their child they need to have charges brought!

    VB
    Boyfriends and girlfriends are not Babysitters.
    Just because you want to be with somebody does not mean they will take care of your children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride View Post
    Ok now how did this mother think he was a suitable babysitter?
    If a parent willingly let's a rso babysit their child they need to have charges brought!

    VB
    Good point, VB

    Did she know? Was she in denial? My first thought was and I mean it this little girl would have been safer left all alone at home. There are people that are in dire straits I know. However, leaving your 4 year old with a known RSO is criminal IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    Good point, VB

    Did she know? Was she in denial? My first thought was and I mean it this little girl would have been safer left all alone at home. There are people that are in dire straits I know. However, leaving your 4 year old with a known RSO is criminal IMO.
    I don't know if she knew but she should have. He is listed on the Family Watch Dog site. I think I am going to check that site before I allow anyone to talk to my child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DairyGirl View Post
    I don't know if she knew but she should have. He is listed on the Family Watch Dog site. I think I am going to check that site before I allow anyone to talk to my child.
    Remember, DG don't use that Sex Offender Registry and rely on it. It can give a false sense of security.

    Then again by all means we should be checking it all the time.

    Please know I am so not excusing this mom, but in all fairness maybe she doesn't have a computer? A library card to use one. I didn't need a list or a computer when my DD was growing up. I was just the paranoid, over protective mom. I think it's my ex husband said that. Pssssssh.

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    Gary Lynn Loop, 56, has been in and out of prison since 1990 on sexual contact charges relating to seven different women and girls, according to the South Dakota Sex Offender Registry.

    BBM. From Filly's link above. Exactly how many freaking sexual assaults does it take to lock these people up?

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    20 years and they still keep letting him out.

    and mom was ignorant of what was going on for how long?

    prayers for the girl

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    This guy is free. He's out.

    Something about victims testimony. I have to reread, but apparently he's not innocent, but free all the same?




    http://outside.in/sioux-falls-sd/tags/Gary%20Loop

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    25 years !! If it was my choice it would be 25 bullets, why oh why is he out walking around !
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    I'm not finding a recent article either, Filly. I did find this, though:

    http://www.sdjudicial.com/sc/scopini...il.aspx?ID=907

    Looks to be the affirmation of an earlier conviction when Loop sued for Post Conviction Relief. The crime was committed in 1991 and the PCR in 1996. The convicted person sues the warden of the state and the taxpayer picks up the bill. This is what our kids were forced to testify in--9 years after the rapes. We finally got the law changed in Oregon but there are still a number of states where crime victims can be called decades after a crime to testify FOR the defendant. Outrageous. I didn't read all this and haven't seen if this poor child had to testify again or not. So many victims and their families have no idea that the story does not end with a conviction.

    ETA: I just read the document and I don't believe that the child victim from 1991 was subpoenaed to testify again. Thank goodness, as it can be brutal. However, this document outlines in great detail how this man lies and manipulates. He clearly stated, under oath, that touching a 10 year old child would not "sexually gratify" him and yet he had been found guilty of that crime on other occasions. The gist of this suit is that he was trying to prove that his attorney should have objected to that line of questioning.
    Last edited by Missizzy; 01-27-2011 at 01:49 AM.


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    25 years usually equals 12.5. Whoopee! Makes me incredibly sad and sick.

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    Found it. It was archived on the Mothers of Sexually Abused Children site:

    http://www.mosac.net/default.asp?dep...s&pressid=1012

    "...Prosecutors dropped the case against Mr. Loop because the child did not want to testify in court.

    Regardless of the child's age, the child must now testify in court, with the abuser present, in order for the taped interview to be admissible as evidence. Crime victims who are over 3-years-old must testify in court, regardless of whether the crime is sexual in nature. Prior to the Crawford ruling, videotaped interviews were admissible, and children were not required to be present in court proceedings. Prosecutors report that the Crawford ruling "ties our hands...."

    and

    "....The Crawford ruling hampers the prosecution and conviction of sex offenders in all states...."

    more at link

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    Thank you, Izzy.

    Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This thread should be changed to babysitting sex offender had seven victims, but he's walking around free as you and me.

    Lives in an apartment.

    Here he is.


    http://www.homefacts.com/offender-de...Lynn-Loop.html



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