07-25-2013, 08:01 AM #1
VT - Release of Timothy Szad, Dangerous Sex Offender, Prompts Dire Warning
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The hours are ticking down toward the release from prison of Timothy J. Szad, a sex offender deemed so dangerous that Vermont authorities are taking the unusual step of not only warning the public but cautioning that blue-eyed, blond-haired boys of 12 or 13 could be in particular peril.
Some parents are worried in Szad's hometown of Springfield – where he was planning to move in with his parents, until they backed out because of threats – and the police chief in the community of 9,000 is urging people to be alert.
07-25-2013, 08:09 AM #2
Holy c**p! This sends a shiver down my spine! These guys cannot be fixed! Why do they ever get out? I know I know the law and all that. When is it going to change? When a blonde haired boy ends up dead? JMO and all that.Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that one animal their world is changed forever! -Unknown
07-25-2013, 08:27 AM #3Registered User
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I heard about this on the radio this morning it made me so mad. So they know he is high risk and there is nothing they can do until he offends again and some other poor young kid is hurt. Sick sick sick!
07-25-2013, 08:56 AM #4
Very sad. I'm glad that they have issued the warning though.
07-25-2013, 09:01 AM #5Inactive
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I am glad they issued the warning too. There really needs to be tougher laws on SO, because we all know they cannot be rehabilitated (especially violent offenders). I'm not talking about 16 year olds having sex with 20 year olds (consensual so to speak). But these animals who brutally rape and kill children. There is NO cure.
I wish there was some kind of castration process for these freaks.
07-25-2013, 09:02 AM #6Enough Is Enough!
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Well, there's a death sentence handed out to some poor boy - or a young life scarred to the bone. Sooner or later, something bad WILL happen and I truly believe those responsible for not keeping this monster locked up for good SHOULD be held every bit as much to blame for what happens next.
Because they have to know, as anyone with a modicum of intelligence must know, that this predator WILL offend again. And the suffering he causes will be horrible.
I hate these people. I hate them for their crimes, and I hate them for the fear and lack of freedom they cause the innocent.
And I -hate- them for causing me to hate them. Because I truly, truly do.
Sorry for the rant. Just.. yeah. Letting him out is a crime in itself._____________
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07-25-2013, 12:12 PM #7
The defendant could have gotten life in prison but was offered a seven- to 20-year sentence in a plea bargain to spare the boy from testifying.
From the above link. It's really sad that he could plea bargain down this much."Crack up the music and dance!"
07-25-2013, 01:00 PM #8Registered User
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07-25-2013, 01:25 PM #9
This is my hometown. I grew up here, graduated high school here. I haven't lived there for the last 36 years, but go back every 5 years for my high school reunions.
When I grew up, it was a bustling town. The majority of the population were employed by the various machine shops in town. In the 80's, they all left. Unemployment is high, the population actually dropped by 2000, and now they have a problem with drugs also.
It is a quaint post card looking town. The majority of the population has pride for their town, and are working hard to clean it up from the drugs. Now this. They have a right to be angry!
I read in the local news, his parents refusal to let him live with them, is due to their fear of reprisal.
07-25-2013, 03:50 PM #10
Don't they have some type of civil commitment process? I know some other states do. It is where when a felon is released and is deemed to be such a danger that they are still confined. Sometimes to the grounds of the prison, sometimes to a mental health facility.
I know something like that was in place for one of the speed freak killers.
If they don't have this process in place, I would recommend that they do some quick investigation on it and then take it to the law makers.Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
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07-25-2013, 04:21 PM #11
NY this week:
George Pataki To Testify In Sex-Offender Trial; Ex-Governor Sued Over Forced Psych Transfers
Former Gov. George Pataki confided today that his push to have convicted sex offenders locked up in psych wards after they’d served their jail time got jump-started nearly two decades ago by an incident in which his own “family was exposed” to such a perv.
Defending himself in Manhattan federal court against a lawsuit challenging the psych ward incarcerations under his administration, Pataki recalled how he, his wife and his youngest son were walking with neighbors and other young children along a trail at Hudson Highlands state park near his hometown in Philipstown, in “1995 or 1996.”
Former Gov. George E. Pataki at a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday; a group of sex offenders are suing him and other officials.
snip> “My family was fine — I had troopers,” Mr. Pataki told the jury in Federal District Court. “But I couldn’t help but think of a mother in a walk in the park with a child.”
He added, “It just made me personally aware not just of the horrors of these crimes, but the immediacy of the possibility.”
07-25-2013, 04:45 PM #12
Dale Crook, the state Corrections Department's director of field supervision, says 53-year-old Timothy Szad is moving out of Vermont after his release Friday. Crook says the department is notifying local police in the place where Szad is going but isn't releasing the information publicly.
Here it is:
Szad was sentenced in 2001 for aggravated sexual assault against a 13-year-old boy. Several states have a "civil commitment" law that can keep sex offenders who are considered a danger to the public in jail after their sentences have been served. Vermont is not one of those states.
State Rep. Alice Emmons chairs the House committee that oversees Vermont's prisons. She opposes civil commitment laws. "You're holding someone who has not committed a (new) crime. Do we as a society in Vermont want to do that?" she asked.
"It's terrible they're letting him out. Once a pedophile, always a pedophile," said Jaime Hooper.
Allen Gilbert, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Vermont chapter, believes the public needs to accept that sex offenders like Szad will be released.
"We live in a society that operates by the rule of law," Gilbert said. "Courts have determined the appropriate sentence for him, he's served his sentence, and now he's getting out."
Szad only has no inform the state sex offender registry of where he is living to avoid going back to jail, Fox News reported. He will not be on parole.
07-27-2013, 03:01 AM #13
07-27-2013, 03:34 AM #14
Later Friday morning, Shumlin issued a statement saying he was pleased arrangements had been made for Szad to live in California.
Read more: http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new...#ixzz2aEGY6Q4q
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