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    CA - Richard Swank for child sex abuse, torture, Apple Valley, 2009

    School Psychologist Raped, Tortured Son for 18 Years
    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...0,237035.story

    San Bernardino County prosecutors Kathleen DiDonato says the victim was abused almost from the time of his birth until he fled home at 18.

    Testimony indicated the victim was sexually abused, beaten almost daily, fed table scraps, forced to stand in the corner for hours, and slept in handcuffs, on the floor or in a cardboard box.

    What is wrong w/ people?????
    I don't understand it.
    I'm so sick to death of all this gross, evil stuff that people do!!!
    I wonder if this kid was ever allowed to be out of the house or if he was held there the whole time.
    Did he go to school or anything?
    Geez.....this is horrible....

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    And look at the titles of some of the "related links":

    Judge: Father Who Ate Son's Eyes Not Fit for Trial

    Cops: Father Beat 10-week-old Daughter to Death

    Man Pleads Not Guilty in Boy's Beating Death

    Report: L.A. Mom Who Decapitated Son Not Considered a Threat

    OMG.....i'm so disgusted.....

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    A school psychologist huh. I wonder if this person was easy on troubled kids at school or if the families were hounded and bothered about such things as ADD meds. Totally sickening and there were probably signs and complaints that were ignored over the past 18 years.

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    W.T.F.??? I will never, ever understand how a parent can do things like this to their own flesh and blood. Thank god this boy got out and may he find the strength to deal with it and move on somehow.

    I can't believe we've not seen anything on this case before now. Where was this boy's mother FGS?

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    I'm almost speechless. I agree with Fairy...where the heck was the mother? I don't want to hear some sob story from her about how she was abused and feared for her life. The man abused her child from the time it was BORN to the time he ran away. I don't say this lightly--if someone harmed a hair on my child's body maliciously, GAME OVER--So, I will never, EVER agree with or understand the psychology that makes these people accept child abuse.

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    When I first read about this story, I wondered the same thing: Where was the mother? Apparently, the mother and siblings testified for the victim. The father had 16 children and it sounds like everyone was terrified of him.

    http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/sch...abuse-sex.html

    http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/vic...use-years.html

    http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles...se-father.html

    This site seems to have a lot of news stories about this trial.
    all my comments are just my opinion. jmho. moo. etc. etc.

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    This is DISGUSTING!!!!!!!
    IMO,

    We need HARSHER punishments in this country for people who commit such acts of evil!

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    Does no one own a gun anymore? I would have shot him dead while he slept.

    This is no mother.

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    Here is what is so sick. Even if he somehow missed on the animal instincts or fathering instincts, even if he was abused as a child. He has had training and seminars on child abuse. He knew the affect it would have on his son. And he did it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gxm View Post
    When I first read about this story, I wondered the same thing: Where was the mother? Apparently, the mother and siblings testified for the victim. The father had 16 children and it sounds like everyone was terrified of him.

    http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/sch...abuse-sex.html

    http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/vic...use-years.html

    http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles...se-father.html

    This site seems to have a lot of news stories about this trial.
    Thank you, gxm, for the additional coverage. This is such a bizarre case in that - as many children as he had - this boy was the only one so brutally abused. WTH? He looks like such an arrogant BAS*ARD. I wish they would just put him down now and be done with it. What possible use could he be to society.....EVER????


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    Is it me or are the crime threads being overtaken by crimes against children? It's overwhelming how many cases there are and they seem to be happening faster and more frequent.

    I'm not buying that mom didn't know that her other kids weren't at least being terrorized by this *hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairy1 View Post
    Thank you, gxm, for the additional coverage. This is such a bizarre case in that - as many children as he had - this boy was the only one so brutally abused. WTH? He looks like such an arrogant BAS*ARD. I wish they would just put him down now and be done with it. What possible use could he be to society.....EVER????
    Did you catch that his kids said he often wore eyepatches and used a wheelchair when he didn't need either one? Why was he allowed to use both in front of the jury? What a piece of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziQ View Post
    Did you catch that his kids said he often wore eyepatches and used a wheelchair when he didn't need either one? Why was he allowed to use both in front of the jury? What a piece of work.
    That jumped out at me too. There are pictures of him with the eye patch and without it. The man is a manipulator. And it makes no sense that he was allowed his "props" in front of the jury. But at least they were able to see through it and deliver a guilty verdict.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairy1 View Post
    Thank you, gxm, for the additional coverage. This is such a bizarre case in that - as many children as he had - this boy was the only one so brutally abused. WTH? He looks like such an arrogant BAS*ARD. I wish they would just put him down now and be done with it. What possible use could he be to society.....EVER????
    YVW. I was frustrated that I couldn't find more on this case. It's very compelling and I don't know why we haven't heard more about it.

    The kids range in age from 3 to 26. The victim is a young man now and at 24 he's one of the older children. He might have been the first male child to hit his father's preference age group. Or like Friztl did with his daughter, he picked the child he found the most attractive.

    He does look like an arrogant #$%#. Let's hope he is never out in society again; and that his son and the rest of his family can begin to heal now that this monster is locked away.
    all my comments are just my opinion. jmho. moo. etc. etc.

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    What do you suppose constitutes justice in a case like this?

    What a brave child-he withstood all of this. Amazing. Amazing.

    And how is he supposed to trust anyone ever again?
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