An alert WSer sent me the info on this....person. Seems that Mr. Odom was overly friendly with young pre-teen and teen boys. I don't do well with people like this but I am indebted to Judge Cain for the sentence. http://www.click2houston.com/news/27070786/detail.html Child Molester Gets Multiple Life Sentences Ronnie Lee Odom Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 8 Boys "A man was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison for what investigators said was one of the worst child sex abuse cases in their county. Ronnie Lee Odom, 40, was sentenced Thursday to three life terms in prison for sexually assaulting eight boys between the ages of 13 and 15. Odom did not have a previous criminal history, but neighbors in the Old River area in Chambers County said they noticed how much attention he paid to boys. "I'm talking a good 10 to 15 little boys that he was always going four-wheeler riding with, or mudding with, taking them to church and buying them things," said MV, who lived next door to Odom for 10 years. Chambers County prosecutors said Odom lured the boys with money, liquor and pornography. District Attorney Cheryl Lieck said he groomed the boys and built the equivalent of a human pyramid scheme. "He used one boy to start bringing in other boys to gain their trust," Lieck said...." and "....Odom will never be eligible for parole..." more at link (plus mug shot) And an earlier article here with testimony from the victims: http://baytownsun.com/.../article_061db7d0-3fe2-11e0-b30f-001cc4c03286.html Let's all say those words together, "will never be eligible for parole". The man ruined/damaged/unhinged the lives of many many boys. He will NOT walk free. He WILL pay. I often realize that I am far more forgiving than most. I wanted treatment for the young man who raped our children. That's what he was given. When he failed at the program, he was jailed for 10 years. I thought that was quite a long time. But each day of the those 10 years was filled with our family still fighting the battle--the appeal, the Supreme Court affirmation, the Post Conviction Relief Trial, the request for clemency, the necessity of changing laws pertaining to victims. Life got put on hold. Joy got put on hold. We raised our children with a cloud over their heads concerning a sexual abuse trial. What I have failed t recognize is that by being so accepting, our children's rapist walks free. Make no mistake, nothing our family did or chose made a difference. The State decided his fate. But a man walks free who completely upended eight victims and their parents and their six siblings. Not to mention extended family, teachers and friends. Not to mention the permanent damage and the lethal suicide attempts. After a full 13 years past the initial disclosures and untold hours of research, I'm beginning to see the light. Short story is....you rape a child, you ruin a life; we have a bed for you.....for life.