Gee, when I read this, I thought WOW, great they caught jackass pedophile! This man is 21, as an adult he KNOWS that he should not be texting with 12,13, & 14 year olds; much less convincing them to meet with him for sex.
Please be sure to read the comments by readers that I have picked out and placed below the article along with my comments to them....
Cedar City man arrested on child rape, sodomy charges
BY NUR KAUSAR • firstname.lastname@example.org • November 25, 2009
CEDAR CITY-Police arrested a Cedar City man Monday on multiple sex-related charges related to reports made by two female middle school students in September.
Cedar City police booked Andrew Wayne Jensen, 21, 293 N. 1500 West, into Iron County Jail on three counts of sodomy on a child, one count of rape of a child and one count of forcible sexual abuse after interviews and a confession from Jensen that the incidents occurred, according to a CCPD report.
Invest-igators became aware of the alleged incidents in September when officials at Canyon View Middle School noted two girls were not in their scheduled classes, according to the report.
Later that day, the two students returned and were questioned as to their whereabouts, according to the report.
During questioning, police learned of an alleged meeting between Jensen and the two girls, ages 13 and 14 years old.
Canyon View Middle School Principal Conrad Aitken said Tuesday that teachers take roll every hour during school, and if a student is missing during the day, an attendance secretary notifies administrators and a resource officer is called for a search.
CCPD Sgt. J.R. Robinson said he could not confirm who initially questioned the two students, but that both told officers about their involvement with Jensen, leading to his interview.
Jensen confirmed the original information given to officers by the girls, and confessed to an additional unreported incident of sexual abuse involving another 12-year-old girl, Robinson said.
Robinson could not confirm if the third girl also attends Canyon View Middle School, but noted that the incident between her and Jensen occurred just days before the reported incidents with the other two students.
Police also interviewed the third girl to corroborate information before making the arrest, Robinson said.
Robinson noted that Jensen is not involved with Canyon View Middle and does not live near the school, but CCPD has information that the girls knew Jensen from social gatherings and through text messaging.
"They had been text messaging back and forth prior to this - it wasn't just happenstance that he picked these girls," Robinson said. "Clearly, he was in place he shouldn't have been with people he shouldn't have been with."
Jensen has no prior sex offenses and could face 15 years to life for the first-degree felony rape and sodomy charges and one to 15 years for sexual abuse if found guilty.
The comments from readers of this article are what I am referring to in the title of this post. Here are a couple examples:
This is so very, very sad, on every side of the issue.
11/25/2009 9:48:38 A
How is this sad on every side? This is only sad for the victims!!
And, then later the same person writes:
If parents aren't educating them about sex and the consequences who will? Did any of these kids know the seriousness of their actions? Did they have any clue this is a federal offense and punishable by a whole lifetime? I'm trying to imagine who I would rather be the parent of. The victims or the perpatrator?
11/25/2009 12:14:42 PM
How would these children know this was a federal offense? Or, better yet why should they have to know this? A grown man spent time grooming them through texting and then took advantage of their ages and their innocence! It was HIS responsibility to know this was wrong!! I think most pedophiles do actually know what they are doing is wrong...they just don’t care and think that they will never get caught because their victims are too young to know the complete ‘wrongness’ of what is going on...or in some cases they are threatened so that they won’t tell anyone.
Oh and this one just made me laugh:
This is what the Satanic hard rock groups music is promoting, “Do what you will.”
11/25/2009 10:16:56 AM
Are you still in the 80’s? Rock music, nor any other kind of music, makes a pedophile be a pedophile! Plain and simple!