DOES DISTRICT JUDGE
SCOTT ALBERT CARE ABOUT
THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN?
Every time someone downloads child pornography they are creating a market for the horrific sexual abuse of children. Zachary Heberling is not only charged with downloading large amounts of child pornography but also of disseminating it to others.
He is charged with six felonies and District Judge Scott Albert set his bail at $50,000 unsecured? He is immediately set free? This is disgusting. A woman recently spent the whole summer in prison on $50,000 cash bail for kicking a dog she alleges tried to bite her child. And, as noted below, what safeguards are in place to ensure he does not continue this activity while on unsecured bail?
And yes, as noted on this site recently for their amazing “wins,” Heberling is represented by the law firm of Goldberg & Beyer.
There will be more to follow…
WITH SIX FELONIES
FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
I want to start today’s piece on Zachary Heberling, the Elizabethtown man charged with six felonies for downloading and sending child pornography, with his bail amount. LNP’s initial article on this stated the above about his bail and I took a screenshot of it because I had called them out just the week before for the exact same error regarding unsecured bail. Unsecured bail means you are not in jail!
What did LNP do? They have now just removed any mention of bail or whether or not he is in jail from their “updated” article (click here). Well, he’s not in jail! His bail is $50,000 and it is unsecured so this man is free as a bird. I do not know what if any bail conditions were set by District Judge Scott Albert, but how are we to know he is not in his home right at this moment disseminating child pornography on some internet device?
Bail is set to insure you show up for court but it is also set (or in homicides – denied) to protect the public from this individual and any future actions they might take. What safeguards are in place to insure that he is not downloading and disseminating child pornography right at this moment?
** I reached out to Cathleen Palm, founder of the Center for Children’s Justice, this morning and received the below email response:
Thank you for outreaching.
Unfortunately, there are still those in our society who see the threat to children as a person unknown to the child, some stranger and a scary person. It is hopeful that there is increased understanding of the realities of child sexual abuse – children are most often assaulted and exploited by those they know and trust and too often in their own families. Still, it is also equally true what was noted in the editorial about this stranger lens or bad guy viewpoint which proves counterproductive to protecting children and facilitating an understanding of key undercurrents of child sexual abuse like grooming.
WE’VE MOVED PAST THIS!
From today’s LNP editorial.
* Nobody believes this nonsense anymore (“scary looking people lurking in the shadows”)! Click here for “INCEST – A FAMILY TRAGEDY.”