And if there were any doubt of the sorry state of child-protective efforts in the courts here, one need only remember the recent sentence of a father and son who had molested four young girls. The two received probation from a judge who apparently was swayed by the victims’ religious beliefs.
In light of these cases, it is abundantly clear that some judges and some prosecutors no longer understand what the citizens of Lancaster County expect from them in enforcement of the law and carrying out of sentences against child predators.
From today’s New Era editorial, “Pedophiles back on the street.”
Well, editor Ernie Schreiber gets on his high horse for once, except, on today’s front page is this story about the very Judge he’s writing about: “Judge forms task force to address sex abuse in Plain community,” (click here).
Judge Dennis Reinaker, the Judge in the above disturbing and disgusting case, suddenly has seen the light and his conscience? I don’t think so. I think this Judge wants to keep his cushy day job.
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