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Six Bodies Found at Anthony Sowell's House, Police Sources Say


Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, murder, rape, dead bodys, sex offender )

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- 1730 days ago - blog.cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scores of law enforcement officers continued their search for convicted sex offender Anthony Sowell Friday night, while investigators temporarily ended their work at Sowell's home after finding the bodies of possibly six people inside



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Past Member (0)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:58 pm
We all know that sex offenders cannot live in society. I wonder if sex offender and murderer go hand in handr or if this is two separate pathological behaviors. There are murderers and there are molesters. All are equally dangerous. It's got to be something in the brain that causes over-stimulation.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 3:01 am
No excuse.. one must realise that this is abnormal behaviour and get it seen to... hey are a danger to society and should be kept permanently out of society
 

Sharen B. (69)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 7:37 am
This is a real whacko here. Amazing women were lured in by him. Malt liquor? I'd need more then that. So ladies, we all need to watch our backs. Find him and cut off his balls.
 

Mary D. (64)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 12:44 pm
Outrageous! Disgusting! Horrible! I can't think of a word bad enough to describe this lunatic sadist and what he did to those people, whoever they were. I hope they catch him soon - then lock him up and throw away the key!
 

John R. (56)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 12:49 pm
Oh I can, but if you use them on here you get banned.
Obviously this guy will get locked up for life at least; even the death penalty which I oppose is inadequate, in fact I can't think of a punishment that would fit these crimes.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 1:46 pm
Thanks Terry
 

sharon s. (4)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 2:30 pm
I 100% agree with Elizabeth P !!!!!
Is this also a part of our broken, dysfunctional health care system? Will this, all of this, meaning mental illness, from people stressed &/or depressed to homicidal maniacs such as this pathetic soul be considered and seriously adhered to?
Because, what the hell is going on that these unrepairable sick beings are living so freely amongst us?!?
 

Mandi T. (421)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 4:50 pm
Thanks Terry
 

JAMES F. (2)
Sunday November 1, 2009, 11:59 pm
WHOA!!!!.....I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT MORE LADIES HAVE REGISTERED A COMMENT THAN MEN!!!
LADIES, YOU ARE TO SOFT ON GUYS LIKE THIS SERIAL,WACKO, LUNATIC MURDERER! HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ALLOW TO GO ON THE STREET AGAIN..! IF ALLOWED, THE SECOND OFFENCE SHOULD HAVE PUT IN IMMEDIATELY IN THE ELECTRICC CHAIR!!! OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM ON THESE CASES FAILED AND FAILS ALL THE TIME ESPECIALLY ON REPATERS OF SEX CRIMES....HE IS A SERIAL LUNATIC...IT IS NOT OUR HEALTH SYSTEM...IT IS OUR CULTURE WHICH HAS FAILED AND THEN JUSTICE FAILS...IF YOU SAW THESE GUYS IN JAIL AS I HAVE AND THERE FEHAVIOR THERE YOU WOULD AGREE WITH ME.....PLUS, @ $ 40,000 TO $ 50,000 OR MARE A YEAR...ITS DOUBLE THE PRICE AND OUR LOVED ONES PAID WITH THEIR LIFE AS DO THEIR FAMILY! I SAY ONCE IS TO MUCH!!!! THEY TOOLK LIVE, WE NEED TO TAKE THEIR LIVE BEFOPE OTHERS ARE RAPED AND DIE!!!!!!!!!!
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Wednesday December 2, 2009, 12:59 am
There's a November 29, 2009 update to this case which I found on the HumanRightsWatch site -"Rape Investigations and Prosecutions Should be Given Higher Priority" - and originally published in "The Plain Dealer:"

Sowell WAS ultimately found and arrested, and the original six decomposed corpses found at his home have since RISEN TO 11 (eleven !!)

The article places much-deserved (imho) blame on the police who were extremely, shall we say, lackadaisical in dealing with this convicted rapist who was supposedly being watched since his release from prison:

How could Sowell's criminal behavior have eluded law enforcement when he was a registered sex offender who regularly checked in with police, as required by state law?

Ohio's sex-offender registration and community-notification laws -some of the most restrictive in the nation- do not seem to be protecting the public at all.

"Courts, policy-makers and the public assume these laws work and are worth the money, even if it means diverting resources from prevention efforts. Ohio spent millions of dollars to comply with the Adam Walsh Act. But focusing so many resources on registration and community notification ignores the reality of sexual violence in the United States. ... The criminal justice system has a dismal record on responding to rapes when they are first reported. ...

The horrible tale finally unfolding in Sowell's case is an extreme example of the criminal justice system's poor response to sex crimes, particularly when the victims are perceived as low in social status. Here was a man who had served 15 years for raping and choking a woman. After his release in 2005, he did register as a sex offender and check in with the police as required. But the monitoring apparently didn't pick up the reports of sexual assault involving him.

Before police arrested Sowell last month, they had AT LEAST TWO PREVIOUS REPORTS from women claiming that he had ATTACKED them. (no response from law enforcement...) And in October, neighbors called 9-1-1 to report a NAKED WOMAN FALLING from a SECOND-FLOOR WINDOW at SOWELL's HOME. (Can you believe it !?! -- they still didn't respond and investigate !!)

It took a report from a fourth (A 4TH !!) woman that Sowell raped her in September to bring the police to his home for a search, where they started turning up the bodies.

We will never know for certain at what point better detective work or monitoring might have kept those victims alive. But if Ohio lawmakers want to protect society from sexual violence, they should support prevention programs and investigations and prosecutions that take rape as seriously as any other violent crime.

A good start would be to investigate why the Cleveland police FAILED TO ACT on the REPORTS FILED by Sowell's VICTIMS & NEIGHBORS, and what we can learn from this case about WHY JUSTICE FAILS so many rape victims."

(excerpts from http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/11/29/rape-investigations-and-prosecutions-should-be-given-higher-priority)
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Wednesday December 2, 2009, 1:09 am
There's no way of underlining or using bold print in these comments, so let me just repeat for emphasis that...

... the US criminal justice system is known for its "poor response to sex crimes, particularly when the victims are perceived as LOW in SOCIAL STATUS." -- What that means is that the rapes of upper- (or maybe even middle-) class women will get investigated and these women are more likely to get justice, whereas the rapes of poor women --women from minorities more likely to be poor,too!-- will not get high priority from law enformcement: the police will decide that these rapes do not deserve their attention!

That is really disgusting & outrageous!
 
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