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Prosecutors Seek to Keep Alleged Rapist Locked Up Before Trial

Society & Culture  (tags: children, sexual abuse of a child, raped, crime, police )

- 3287 days ago -
BROCKTON -- Prosecutors are not taking any chances with Joseph H. Gardner, 26, a Kingston resident who is accused of raping a 3-year-old two months after his parents bailed him out on charges of raping a 5-year-old


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Jaclin S (230)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 2:45 pm
Absolute sick person and definitely should be kept under lock and key until sentenced. Evil man disgusting. The Poor babies. Love & Light

Gillian M (218)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 3:10 pm
In the UK he would have been remanded in custody. When setting bail the case has to be taken at its highest ie as if he had committed the crime (bearing in mind that Gardner is innocent until proven guilty). This would have meant that the (alleged) second rape would not have happened.

The justice system in the US appears to favour the alleged perpetrators all they way through the system. There are many cases where bail, even if 1 million dollar, should never be granted.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 3:35 pm
Sorry, should say the unjust American legal system! $10,000 for an extremely small child's rape, that was a real joke.

The judge who set that and the second one, who confirmed it, should both be removed. Setting bail is a risk assessment which these judges obviously did not understand. Bail should have been refused in this case and Gardner should have been held in prison to prevent interference with witness(es) and to prevent further crimes being committed.

linda b (186)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:41 am
What parent could ever bail their offspring out on such a henious crime. No bail should be allowed for child abusers or rapists period.TY Lone.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday March 22, 2010, 7:09 am
He is obviously the spawn of Satan.Because only Satan would have bailed him out.

Lynn M (192)
Monday March 22, 2010, 9:40 am
He is one sperm cell that should have died.... I am so sick of hearing news and cases like this, especially involving children. The laws are not working and punishments have become a joke. Maybe we should go back to 'private justice' like they used to do years ago...

Marian B (11)
Monday March 22, 2010, 9:44 am
This is terrible, You would have thought his parents would have realised.

T B (6)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:11 am
It seems that a repeat offense could have been prevented here. I can only hope that the system does a better job of keeping him incarcerated the second time around. Hopefully he will also receive mental health treatment prior to his release.

Annie J (205)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:28 am
Lynn Miller, I'm with this plague on society

Katz R (54)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:46 pm
those judges need to be here where they can be removed or voted out by the people with stupid decisions like the bail set, wonder who the judge was listening to as it was an obscenity to set bail like that, I think my bail was 5000 for an outstanding traffic bench warrant in Nevada [I was vindicated by tribal]

Monday March 22, 2010, 2:51 pm
There should be no bail for rapists and child molesters.
Lock them up and throw away the key as soon as they have been convicted. Too may of them get out of jail after too short a sentence, and they commit the same crime all over again.
I'm in favor of castration for sexual crimes, and life in prison.
You abuse it, you lose it.
That's it and no exceptions.
If there was a law that sex crimes were punishable by castration, I think that would be a huge deterrent and you might find more perpetrators thinking twice before committing sexually violent or violently sexual crimes.

Beth P (32)
Monday March 22, 2010, 3:11 pm
Gardner's parents posted bail ??!! Are you joking? If that was my son, he could rot in jail before I would spend i penny on his bail!
Raped a 3 year old and a 5 year old. That is totally sick!! IF Gardner did this, he should NEVER be released from prison. Never!! And he should be put in general population.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:30 pm
i wanna know why am i forced to share the same plane of existence as this scum?

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:39 pm
Keep the guy in prison !!!!
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