Saturday, July 02, 2005

Why did they give him a second chance?

Suspect in missing girl case has long history of sex abuse

SEATTLE — The man arrested with a missing 8-year-old girl from Idaho is a dean's list student and the author of a Web site that called for lighter sentencing of sex offenders, officials said.

Joseph Edward Duncan III is a registered sex offender with a record that stretches back to 1980, when he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint in Washington state.

He was charged today with kidnapping Shasta Groene, who disappeared with her 9-year-old brother, Dylan, six weeks ago from a home where family members were bludgeoned to death. Officials said Dylan was feared dead.

Duncan was being held without bond. His first court appearance was not expected until after the weekend.

At age 17, Duncan pleaded guilty in adult court to first-degree rape and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was released on parole in 1994 but violated it and was sent back in 1997 when he violated parole.

He was released in 2000 and moved to Fargo, N.D., where he began studying computer science at North Dakota State University and made the dean's list.

But last July, he was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted criminal sexual conduct — accused of molesting a 6-year-old boy at a school playground in Minnesota.

This sick unit maintained a Blog. Take a glimpse inside the mind of a monster HERE.


At 12:34 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

Let's hope he was read his rights!


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