By lex, on March 9th, 2010
I’m fiercely protective of mine. And hold a very low view of sex offenders. And, if anything, a lower view of those who enable their depredations, intentionally or otherwise.
So it’s with an admitted bias that I wonder about this week’s news that the remains of young Amber Dubois were found, just six days after a paroled child rapist John Gardner was arrested for the rape and murder of 17-year old Chelsea King. Both girls went missing in east county.
Amber had been missing for a year, the trail – never warm – had grown cold. And then last week, Gardner was arrested for Chelsea’s murder and then suddenly Amber is found.
It smacks of a plea deal to me, the kind of thing offered by a prosecutor to a predator in exchange for taking the death penalty off the table. In order to “bring closure”, maybe.
Which, fine. If that’s the way it’s got to be. Just place him in gen pop.
Whatever happens next?
He’s got it coming to him.