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Total BS
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:51:20 PM »
In the Clarion tomorrow you will read what I feel is total BS over a sentencing of a former criminal defense attorney here in Princeton. William Wallace III will spend 90 days on electronic home detention and 15 months probation.
Gibson County Judge Earl Penrod also ordered Wallace to perform 50 hours of community service, pay a $250 fine, and complete psychiatric treatment for sexual addiction and internet porn addiction.

Why wouldn't this sexual predator be sentenced to prison time? I could careless about his sexual addiction, but possessing child pornography should get him a lengthy prison sentence but instead he get's a slap on the wrist of home detention (hopefully banned from having the Internet) and some probation with a few hours of community service. I'll say what we all think, if it was anyone else they would have been sentenced to prison. Sickening and disappointing justice in Gibson County carries on....

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 11:30:24 PM »
That takes the punch out of: “And Justice for All” and sucks!

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 01:24:51 AM »
Mary, Just possessing it is a crime. It should be elevated to a very punishable crime. It was a Class D felony and if he gets through probation, it will be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor. It's BS. What if the kiddie porn he was possessing was your children or grandchildren. We as a society and citizens of Gibson County should expect more out of our judicial courts. Here is some legal info for you on a Class D felony.

IC 35-50-2-7
Class D felony:  The offense is possession of child pornography (IC 35-42-4-4(c)).
     Sec. 7. (a) A person who commits a Class D felony shall be imprisoned for a fixed term of between six (6) months and three (3) years, with the advisory sentence being one and one-half (1 1/2) years. In addition, the person may be fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

In my opinion the law in lenient, but he didn't get even the 6 months. Myself I think the 3 years in the Indiana DOC would of been a great start, and would be an example for all the sicko's out there that if you possess kiddie porn..your going to do time and not just get a 3 month vacation indoors in your home.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 08:01:54 PM »
This guy was the Democrat candidate for prosecutor when he was arrested. I`ve got $20 that says he knows the secret handshake and that got him off easy. I`m pretty sure kiddy porn is FEDERAL offense.
" Treat me good, I`ll treat you better. Treat me bad I`ll treat you worse." Sonny Barger

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 09:17:29 PM »


Horse --

     Your Sonny Barger quote is incompatible with Scripture.  The Lord said to turn the other cheek.  Sonny apparently said, "" Treat me good, I`ll treat you better. Treat me bad I`ll treat you worse." Sonny Barger"

Anon and Huck ---

     Perhaps the count on child pornography is going to be thrown out.  After all, Mr. Danks said in open court Mr. Wallace did not know of that solitary underage picture on his computer and there was no evidence Mr. Wallace ever looked at that picture.

     Perhaps, Mr. Wallace would not have gotten in Dutch if his previous spouses had done their wifely duties.

Sincerely,

Mary Harkins

GibsonCountyAnonymous

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 09:25:34 PM »
Now the Judge has mentioned he may not have followed proper sentencing guidelines and Wallace is due back in court tomorrow. The paper is claiming Wallace is looking forward to going to trial.

About "not knowing" it was on his computer is kinda lame at the least. I'm sure we all know what is on our computers, why wouldn't he? It is sorta like "No officer, I had no idea that cocaine was in my car."

Possession is nine-tenths of the law is an expression meaning that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, and much more difficult to enforce if one does not. He had possession.

Iron, Yes, it is a federal crime to knowingly possess, manufacture, distribute, or access with intent to view child pornography. (18 U.S.C. §2252).

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Re: Total BS
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 11:13:40 PM »
Just depends on who u r... ::)

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 04:31:25 AM »
Seems to be more to this developing story, maybe I should reserve comment until I hear – the rest of the story.

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 07:16:55 AM »

Folks --

Keep in mind that some pervert may have put that picture on Mr. Wallace's computer.

Sincerely,

Mary Harkins

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 09:17:51 PM »

Folks ---

Does anyone have word on what happened in court today regarding Mr. Wallace's sentence?

Was he by chance exonorated?  He seems to be such a nice man, playing in the church band and so.

Sincerely,

Mary Harkins

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 01:12:13 AM »
Per the News 25 website.

A Gibson County attorney has to register as a sex offender after all.

Earlier, an illegal plea deal kept him off the list but attorneys now say it was all a mistake.

William Wallace admitted to child porn possession as part of the deal.

Police say Wallace also videotaped a sexual encounter with a client, without her knowledge. 

Instead of going to trial, William Wallace let a judge decide what his new sentence would be. According to an Indiana statute, prosecutors cannot reduce a felony child porn charge to a misdemeanor.

William Wallace walks through the Gibson County courthouse as a defendant, again Thursday but this time, he's in court because of a mistake.

"When I looked at the statute initially I thought he only has one conviction, he doesn't have to register as a sex offender," said special prosecutor, Jonathan Parkhurst,

But the statute changed nearly four years ago, allowing the mistake to make a mark on Wallace's case.

"Didn't think I should go back and check that it hadn't been amended," said Parkhurst.

Jonathan Parkhurst apologized to the court but Wallace's attorney, Scott Danks says, he didn't research the statute either. But still Danks disagreed with the court changing the plea deal.

"He just barely met the threshold of the law where the state could hold the conviction over on him," said Wallace's attorney, Scott Danks.

As soon as the sentence went public, many people in the community questioned why Wallace didn't have to register as a sex offender, but still, neither of the attorneys realized the error.

"Someone brought it to the judge's attention, so Judge Penrod brought it to the attention of Danks and myself," said Parkhurst.

Which means, this error could have kept Wallace off the sex offender registry, if the mistake went unnoticed forever. Now, Wallace walks away without jail time but his new sentence may linger for years as he lists his name as a sex offender.

Wallace is still on probation for 15 months and must wear a GPS tracking unit for the next 90 days.

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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 09:23:37 AM »
Send him to the Island for fifty years
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 09:37:39 PM »
I would have liked to sit through all the proceedings before making judgement on this. Normally Judge Penrod does a good job. Sometimes circumstances are just not there to act as one would like when it comes to the law and handing out jail time. Again given his normally good record I will cut the Judge some slack on this one and keep in mind that none of us were there to understand this case and why the sentence might seem light.

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2011, 09:58:16 PM »
Judge Penrod is a very sensible and dedicated Judge, that is what is so odd about all of this. My opinion if he had 1 or 1,000 child pornographic pictures..it should result in prison time if he has a clean record or not. Really think about the crime. He is an older adult male in possession of kiddie porn. The definition of child pornography means any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where—
(A) the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct;
(B) such visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
(C) such visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

With that being said, how could anyone be fine with an ankle bracelet and some probation for someone who possessed the above?

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 03:02:59 PM »


According the the Clarion last week, today was to be the first day of incarceration for this first time offender, caged like an animal in his own home.

Have there been any reports on how the lad is adapting to these strenuous circumstances? 

Does the Sheriff take his meals to him?  If not, one would hope his fellow Christians down at the church would treat him as they would any other shut-in.   He could probably use food, financial help, and spiritual support at this time.

M. Floren