Wednesday, July 06, 2005



Idaho kidnapping suspect Joseph Edward Duncan III committed his first act of sexual assault 30 years ago, preying on a 5-year-old boy when he was just 12, according to a report published Wednesday.

Duncan’s records reveal a history of inflicting violence and sexual torture upon others, particularly young boys, with his crimes escalating in their seriousness. His past shows a series of failed treatments and refusal to comply with therapists and law enforcement officials who tried to correct his behavior, which mental health evaluators diagnosed in 1980 as consistent with an anti-social personality and a sexual deviant, the Seattle Times reported.

This is a broken record, repeating the same story again and again and again. We have a sexual predator who hunts the most helpless members of our society permitted to roam the streets.

Duncan was deemed a sexual psychopath at 17, after he was arrested for the rape and torture of a 14-year-old boy in 1980. Police said Duncan broke into a neighbor’s house, stole a gun, and then pulled it on the boy, who was walking to school. Duncan forced him into a wooded area and made the boy take off his clothes and perform a sexual act, according to court documents. Duncan then prodded the boy further into the woods, sexually assaulted him again, and then beat the boy’s buttocks with a stick and burned him with a cigarette. He led the boy back to his clothes and told him to run away.

And it gets even better:

As an alternative to prison, Duncan underwent treatment at the Sex Offender Program and Western State Hospital in Washington state, where he lived during his teenage years. Twenty-two months later, he was kicked out of the program for sneaking off the campus and having rape fantasies, the Times said. A judge then reinstated his 20-year prison sentence in March 1982 and Duncan served 14 years in prison.

Therapy as an ALTERNATIVE TO PRISON??? Why even bother? What is the success rate? Do we ever hear about that??? All I ever hear on the news is the FAILURE of the therapy industry to rehabilitate these scum! I'd like to know who the WA State judge was who permitted this outrage. But there's even more idiot judges out there who let this guy walk:

Duncan's next encounter with the law came in April, when he was released on $15,000 bail after being charged with molesting a boy in Fargo, N.D. Police in Fargo had been looking for Duncan since May, when he failed to check in with a probation agent.

With his history and the judge gives him bail??? Okay, here comes my potty mouth:

WTF??? Why the hell are judges not held accountable for making BAD DECISIONS??? That's their fracking job! If they can't do it, then they should be disrobed!

We hear these horrible stories over and over again and nothing is done to stop these monsters from hurting our children. Would things change if Duncan had kidnapped and raped and murdered a Judge's child? Or a Senator's child?