Thursday, February 01, 2007

Serial Molester Gets 152 Year Sentence

AP

A man prosecutors say is one of the nation's most prolific child molesters was sentenced Monday to 152 years in prison for abusing two 12-year-old boys. Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, 65, leaned on a cane and said nothing in his defense as he was sentenced for child molestation and possession of child pornography.

When Schwartzmiller was arrested in June 2005, investigators found a memoir describing abuse, binders full of child pornography and 1,500 notebook pages with headings including "blond boys," "no, but yes boys," and "best of the best, 13 and under."

The scary thing about this story is that he may NOT be one of the nation's most prolific child molesters. If he hadn't kept a notebook documenting his exploits, he might look like so many of his peers -- a man with only a few victims.

He may be like so many molesters and rapists who use deception to gain access to their intended victims rather than appearing to be someone untrustworthy. This deception fools those who would never willingly allow a molester near their children and it allows the molester to tell himself that he is making a true and equal connection which hurts nobody. He can tell himself he is nothing like the real molesters who set out to hurt their victims.

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