Sunday, April 13, 2008

53rd time's the charm...or 54th

Who knew "jostling" was criminal-offense terminology?
About two weeks after he was released from prison, Freddie Johnson boarded a crowded subway train during morning rush hour in Manhattan, squeezed in behind a woman and ground his pelvis into her backside, authorities said.

It is a fairly common crime on subways in New York. But this was no common criminal.

Johnson has been arrested a staggering 53 times — the majority for groping women on the subway, police and prosecutors said.

He was charged with persistent sexual abuse, and if convicted this time, he could be sent away for life.
After 53 times, he hasn't been sent away for life already? What more does it take, people?
Johnson, a registered sex offender, has been convicted at least twice of persistent sexual abuse within the last decade, prosecutors said. And he has a lengthy rap sheet, with 30 arrests for sex abuse, 13 for jostling and two for grand larceny, police said.

He was released from prison on March 25 after serving four years for persistent sexual abuse, according to correctional records.
And dare I ask, what the heck did they do with this guy while he was in prison the first time?

I understand not being able to "deal" with all offenders - particularly lewd jerks who just want to cop a feel in the subway - and that pursuing the child abusers and rapists is most important, something is amiss when the system that "commits, treats, monitors, and eventually discharges" sex offenders fails 53 times!

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