Judge Quirk of Montgomery County, Virginia is the latest judge continuing the growing trend of imposing effective sentencing for convicted pedophiles. The key word being “effective” sentencing. I have come to believe the use of the words “harsh”, and “severe” when referring to the description of the length of a sentence handed down to the convicted predators by any judge are pointless, and mute. That a sentence is effectively stopping the continued behavior is the first priority, and the punishment the second priority. Both can be achieved quite effectively as long as the judges are balanced, and morally sound in their positions. In this case the Honorable Quirk was right where he should be, and we thank the Honorable Quirk. His help in maintaining the growing belief, and support that most of society believes regarding the protection of our children, and the dispicable acts targeting them by predators, and child sex abusers is invaluable. The pedophile received 40 years with the addition of at least 20 be served before even being considered for any time of release. Thank you Honorable Quirk.
While researching this case there are a couple of comments that I believe I need to make. Being a surviving victim of child sexual assault myself, I would like to respond to one of the victim’s family members comments made to the media regarding the assaults made toward his daughter. This family member said, and I quote “why?! Because we are Latinos?” Was the question one of the victim’s father asked the media when noting that most of this predators victims were Hispanic. I would like to offer my answer to this question to the rightfully distraught father: Sir, not because your daughter is Hispanic. It’s because your daughter is a defenseless child. This is why she was targeted. Race, and cultural background have little to do with the selection by child predators. It is the most vulnerable, and trusting child that are the most attractive to the dispicable child predators. Please don’t make this another racist or unfair to minorities issue. It is because your daughter is a CHILD. Ethnic population is a reality, and by the shear numbers alone is the result of there being more Hispanic children victimized in this case. Had there been a majority of Asian children available to this monster, the victims would have been a majority Asian. Had there been a majority black children, the victims would’ve been a majority black, and so on, and so on. Not every motive is based on race, and ethnic feature. So, again….please use caution when trying to play the race card on “minority” claims of discrimination. In reality, the minority groups are, in fact, not the minority, and in the end, child predators are not picky about the color of the child’s skin or the cultural background of their family.
With that said, I would also like to offer a response the the convicted predators defense claim that the pedophile was hit by a vehicle as a child, and therefor that is intended to lend credibility to a plethora of excuses for his disgusting behavior. I speak as a victim of child sexual abuse, AND a victim of being hit by a car as a child, not once but, twice. This is one of the lamest, and weakest fantasies that a defense lawyer or child predator can conjour up! Being hit by a car with major head trauma by no stretch of the imagination ever compelled myself or countless other adults to abuse a defenseless, and innocent child. I can’t believe that the defense lawyers are actually bold enough to to assume a common citizen is stupid enough to buy that garbage.
Thank God, the Honorable Quirk doesn’t seem to either. We are grateful for his Honors sound, and fair judgement, and are happy to offer Honorable Quirk a Place of respect, and honor here among the very best defenders of the young, and innocent. No words can truly demonstrate the high esteem we hold for Honorable Quirk in this regard. Thank you, Sir.