Marin man sentenced for molesting girlfriend's daughter

Full story: Marin Independent Journal

A 49-year-old Corte Madera man was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday for molesting his ex-girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter.
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GeneTierney

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Jun 2, 2009
 
"He's not your classic pedophile," Fazio said.

From which planet did Bill Fazio come from?
Nobama

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Did I read this right? A year?
beach bum

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Jun 2, 2009
 
one year jail and 5 years probation this is justice wow ......... neck tie party anyone
Marinite

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Jun 2, 2009
 
My daughter is 6. I can't even imagine anyone who is "not your classic pedophile" trying to have a relationship with a 7 year old. ick ick ick! this guy needs to be castrated or locked away for a lot longer than a year.
Michelle in Novato

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Bullshit! I'd like to see his daughter molested and see how he feels about a year. This is a travesty against humanity, worse than a bank robbery or a drug deal and he gets a f'ing year?! If it were my kid I'd be plotting his murder.
Amazon

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#6
Jun 2, 2009
 
Read this: one year in jail. Do eighty five percent of that max. Probably will get some off for time served and good behavior. He'll do maybe six months? With these kind of stats the Judges in Marin are due to be thrown out on their buts. Remember Verna Adams let another guy off from Corte Madera. So is the deal that if you are a rich white man you can have sex with a kid and the Judge's will look the other way? This is a travesty.
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Jun 2, 2009
 
beach bum wrote:
one year jail and 5 years probation this is justice wow ......... neck tie party anyone
People better start calling their legislators for minimum sentences or vigilantism is going to come back. I had the exact same reaction. The kid is seven for God's sake and the idea that someone who is not the run of the mill pedophile will take advantage of a seven year old is a crock. This guy is a freak of nature. He needs to be euthanized.
paintbetty

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Jun 2, 2009
 
only 6 months for each count?? "Not a chronic sex offender"? This adult man molested a 7 year old girl. That child will have to carry those scars for the rest of her life. By issuing such light sentencing, the legal system abandoned this little girl and her family and trivialized the crime - there is no measure of community service, or fines, or adding names on a list that will return that little girls innocence.
Rich

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Jun 2, 2009
 
wrong
echoman2007

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Jun 2, 2009
 
none of you idiots even know what the guy did. what does molested mean in this case, all you judge, jury, and executioners? can you guess why he only gets a year?
and mr. amazon, you wish he were a freak of nature, and do any of you read, it happens every day(and much worse)everywhere... all over the world, and as all you bible thumping right wing fanatics should know, your wonderful loving priests have been molesting BIG TIME! for god knows how long
Youve Got To Be Kidding

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Jun 2, 2009
 
A man molests a seven year old girl multiple times and only gets one year in Jail!!!!! This is not justice. The Judge in this case as well as the District Attorney's Office should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to happen. This is yet another example of the DA's Office not acting in the best interest of the community and not standing up and fighting for justice. I simply cannot believe this.......
a concerned father

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Jun 2, 2009
 
seriously! a year! Glad the court has the victims back. Glad they are protecting our children. How feeble. No prison time either. Unbelievable the attorney would have the nerve to say "he's not your classic pedophile". The child was 7!!! he should be locked away for many years with people who are just like him. Gee I wonder what the court is going to do to the drunk whol killed the girl and maimed the father.
a concerned father

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Jun 2, 2009
 
echoman2007 wrote:
none of you idiots even know what the guy did. what does molested mean in this case, all you judge, jury, and executioners? can you guess why he only gets a year?
and mr. amazon, you wish he were a freak of nature, and do any of you read, it happens every day(and much worse)everywhere... all over the world, and as all you bible thumping right wing fanatics should know, your wonderful loving priests have been molesting BIG TIME! for god knows how long
Hmmm make me wonder about you...
BGHOZ

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Jun 2, 2009
 
About time someone is paying attention.What is wrong
with the court system?And that goes for the person who is representing this creature. These children are scarred for life. The sentence does not surprise me at all.Do you folks remember the engineer that worked for the county who was peddling child porn.on the net,(from work,civic center?) He Only got 6yrs, which probably was reduced.If I believe right he was involved in a nation wide child porn.ring which fortunately nabbed
28 some people across the map.Think of the number of
children that suffered because of that.I would like to know who the "pusher"is here, because if our children do not have a voice as far as the courts go,we are as a nation gonna reap what we sow.
Lady Justice Wins

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Jun 2, 2009
 
echoman2007 wrote:
none of you idiots even know what the guy did. what does molested mean in this case, all you judge, jury, and executioners? can you guess why he only gets a year?
and mr. amazon, you wish he were a freak of nature, and do any of you read, it happens every day(and much worse)everywhere... all over the world, and as all you bible thumping right wing fanatics should know, your wonderful loving priests have been molesting BIG TIME! for god knows how long
You are MENTALLY DERANGED!!! Get help.
Lady Justice Wins

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Jun 2, 2009
 
I can't believe he only got one year sentence and that his lawyer had the NERVE to claim "not your classic pedophile."

This cretin had the nerve to violate a little girl. That is pedophile ENOUGH!!!
Kathleen

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Jun 2, 2009
 
If you read the article carefully, you'll see that this pedophile will likely spend NO TIME in jail, folks. None. Forget about a year. This is an outrage, but it is typical of how the Marin courts have treated the sexual abuse of children in many previous cases.

Fazio's comment is absurd- this man fits the typical pedophile profile to a tee- someone known to the child and his parents, someone a parent has trusted by giving him access to the girl. Classic case.

Is he kidding with these statements? "He apologizes extensively for what he's done?" So let's let the perp run free and just forgot that the whole thing happened?

The court-ordered doctor's evaluation calling this "situational" abuse? The courts are notorious for hiring court appointees with track records for excusing such bad behavior. It happens all the time in Marin County.

Judge Ritchie clearly needs sex abuse training given his comment here - "the young child's life has been damaged 'to some extent?'"

C'mon Judge.
BGHOZ

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Makes me wonder about those people that "uphold" the law. They are not advocating for the victims here now are they?
Courts Run Amok

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Jun 3, 2009
 
It is unfathomable that it was the expectation that the plea would result in no jail time, and it is outrageous that this pedophile was only sentenced to one year in jail. But, then, what our Marin courts are doing--apparently on all fronts-- is unfathomable and outrageous. Now we can wait for this guy to re-offend, with someone else's child--or, one day, his own.
The news right now is consistent--our courts are failing to protect the public. Today's IJ reports that a man with an extensive drunk driving record just killed a little Marin girl. The late news just covered that story on TV, and the the clear focus was that the Marin courts had failed the little girl by repeatedly releasing the drunk notwithstanding his priors, thereby putting the public in harm's way.
The Pacific Sun is currently running a story about the Marin family court
( http://www.pacificsun.com/square/index.php... ) which critics for years have been saying continuously places children in the custody of abusive parents. If the couple in the story above had been married, and the mother reported that the father sexually abused or had an inappropriate relationship with the child, a bunch of highly paid therapists and evaluators would be brought in, the mother be accused of alienating the child, placed on supervised visits, and the perpetrator would get full custody.
All of this is business as usual in the Marin courts--it just happens that this week, it's all being reported....
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Jun 3, 2009
 
Courts Run Amok wrote:
It is unfathomable that it was the expectation that the plea would result in no jail time, and it is outrageous that this pedophile was only sentenced to one year in jail. But, then, what our Marin courts are doing--apparently on all fronts-- is unfathomable and outrageous. Now we can wait for this guy to re-offend, with someone else's child--or, one day, his own.
The news right now is consistent--our courts are failing to protect the public. Today's IJ reports that a man with an extensive drunk driving record just killed a little Marin girl. The late news just covered that story on TV, and the the clear focus was that the Marin courts had failed the little girl by repeatedly releasing the drunk notwithstanding his priors, thereby putting the public in harm's way.
The Pacific Sun is currently running a story about the Marin family court
( http://www.pacificsun.com/square/index.php... ) which critics for years have been saying continuously places children in the custody of abusive parents. If the couple in the story above had been married, and the mother reported that the father sexually abused or had an inappropriate relationship with the child, a bunch of highly paid therapists and evaluators would be brought in, the mother be accused of alienating the child, placed on supervised visits, and the perpetrator would get full custody.
All of this is business as usual in the Marin courts--it just happens that this week, it's all being reported....
What's new in Marin? Sarcasism intended...P.S. born here, raised here, nothing new.

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