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Serial child molester sentenced to 494 years

Serial child molester from Falls sentenced to 494 years – Courier Times: law_crime, walter meyerle, diane gibbons, judge, sexual abuse.

I have to say, I am impressed with this judge. What she did is so rare. Not the stiff sentencing. We’re seeing more of that, but that she encouraged and supported the victims, that she honored them during sentencing by naming each one and the specific crimes committed against them. She gave them humanity, dignity, something their abuser took away from them. And she was senstive to the fact that it is hard for victims to come forward, that children are filled with fear. Judge Diane Gibbons, I applaud you.

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January 25, 2013 · 6:00 pm