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Some People Just Shouldn't Breed

This morning, I was glad to read in the news that one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted -- a convicted pedophile who was wanted on more child-molestation charges -- had been arrested in Mexico and has been returned to New Hampshire to face justice. But then I read more about the background of on Savarino Schillaci, and the angrier I got.

Schillaci was convicted of molesting two boys in Texas, and served ten years in prison. While there, he started corresponding with a New Hampshire couple. They drew close, they were inspired by his poetry (they even published some of it in a University of New Hampshire newsletter), and when he was released, they took him into their home, got him into Tufts University, and helped him find work.

Work at a Manchester, New Hampshire music store, which also offers music lessons -- often to children.

Everything seemed just fine and dandy -- they were convinced that Shcillaci was reformed, had changed, was cured, whatever.

Right up until the couple's five-year-old boy admitted that he and Schillaci "had a secret."

That's when Schillaci headed for Mexico, where he set up a web site and internet radio station extolling the virtues of man-boy love.

I find myself wondering what the hell this couple was thinking. Helping an ex-con try to get his life back together is one thing. But to help a convicted pedophile get a job where he would be around children? And to bring him into your home with your own five-year-old son? Dear god, this is so far beyond insane, I have to wonder if they were somehow hoping to win Schillaci's favor by providing him with precisely what he lusted after most. It doesn't just strain credibility, it stretches it to the breaking point.

I have one small consolation: Schillaci faces life in prison if convicted. And here in New Hampshire, that actually means something.


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Comments (10)

Those who deny the existenc... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

Those who deny the existence of evil can't recognize it and therefore fall prey to it.

Goddess, this is starting t... (Below threshold)
epador:

Goddess, this is starting to sound like Revelations! Somehow I can't imagine this NH couple were registered Republicans [but who knows, anything is possible].

No, it can't be. Obama is not the anti-Christ.

Sounds like more grandiose ... (Below threshold)
COgirl:

Sounds like more grandiose dreaming by lefties. It's a wonderful thing to want to help people, but you can't be naive about who you're helping and what the potential danger is to your family and the most vulnerable in our society.

I wonder if this couple can sleep at night knowing how their actions endangered children in their community.

Until we know a little more... (Below threshold)
tyree:

Until we know a little more about the politics of the couple, perhaps we should refrain from commenting on their politics.

What a sad, preventable tragedy. It reminds me that I have to check the registry to see if any sexual predators are living near my grandsons.

People are stupid, no matte... (Below threshold)
GarandFan Author Profile Page:

People are stupid, no matter their educational level. Once took a theft report from a young couple. They'd let two 'street people' move in with them to watch their 2 year old while they were at work. The street couple freely admitted the "cops where looking for them" for past "little" indescretions. The couple came home a few days later to find their 2 year old wandering around naked in the front yard. The front door was open, the house had been looted and the next months rent money was missing. The young couple could not believe their "friends" had treated them in such a manner. Go figure.

My dad used to say that whe... (Below threshold)
glenn:

My dad used to say that when people were 2 or three generations from the farm or the factory they lost their common sense. I've seen this story repeated so many times I've lost count.

Hope and change.. hope and ... (Below threshold)
Mexican Bathtub Cheese:

Hope and change.. hope and change.

they even published some... (Below threshold)

they even published some of it in a University of New Hampshire newsletter)

They were probably tenured elitist professors at the university. You see Jay, you just too small minded to understand the nuances of their thoughts and actions.

Too bad he won't be tried a... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

Too bad he won't be tried and convicted in Texas. Should he be found guilty here, for the second time, he could face the death penalty.

God! I totally agree with y... (Below threshold)
Lely Bosch:

God! I totally agree with you!!! how a parent will have a pedophile in their own home, with a 5 years old in?? Seriously!




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