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Judge Lets Child Porn Defendant Walk( not Karr/ barf alert)
AP ^ | 10//9/06 | none listed

Posted on 10/09/2006 9:17:40 PM PDT by verum ago

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An Avon man who had been found with scores of images of child pornography on his computer and videos of children being violently raped has avoided prison time.

Edward J. Burke III, 47, was given a suspended sentence last week after going into a courtroom expecting to spend up to four years behind bars.

Burke, 47, of Avon, was convicted in a plea deal of two counts of first-degree possession of child pornography.

Prosecutor John F. Fahey told Judge Thomas P. Miano that Burke had 141 photo images and two videotapes of known child victims on a home computer. The victims ranged in age from toddlers to prepubescent children.

Fahey and Burke's defense lawyer, John D. Maxwell, had worked out a deal that called for Burke to receive up to four years in prison, five years' probation, and mandatory sex offender registration for 10 years.

But the agreement gave Maxwell the right to argue for a completely suspended prison sentence, which was granted by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Miano.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: avon; burke; pedophile; sick
a more proper "suspended sentence":

1 posted on 10/09/2006 9:17:42 PM PDT by verum ago
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To: verum ago

5 Bucks O'Reilly has this on tomorrow.


2 posted on 10/09/2006 9:19:19 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: verum ago

You need two of those, one for the perp and one for the so-called "judge".


3 posted on 10/09/2006 9:19:34 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: verum ago
Keep on voting for Democrats, Disconnecticut....
4 posted on 10/09/2006 9:21:08 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: verum ago

Avon Man? I neendn't read any further. My grandmother was an Avon Lady. WTF is an Avon man?


5 posted on 10/09/2006 9:23:29 PM PDT by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: lesser_satan

Avon is an upscale commuter town outside of Hartford, CT.


6 posted on 10/09/2006 9:28:04 PM PDT by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: verum ago

Pingout tomorrow.


7 posted on 10/09/2006 9:39:40 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: verum ago
"Fahey and Burke's defense lawyer, John D. Maxwell, had worked out a deal that called for Burke to receive up to four years in prison, five years' probation, and mandatory sex offender registration for 10 years.

I would think it prudent, at the very least, for the sex offender registry to be *permanent*.

8 posted on 10/09/2006 9:43:40 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: verum ago

When I see something like this every few weeks, I wonder to myself just what would be found in a search of the Judge's computer or with his relationships with youngsters?? This Judge's behavior is not the behavior of a normal person.


9 posted on 10/09/2006 9:46:25 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: verum ago

too good for them.

I'd borrow plastic shredder from Saddam.


10 posted on 10/09/2006 9:49:53 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (DEATH TO ISLAM BECAUSE ISLAM IS DEATH!)
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To: mkjessup

Defendant and judge getting together after court to swap files.


11 posted on 10/09/2006 10:00:08 PM PDT by beelzepug (I suffer no fool lightly!)
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To: mkjessup

Liberal Judges are a direct cause of Police brutality.


12 posted on 10/09/2006 10:09:17 PM PDT by Peacekeeper357
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To: REDWOOD99

I hope he does since nobody else is saying anything about the judges who really don't care about the children. This man & the judge belong in jail in the same cell. Why would a judge let a man off like this when he had videos of children being violently raped? I think we have judges who need to be replaced asap because they let monsters like Edward J. Burke III get away with their crimes basically. Burke has actively participated in sex-offender therapy for the last year and, by his doctor's account, is at very low-risk to offend again. Yea sure . But what about all the children who were hurt in these videos Judge Thomas P. Miano?


13 posted on 10/09/2006 10:17:50 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( barbaric with zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: pandoraou812

Why does that judge sound familiar?


14 posted on 10/09/2006 10:20:08 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: REDWOOD99

heres some links about his rulings
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0DE3DF173EF936A25756C0A96F958260

http://www.connpost.com/news/ci_4395920

http://www.eastwindsor-ct.gov/Public_Documents/EWindsorCT_PoliceNews/S009B6B83-009B6B86

I really found little but didnt spend much time looking. I really think something is dreadfully wrong that this man got such a light sentence in a case of child porn. I hope Oreilly goes after him but good.


15 posted on 10/09/2006 10:38:02 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( barbaric with zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: verum ago

Who PRODUCED these videos? They must die.


16 posted on 10/09/2006 11:22:40 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Peacekeeper357

Temptation is not the sin.


17 posted on 10/09/2006 11:33:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: montag813
The judge in opting to give Burke a suspended sentenced noted that he had actively participated in sex-offender therapy for the last year and, by his doctor's account, is at very low-risk to offend again.

Oh, okay then.

18 posted on 10/10/2006 5:13:13 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: verum ago

I caught my (now ex) husband (of 18 months) downloading incestuous kiddie porn on his laptop and called the cops. To make a long story short, they found over 1100 images on his computer, including infants and toddlers being raped, as well as video images from hidden cameras in our home (three girls under 15, 2 mine, 1 his).

He got 30 days in jail and 5 years probation.

Michigan.

I've screamed and hollered and written letters and thrown hissy fits, but nothing happens. After a while, people just ignore you.


19 posted on 10/10/2006 6:22:14 AM PDT by sidetracked (www.givemebackmyrights.com)
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To: sidetracked
I haven't the words/ the mods won't let me use the ones I do have

unfathomable
20 posted on 10/10/2006 12:14:54 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...

Connecticut ping!

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent Connecticut ping list.

21 posted on 10/10/2006 10:36:17 PM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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