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Ex-officer admits to molesting hundreds
Palatka Daily News ^ | March, 9, 2011 | Julie Martin

Posted on 03/10/2011 5:27:05 AM PST by inflorida

A former Crescent City police officer admitted to a judge Tuesday that he was a pedophile and molested hundreds of children.

Sixty-year-old Pomona Park resident Paul Joseph Blair confessed to a lifetime of sexually abusing children during a dramatic hearing at the Putnam County Courthouse in Palatka.

"I've been a pedophile my whole life," Blair said. "In my lifetime, I've probably molested 200-300 girls."

Blair was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in state prison for two counts of sexual battery on a minor 12 to 18 years of age.

"You have wrecked and ruined quite a few lives, even more than I think anyone realized," Circuit Judge Patti Christensen said after Blair spoke.

Blair pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery of a minor on Feb. 18. The plea agreement he reached with prosecutors called for a 25-year prison sentence.

According to Christensen, Blair has a life-threatening illness, which the judge said was taken into account when determining the length of his prison sentence.

(Excerpt) Read more at palatkadailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: childrape; cop; donutwatch; fl; florida; leo; moralabsolutes; pedophile; sexoffenders

1 posted on 03/10/2011 5:27:09 AM PST by inflorida
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To: inflorida

Why must we contend with such predators


2 posted on 03/10/2011 5:30:32 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: inflorida

This is in FLORIDA.
In case anyone else was wondering.


3 posted on 03/10/2011 5:30:58 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: inflorida

He has ruined 200-300 lives.....prayers for all the victims

put him in general population and let the population sort it out....


4 posted on 03/10/2011 5:31:36 AM PST by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: inflorida
Blair has a life-threatening illness, which the judge said was taken into account when determining the length of his prison sentence. "Because he does has a sickness that possibly will not let him spend out his entire sentence, that has been taken into consideration by the state and their recommendation that he has accepted is for 25 years in prison for each of the two counts," Christensen said. "That's what I will abide by."

This filth should die in prison. Hopefully the general population will see that it happens.
5 posted on 03/10/2011 5:31:36 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: inflorida
A cop and a child molester? And he's headed to prison for 25 years?

His life-threatening illness is the least of his problems.

6 posted on 03/10/2011 5:32:20 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

“His life-threatening illness is the least of his problems”

There is always a silver lining behind every cloud.


7 posted on 03/10/2011 5:35:19 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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To: conservativesister
What is that supposed to mean, there are no pedophiles in the other 49 States? This is a horrible, horrible human being regardless of where his sick actions took place. Hope he gets his due in prison.
8 posted on 03/10/2011 5:38:15 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: inflorida

I say give him the “High Plains Drifter” treatment: bullwhipped to death by three angry men!


9 posted on 03/10/2011 5:38:17 AM PST by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: poobear
What is that supposed to mean, there are no pedophiles in the other 49 States?

Easy, chum. I think what was meant is that the excerpt doesn't point it out. If you don't know the town "Palatka", you don't know that it's in Florida, from reading the story.

10 posted on 03/10/2011 5:48:04 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: inflorida

If someone has a life-threatening illness, I don’t see how a longer sentence is less humane—since they presumably won’t be around to complete it anyway.


11 posted on 03/10/2011 5:50:05 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Steely Tom

Lets see how long it will take the-cops-can-do-no-wrong crowd to get here and defend his molesting children. How long it will take them to say that the children deserved to be molested. That the posters who say what he did was wrong are cop haters.


12 posted on 03/10/2011 5:50:20 AM PST by sport
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To: TSgt

You understand that the FreeRepublic Society of Jacjboot Lickers and Polishers will call you a cop hater for posting that comment don’t you?


13 posted on 03/10/2011 5:53:56 AM PST by sport
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To: sport

Check your meds.


14 posted on 03/10/2011 5:54:00 AM PST by BilLies (r)
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To: Steely Tom
A cop and a child molester?

Every person he ever arrested and testified against now has to have their case reviewed.

Not a single person should have been convicted on this filth's testimony.

15 posted on 03/10/2011 5:56:47 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: inflorida

Death penalty would be too good for him...


16 posted on 03/10/2011 5:57:56 AM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: sport

My apologies, I forgot that cops were a protected class of pedophiles.


17 posted on 03/10/2011 6:03:15 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

If anyone wants to click the article, there is a picture of the State of Florida in the corner for folks that need visuals.


18 posted on 03/10/2011 6:04:55 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: conservativesister

Putnam County is a low population and rural county.

60 years old, and assuming he began to molest at 12 years old, that is 48 years, or 576 months, divided by either 200 or three hundred - a new victim every 1.92 months to perhaps as long as 2.88 months? ? ? ?

Something sounds a bit impossible, especially for a small population where people tend to knew each other.

If these numbers are accurate, how did this occur?


19 posted on 03/10/2011 6:07:19 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: inflorida

Another sin-sick perv who needs to be put to death - so that he’ll never harm another again.


20 posted on 03/10/2011 6:08:07 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: inflorida

I hope his prison stay is short, and that he leaves in a bag.


21 posted on 03/10/2011 6:10:48 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: BilLies

A hit dog yelps, don’t he?


22 posted on 03/10/2011 6:12:06 AM PST by sport
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To: TSgt

just letting you know what was coming.Before they descend on you like a cloud of locus.


23 posted on 03/10/2011 6:15:00 AM PST by sport
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To: yldstrk

Because the legislators and the judiciary refuse to execute them.

The problem with pedophiles very much extends to the law schools.


24 posted on 03/10/2011 6:20:17 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: GladesGuru
Something sounds a bit impossible, especially for a small population where people tend to knew each other.

If these numbers are accurate, how did this occur?

That's something I wondered about, too. I was thinking more like he molested four to six kids per year, assuming he didn't start till he was a little older than a rookie.

These guys have got so many psychological problems, who knows? A lot of criminal types have a tendency toward megalomania; they jack up the scale of their "accomplishments" to make themselves feel smarter. They convince themselves that they're supermen, and ordinary people are total clutzes, or worse, not even real. That's a psychopath.

On the other hand, a cop, a guy inside the thin blue line, could get away with an awful lot, especially given the cultural aspects... but I'd better not say any more; I'll call the wrath of a certain segment here down on myself.

Could be both. Psychopath and garrison loyalty effect. You'd think there'd be some kind of investigation of his chain of command, and what they knew. Wishful thinking I'm sure.

25 posted on 03/10/2011 6:21:15 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: inflorida

I wonder if he used his badge/police authority to get these girls in order to molest them? Or, was he a pedophile on his “off time?” Either way, the judge is being a woosy with the sentencing. Who cares if he is now sick? “If you can’t do the time then don’t do the crime”. IMHO


26 posted on 03/10/2011 6:29:23 AM PST by momtothree
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To: sport

Speaking of cops, a possible headline would be “Cop cops to copping”.


27 posted on 03/10/2011 6:43:41 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: yldstrk

Why must we contend with such predators

_____________________________________________________

I blame libertarians, myself. From their excusing porn, to their mindset that what one does in the privacy of their own bedroom is their own business, to a whole host of other moral misfunctions....

Because we, as a nation, lost sight of the need to legislate moral values, we are now paying the piper.

And before anyone tells me that we can’t legislate morality; just don’t. Laws are intrinsically moral. Or immoral (like abortion).


28 posted on 03/10/2011 7:07:53 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Steely Tom

What with the secrecy issues, the Feminazis, the trough feeders whose salaries depend on “intervention, lawyers wanting to be the next Janet Reno the Child Defender, ad nauseam, the whole article read like something by Kafka.

If he had sex with anywhere that number of girls, he has a terminal case of HAGS syndrome.


29 posted on 03/10/2011 7:48:31 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: poobear

When I read articles on FR, I don’t know by the name of the newspaper or city WHERE they are located. Is it in this country, is it in what state.

I’m just trying to alleviate other peoples frustration as to WHERE, without clicking like I did 4 or 5 times to get the answer.

When posts are made if the byline would just say it would make things easier for everyone. Only frustration on the way things get posted was mean’t not that it doesn’t happen everywhere or can’t happen everywhere.
NO OFFENSE MEAN’T!!


30 posted on 03/10/2011 8:20:03 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: poobear

When I read: Palatka Daily News .... Crescent City

in the article I orginally thought the Middle East.


31 posted on 03/10/2011 8:23:35 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: Kimmers
put him in general population and let the population sort it out....

Yep, a pedophile COP won't have a chance in hell!

32 posted on 03/10/2011 8:24:49 AM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: inflorida

Left unsaid is the likely abuse of power this guy engaged in routinely, most likely covered up by his fellow officers.

Unless he did ALL THAT purely on his own time and never brought up “I am a Police Officer”. If you believe that I have prime Florida real estate to sell you!


33 posted on 03/10/2011 8:29:40 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: conservativesister

Okidokey. But if you click the link source there is a clear picture of Florida there for folks who are curious.


34 posted on 03/10/2011 8:48:27 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: 9YearLurker

LOL A good one.


35 posted on 03/10/2011 10:36:16 AM PST by sport
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To: poobear

You know I saw that thing with the big circle and just didn’t realize (with the circle on it) that it was FL.


36 posted on 03/10/2011 12:32:48 PM PST by conservativesister
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To: conservativesister

Well understood, but geography isn’t well taught in school. The Florida panhandle was very famous in the 2000 elections in that the race was called before voters got to the polls. Central time line and all and a very Conservative area. You can put a circle on any State and not end up with that “panhandle”. Well, maybe Oklahoma, but the geography size difference is huge.

Nothing personal. This is my home.


37 posted on 03/10/2011 12:56:35 PM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: sport
Lets see how long it will take the-cops-can-do-no-wrong crowd to get here and defend his molesting children.

If cops were allowed to marry, then perhaps they wouldn't molest children...

38 posted on 03/10/2011 1:02:06 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: melancholy

I was thinking just pedophile because I know they don’t do well in prisons but you are right, put cop in the mix and he would not stand a chance in his own personal hell......


39 posted on 03/10/2011 6:43:24 PM PST by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: sport
Lets see how long it will take the-cops-can-do-no-wrong crowd to get here and defend his molesting children. How long it will take them to say that the children deserved to be molested. That the posters who say what he did was wrong are cop haters.

Good grief. Just because some people don't hate cops and authority figures doesn't mean they'll defend a freakin' child molester. One wonders why you chose this as your first comment on this thread.

If you want to label me, yeah, I'm in the "don't hate cops" crowd, as I tend to try to respect them first, unless they give me a reason to think otherwise, and some have. They've got a tough job. On balance, I'm glad they're there.

But this guy is predator. That he's a cop is merely incidental. I can't even fathom the amount of damage he's done in his life. It's staggering that it's taken this long to get caught.

40 posted on 03/10/2011 7:15:36 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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