Sunday, October 04, 2009

Another day, another GOPer groper

I suppose sexual misconduct by GOP leaders isn't really news anymore but this one hits close to home. A former chairman of the County GOP immediately appealed his conviction on two counts of sexual battery and assault on a female.
Clarence "Butch" Woodrow Bell Jr., 59, was arrested on the misdemeanor charges in April after a woman who cleaned the offices where he worked claimed he had inappropriate contact with her, Mooresville Police Chief Carl Robbins said.
Sexual battery a misdemeanor? And they wonder why violence against women is a problem? And boy did they throw the book at him.
Bell received a suspended sentence, which means probation instead of jail time, said Jonathan Friel, Forsyth County assistant district attorney.

However, the district court's sentence is vacated pending the appeal to Iredell County Superior Court, Friel said.
The guy is so well connected the local DAs in two counties had to recuse. The woman was reluctant to press charges thinking no one would believe her. I'm guessing the cross by the defense attorney during the trial was brutal too. If this is the big punishment for his crime, it seems to me this woman has been assaulted twice. First by the perp and then by our "justice" system.

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Blogger jurassicpork said...

Libby, Honey, I wish it could've been more but I wanted to throw a little cha-ching in the collection plate. Maybe next time, it will be more. But for now this is all I can do. Good luck.

5:22:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Geez, the cleaning lady?

Wasn't that a Senifeld episode?

6:31:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Jurassic, I saw this morning. Thanks so much. You're too kind to me.

MidWest, it's sad. Don't know for sure but I'm guessing the woman was black and he's a good ole white boy redneck type who happens to wear a suit sometimes. Bet he goes to church every Sunday too. Damn hypocrites.

11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woman is white and married. So is the perp. Has worked there for years. Victim got fired. He still is the Office Manager! Can't comment anymore than that.

4:20:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks for the update anon. Sad story but I admire the woman for coming forward. Clearly she paid a high price for it.

6:27:00 PM  

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