Rodney Chism + Enabling Mother = Repeat Sex Offender

The son of a Shreveport day care owner is accused of sex crimes involving two youths. And she is charged with perjury.

Their arrests this week are the latest in an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults at Smart Start Learning Center Express.

Rodney Chism, 45, was booked Tuesday on two counts of molestation of a juvenile, said Lea Hall, of the Caddo district attorney’s office.

And his mother, Katherine Robbins, is accused of lying when questioned before a grand jury.

The warrant also charges Chism with one count each of aggravated rape, aggravated incest and aggravated oral sexual battery, according to the arrest report.

“I can tell you that both of the children from those counts had had contacts with the day care,” Hall said. “One of them was a child that was a customer and one was a family member.”

Chism, a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and Robbins are named in secret indictments a Caddo grand jury returned in November.

Their arrests are the third and fourth in the case spawned by the indictment of Robbins’ son Darrell Chism, 36, in July on charges that he raped young family members. Those charges are unrelated to Smart Start.

On Sept. 17, the state pulled the license for the facility on Hearne Avenue because Robbins failed to perform background checks on all of her employees, among other things, authorities say. And the list of children she provided did not match the children who actually attended the facility.

And Robbins’ niece Tatanisha Kochinskey, 36, has been charge with tampering with evidence.

After the indictment, the state Social Services Department received an anonymous call alleging sexual abuse at the day care. That’s when Shreveport police and the Caddo district attorney’s office got involved. Both have since received numerous calls from parents whose children attended Smart Start.

The molestations began 14 years ago and occurred as recently as the arrest several months ago, authorities said.

It’s unknown whether the Chism brothers worked at the day care, but they did frequent the facility.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Rodney Chism + Enabling Mother = Repeat Sex Offender

The son of a Shreveport day care owner is accused of sex crimes involving two youths. And she is charged with perjury.

Their arrests this week are the latest in an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults at Smart Start Learning Center Express.

Rodney Chism, 45, was booked Tuesday on two counts of molestation of a juvenile, said Lea Hall, of the Caddo district attorney’s office.

And his mother, Katherine Robbins, is accused of lying when questioned before a grand jury.

The warrant also charges Chism with one count each of aggravated rape, aggravated incest and aggravated oral sexual battery, according to the arrest report.

“I can tell you that both of the children from those counts had had contacts with the day care,” Hall said. “One of them was a child that was a customer and one was a family member.”

Chism, a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and Robbins are named in secret indictments a Caddo grand jury returned in November.

Their arrests are the third and fourth in the case spawned by the indictment of Robbins’ son Darrell Chism, 36, in July on charges that he raped young family members. Those charges are unrelated to Smart Start.

On Sept. 17, the state pulled the license for the facility on Hearne Avenue because Robbins failed to perform background checks on all of her employees, among other things, authorities say. And the list of children she provided did not match the children who actually attended the facility.

And Robbins’ niece Tatanisha Kochinskey, 36, has been charge with tampering with evidence.

After the indictment, the state Social Services Department received an anonymous call alleging sexual abuse at the day care. That’s when Shreveport police and the Caddo district attorney’s office got involved. Both have since received numerous calls from parents whose children attended Smart Start.

The molestations began 14 years ago and occurred as recently as the arrest several months ago, authorities said.

It’s unknown whether the Chism brothers worked at the day care, but they did frequent the facility.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Rodney Chism + Enabling Mother = Repeat Sex Offender

The son of a Shreveport day care owner is accused of sex crimes involving two youths. And she is charged with perjury.

Their arrests this week are the latest in an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults at Smart Start Learning Center Express.

Rodney Chism, 45, was booked Tuesday on two counts of molestation of a juvenile, said Lea Hall, of the Caddo district attorney’s office.

And his mother, Katherine Robbins, is accused of lying when questioned before a grand jury.

The warrant also charges Chism with one count each of aggravated rape, aggravated incest and aggravated oral sexual battery, according to the arrest report.

“I can tell you that both of the children from those counts had had contacts with the day care,” Hall said. “One of them was a child that was a customer and one was a family member.”

Chism, a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and Robbins are named in secret indictments a Caddo grand jury returned in November.

Their arrests are the third and fourth in the case spawned by the indictment of Robbins’ son Darrell Chism, 36, in July on charges that he raped young family members. Those charges are unrelated to Smart Start.

On Sept. 17, the state pulled the license for the facility on Hearne Avenue because Robbins failed to perform background checks on all of her employees, among other things, authorities say. And the list of children she provided did not match the children who actually attended the facility.

And Robbins’ niece Tatanisha Kochinskey, 36, has been charge with tampering with evidence.

After the indictment, the state Social Services Department received an anonymous call alleging sexual abuse at the day care. That’s when Shreveport police and the Caddo district attorney’s office got involved. Both have since received numerous calls from parents whose children attended Smart Start.

The molestations began 14 years ago and occurred as recently as the arrest several months ago, authorities said.

It’s unknown whether the Chism brothers worked at the day care, but they did frequent the facility.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Jerome Wilkins – Repeat Sex Offender – Judge shows no mercy

“This defendant needs to go away. He can manipulate kids and do it again. He needs to go to prison. It’s a most serious offense in our civilized society. I ask he be taken out of society”


It’s the second time a 69-year-old Marcellus man will go behind prison bars. Friday in Cass County Circuit Court, Jerome Wilkins of 54303 Cranberry Road, Marcellus, was sent to prison for second-degree criminal sexual conduct against a young family member.

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said it was a most serious offense involving a young child and was not the first go around. He said Wilkins was convicted of first degree CSC in 1990 and went to prison for that.

“This defendant needs to go away. He can manipulate kids and do it again. He needs to go to prison. It’s a most serious offense in our civilized society. I ask he be taken out of society,” Fitz said.

Defense attorney James Miller said Wilkins has had many problems which he asked the court to consider. He asked for the low end of the guideline range which was 19 months.

But Circuit Judge Michael Dodge didn’t agree. He said it was Aug. 6 when he victimized the child and it was not the first time. In 1999, he got 5-20 years for first-degree criminal sexual conduct for molesting another family member. He said because of the serious nature of this crime, it dictates the high end of the guideline range which was 38 months. He said he has no mercy and went to the top of the guideline range of 38 months to a maximum of 15 years. Dodge gave him credit for 86 days served and imposed charges of $570.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Jerome Wilkins – Repeat Sex Offender – Judge shows no mercy

“This defendant needs to go away. He can manipulate kids and do it again. He needs to go to prison. It’s a most serious offense in our civilized society. I ask he be taken out of society”


It’s the second time a 69-year-old Marcellus man will go behind prison bars. Friday in Cass County Circuit Court, Jerome Wilkins of 54303 Cranberry Road, Marcellus, was sent to prison for second-degree criminal sexual conduct against a young family member.

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said it was a most serious offense involving a young child and was not the first go around. He said Wilkins was convicted of first degree CSC in 1990 and went to prison for that.

“This defendant needs to go away. He can manipulate kids and do it again. He needs to go to prison. It’s a most serious offense in our civilized society. I ask he be taken out of society,” Fitz said.

Defense attorney James Miller said Wilkins has had many problems which he asked the court to consider. He asked for the low end of the guideline range which was 19 months.

But Circuit Judge Michael Dodge didn’t agree. He said it was Aug. 6 when he victimized the child and it was not the first time. In 1999, he got 5-20 years for first-degree criminal sexual conduct for molesting another family member. He said because of the serious nature of this crime, it dictates the high end of the guideline range which was 38 months. He said he has no mercy and went to the top of the guideline range of 38 months to a maximum of 15 years. Dodge gave him credit for 86 days served and imposed charges of $570.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Cecil Henderson Jr. – Pedophile Child Molesting Grandfather backed by enabling wife and church

Cecil Henderson Jr. could spend the rest of his life behind bars and estranged from several members of his once close-knit family.

Henderson, 74, of Woodstock, is in jail and waiting to be sentenced on charges that he molested two of his grandchildren, one from the age 3 to 5 and the other from age 7 to 9.

A third relative, a niece, testified at trial that Henderson, a former home remodeler and church usher and basketball coach, had similarly abused her more than 40 years ago.

“He robbed his grandchildren and niece of their innocence —- and he robbed his family,” Assistant District Attorney Holly Varner said. “Because of his selfishness, the whole family is destroyed.”

Henderson’s attorney, Ronnie Knighton of Marietta, said Henderson will appeal his September conviction on 15 felony charges.

“His defense was: It never happened, and he didn’t do it,” Knighton said.

How it came to light

For four weeks in the late summer of 2006, Brett Henderson pondered what to do after his youngest boy and girl confided to their big sisters and then to him that their grandpa had been molesting them. He talked to some of his six brothers about it but couldn’t bring himself to tell his wife or confront his father.

Cecil Henderson and Brett Henderson had worked side by side as home remodelers. Grandpa had been the one Brett and his wife, Jennifer, depended on when the kids needed to be picked up from school or church, and his home was party central for every family birthday, graduation and barbecue.

Brett Henderson said that when he finally went to his father, Cecil Henderson crossed his arms, chuckled and said ‘Are you kidding me?’ ”

“I said, ‘Dad, these are my kids,’ ” Brett said. ” ‘I believe my kids, and you need some help.’ “

His father’s next response was to punch him in the face. A physical fight ensued that had to be broken up by two of Brett’s brothers.

“And my mother told me to leave,” Brett said.

Later that night, Jennifer finally heard why, for the past few weeks, Brett had been drinking and distant, but yet doing all he could to keep Cecil Henderson away from the couple’s two youngest children —- even going to the school to take him off a list of relatives approved to pick them up.

“I remember sitting on the back porch, crying,” Jennifer said. “We practically lived there [at Cecil Henderson’s home].”

Within a day, Jennifer said she had wormed a few details out of her daughter and began raging inside.

“I was on my way to that house, but my brother wouldn’t let me go,” she said.

Within 24 hours, Jennifer was telling the police —- something she says her mother-in-law, Sandi Henderson, had asked her not to do.

“As a mom, I needed to,” she said.

But it wasn’t easy. “How do you go to the police about somebody that you love and care so deeply for? And at the same time, I wanted to kill him.”

Brett also was conflicted. He felt it was his father and his duty, yet he hadn’t been able to make the call to police.

In hindsight, he said: “I’m glad that she went. That was the first step on the road to recovery.”

The trial

On Sept. 22, jury selection began in Cherokee County Superior Court for Cecil Henderson’s trial on 15 felony charges: five counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes; five counts of child molestation; four counts of sexual battery; and one count of aggravated sexual battery.

“It was a very volatile, emotional trial for everybody involved,” said Varner, the prosecutor. “You could physically see it in the courtroom. It [the family] was split down the middle.”

Extra deputies were on hand.

The prosecution called 12 witnesses, including Brett Henderson’s two children and Cecil Henderson’s niece from Ohio. All three gave similar accounts of being alone with Cecil Henderson and of being touched inappropriately or being forced to touch him, Varner said.

The two youngest grandchildren described sleep-overs where Grandpa would slip into their beds or follow them into the bathroom, she said.

Varner called a third grandchild who had gone to police 13 years ago about Cecil Henderson. But the girl claimed no recollection on the witness stand, the prosecutor said.

“She [the third grandchild] had been molested when she was 7 to 9 in the same type of circumstances,” Varner said.

Cheryl Turner, a 49-year-old working mother of four from near Akron, Ohio, testified that Cecil Henderson, whom she called “Uncle Jr.,” molested her on a trip to Georgia about 1964. The AJC routinely does not name victims in sex crimes, but Turner agreed to be identified.

“He [Cecil Henderson] has just been doing this to generation after generation,” said Turner, who acknowledges that she never went to the police or publicly discussed what happened until Henderson’s arrest in Woodstock in 2006.

Cecil Henderson’s wife took the stand. So did several prominent members of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, where Cecil Henderson had ushered and served as coach and coordinator of the basketball program.

The church members testified they knew Cecil Henderson as a truthful person, Varner said.

The grandmother, Sandi Henderson, tried to discredit the youngest children of Brett and Jennifer Henderson. “She said they had vivid imaginations and liked to tell stories —- a polite way to say they were lying,” the prosecutor said.

Cecil Henderson told the jurors he didn’t do it. He also told them he loved his children and his grandchildren, Knighton said.

The trial lasted a week, and deliberations took about four hours, Varner said.

The jurors found Cecil Henderson guilty on all charges and were escorted to their cars at the end of the trial because of concerns for their safety, she said.

For Knighton, the jury verdict was a personal blow.

“It hurt me to lose this one because I sure believe he wasn’t guilty,” he said. “I’ve known the man for 25 years. I always knew him to be an honorable man.”

What lies ahead

A pre-sentencing investigation has been ordered. Sentencing is likely sometime this month.

Varner said she knows she’ll ask for a lengthy prison sentence —- just how much she’s not sure.

“I think the only way the children can be safe is if he’s in custody,” she said.

The aggravated sexual battery charge alone requires a minimum 10-year prison sentence, Varner said.

Turner, the niece from Ohio, said she submitted a written statement to the court, recommending that his sentence be at least 25 years.

“I am really traumatized now,” she said. “I always felt I should have told someone, and now I think, if only I had …”

Cecil Henderson III, son and namesake of Cecil Henderson, said the seven brothers, once so close, now have virtually no contact.

“It wouldn’t be good —- seven brothers full of mad and hurt,” he said. “The next thing you got seven brothers beating the crap out of each other.”

Cecil Henderson III said he feels bad for his mother. But he said, “I believe my brother [Brett] and his kids. I’ll stand behind them 100 percent.”

Sandi Henderson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Brett and Jennifer Henderson say that two years into it, their minds are still spinning. Why didn’t they see the signs or ask more questions, like when their young daughter was vomiting at school with some regularity? Why, when their daughter had a skin abrasion, did medical professionals suggest discontinuing her bubble baths?

“I tell my kids every day I’m so sorry we didn’t know,” Jennifer Henderson said.

Both parents said they hope talking about what happened in their family will help others.

“My husband has lost his mother, his dad and his brothers,” Jennifer said. “But he loves his kids.”

Brett Henderson knows his children may have to spend years in counseling. “Maybe into their teens, maybe after they marry.”

He said he hasn’t forgiven his father.

“I hope it won’t be too late before I can forgive him.”

Cecil Henderson Jr. – Pedophile Child Molesting Grandfather backed by enabling wife and church

Cecil Henderson Jr. could spend the rest of his life behind bars and estranged from several members of his once close-knit family.

Henderson, 74, of Woodstock, is in jail and waiting to be sentenced on charges that he molested two of his grandchildren, one from the age 3 to 5 and the other from age 7 to 9.

A third relative, a niece, testified at trial that Henderson, a former home remodeler and church usher and basketball coach, had similarly abused her more than 40 years ago.

“He robbed his grandchildren and niece of their innocence —- and he robbed his family,” Assistant District Attorney Holly Varner said. “Because of his selfishness, the whole family is destroyed.”

Henderson’s attorney, Ronnie Knighton of Marietta, said Henderson will appeal his September conviction on 15 felony charges.

“His defense was: It never happened, and he didn’t do it,” Knighton said.

How it came to light

For four weeks in the late summer of 2006, Brett Henderson pondered what to do after his youngest boy and girl confided to their big sisters and then to him that their grandpa had been molesting them. He talked to some of his six brothers about it but couldn’t bring himself to tell his wife or confront his father.

Cecil Henderson and Brett Henderson had worked side by side as home remodelers. Grandpa had been the one Brett and his wife, Jennifer, depended on when the kids needed to be picked up from school or church, and his home was party central for every family birthday, graduation and barbecue.

Brett Henderson said that when he finally went to his father, Cecil Henderson crossed his arms, chuckled and said ‘Are you kidding me?’ ”

“I said, ‘Dad, these are my kids,’ ” Brett said. ” ‘I believe my kids, and you need some help.’ “

His father’s next response was to punch him in the face. A physical fight ensued that had to be broken up by two of Brett’s brothers.

“And my mother told me to leave,” Brett said.

Later that night, Jennifer finally heard why, for the past few weeks, Brett had been drinking and distant, but yet doing all he could to keep Cecil Henderson away from the couple’s two youngest children —- even going to the school to take him off a list of relatives approved to pick them up.

“I remember sitting on the back porch, crying,” Jennifer said. “We practically lived there [at Cecil Henderson’s home].”

Within a day, Jennifer said she had wormed a few details out of her daughter and began raging inside.

“I was on my way to that house, but my brother wouldn’t let me go,” she said.

Within 24 hours, Jennifer was telling the police —- something she says her mother-in-law, Sandi Henderson, had asked her not to do.

“As a mom, I needed to,” she said.

But it wasn’t easy. “How do you go to the police about somebody that you love and care so deeply for? And at the same time, I wanted to kill him.”

Brett also was conflicted. He felt it was his father and his duty, yet he hadn’t been able to make the call to police.

In hindsight, he said: “I’m glad that she went. That was the first step on the road to recovery.”

The trial

On Sept. 22, jury selection began in Cherokee County Superior Court for Cecil Henderson’s trial on 15 felony charges: five counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes; five counts of child molestation; four counts of sexual battery; and one count of aggravated sexual battery.

“It was a very volatile, emotional trial for everybody involved,” said Varner, the prosecutor. “You could physically see it in the courtroom. It [the family] was split down the middle.”

Extra deputies were on hand.

The prosecution called 12 witnesses, including Brett Henderson’s two children and Cecil Henderson’s niece from Ohio. All three gave similar accounts of being alone with Cecil Henderson and of being touched inappropriately or being forced to touch him, Varner said.

The two youngest grandchildren described sleep-overs where Grandpa would slip into their beds or follow them into the bathroom, she said.

Varner called a third grandchild who had gone to police 13 years ago about Cecil Henderson. But the girl claimed no recollection on the witness stand, the prosecutor said.

“She [the third grandchild] had been molested when she was 7 to 9 in the same type of circumstances,” Varner said.

Cheryl Turner, a 49-year-old working mother of four from near Akron, Ohio, testified that Cecil Henderson, whom she called “Uncle Jr.,” molested her on a trip to Georgia about 1964. The AJC routinely does not name victims in sex crimes, but Turner agreed to be identified.

“He [Cecil Henderson] has just been doing this to generation after generation,” said Turner, who acknowledges that she never went to the police or publicly discussed what happened until Henderson’s arrest in Woodstock in 2006.

Cecil Henderson’s wife took the stand. So did several prominent members of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, where Cecil Henderson had ushered and served as coach and coordinator of the basketball program.

The church members testified they knew Cecil Henderson as a truthful person, Varner said.

The grandmother, Sandi Henderson, tried to discredit the youngest children of Brett and Jennifer Henderson. “She said they had vivid imaginations and liked to tell stories —- a polite way to say they were lying,” the prosecutor said.

Cecil Henderson told the jurors he didn’t do it. He also told them he loved his children and his grandchildren, Knighton said.

The trial lasted a week, and deliberations took about four hours, Varner said.

The jurors found Cecil Henderson guilty on all charges and were escorted to their cars at the end of the trial because of concerns for their safety, she said.

For Knighton, the jury verdict was a personal blow.

“It hurt me to lose this one because I sure believe he wasn’t guilty,” he said. “I’ve known the man for 25 years. I always knew him to be an honorable man.”

What lies ahead

A pre-sentencing investigation has been ordered. Sentencing is likely sometime this month.

Varner said she knows she’ll ask for a lengthy prison sentence —- just how much she’s not sure.

“I think the only way the children can be safe is if he’s in custody,” she said.

The aggravated sexual battery charge alone requires a minimum 10-year prison sentence, Varner said.

Turner, the niece from Ohio, said she submitted a written statement to the court, recommending that his sentence be at least 25 years.

“I am really traumatized now,” she said. “I always felt I should have told someone, and now I think, if only I had …”

Cecil Henderson III, son and namesake of Cecil Henderson, said the seven brothers, once so close, now have virtually no contact.

“It wouldn’t be good —- seven brothers full of mad and hurt,” he said. “The next thing you got seven brothers beating the crap out of each other.”

Cecil Henderson III said he feels bad for his mother. But he said, “I believe my brother [Brett] and his kids. I’ll stand behind them 100 percent.”

Sandi Henderson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Brett and Jennifer Henderson say that two years into it, their minds are still spinning. Why didn’t they see the signs or ask more questions, like when their young daughter was vomiting at school with some regularity? Why, when their daughter had a skin abrasion, did medical professionals suggest discontinuing her bubble baths?

“I tell my kids every day I’m so sorry we didn’t know,” Jennifer Henderson said.

Both parents said they hope talking about what happened in their family will help others.

“My husband has lost his mother, his dad and his brothers,” Jennifer said. “But he loves his kids.”

Brett Henderson knows his children may have to spend years in counseling. “Maybe into their teens, maybe after they marry.”

He said he hasn’t forgiven his father.

“I hope it won’t be too late before I can forgive him.”

Josef Fritzl – REPEAT SEX OFFENDER – "Born to Rape"

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian builder who locked his daughter in a cellar and fathered seven children with her, sees himself as a born rapist, a victim of his own tyrannical mother.

According to the first leaked account of interviews with a forensic psychiatrist, which is due to appear in two Austrian newspapers today, Fritzl hatched his plan to incarcerate his daughter, Elisabeth, while he was in prison for rape.

“I have realized that I had a mean streak. For someone who was born to be a rapist, I have managed to contain myself for a relatively long period,” Fritzl is quoted as telling the psychiatrist in a 130-page report leaked to the tabloid newspapers Kronen Zeitung and Österreich.

Fritzl, 73, is awaiting trial for sexually abusing and incarcerating Elisabeth, 42, in a purpose-built dungeon beneath his house in the town of Amstetten. He fathered seven children by her, one of whom died shortly after birth and Fritzl burnt his body in an oven.

Three of the surviving children were allowed to live upstairs with him and wife, Rosemarie, 69, while their three siblings were condemned to a shadowy existence with their mother in the cellar. They never saw daylight until they were freed by police on April 26. It emerged that Fritzl had a previous criminal record for sexual offences.

In 1967 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for brutally raping a 24-year-old woman at knifepoint in her home.

According to the report compiled by Dr. Adelheid Kastner, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who conducted in depth interviews with the builder, Fritzl found the “ideal solution” to his deranged fantasies after he was released from prison. It was then that he decided to lock up his daughter in the cellar so that he could “live out” his “evil side” while leading a seemingly normal life in the flat upstairs.

Fritzl told the psychiatrist that his relationship to women was shaped by his experience with his abusive mother, who allegedly beat him and isolated him from other children until he started school. He was an “alibi child,” Fritzl told the psychiatrist – his mother only had him to prove to her partner that she was not sterile.

Dr. Kastner came to the conclusion when she was dissecting the personality of Fritzl that the builder managed to distance himself from what he was doing by never looking his victim in the face when he raped her.

“He was not only incredibly able to lead a double life but also managed to maintain a triple life without any problems,” Dr. Kastner wrote, indicating that Fritzl played down the gravity of his crimes in his mind.

“Mr. Fritzl resembles a volcano; under the surface that appears almost banal there is an evil streak. He is torn apart by his desires that he cannot master,” Dr. Kastner wrote.

The report declared Fritzl clinically sane and fit for trial, but also diagnosed a “severe combined personality disorder and a sexual disorder”.

“It is to be expected that Mr. Fritzl would perpetrate deeds with severe consequences also in the future,” Dr. Kastner concluded.

On the basis of her report the prosecution has demanded from the court that Fritzl be tried and sentenced, then committed to an institution for the criminally insane, where he would receive psychiatric care and therapy including, if deemed necessary, medication.

The trial is expected to start early next year.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Josef Fritzl – REPEAT SEX OFFENDER – "Born to Rape"

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian builder who locked his daughter in a cellar and fathered seven children with her, sees himself as a born rapist, a victim of his own tyrannical mother.

According to the first leaked account of interviews with a forensic psychiatrist, which is due to appear in two Austrian newspapers today, Fritzl hatched his plan to incarcerate his daughter, Elisabeth, while he was in prison for rape.

“I have realized that I had a mean streak. For someone who was born to be a rapist, I have managed to contain myself for a relatively long period,” Fritzl is quoted as telling the psychiatrist in a 130-page report leaked to the tabloid newspapers Kronen Zeitung and Österreich.

Fritzl, 73, is awaiting trial for sexually abusing and incarcerating Elisabeth, 42, in a purpose-built dungeon beneath his house in the town of Amstetten. He fathered seven children by her, one of whom died shortly after birth and Fritzl burnt his body in an oven.

Three of the surviving children were allowed to live upstairs with him and wife, Rosemarie, 69, while their three siblings were condemned to a shadowy existence with their mother in the cellar. They never saw daylight until they were freed by police on April 26. It emerged that Fritzl had a previous criminal record for sexual offences.

In 1967 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for brutally raping a 24-year-old woman at knifepoint in her home.

According to the report compiled by Dr. Adelheid Kastner, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who conducted in depth interviews with the builder, Fritzl found the “ideal solution” to his deranged fantasies after he was released from prison. It was then that he decided to lock up his daughter in the cellar so that he could “live out” his “evil side” while leading a seemingly normal life in the flat upstairs.

Fritzl told the psychiatrist that his relationship to women was shaped by his experience with his abusive mother, who allegedly beat him and isolated him from other children until he started school. He was an “alibi child,” Fritzl told the psychiatrist – his mother only had him to prove to her partner that she was not sterile.

Dr. Kastner came to the conclusion when she was dissecting the personality of Fritzl that the builder managed to distance himself from what he was doing by never looking his victim in the face when he raped her.

“He was not only incredibly able to lead a double life but also managed to maintain a triple life without any problems,” Dr. Kastner wrote, indicating that Fritzl played down the gravity of his crimes in his mind.

“Mr. Fritzl resembles a volcano; under the surface that appears almost banal there is an evil streak. He is torn apart by his desires that he cannot master,” Dr. Kastner wrote.

The report declared Fritzl clinically sane and fit for trial, but also diagnosed a “severe combined personality disorder and a sexual disorder”.

“It is to be expected that Mr. Fritzl would perpetrate deeds with severe consequences also in the future,” Dr. Kastner concluded.

On the basis of her report the prosecution has demanded from the court that Fritzl be tried and sentenced, then committed to an institution for the criminally insane, where he would receive psychiatric care and therapy including, if deemed necessary, medication.

The trial is expected to start early next year.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Whining Pedophile Grandpa REPEAT SEX OFFENDER – Dishes it out for 50 years but can’t take it like a man

A MELBOURNE grandfather who inflicted 50 years of sexual abuse on two generations of his family will likely die in prison.

The man, now 71, targeted his daughters, grandsons, nieces and nephews.

He also molested family friends and used a position of authority in a church group to molest three African refugees he took on excursions.

The grandfather, who has three prior indecent assault convictions and changed his name after allegations of sexual abuse were made against him in the 1990s, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today.

He abused his first victim, an 11-year-old boy, when he was aged 21 in 1958.

He later molested the man’s son in the 1970s.

The grandfather’s abuse, which included fondling children and performing oral sexual acts on them, ended last year when he was arrested after being caught on video.

In a victim impact statement read to the Victorian County Court today, one of his daughters said she was deeply regretful she did not expose her father earlier.

The grandfather pleaded guilty to 21 sex offences, including a count of incest and 19 counts of indecent assault.

Hunched over in a wheelchair, he shook uncontrollably throughout the judge’s sentence.

“Clearly, these are crimes of the utmost repugnance, not only because of the harm they cause, but also because they transgress fundamental social rules relating to the protection of children and families,” judge Wendy Wilmoth said.

“You have committed a gross breach of trust, in offending against them as you did.”

The grandfather began targeting his own family in 1971 when he sexually abused a nephew who visited him during holidays, the court was told.

He also targeted the boy’s brother and another nephew and niece.

The court heard that in the late 1970s he abused his own children, beginning with his middle daughter who was less than five when he molested her in the family home.

He also molested his youngest child in the 1980s, starting when she was just four years old, the court was told.

After a gap of 20 years, the grandfather again began abusing children in 2006 when he molested his grandson, aged six, in the bath.

He also abused two Ethiopian refugees aged 11 and eight, who he took on church-based excursions, the court heard.

On a separate excursion he molested an 11-year-old refugee boy from Sudan.

He was caught last year when the father of his two-and-a-half-year-old grandchild suspected he was molesting the child while minding him.

The father installed a video surveillance device and caught the grandfather performing a sex act on the toddler.

The court heard the grandfather, an illegitimate child, suffered a traumatic upbringing growing up in wartime Germany.

In a report to the court, a psychologist said the grandfather endured a painful circumcision when he was aged five or six that had “sexual overtones”, which may have had a developmental impact on him similar to child abuse.

The court heard the grandfather, who has been assaulted in prison and has recently undergone surgery for prostate and bladder cancer, was unlikely to survive his minimum of nine years in prison.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte