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    Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    To be honest, if I was raped by a pedophile as a child, I would probably do far worse than just beat up the guy.

    SAN JOSE, Calif. William Lynch's life spiraled out of control in the 35 years since he alleges he and his brother were molested by a Jesuit priest: He struggled with depression, had nightmares and tried to kill himself twice.

    Authorities believe that anger and pain erupted when Lynch lured the Rev. Jerold Lindner to the lobby of his Jesuit retirement home by pretending he had news of a death in the priest's family and beat him severely in front of shocked witnesses.

    Lynch, 43, was arrested Friday and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for the May 10 attack. He was allowed to post $25,000 bail and will plead not guilty at an arraignment sometime next month, his attorney, Pat Harris, told The Associated Press.

    Lynch punched the 65-year-old priest repeatedly in the face and body after Lindner said he didn't recognize Lynch during a confrontation at the Jesuits' Sacred Heart retirement home in Los Gatos, said Sgt. Rick Sung, Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman.

    Read more: Alleged abuse victim arrested in priest's beating - Yahoo! News

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    Re: Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    To be honest, if I was raped by a pedophile as a child, I would probably do far worse than just beat up the guy.
    The priest got what he deserved. Period. My wish would be to be on a jury, because I would be open to any tactic of jury nullification by the man's attorney.
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    Re: Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    Payback is a bitch, isnt it?
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    Re: Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    It would be awfully sad if he beat up the wrong priest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    It would be awfully sad if he beat up the wrong priest.
    I agree. He would be stealing some other guy's "payback".
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    Re: Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    Well, I certainly hope he was 100% sure he beat up the right person. Even so, we have a justice system for a reason, and resorting to this kind of violence with someone who is clearly no longer a threat is wrong.
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    Re: Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I agree. He would be stealing some other guy's "payback".
    That's in pretty poor taste, Dana. It's not like the "pedophile priest problem" even implicates 1% of them.


    We don't know a lot here. Were charges ever filed? Was an accusation even made?
    It is entirely possible that the attacker is just a nut job who fixated on someone innocent as the scapegoat for his problems. We have no sure knowlege that this priest did anything to this man.

    Yeah, if it actually happened as he claims then I have a lot of sympathy for the guy, but I'd need to see some evidence that this isn't just some whackjob who is out of his head.

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    Re: Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Well, I certainly hope he was 100% sure he beat up the right person. Even so, we have a justice system for a reason, and resorting to this kind of violence with someone who is clearly no longer a threat is wrong.
    What a 65 year old man cannot molest a child any longer? I beg to differ.

    Jon David Woody, 65, faces a total of 25 counts of child molestation and sexual assault charges stemming from allegations in 2008 by the girls, three of whom he met through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monterey County, according to authorities. Woody is a former volunteer with the organization.
    Jury trial begins for north Monterey County man accused in child molestation | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    What a 65 year old man cannot molest a child any longer? I beg to differ.
    That's not what I meant. I meant the old man is obviously no longer a threat to this adult who decided to beat him senseless.
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    Re: Man jailed for beating up his childhood rapist

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    That's not what I meant. I meant the old man is obviously no longer a threat to this adult who decided to beat him senseless.
    I think this man has been a threat to this young man life every since he molested him. You dont think everytime this man tries suicide its not a direct threat against his life because of what this man has done to him? Too bad he didnt do the world a favor by walking up to him and put a hole dead center of his forehead.

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