I was looking for updates on Gov. Sanford in SCs The State when I came upon this.
A man was in an argument with his daughter in the parking lot of the Newberry County jail Sunday night — holding a blood-soaked towel to his ear — when a police officer asked him what happened.
"I molested my grandchildren," the 54-year-old man said.
Nearby, one of the man’s daughters was "hysterical and barely understandable," according to (the officer's) report filed with the Newberry Police Department.
The man’s daughter told Stuhr that her father had been molesting her daughter and her sister’s daughter. Sunday night, the man’s adult children confronted their father about the abuse, and he admitted it.
That’s when the man’s children started "whoopin’ up on him," according to Newberry Police Chief Jackie Swindler.
The man escaped his children’s fury on foot but was picked up by one of his daughters, who drove him to the Newberry County jail.
The man’s children have not been charged with assault for beating their father.
Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said he is evaluating the case and will confer with 8th Circuit Solicitor Jerry Peace before deciding what, if any, charges to file.
I can fully understand his kids' "street justice." I don't advocate breaking the law, but I can't believe they'd be prosecuted for reacting so naturally to this.
Then he had a heart attack. But who gives a shit about that -- except I hope he lives long enough to serve a very long sentence under paralyzing terror, 24/7.
His fellow inmates won't take kindly to him, his being a child molester. I believe those folks are looked at by the other prisoners as the lowest scum in the prison. My guess is that if somebody can get at him, he'll be killed.
My heart goes out to his grandkids; I hope they get through this.