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Two for one: perv pastor and drunken skinhead

Baptist pastor admits molesting 2 girls. How much more of this can we take? Pious pillars of the community, men who stand in the pulpit, supposedly leading the flock to spiritual fulfillment. Afterwards they put on the figurative trench coat and start perving through that community.

Today’s example of depravity comes from Salinas, California. This sick perv molested his own daughter a mentally disabled parishioner. (Monterey County Herald):

Donald Domelle, 65, pastor of the Baptist Temple of Salinas, admitted to two felony counts of lewd conduct with a child and agreed to a minimum of 15 years in prison Thursday in a remarkably swift case that kept one young woman and a teenager from recounting in court their stories of repeated sexual abuse at the pastor’s hands.

“(Domelle) has accepted responsibility from the beginning,” said defense attorney John Coniglio. The pastor was arrested at his church Dec. 21 after Sheriff’s investigators looked into allegations that he sexually molested a 16-year-old girl that prosecutors described as “educationally challenged.” Initially, Domelle denied the allegations, said prosecutor Gary Thelander, but during a two and a half hour interview with sheriff’s deputies he admitted to having sex with the first known victim.

…Seven days later, investigators contacted Domelle’s 25-year-old adopted daughter, who was living in Northern California with her biological father. That is when authorities confirmed there was a second victim, Thelander said. The daughter came under Domelle’s custody when she was 3 years old and was adopted six years later. Between the ages of 10 and 19, Thelander said, Domelle repeatedly had sex with her.

“She never told law enforcement. She told people in the community and nobody believed her,” Thelander said. “(Domelle and his wife) then sent her off to Christian school in Texas.”

Lock and load Domelle up in the Conservative Values Monitor, Russ!

Hat tip, to Fritz on that one, and this followup, which he sent, saying: “Here’s something in stark contrast to the Ohio man who was sentenced to attend an African-American church.”

In that case, the judge, who is black, said dumb*ss drunk Brett Haines could go to jail or attend a black church — to give him “cultural awareness.” This was the punishment for throwing punches and screaming racial slurs at a black cab driver and his wife. Haines did his first stint with Jehovah’s Witnesses last Sunday. The white supremacist in this story had what I think is a more appropriate sentence for the crime.

Boulder Creek man gets 195 days in jail (Santa Cruz Sentinel):

After expressing concern about a Boulder Creek man’s apparent white supremacist beliefs, a judge Tuesday sentenced the 21-year-old to 195 days in jail and 100 hours of community service for threatening a man who is a minority and for resisting arrest.

Miles Kelly, 21, was arrested Nov. 9 in downtown Boulder Creek by sheriff’s deputies who said he began punching a man’s car because the motorist had dark skin and then used a racial slur and threatened to kill the man.

Judge Jeff Almquist ordered Kelly to perform half the 100 hours with minorities and half with San Lorenzo Valley groups “dealing with problems of young people that advocate white supremacist beliefs.” He also ordered treatment for alcohol abuse and three years probation.

…Kelly was originally charged with a felony hate crime, but Almquist bumped that charge down to a misdemeanor threats charge, telling Kelly on Tuesday that he got that “benefit” because he was “obviously very intoxicated.”

But prosecutor Steve Drottar said it was not just drunken stupidity.

The people feel this sentence is inadequate,” he said. “…You don’t get to run around like some kind of Nazi. Free speech is one thing, but to lash out in violence is another.”

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