This story is so WTF that it could only happen in Pierce County, WA.
Patrick Rojas was in his 20s when he plead guilty to immoral contact with an 11-year old little girl. Now, he’s a convicted level two sex offender who can’t ~ surprise, surprise ~ get a job. Does he look in the mirror and accept responsibility for his crime?
Hell, no! Boo-hoo. It’s his victim’s mommy’s fault. Gimme a break.
He’s decided to sue Danielle Schneider, the mother of his 11-year old victim, who has been blogging to warn others:
I have gone outside of myself in hopes that something redeeming would come out my family’s nightmare. I just felt like we needed to tell our story so that the community could know who they were dealing with to protect themselves.
She lives in Pierce County, WA. She’s right. She can’t depend on the “justice” system to protect kids. And, Rojas is her pastor’s son. In my book, Mrs. Schneider is amazingly courageous and prudent. Yet, she’s facing the inordinate injustice of getting sued by a sexual predator. She told KING5:
The audacity that the person who abused my child and changed the course of our family and our life was suing us.
Yes, truth is a defense. But, in the meantime, the Schneider family has to hire an attorney and defend itself ~ again ~ from a sexual predator.
I’d say this is a monumentally frivolous lawsuit, but I’m still reeling over the Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision yesterday in Snyder v. Phelps that it is okay to bully mourners at soldiers’ funerals because the bullies’ homophobia is somehow free speech. I never in my life thought I’d find myself agreeing with Justice Samuel Alito, but I do.
Update: I finally found the blog Mrs. Schneider is writing. If you are financially in the position to help defray the Schneider family’s legal expenses, I encourage you to click on the link to help bring an end to this egregioius litigation abuse.