This is the house that greed built.
A nice 3100+ square foot two-story house, in Port St. Lucie. It’s worth about $358,000.
62-year-old Judith Leekin, the owner of this property, also owns a house in Sanderson, Florida that is worth about $242,000 and in 2002 she sold a house in Port St. Lucie under one of her five aliases – Judith Johnson.
Defrauding the government must be pretty good work, if you can get it.
This is the woman that tied up the teenagers that took care of the mentally disabled adults who were tied with zip ties and were not fed in the house that greed built.
If you’re eating while reading this, I’d advise you to either A) put your grilled steak fiesta burrito down and keep reading or B) go off somewhere, eat that burrito and come back when you don’t have food in your mouth.
I’ll be the first to admit that Brandon Alan Austill had a pretty crappy childhood.
Apparently Mr. Austill was both abused and neglected by his parents. He was also sexually molested by his uncle.
In fact things were so bad, in the Austill household that, in 1994, the state removed Brandon Austill and his siblings from their parents’ house and put them all into foster homes.
Like father, like son.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Bad tree, bad apples.
Ok, that’s enough.
David Hawn is a serial child molester. Mr. Hawn was convicted in 1989 of molesting a child.
He was also just convicted of child molestation for his sexual involvement with a then 12-year-old girl.
43-year-old David Hawn pled guilty to child molestation and was given a 40 year sentence.
Steven Hawn, David Hawn’s 22-year-old son, was sentenced to 10 years a month prior for molesting the same girl when she was 13.
Steven Hawn alleged that the relationship was consensual, but the girl admitted to authorities that she started the relationship with him because she wanted to avoid sex with his father.
Sexual predators are like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you’re gonna get.
Jeff Doland, an employee of the local school district, was one of the nutty ones.
He offered what he thought was a mother in Florida $550 if she would let him torture her 9 and 12-year-old girls by dunking them under water long enough to render them unconscious. He said that he liked the bubbles.
Yes, that’s right.
Jeff Doland gets off on the idea of drowning children.
For several months, starting in April, federal agents chatted with Mr. Doland, while he would tell them how much he enjoyed torturing children, often sending pictures of children being tortured in exactly the same manner that he promised he would employ with these two fictitious girls.
Karma’s a bitch, as Joel Yockey discovered on the 16th of February, 2007.
That was the day that he died, in terrible pain, from a blood infection caused by a tear in his bowel.
According to the doctor who performed the autopsy, a Dr. William Cox, “He was subjected to a very painful death.”
Isn’t that a shame?
Now, keep in mind that this is the same Joel Yockey who, back in 1986, abducted a 17-year-old girl who was walking along the side of a road, told the girl that he’d love to kill her and would do so if she made any noise, and then sodomized and raped her.
Sometimes, just sometimes, victims get a chance to strike back.
John Hazelton, a 59-year-old soccer coach, molested a 9-year-old boy back in the 1970′s. He did this well into the boy’s teenage years.
Luring the boy into his house with the promise of porn, John Hazelton tied the kid up, took pictures of the boy in helpless positions, and molested him.
When John Hazelton was doing his thing, he always wore a black leather glove and tied the victim to a chair.
The abuse got worse and worse as time wore on, with the kid finally running away when John Hazelton held a knife to his throat.
There are a few theories of criminal justice out there.
America’s system of criminal justice has evolved into what would be called a Rehabilitative Model. Someone decided that with enough work and therapy (or medication) a criminal-type person can be reintroduced into society a new man, able to contribute to the best of his ability.
Some people don’t think our current system works very well.
In some ways, I’d agree. Recidivism rates are too high to consider our current system a real success. The same people are doing the same crimes time and time again.
I’ve been going through a book titled Restoring Justice – An Introduction to Restorative Justice, which was written by Daniel Van Ness and Karen Heetderks Strong. Van Ness and Strong are strong proponents of a (big surprise here) Restorative Model of criminal justice.
Let’s be perfectly clear for all you anti-Nebraskan nay-sayers out there: John Joubert was from Lawrence, Massachusetts – not Omaha, Nebraska.
Nebraska just happened to be the state that cleaned up Massachusetts’ mess.
John Joubert had some serious wiring problems upstairs.
Growing up, his parents divorced when he was six and he lived with an overbearing, controlling mother who moved him to Portland, Maine in 1974.
In later interviews, John Joubert revealed that when he was 13, he became sexually excited when he stabbed a young girl with a pencil and she cried. John took a razor blade the next day and slashed a girl as she rode by him on her bike. Shortly after that, John beat up and strangled another kid.