Monday May 20, 2013
Oregon Judge: State 'Stuck their neck out' for Son of DA Who Raped 13-Year OldTim King Salem-News.com
Judge warns rapist, don't "stub your toe again" -also states, "You've been a good person," describing sex crime of Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier's son as "an isolated incident". If only judges were so kind to everyone.
(SALEM) - The son of the Coos County, Oregon District Attorney admits to raping a 13-year old girl, (Sex with a minor in Oregon is always considered rape- no exceptions) however he is receiving no jail time, just probation. He is the youngest of five male defendants, 17 to 30 years of age, arrested in the case, according to The Register Guard.
My recent article, Retracted and Redacted- A Comparison of Two Oregon 'Criminals', examined the contrast between two Oregon sex cases.
The state police; well in Republican politician Minnis's good graces, along with the prosecutors and the judges, allowed the man's authority to override the severity of his crime.
They gave him a free ticket, or is that a 'stay out of jail free' card.. I'm not entirely sure which. Oregon taxpayers picked up Minnis's bill; the woman Minnis raped in a drunken state was rewarded $385,000 after Minnis was convicted in civil court of the crimes.
17-year old Jacob Frasier, the son of Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier, the youngest of five males who reportedly raped a 13-year old girl, will do no time. As indicated below in a story by a southern Oregon news publication; a telling quote from the judge praises the young rapist.
And then there is the part where the excuse is offered, that the girl said she was 15. Can anyone name a time that ignorance is an excuse for the law? This is blatant and anyone can see it.
Adding insult to injury, the judge was brought in from Polk County, possibly the most historically corrupt, prejudice county in the state of Oregon, from where countless cases of injustice scream out.
District Attorney Paul Frasier wrote in a news release, "Even though I am the district attorney, neither myself or members of my family are above the law." He added, "I have been very vocal that we are not to be treated any differently than any other family. If Jacob is guilty of any crime, Jacob will have to submit to the requirements of the law as would any other person."
Talk is cheap. His son will in three years, have no sign of raping a 13-year old girl, on his record. There is also no photograph of Jacob Frasier, in other cases involving 17-year old's involved in serious crimes, their photos are widely distributed. Protection seems to have surrounded this case from the offset. There could after all, be other victims, that is always what happens in sex cases. Police send out the perp's picture so that other possible victims can come forward.
But if you were victimized by this wealthy man's privileged son, you are out of luck.
Southern Oregon's The World wrote:
I am shocked and sickened by this quote from a 'retired judge' - "You've been a good person". Could I possibly be the only person to call foul? Is it ever a judge's place to tell a rapist 'good job'?
It is a DA's son and he is not only excused from a very serious crime with a hand slap, but he is praised?
One can only imagine the crimes we may not know about, or ever will as the system so clearly protects officials and their families so well, so thoroughly. It is the taxpayers who cover the cost of all of it and only ignorance keeps them from coming unglued also.
Terrence Kimble, who is African-American and not a district attorney's son, received 19-years for a charge of first-degree sex abuse?
In Kimble's case, the victim actually recanted her testimony of having been "raped"; and told doctors who examined her the same thing. An exam revealed the girl had never participated in sex. Yet none of that mattered for the good of Kimble, who was supported by the alleged victim's family, which is extremely rare.
He was sent to prison for 19-years, for first-degree sex abuse. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he has reviewed the case but implies that he has to be limited in his use of his position to help inmates.
In a letter to Kimble, Gov. Kitzhaber wrote:
Double Standards of Kitzhaber
This is a real shocker considering the effort Kitzhaber went through, to prevent the capital punishment of convicted murderer Gary Haugen. This governor is a medical doctor, you would think he could possibly see that the case against Kimble; involving a 19 year prison sentence for touching a 13-year old girl improperly, is only half served.
Kitzhaber could do the right thing, but perhaps it is the fact that Kimble is innocent that keeps him inside. I have to wonder if the fact that he has made strong allegations against prison officials and corrections officers and the bribery allegations he has brought forth, these seem perhaps more relevant to his continued incarceration.
The Huff Post gave Kitz hell for what many saw as a huge political overstep:
As Politico reported last November:
It's funny, when a person under 18 commits a crime, they are sometimes 'charged as adults' which completely violates the system's honor and duty to protect and separate minors from adult populations. However fair is fair, and this egregious miscarriage of justice is devastating to Oregon's sense of character.
The 17-year old in another setting, almost any other setting, would be viewed as a menace to society. He preyed on a 13-year old girl and if anyone else had done the same, they would be in big trouble. This is a shameful day for the story of Terrence Kimble, an innocent man sentenced in a perverted state system of justice that is tempered by racism and protection of officials who violate the bodies of people, under the color of law, knowing Oregon will take care of them and ensure that above all, they serve no time in jail.
I don't think Kitzhaber looked at the case, I think maybe he gave it a cursory review at best. Anyone can review the documents, they are well chronicled and the links below are complete.
__________________________________________________________________Previous articles about Oregon's prisons:
Feb-27-2012: Retracted and Redacted- A Comparison of Two Oregon 'Criminals' - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jan-19-2012: Housing Inmates Who Make Death Threats... with their Intended Victims - Tim King Salem-News.com
Dec-19-2011: Does Oregon's Government Simply Hate Black People? - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jul-27-2011: DNA Evidence Should Free Oregon Inmate Terrence Kimble from Prison
May-04-2011 Is There An Oregon Attorney Who Cares About Civil Rights?Tim King Salem-News.com
May-31-2011: Snitch Sheets, Unresolved Murder and Severe Tobacco Crimes - Tim King Salem-News.com
Mar-10-2011: Reader Commentary: Can Oregon Government Change its Spots? - Salem-News.com
Mar-10-2011: Civil Rights Case in Salem Demonstrates the Power of a 911 Call - Tim King Salem-News.com
Mar-09-2011: Civil Rights Under the Gavel of Justice - Tim King Salem-News.com
Mar-08-2011: Oregon State Hospital and Staff Member Face Racism Charges Over Employee Termination - Tim King Salem-News.com
Mar-04-2011: How Far will Oregon Legal Officials go to Prevent Due Process? - Tim King Salem-News.com
Dec-27-2010: The 'Trickle Down' Effect of Whistleblower Retaliation - Tim King Salem-News.com
Dec-01-2010: Oregon Political Prisoner Being Stripped of Phone Use - Tim King Salem-News.com
Nov-25-2010: Tim King and Ruth Kovacs on KBOO's Prison Pipeline (AUDIO) - Salem-News.com
Nov-22-2010: Tim King on KBOO FM's Prison Pipeline Tonight - Salem-News.com
Nov-16-2010: Federal Mail Tampering at Oregon State Prison? - Tim King Salem-News.com
Oct-29-2010: A Witness With No Credibility - Tim King Salem-News.com
Oct-27-2010: Inmate's Life Threatened by Staff at SRCI - Tim King Salem-News.com
Oct-21-2010: Oregon Inmate Stabbing Victim Attacked Second Time - Tim King Salem-News.com
Sep-10-2010: Demonstrators Call Oregon State Hospital's Employment Practices Racist, Unacceptable - Tim King Salem-News.com
Aug-28-2010: Observations on Michael Francke's Murder, Frank Gable's Conviction, & the paid Confession of 'Shorty' Harden - Salem-News.com
Aug-25-2010: Whistleblower Blues: Man in the Hole - Tim King Salem-News.com
Aug-11-2010: Demonstrators Protest Local Newspaper Over Racism - Tim King Salem-News.com
Aug-05-2010: Evidence Shows Oregon Inmate Was Falsely Convicted - Tim King Salem-News.com
Aug-03-2010: Chicken Night at the Oregon State Penitentiary - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jul-21-2010: Eyes on the Oregon State Prison: Voicing Concern for an Inmate's Life - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jul-14-2010: State Prison Whistleblower Says Oregon Corrections is Blocking Federal Mail - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jul-05-2010: A Denial of Civil Rights- Oregon's Collaboration in Racism Whistleblower Retaliation - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jun-26-2010: Getting Refamiliarized with the Murder of Michael Francke - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jun-23-2010: Local Media Downplayed Former Prison Guard's Struggle Against Racism - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jun-18-2010: Exposé: Skeletons Falling Out of the Closet of Oregon Corrections - Tim King Salem-News.com
Jun-17-2010: Scott McAlister: Child Porn-Related Conviction and Practicing Law - Tim King Salem-News.com
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