This is another one of those cases where I have no words.
Mitchell Pask was convicted by a jury of felony child-enticement because he tried to lure a nine-year-old child to a park shelter for sex, but then the judge dismissed the case, saying the shelter wasn’t secluded enough!
Yup. You heard me right. The jury saw the shelter, deemed it secluded, and convicted accordingly. he did try to lure her there, talking about sexy girls and offering her candy. He even gestured towards the shelter’s bathroom, asking her to follow. Thankfully, she refused. He is also up on charges of disorderly conduct involving touching a woman’s breast, and he has previously molested a 12-year-old girl. Yeah, that’s the case where you want to dismiss over a fucking stupid technicality.
Why do we try by jury if a judge can just overturn the whole fucking thing? Is this judge related to this guy? Why else would he quibble over whether a place was secluded enough? Thankfully, he is still being held because of that case involving him touching that woman’s breast, so he’s not going anywhere, and the prosecutors are appealing. Hopefully, he won’t be so lucky the second time.