Well in a development that surprised nobody except the police, the perv didn't show up for court:
Now this guy is still out there wandering around, and he has learned that he will have to hid his molestation better next time so he can get away with it.In another development that surprised nobody except for the police, it seems that the perv is an illegal immigrant:
Gee, do you think that maybe Rodriguez didn't show because maybe, just maybe, he's afraid of being deported? And how dumb does it make Massachusetts look that the guy's been arrested for sexual assault, hasn't shown for his court appearance, and we STILL don't know his immigration status!Can someone please remind me why these Super-Size-Cranium-Liberals think they're so much smarter than the rest of us?
Oh, and the kid's dad? Still facing felony assault.
UPDATE 30 July 2008 18:54: A friend emails me a spot-on excerpt from Jasper Fforde's First Among Sequels:
Unlike previous governments that had skillfully managed to eke out our collective stupidity all year round, the current administration had decided to store it all up and then blow it all on something unbelievably dopey, arguing that one major balls-up every ten years or so was less damaging than weekly helping of mild political asininity.Except it's every ten days, not years. But the part about the unwisdom of burying half-wittedness in landfills, because it percolates to the surface in future decades, is pretty funny.