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Local man accused of assaulting 3 kids

May 2, 2013

A Marietta man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping three juvenile family members. Roger L. Morrow Jr., 35, of 780 Greene St....

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May-02-13 6:00 AM

To much of this going on, start giving harsher sentences. There is no excuse for anyone harming children.

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May-02-13 6:24 AM

death penalty would be sufficient!!!

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May-02-13 6:54 AM

Until we as a society make the punishment for these crimes harsh enough, criminals such as this one will continue their ways. Harsh enough would at the minimum be actual, daily pain.

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May-02-13 7:08 AM

What a POS. In the end, he will probably serve a few years in a "learn to be a better criminal" iron hotel, then be released on society again.

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May-02-13 7:48 AM

Sickening individual. That is just about as disturbing as it gets.

He will get the max sentence and unless he is housed in isolation there is a strong chance he doesn't finish it.

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May-02-13 7:59 AM

He admitted his crime, skip the trial (waste of money) and put him away for life. Let the fellow prisoners take care of him.

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May-02-13 8:39 AM

I agree 'Armybrat' All you hear anymore is sexual abuse on young children. The thing that I don't understand is we never hear about what happens to these sicko's. I remember a case that was in the Times last year the man was brought back from Florida to stand rape charges and that is the last that was printed. These sick people need to hear what comes of these cases and maybe just maybe they will think twice about hurting these children.

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May-02-13 9:16 AM

Again,WHERE are the parents?It my job as a parent to know where,when all of the time,esp children that age.Mental disease is alive and well in the valley

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May-02-13 9:33 AM

There is no help for these people. They are attracted to kids, that can't be changed. We need to keep them locked up.

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May-02-13 9:45 AM

And we Worry about someone growing pot....This is a real crime!!

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May-02-13 10:04 AM

I hope when he goes to prision that he gets put in with general population because they won't put up with that crap there. What a sick person. I can never understand what someone can see sexually in a child. I agree the death penalty would be sufficient for him.

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May-02-13 10:12 AM

slogoin: Why blame the parents? This guy was a family member and probably the parents trusted him.

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May-02-13 10:14 AM

Parrothead you're right about treatment for the mentally ill, but I doubt any mental illness this person has is the cause of his behavior. Homosexuality was in the recent past, thought to be a mental illness, but it's not. It's a sexual orientation, just like heterosexuality. Pedophilia is also a sexual orientation, but a terribly disturbing and harmful one. I don't know what the answer is to stop the people who sexually abuse children and it certainly isn't an easy one.

It's not new, and it's not happening more. How many 12 & 13 year old girls were married off to older men in the history of the US. I'll guarantee some of these guys would have taken them as a wife when the were even younger. That's sexual deviation now but was a cultural norm in the recent past. Part of the answer is that these people's faces need to be known so that children can be protected.

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May-02-13 10:15 AM

Slogoin...The mother lives with him

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May-02-13 10:41 AM

It appears no one has been there to protect these little girls. Thank you to the person who finally made the "anonymous" call to Children's Protective Services.

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May-02-13 10:57 AM

Washington State has it right they have an island prison for sex offenders. They keep them locked up for life even after their prison term is over.They are doing what it takes to keep children safe.

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May-02-13 11:43 AM

I agree the parenting is culpable- lord.

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May-02-13 2:24 PM

As an ultra-liberal (not sure what this means)- I don't believe in the death penalty- and it costs way too much for life inprisonment- realistically- and education per se is not neccesarily the answer for these types of this is a canundrum for me--- but I must say again- where were the parents?

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May-02-13 3:22 PM

Y'all are so quick to point the finger that the parent or parents weren't doing their job.Do any of you know the story?!?!? Didn't think so! This could happen to ANYONE!! You have people in your life you trust enough to leave you kids with and this is one of those situations. You can't be with your child 24/7, this creep took advantage of these little ones and everyone close to them. Just thankful one of them told someone!

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May-02-13 4:21 PM

Here we go again. Another story of sexual abuse of a child followed by calls to revoke the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and hopes that the myth of the "noble con" meting out justice on the prison yard will come to pass.

Here's what's going to happen to him. He'll be found guilty. He'll go to a medium or maximum security lockup where he'll be placed in administrative segregation with other sexual offenders, safely away from the general population. Hopefully, he'll never see the light of day again.

If you people would closely examine your calls for torture or prison yard justice, you'd realize that you really live on the fringe of society and you're the very people the framers of the Constitution protected us from.

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May-02-13 6:06 PM

gonefromMOV: Actually, you are the type of person who gives the myth that your style of justice works. Obviously, it does not. If a "real" sentence were given, word would quickly get out and these criminals you seem to have so much concern for would not offend to begin with.

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May-02-13 11:29 PM

It kinda honks me off that his three counts of rape will, in worst case served consecutively, only get him 33 years.

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May-03-13 6:36 AM

There are just too many "do-gooders" in this world that think wrist slapping is the best way to treat criminals.

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May-03-13 10:41 AM

Not all parents know this is going on, close friends and relatives are the last ones to be a suspect.

Child abuse happens all the time, until they get caught nobody says a word. There needs to be severe punishment for these type of ppl, I don't want to hear about rehab, bull crap, this person is a sick individual, the affect that this will have on these children, I know because I was a child of abuse, it is not an easy road to continue on, it is something that can be conquered however. I am not an expert on what punishment should be set down on these ppl but it is should not be easy or short.

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May-04-13 12:20 AM

This person is filth and beyond redemption of any kind. My family members live next door and this guy needs to be put away forever for what he did to his precious stepchildren and God knows who else. No excuses. You suck.

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