GOP activist's preliminary hearing begins Tuesday
This guys sounds like a real piece of work.
This guy showed up at our caucus meeting in Heber last year, trying to become a
delegate. He was working the crowd and none of us even knew who he was. He
gave everyone in the room an uneasy feeling and I don't think anyone voted
for him. Glad we all had some good sense and followed our instincts about this
Three short comments:1. To Ms. Leonard and Mr. Reavy: Thank you for
your work. You do the Deseret News proud with circumspect reporting and good
investigative journalism.2. To Peterson's attorney, Cara
Tangaro: Thank you for being courageous in your difficult duties; Peterson needs
good counsel. Provide it so we feel comfortable about the disposition of his
case if convicted.3. To the women who are the alleged victims: Thank
you for coming forward; we grieve for your situation. You have given us good
reason to speak words of caution to our daughters and granddaughter, to tell
them there are, indeed, even in our most sacred spaces, good reasons to be
Of course, let justice take its course. But, this guy presents a newly fresh
reality for the types of predators that are out there. I'm not kidding one
bit when I say educate your kids, educate your kids, educate your kids about
people with personality disorders like this. Control freak + sex addiction +
personality disorder = not good. It's scary to think that there are so
many people who blindly trust that "all will be ok in this new
relationship" when in reality the guy has a past like this and covers it up
for his next victim. Trust no one until they have earned your trust.
What is most alarming about all this is the possibility that Peterson was
somehow able to use his political connections to avoid prosecution in Wasatch
County. I hope someone will thoroughly investigate the conduct of the county
attorney up there.
Good story, but I am a little worried about the DesNews tampering with the jury
pool. I don't remember in recent memory such an in-depth story about
someone facing charges.
what is the big that the media talks about a cabin in heber? so what. not all
that impressive to me, but every article or news report starts with this guy and
his heber cabin. very strange.
"what is the big that the media talks about a cabin in heber?"You obviously haven't been following this case. Some of the rapes
occurred at that cabin in Heber. It is essential because often he would take the
victims on dates, change the location from a movie theater to his cabin, and
rape them there.
Peterson through his attorney maintains nothing illegal happened. Didn't
say nothing nothing happened. Maybe in his mind it was not illegal. Sounds
like he is in total denial or is unwilling to admit he has a serious problem. I
won't be surprised if more alleged victims come forward. I am surprised
this has not gone national. Petersen can forget about any future in politics.
What is interesting to me is that this guy was a temple recommend holder. Praise
God that He looks on the heart of man!
The Real Mavericki know where the events took place. i get that. the
issue is that the media acts lioke this cabin is spectacular and is something
out of the ordinary. it isn't.how many times do they need to state
that he has a cabin?
"the issue is that the media acts lioke this cabin is spectacular and is
something out of the ordinary. it isn't."Huh? You must be reading something in this article that I'm not. Please quote
how "the media" (which seems like a wildcard for anything and
everything) is making the cabin look spectacular? They merely mention that it
was the place where so many crimes were committed.
Why are we showcasing this guy so much, and yet with a good size picture of him.
This is just giving him more publicity; which is probably what he wants.
"This is just giving him more publicity; which is probably what he
wants."Huh? What makes you think that? What evidence do you have
that shows that serial rapists actually like having their names printed in
newspapers recognizing their crimes? Had he gone to the cops and
admitted about everything, like the Colorado killer, then you might have a
point. But since Peterson is trying his hardest to avoid being caught, I doubt
he's really seeking attention.
"Tuesday's preliminary hearing comes just three weeks after
Peterson's arraignment — quick by today's standards. But
Peterson's attorneys insisted that their client's right to a speedy
trial be met."Speedy trial equals fewer victims taking courage
and coming forward, less investigation, fewer witnesses in a case filled with
We taught our daughter to only date people introduced by friends, by us, or
coworkers she already knew.There's NOTHING special about a
"religious" dating site. Nothing at all.
Why was this story necessary? Has a jury been selected? Is that jury
sequestered? How many "kooks" will see this story and be
pushed over the edge because they want to be made famous by the Deseret News?
I look at his picture, speaking through the mic from the balcony of his cabin,
and I wonder what might have been. This guy had the world in the palm of this
hand. Who KNOWS what he might have accomplished.
I heard him speak once. Very impressive. A dizzying intellect.
I really hope the Church excommunicates this guy quickly. Of course this had to
come out right now, two weeks before the election. You can rest assured that
especially with this guy having been a "GOP activist" the media is going
to try to tie him to Mitt Romney somehow.