Dem Congressman Pledges: I’ll ‘Rip Apart’ Child-Rape Victims on the Stand

This is not a message I’d appreciate hearing from my congressman. I’m glad he’s not mine.

“I’m gonna rip them apart,” Fagan said of child victims. “I’m going to make sure that the rest of their life is ruined, that when they’re 8 years old, they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”

This sheds a lot of light on not only his character, but the character of lawyers in general.

Massachusetts politician and defense attorney Rep. James Fagan is under intense public scrutiny after he promised to “rip apart” child victims of rape who testify if the state imposes strict sentences for sex offenders.

Fagan, a Democrat, made his controversial remarks on the state House floor, Fox News reported.

“I’m gonna rip them apart,” Fagan said of child victims. “I’m going to make sure that the rest of their life is ruined, that when they’re 8 years old, they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”

As a defense attorney, Fagan said he would prevent accused child sex offenders from experiencing a “mandatory sentence of those draconian proportions.”

According to the report, his statements angered both colleagues and activists.

“I thought his comments were over the top and unnecessary,” said Bradley Jones, Massachusetts House minority leader. “I appreciate that he’s a defense attorney, and felt he had a point to make, but I think it was unnecessary. It was excessive.”

Mark Lunsford, a Florida father who lost his 9-year-old daughter after she was kidnapped, wrapped in a trash bag and buried alive by a sex offender in 2005, said he was shocked by Fagan’s remarks. He told the Boston Herald that Fagan should have more respect for the rights of sexually abused children.

“Why doesn’t he figure out a way to defend that child and put these kind of people away instead of trying to figure ways for defense attorneys to get around Jessica’s Law?” Lunsford asked. “These are very serious crimes that nobody wants to take serious. What about the rights of these children?

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4 Responses to “Dem Congressman Pledges: I’ll ‘Rip Apart’ Child-Rape Victims on the Stand”

  1. Rita says:

    This is a horrible, horrible blog. I don’t think you would know Christ if he came up and kicked you in the shins. Shame on you.

  2. Steve says:

    Rita,
    Could you be more specific about what exactly offends you about our content?

  3. Steve says:

    No response from Rita.
    The fact that she placed her comment on a post called “Dem Congressman Pledges: I’ll ‘Rip Apart’ Child-Rape Victims on the Stand” leads me to wonder if she agrees that it’s OK to treat a child in that manner. That somehow what this congressman said is in the least bit acceptable.
    Hummm…

  4. The defense attorney’s remarks were very unnecessary. Defending his client is one thing, but threatening the victims is a wholly different thing.

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