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Gacy nephew gets 24
years for sex assault
of girl

Chicago Tribune, by Amanda Marrazzo

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Posted By:tisHimself, 11/3/2012 11:15:25 PM

The nephew of serial killer John Wayne Gacy tearfully declared his innocence to a McHenry County judge Thursday and sought to distance himself from his notorious uncle before his sentencing for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. Judge Joseph P. Condon then handed down a 24-year prison term for Raymond Kasper, who was convicted in July of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse — even though the girl denied from the witness stand that the crimes took place.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 11/3/2012 11:46:25 PM     (No. 8986144)

When you are breeding race horses, you are careful about the bloodlines. DNA makes a big difference.

Just sayin'

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/4/2012 12:21:10 AM     (No. 8986180)

Well race horses are different. Not a very good analogy. While mental illness CAN run in families, it is not necessarily genetic. I don't know enough to make an educated guess, but I do know that people get railroaded more often than you'd believe. And then remember McMartin and the false memories. What if it was actually one of her own family members who did it?? Too many questions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 11/4/2012 12:56:10 AM     (No. 8986206)

It's in their genes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Envirodude, 11/4/2012 2:12:46 AM     (No. 8986307)

She recants her testimony? Shenanigans!

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