As the Washington state illegal proactive stings continue to be prosecuted, we are starting to see the appeal courts chime in. Until now they have mostly affirmed the outrageous police created charges, prosecuted with the highest thinkable charges when the ‘predator’ has the audacity to go through trial in an attempt to prove their innocence.
The police are trained to a T to deceive men. Through enticement and innuendo, the police lead our men into playing an unknown game for their freedom. The police collect the ‘rewards’, our men collect a label, and the loss of life as they know it.
The prosecutor lies and twists the unethical police tactics into a conviction.
The judge ignores our innocent, decent men in favor of the ‘honest’ police, imagining their reelection campaign showing the number of predators they have saved the community from! Hip Hip Hurray!!!
But the appellate court…. the appellate court has little to gain, even something to lose, by allowing a bad conviction to stand.
This week, due to an appellate decision, an innocent man is walking free. Kenneth Chapman went to meet a woman for consensual sex. The woman texted him that she wanted to have sex with him. When Kenneth traveled to meet the woman, her ‘kids’ told him to come on in, ‘mom’ wasn’t feeling well. Since Ken was there for adult sex, and no adult would come out and meet him, he started to leave.
That’s when he was arrested for attempted rape of a child. Somehow he was convicted. Somehow he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. And SOMEHOW the appeals court didn’t buy the lie!
True to their role, the prosecutors refuse to accept the appellate decision. They have declared the intention of a retrial. But RIGHT NOW one less victim is behind bars.
Congratulations Kenneth – we are all so happy for your release!