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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 10:44 am, Fri Nov 16, 2012.

COEUR d’ALENE — The first girl to tell her family about the lewd and sexual acts with minors allegedly perpetrated by Robert Del Critchfield was the last to tell the jury.

The girl, who’s 14 years old now, testified in Kootenai County District Court Thursday that, “Sometimes some of them (other alleged victims) came crying to me. So I just decided to put a stop to it.”

The 35-year-old Critchfield, who is not currently in custody, has been charged with multiple felony counts of lewd conduct with a minor and sexual abuse of a child, stemming from alleged acts in 2007 and 2008. He was arrested in June 2008, and he has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

His trial began Tuesday.

The girl, who was friends with Critchfield’s daughter at the time of the alleged incidents, recalled in her testimony that when Critchfield found out she was going to come forward, he reportedly said, “’If you tell somebody, I’m going to be in serious trouble.’”

Her response was, “I said ‘good.’ I looked him straight in the eye.”

The nine alleged victims were the only witnesses called by Kootenai County deputy prosecutors Marty Raap and Ann Wick. The Press doesn’t identify such alleged victims.

The prosecution rested its case late Thursday.

Critchfield’s defense attorney, James Siebe, is scheduled to start calling his first witnesses today. Critchfield is expected to take the stand at some point, likely at the very end of the trial, before closing arguments.

The girl, the final prosecution witness, was teary at times but appeared to stay composed under questioning from both Raap and Siebe. She told the court that Critchfield touched her most private area when he threw her into his pool at his Coeur d’Alene Place home.

She testified that Critchfield grabbed her in the same area while holding her down on his bed at home, and that he showed her porn on his computer and on his TV from a VHS tape. She also said that he showed her pictures on his camera of people having sex. She said she believes it was Critchfield and his wife in the pictures.

“He put it right in my face,” she said.

She said he showed her a home video she believed was made by him too.

“I was shocked,” she said.

She also recalled Critchfield asking her, “Have you ever touched a penis before?”

The girl said she was over at Critchfield’s house frequently, playing videos and with friends. She estimated that she went over to his house “twice a week or every other day” for a year.

First Judicial District Court Judge Charles Hosack is presiding over the trial, which is expected to last through at least the first part of next week.

Each lewd conduct count against him carries a sentence of up to life imprisonment, and each sexual abuse count carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison. There are a total of nine counts, one for each alleged victim.

Also on Thursday, another 14-year-old girl testified that Critchfield grabbed her inappropriately and cussed her out after she called him a “pervert.”

A different 14-year-old girl, who also said she went over to his house regularly, said he touched her inappropriately repeatedly, including forcing his hand under her underwear.

Another, a 15-year-old, said Critchfield tickled her stomach and touched her chest.

One girl testified early in the day that she knew Critchfield well and thought many of the allegations were overblown, that she felt safe around him and didn’t believe he’d do what he’s been accused of doing. She said he would have stopped if somebody had told him to. She is one of the alleged victims.

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  • Sepsi posted at 12:19 pm on Thu, Apr 19, 2012.

    Sepsi Posts: 3

    Some of my friends who work as London escorts read this article and we both agreed that some laws need to be changes and maybe transformed into something more severe for the offender. Just saying... Maybe that way some crimes would disappear for good.

  • ZZtop posted at 11:18 am on Fri, Feb 10, 2012.

    ZZtop Posts: 19

    I don't understand what is the matter with such men. I admit that I have watched Wow Nude, but from that to something else, well, it's long way. Maybe this guy should be questioned seriously so he can explain his actions. I think he needs psychological help.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 7:31 pm on Tue, Oct 19, 2010.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2262

    I agree, Anyone. Whatever that truth is.

  • Anyone posted at 2:11 pm on Tue, Oct 19, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557


    I just hope the truth prevails!

  • Rogue Cop posted at 11:16 am on Tue, Oct 19, 2010.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2262

    Anyone: If what you said is indeed true then Siebe should have prepped better but keep in mind that he came into the case late after much of the work was done by another law office. It's tough to get your arms around a case when you pick up where someone else left off. Having said that, yes he should be better prepared but trials ebb and flow and there are a number of other witnesses. I have been involved in hundreds of criminal trials and have talked to people who saw what I saw and had a completely different take on what impact the witness or evidence had on the case. It doesn't matter what a reporter or spectator's all about the jury! Let's see what happens.

    As to Siebe and his PI, fair enough. I was just curious.

  • deecee posted at 5:45 am on Tue, Oct 19, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    How long have you lived in rural Idaho "Rouge Cop"?
    The name says it dude!

  • Anyone posted at 9:19 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557


    First, you are not the enemy, and I have never considered you as such.

    Generic info from a friend who sat in at the trial today:

    Siebe called a witness who knew only one of the 9(?) defendants...but hadn't had contact with that defendant in nearly 5 years! That means his last contact was a few years before the allegations...when the girls were maybe 10-12 years old. Not exactly a strong character assassination witness, wouldn't you say? If you want to tear someone's character down, the witness might need to actually interact with the person within the past five years. Maybe he should have prepped the witness. My friend says Siebe sounded like a complete he had never talked to the witness or looked at what the witness had to offer for the defense.

    As for Siebe and the P.I., I have info that I would prefer not to divulge on this forum. If you would like this info, I'd be happy to share it privately...after the trial.

    Bottom line is this: today, Siebe hurt his client. Which is why I said I feel bad for the defendant.

    My only hope is that the truth comes out.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 5:50 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2262

    Anyone, I guess you just told him if he reads these comment sections. How do you know that the witnesses have no knowledge of the accusers or their character? I'm not in the courtroom and apparently you are so tell us what you mean. Don't make me the enemy.

    Let me ask you this: IF you were falsely accused by a group of individuals (adult or minor) and your attorney had statements and evidence that those accusers were lying and had a history of lying, would you not want your attorney to put that evidence forward? As I said. I don't know if Critchfield is guilty or not...but if he's not then his character has truly been assassinated, has it not? There's nothing worse than being labeled a child molester and the stigma stays with the accused regardless of whether or not he's guilty. You still haven't answered my question about Siebe and his investigator.

    rdc: Amateur Psychology is a dangerous profession. Instead of responding to pictures of icons, why don't you respond to what is actually being said here? What a concept, huh?

  • Anyone posted at 3:51 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557


    Somebody should tell Siebe that calling "character assassination" witnesses who have no knowledge of the accusers or their character only damages his case.

    Now I feel sorry for the defendant...his attorney looks like a complete moron!

  • rdc082008 posted at 3:48 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    rdc082008 Posts: 7

    Dear enlightened Rogue Cop, this ill equipped , unqualified and weak minded person hit the nail on the
    head about your your qualifications right? To tell you the truth I had to respond to a picture of an icon I
    thought to be a PIECE !!!!!!!!! with glasses.397 POSTS, GET A LIFE.

  • rdc082008 posted at 3:45 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    rdc082008 Posts: 7

    Dear enlightened Rogue Cop, this ill equipped , unqualified and weak minded person hit the nail on the
    head about your your qualifications right? To tell you the truth I had to respond to a picture of an icon I
    thought to be a PIECE !!!!!!!!! with glasses. 397 POSTS, get a life.

  • DarthMom333 posted at 3:01 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    DarthMom333 Posts: 1

    Whatever the truth is, at the end of the day, everyone loses. Very sad event in our time.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 2:39 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2262

    Thanks's so easy to fascinate the weak-minded. What intrigues me is how the ignorant always try to silence the enlightened. Do yourself a favor...don't try to analyze folks when your ill-equipped and unqualified. PIECE out!

  • rdc082008 posted at 2:23 pm on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    rdc082008 Posts: 7

    Reading all these comments are really interesting since your going to hear views from both sides but, the
    one that facinates me the most is this "Rogue Cop". If I were to analize him or her I would half to say, they
    were a cop at some point in time, boisterus in the field and had to leave due to thinking he or she had the
    knowledge but didn't, yet would be the first one to tell ALL of the credentials they have. You've stated your
    peace, move on to other cases.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 11:59 am on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2262

    deecee. the fallacy in your comments is that you are bringing up tendencies and generalities based on statistics from the internet. When trying to make a point about THIS case, you can't ignore the facts of THIS case.

    What you're doing is profiling. You're ignoring the facts of this case and just posting comments about child molesters in general. Criminal profiling is a tool used by law enforcement PROFESSIONALS when they have unknown suspect(s) and they look for trends, tendencies, etc. to help identify a possible suspect. Based on your comments I'd have to say that you're not a criminologist, or a police investigator, or an expert on child molestation but you're trying to sound like one because you've read some information on the internet.

    You have convicted Critchfield and not commented on one piece of evidence to justify your conviction. What you have done essentially, is to declare him guilty because he is accused. That is the antithesis upon what our system of justice is based, and you offer no rationale upon which to base your opinion. Hey, he's been accused so he must be guilty. Why do we have trials, deecee? Can you wrap your mind around the possibility that someone can be falsely accused?

    I don't know if he's guilty or innocent because I haven't heard or read all the evidence. Thus far, all we've read about is the prosecution's case. You call him an animal and deem him guilty and you don't even cite any FACTS upon which to base your assertion except cyber statistics. Shameful!

  • deecee posted at 7:21 am on Mon, Oct 18, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    Molesters normally aren't into incest. It varies I guess but most of time the victim is not a close blood relative. You people need to ask yourselves why would they make it up. Usually that is the case of their OWN parent because of one reason or another. Usually the OTHER parent!
    You all need to realize that IS VERY DIFFICULT TO START A CASE LIKE THIS in the first place. And all the, "these girls are lying", is often why now others will be more likely NOT to tell!
    What would these particular girls gain? It goes on FAR to often there & I know from personal experiences.
    Read about it, you all have computers!!!!! Look up statistics. The children that have their "innocence" TAKEN from them have transformed lives! It is disgusting & yes it really happens.Look up how many registered sex offenders there are in Kootenai county & that's only the ones that have been CAUGHT!

  • hmmm posted at 11:13 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    hmmm Posts: 1

    First of all, I just heard about this and do not know much, but wouldn't one assume they would take his children away if they really suspected him of doing such a thing? Secondly don't lose focus on the real facts instead of fighting with each other! It seems very odd to me, and personally these days I do not have much trust for a lot of little girls! Look how many cases there have been where girls have claimed things like this and guys got locked up, then years later the girl(s) admitted they lied for attention, etc... I mean you never know these days. I do not trust very many people for this reason! You never know is the whole point. I have learned that just when you think you know someone, something happens that they have done that is bad. That could go either way, and I am not point fingers, but I am most curious as to when they are going to probe into info about these "little girls". Teenage girls can tend to be vindictive and it is odd how one of them is actually standing up for this guy. Hopefully the truth comes out before this becomes even more of a mess.......

  • truthseeker posted at 9:56 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    it has been brought to my attention that i may at times get a little crazy mad in the head..and i needed to get the heck off here..ROGUE COP..i do make much sense and if i was ever in trouble i would want someone like you beside me..thats for sure..hope33..just saw you awhile ago and hope you loved the cake..truth is i dont do drugs or drink..i wish i could use that as an excuse but i cant..bob critchfield is my cousin..i love him as if he were my brother.we grew up well as his brother and little sister too..i dont care about most people and that would include many of my own family members..very few of them would i ever stand up for as they are not fact there not worthy of anyone standing up for them..frankly you could very well see them on AMERICAS MOST WANTED SOME DAY..(and with a little luck you will) bobby on the other hand is one of the most precious people ever..i say this because he is one of my beloved..but also because it is crazy talk is merely out of TERROR..that my bobby could go to prison for something he did not do..nothing more..nothing less..i pray to god to please let the jury see the truth..please god..please..and then please god wipe all the real predators off the streets forever and ever..some of you will read this and try to turn me back into the pied piper im way..besides ..i cant really play the night..and PEACE OUT!!

  • Rogue Cop posted at 8:35 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

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    Anyone...good points on that testimony. It is however, a reporter's words.

    I recall reading or hearing that he wrestled with the kids in the pool and they often jumped on him in and around his house. One statement you left out was: "...she felt safe around him and didn’t believe he’d do what he’s been accused of doing."

    Did you ever play "chicken" with kids in a pool, or pick them up and toss em? I have. Could that have lead to "overblown" or exaggerated allegations by pi$$ed off kids who were told not to come back to my house? I dunno. I suppose it could have.

  • Anyone posted at 7:49 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557

    From the article:

    "One girl testified early in the day that she knew Critchfield well and thought many of the allegations were overblown, that she felt safe around him and didn’t believe he’d do what he’s been accused of doing. She said he would have stopped if somebody had told him to."

    Allegations "overblown?" Does that mean he was doing SOMETHING?

    He would have stopped if somebody told him to?... So he'll do something illegal until told to stop? Or he doesn't know he's doing anything wrong? And if he wasn't doing anything, why would he have to be told to "stop?"

    Strange testimony, indeed.

  • hope33 posted at 2:36 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    I have said all I wanted to say. No point in going back and forth with people.We will have to wait and see what happens.

  • Justice4All posted at 1:26 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    Justice4All Posts: 4

    I'm not entirely sure how u can say lol,nothing about this is funny it just goes to show that obviously you suffer from the same sick mindedness "he " does. You can be naive and choose to see what you want but it is blatenly clear something happened behind closed doors that no one will ever 100% know. But this story was not pulled from thin air and does have substance to it. And a jury of his peers will decide his fate! So keep ur fingers crossed God is watching out for these little girls and he is standing strong behind them!

  • hope33 posted at 1:01 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

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  • Justice4All posted at 12:10 pm on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    Justice4All Posts: 4

    Dear Hope 33,
    actually im not a close to the victims at all i dont even know who they are! However i do know the defendant much better than i ever would have like to. And i know in my heart that these poor children are not lying. This trial has been YEARS in the making, and if someone would have came forward years ago we would NOT be here now, and these girls wouldnt have endure such things.

  • hope33 posted at 11:52 am on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

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  • hope33 posted at 11:35 am on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    It is clear you are close to the so called think what you want but he doesnt deserve to go to prison because these so called sweet little girls are lying.....oh wait thats right girls never lie about such things right? Kids know how to lie and make up stories because they are mad at someone for kicking them out of his home MORE THEN ONCE BECAUSE THEY WERE BRATS WHO WOULDNT LISTEN. WHATEVER....YOU PEOPLE THINK WHAT YOU WANT BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE TRUTH AND IT WILL COME OUT.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 10:40 am on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

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    Truthseeker: If you think you're helping Critchfield with your mindless rants, you're dead wrong. With friends like you, he doesn't need any enemies. You're going after people here who just might believe Critchfield is innocent. What a loon. Put the crack pipe down and make up your mind if your a man, woman or a combination.

  • Justice4All posted at 10:01 am on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

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    .... And "Truthseeker" it is quite apparent that u are family of some sort and too closely involved. If you could take a step back and wonder how you would feel if it was your child or grandchild, or Mr. Critchfields children since you are so closely involved. You would want the person who hurt ur innocent babies to ROT behind bars for all eternity.

  • Justice4All posted at 9:50 am on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

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    Does it really matter that he is still married, and his family is standing beside him?? No not at all! To put it quite bluntly these are children, little girls that have to deal with this for the rest of their lives. If it was your child how would you feel? I believe he needs to be behind bars where child molesters belong!!

  • truthseeker posted at 6:10 am on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    apparently you havent talked in awhile or you would know that hes married always has been and always will ..but no i dont need to pursue it further..youre question was enough of an answer for me...and yes..what happens in the dark will be brought to the light..beautifully put!!!!..

  • whitdwbbttl posted at 12:40 am on Sun, Oct 17, 2010.

    whitdwbbttl Posts: 3

    His (old) my space? last I checked its 2010. I just found it odd that he would list himself as single. Bob has affected my family more than you know and it has nothing to do with this case. He knows who I am and we have talked. Lets just leave it at that. If you want to pursue it further please be my guest. I have alraedy said I truly hope that he is not guilty of what he is being accused of but only he and God know the truth. I leave the judging up to the jury and God. What happens in the dark will be brought to the light.

  • hope33 posted at 11:16 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    I thought that sounded just alittle weird myself sooooo I checked out his very old myspace page and he never even filled out his info on there. He hasnt been on there sence he made it in 2009. Anyway...He is still married and his wife is right by his side through all of this sh*t. Not that him being married or single now has anything to do with any of the things being said on here. Weird question indeed lol

  • truthseeker posted at 10:57 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    now...back to the topic at hand..."whitdwbbtil"..just a couple of sections down you ask a strange and very random question that has me scratching my head and my a** at the same time.."is Bob still married cuz on Myspace it lists him as single?" if that dosent sound a bit weird i dont know what the middle of this drama all you want to know is if hes still married..that sounds like a silly question from a silly young girl to me...maybe one who uses Myspace like most teens do...BY CHANCE WOULD YOU BE ONE OF HIS ACCUSERS>AND IF SO WHY DO YOU WONDER IF HE HAS A WIFE OR NOT STILL..sounds more like a young girl with a crush..maybe one who lied to try and break up his gets oughtta thing you in jail..i dont know..but in my opinion the attorney might wanna find out from what computer that e-mail came from.lucky for him i saved the whole thing so you cant cover youre tracks now...just a thought...but..i dont know..sometimes you kinda pick up on things like this..weirdo..and yes ..he is..sorry to burst youre new B.F.F .(.oh ya..and my little sister to..teehee.).Hope 33...whats youre opinion on that..sounds a little fishy to me!!!

  • truthseeker posted at 10:37 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    truthseeker dosent drink..only smokes crack!!..i aint youre girlfriend or youre sister...either youre a chick or just a little light in youre loafers..cuz no self respecting man would even talk sooo...whats the word im looking for...give me a sec..STUPID...lord..get oughtta F**CK**g clown!!!!...

  • Rogue Cop posted at 9:03 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    truthseeker, it's last call for alcohol and decaf in the morning, girlfriend! I'm not a witness to anything that did or didn't occur, so I haven't taken a side. I've just pointed out some weaknesses in the prosecution's case. You're too close to the forest to see the trees, sister!

  • hope33 posted at 8:47 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    Robert Del Critchfield's family! Thats his name Robert!

  • truthseeker posted at 8:38 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    hope33...who the H*** is the ROBERTS family???

  • truthseeker posted at 8:37 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    rogue cop..thx for the advice..but please decide what side of the fence youre on..and than stay there!!!..playing both sides of the fence never for watching my attitude..they have accused or (insinuated) the the kids..and shortly there after will be the dog and cat!!! more mr.nice guy(or gal..or maybe hermaphradite)..who gives a s**t...

  • hope33 posted at 8:18 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    LOL!!!! To funny truthseeker....Oh my! :o Just let me say hopefully the truth comes out sooner rather than later and the thing that sucks is even when it does come out the damage is already done to Roberts family and it will never be right for them...I am wondering why the CDA PRESS didnt report anything about the testimonies that were given friday for the defendants side?

  • whitdwbbttl posted at 8:09 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    whitdwbbttl Posts: 3

    Is bob still married? His myspace page has his status as single.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 8:00 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    Whoa, truthseeker...that was the rant to end all rants. Easy does it. People get passionate about child molestation issues. It's obvious that you're close to the Critchfield family and I'm sure they appreciate your loyalty but these other folks get emotional about child molestation also.

    I've investigated and supervised hundreds of these types of cases and I'm not close to either side of this one, but I can tell you that there is much that doesn't add up in this case, and I see very little expertise in this part of the state with child molestation cases.

  • truthseeker posted at 7:36 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    to all you mean people who laugh at children.(ive never done that before but it sounds like a hoot to me)...better yet..pull youre belt off and beat there little you know whats off...dear Lord..You and i know that these filth bags have forced my hand..all because i spoke up for a innocent man ..youre CHILD..and my family member..i tried to keep my big mouth clean.. nice to fellow man..and have failed miserably as all can the same time i was born with the off the cuff..personality that i have and sometimes it gets the better of me..and for this i ask forgiveness...but..having said that..GOD PLEASE PLUG YOURE EARS>>>you are all like a bunch of filthy flies..buzzing around me like a steamy pile of fresh S***..did i call myself S***indeed i did..i can assure you all..i would rather be that than the filthy nasty creature that looks for it..lays there babies in it..eats it..and whatever else flies do..yuuuuuck..on that note..GOD BLESS AND PEACE OUT MAN!!

  • thankful posted at 6:48 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    thankful Posts: 3

    The wife was never accused of anything.

  • thankful posted at 6:46 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    thankful Posts: 3

    The wif

  • Rogue Cop posted at 6:42 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    rdc082008 posted at 3:39 pm on Sat, Oct 16 2010.
    "And to rogue cop-these were kids aged 9 to 12 mainly at the time-they were not all friends or even know or like each other."

    Meaning exactly what? That doesn't add or detract from their credibility. And it certainly doesn't strengthen the case against the defendant.

  • thankful posted at 6:40 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    thankful Posts: 3

    I thank God for people like ROGUE COP, HOPE 33 AND TRUTHSEEKER. Please wait for the truth to come out.

  • rdc082008 posted at 3:39 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    rdc082008 Posts: 7

    truthseeker-it's obvious who you are. I'm glad your having so much fun with all this and laughing-kind of the way you laughed at a little girl crying about 2 years ago-remember? And if you're so educated you'd know these kids did tell him to stop and pulled away. I'm also really impressed by your ability to google cases for your own agenda. And to rogue cop-these were kids aged 9 to 12 mainly at the time-they were not all friends or even know or like each other.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 3:25 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    deecee: There's no allegation against the wife in this case, so if she's not a co-defendant was she in a coma for 2 years while all this molestation was going on? Also, where you typically see a wife's involvement is when a step father molests a child and the wife is in denial or just ignores it.

    In this case the Critchfields have a son and a daughter about the same ages as the alleged victims. There are no allegations by the children of the accused so your assertion that the wife is often involved doesn't work here. If that was the case, wouldn't the 9 alleged victims be blaming the wife also? Don't you think the son or daughter complain to mom that dad is showing porn movies to their friends. Again, why wouldn't the girls just stop going over to the house if Critchfield was such a "creep".

  • Rogue Cop posted at 3:14 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    Anyone: Upon what do you base your opinion of Siebe and his PI? I didn't say Siebe was great. I said he was a good attorney. He did take over for Clark Peterson who became a judge. I'm not sure Siebe gets involved in spelling people's names or why that even matters. Attorneys have staff for that kind of thing. We'll see what happens this week. If the PI had no credibility why do so many attorneys use him and why has he never been challenged on same?

    I don't disagree with you that somebody deserves some punishment when this is sorted out but if the defendant is found not guilty, nothing will be done to the "victims".

  • milburnschmidt posted at 2:07 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    milburnschmidt Posts: 1161

    Anyone is correct the last place to expect the facts or truth is in the courtroom. In three years there are not doubt dozens of motions to exclude witnesses,statements,all types of evidence. What you finally see in a courtroom is a censored novel with many parts left out. Yes it is a vital part of our legal system but it all hinges on the views and predudices of a judge. The truth is the last thing you will find in a courtroom and a not guilty is not a declaration of innocense but a statement the state failed to present a convictable case. On occasions defendants are proven innocent thru a trial but for the most part the jury didnt have enough to convict or believed the presented evidence.Until the jury is in he shouldnt be considered guilty but that doesnt mean you have to let your children go to his house either.

  • Anyone posted at 1:44 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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    The fact that the girls' stories changed is not entirely unexpected. Depositions were taken 3 years ago. Attorneys are paid to trip them up on the stand. All stories change as time progresses. Oral tradition is one of the most inaccurate forms of historical remembrance. I'm not defending the girls, I'm just pointing out the fact that this trial was not exactly "speedy." These are young girls, easily manipulated by attorneys. If they were more courtroom savvy, the girls would have simply said, "I can't remember three years ago. Would you read my deposition answer to refresh my memory?"

    The travesty in this case is that it took 3 years to come to trial and Critchfield has had several attorneys representing him. The legal "spin" has now interjected itself at least three this point we are further from the truth instead of closer.

  • deecee posted at 12:40 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    Oh Hope33, like I said read about it!
    It's all to common. And yes often the wife is part of it. Get outside of that bubble your living in & evolve people.
    The wife will often blame the child just like you are doing right now hopey hope hope.

  • hope33 posted at 12:06 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

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  • hope33 posted at 12:00 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17


  • milburnschmidt posted at 11:32 am on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    milburnschmidt Posts: 1161

    LOL well hope I hope you contacted the defense Atty to give your input and are able to testify. Cases like this are impossible to explain rationally and we are inundated with them across the country. I just lost a member of a coffee klatch member who pled guilty to poessesion of child pornography on his computer. He is 70 years old,vietnam veteran,retired BLM supervisor and active in the high school wrestling team.(HMMM). Last person I would expect also but we all remained silent till his case was settled and he pled guilty and was sentenced to 2 yrs in a federal prison. My point is no one can predict who does this and why many defended him even after he admitted it and they got his Email contacts who he traded pictures with. I dont know if this fellow is guilty of course but Im leery several young girls have held up this long without their conspiracy coming apart. Everyone that commits any kind of crime has supporters and defenders no matter the case or evidence. Many will lie to protect their friends or family. If indeed the girls made up the storey to get this guy for whatever reason then we are in big trouble as a society and community.We either have to believe these things dont happen or couldnt or we have to believe they do and we cant explain why. Your position seems to be its impossible for these things to happen so they dont and all victims are liars. There is no proof except for their word against his. Fortunately thousands of us are not being accused of it and conduct ourselves in a manner to avoid these situations. We will watch the trial and then decide.

  • Anyone posted at 11:22 am on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557

    Not so "truthseeker,"

    Both sides have legitimate concerns.

    For those who believe he is innocent one of the most compelling arguments is that he is not currently in custody...or maybe the testimony of one of the alleged victims.

    For those who believe he is guilty, perhaps it's the fact that it is so many girls have come forward, or that Siebe is the attorney.

    Why not let the facts come out, because as of now, it is pure conjecture on both sides.

  • deecee posted at 11:08 am on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    Hope, Often Wives are a part of IT!
    Read about it.

  • truthseeker posted at 5:52 am on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    lest we forget..SALEM WITCH-HUNT.those darling little quaker girls who accused members of there community of witch craft...after many lives were lost..the town smelling of burnt flesh...oooops silly us..we lied!!!..hope those little darlings are burning in F***I**.H*** for all ETERNITY...i dont care if they were young or not...they were old enough to lie..then admit it later..they were old enough to know better

  • truthseeker posted at 5:39 am on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    Peter Rose arrested in 1994 for sexual assault of 13 year old girl who was badgered by police to identify someone.. 10 years later recants her story..Rose is released and receives 300,000 settelment for wrongful the meantime real perp has never been caught...(word on the street is he lives next door to you)

  • truthseeker posted at 5:32 am on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28 baaaack...Larry Youngblood..convicted of child molestation in 1985 sentenced 10 years6mos in 98 youngblood is released from prison .while on parole fails to register as sex offender(considering the circumstances cant say i blame him)is rearrested for parole the meantime old evidence that was never tested is and LOW AND BEHOLD..he was innocent..was released for good in 2000..hopefully won one heck of a law suit after that!!!

  • Anyone posted at 10:38 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557


    Sorry, but Siebe has no integrity. He's a bottom feeder who subpoenas witnesses but refuses to return their phone calls. He only got this case because the last attorney representing Critchfield became a judge. Siebe can't even spell the witnesses names right. Siebe and his P.I. have ZERO integrity...but I guess that's what makes Siebe "great." (This is not to insinuate Mr. Critchfield is guilty)

    If these girls concocted this story, they should go to jail for a LOOONNNG time. If they are telling the truth, HE should go to jail for a LOOONNNG time. Either way, nobody on these threads knows if he is guilty or innocent, no matter how close to him they claim to be.

  • hope33 posted at 9:27 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    well you have followed it well but I just hope the jury didnt already make up there mind and find him guilty before they ever even got picked to be on the jury. Alot of people are like that.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 9:12 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2262

    Well, I won't say that I know the case but cases like this intrigue me and I've followed it in the press. Just seems there was a rush to judgement which often happens in child molest cases. Cops and prosecutors can't be myopic when dealing with these cases because someone falsely accused can be ruined.

  • hope33 posted at 8:52 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    Thank goodness someone who actully knows the case....Everything you said Rogue Cop
    is right and yes Mr. Critchfield is naive but he shouldnt be sent to prison for being that. There are alot of things about this case that just doesnt add up and I just pray to god the right people see that. I wont lie and say if I heard this story just from the news or what I read in the paper I wouldnt think to myself this guy needs to go to prison but I know more then the papers or news says I just wont post anything while the trial is still going on.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 8:31 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2262

    Hmmmm, It looks like there's no point in having a trial here anymore. I followed this case from the beginning and always had a few questions...How could this guy molest all these girls for 2 years in the confines of his own home when the girls are there visiting his kids? Was his wife in on the molestation? During a period of 2 years NOT EVEN A HINT of something awry, then all of a sudden 9 girls come forward with allegations??? A trained investigator finds this all a little odd. I'm not dismissing it. Just think it's a little odd.

    Teenage girls talk, and they talk a lot. I can't imagine teenage girls being molested, watching porn at a friend's home and not talking about it with someone who might just drop a dime to a school administrator, a parent, a minister, older sibling. But I can see teenage girls cooking up a story to get back at someone who kicked them out of his house for not obeying the rules. Just saying.

    Child molesters typically have one or two victims that they "work" by gaining their confidence. It's very unusual to have a bunch of your kids' friends, who come over to your home everyday, and you just freely walk around grabbing them and slipping your hand down their pants and boldly showing porn movies and photos in the light of day with your own kids and wife present...and nobody says a word for 2 YEARS.

    Now is this Critchfield character SMART? Well, I think he's naive and that's being kind. Dumber than a fence post might be more accurate.

    Two years of molestation is alleged, and cops arrest the guy within hours of the allegations. Did they serve a search warrant? Why didn't they take the time to analyze the evidence from the search warrant and re-interview these alleged victims before arresting they guy.

    Milburn, it seems to me that I read there were initially 14 alleged victims. 9 get called to testify and 1 of them completely refutes the other 8...AND that's just the prosecution's case. The defense starts their case next week. Seibe is a good attorney...should be interesting.

  • hope33 posted at 8:14 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17


  • milburnschmidt posted at 7:55 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    milburnschmidt Posts: 1161

    One would hope you can get a nugget of wisdom in these posts instead of a lot of name calling and insults . No where have I read a insinuation he was guilty only about the ability of a child to tell the truth. It seems Hope and truth seeker are incapable of rational discussions even if its about something they know nothing about and are more interested in being outrageous and foolish. Sounds like the the two supporters are up past their bedtime and are not ready for prime time debate. Perhaps one victim could be dubious but it seems this has happened to several indicating a pattern which the two supporters conviently ignore. Perhaps they have similar interests to Mr Critchfield,WHO KNOWS. LIGHTS OUT YOU TWO.

  • hope33 posted at 7:48 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    JUST LET ME REMIND PEOPLE WHAT ONE OF THE VICTIMS SAID IN COURT "One girl testified early in the day that she knew Critchfield well and thought many of the allegations were overblown, that she felt safe around him and didn’t believe he’d do what he’s been accused of doing. She said he would have stopped if somebody had told him to. She is one of the alleged victims.

  • hope33 posted at 7:42 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17


  • Anyone posted at 7:20 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557


    That would make you his spouse?

    How do you "know" he is innocent? Were you around him 24/7? Skeletons hide very well in the closet.

    People are skeptical because of the nature of the offense, and the fact that he is charged by numerous young girls. That is quite the conspiracy to be concocted by young teen girls. Or the fact that the case originally was investigated in 2008...and it's nearly 2011. Or the numerous defense attorneys involved.

    I'm not saying he is guilty. I'm not saying he is innocent. I'm just saying the skepticism might not be as unwarranted as you think.

    As I said before, let the facts come out and then make your own verdict.

  • hope33 posted at 6:35 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17


  • Anyone posted at 6:14 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557


    Uh, if a 35+ year old man is indeed molesting, HE has the power. He can threaten physical harm not only on the child, but their family as well. Your answer shows you are not the product of an intelligent family, but rather a sheltered, inbred, low I.Q. family.

    Smart people (and you waved bye-bye to that category long ago) would wait until the trial is over before making a judgment. Most of the people here admit to not knowing much about the trial or the defendant. And for those who claim he is innocent simply because you know him, there is an old adage: "If you want the definition of a criminal, look at your neighbor. When mass-murderers are finally caught, all the neighbors say the same things: "He was a quiet man...he kept to himself. I would have never guessed he could do that!" Ted Bundy ring a bell?

    Wait until the trial is over and all the facts are out in the open. Then acquit or convict. Until then, none of you know anything, except what your own biases want you to believe.

  • deecee posted at 6:06 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    I was afraid of that truthseeker & forgive me for my spelling error. It won't happen again!
    The "video" is in the article you should of read thoroughly.
    If this jerks "wife" remembers the taping of their sexual episodes then maybe she's wondering about guilt or innocence. Their are plenty of pedophiles & always have been, it's just a reality people & it's in an abundance there!

  • Lanie11 posted at 5:20 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Lanie11 Posts: 67

    NONE of us know if any of this is true or false!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And oh truthseeker as for the porn on his computer and pictures he took of people having sex on his camera............exactly how do YOU know these do not exist????????????????

  • Lanie11 posted at 5:15 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Lanie11 Posts: 67

    Wow truthyseeker loves calling people my!!!! And as for what video truthseeker go and read the article before making stupid comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • truthseeker posted at 5:02 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28 late man..i already procreatated..wait..or do you mean procreate...what a scholar you are...idahos finest at work..lord have mercy..forgive him for he knows not what he does..(or how to spell)..all 10 of my procreations are laughing there a**e* off at this time..and are proud to have a parent who will speak out against ignorance and stupidity..and most of all mass hysteria

  • truthseeker posted at 4:56 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    hey idiot..i mean lanie11...what video are you talking fact what case are you talking about??? i am there indeed a mysterious video out there???..hmmm..this is getting stranger and stranger by the be continued im sure..its like a lifetime movie channel movie man...with a mysterious video...ooohhh..

  • hope33 posted at 4:44 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17


  • deecee posted at 3:44 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    Just one more Laugh for your Friday Truthseeker.
    And smoke on & peace out!
    There are an awful lot of convicted molesters for the population there. Look it up!
    And "hope33", you hang in there with that hope thing.

  • Lanie11 posted at 3:10 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    Lanie11 Posts: 67

    And so if this video does exist are you still gonna say these childten lied?????????????? Amazing that you automatically said he is NOT guilty...................Hmm interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hope33 posted at 2:37 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    hope33 Posts: 17

    Hummm....Lets just say everyone has a right to there own opinion. I feel that every child molester needs to get the death penalty! But.... There are alot of people out there who get accussed of such a thing and are NOT GUILTY! There lifes and familys lifes are ruined because of lies...Yes I am saying kids tell lies and are to scared and in to deep they just keep going with the lie. I beleave that is the case in this situation. I dont care what you others say or think I have a right to my own opinion LIKE IT OR NOT!

  • truthseeker posted at 1:33 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    my god..i said i was done with this but at this point i feel like the PIED PIPER..with a bunch of stupid idiots following behind, as i play my crazy tune..i cant hardly even write anymore because i cant stop laughing...i never knew i could have this much twisted fun on a friday..and i havent smoked any wacky tobaccy yet..get a handle of yourselves..o.k...o.k. i give..MERCY..youre all right and im wrong...H*** lets all just build him a stake and burn him at it after court today..years later when the other girls admit that they, too were pressured into there statements ..we can say..well my oh my ..maybe he wasnt guilty ..shoot..darn the bad luck!!!...anyways i started the day upset..thx to all you fine folks for following me thru out the day and hanging on my every word..its been marvelous..when my mom said i was a leader in all i would do and say, she had no idea..haaahaa thx again for turning a crappy day into the very entertaining one..please continue to feed my whatever way you feel long as the truth is told and hopefully BELIEVED i dont care..PIED PIPER signing out with laughter in her (or his) voice and LOVE FOR ALL IN MY HEART..MAY GOD BLESS ALL YOU FINE FOLKS..and last but not least..PEACE OUT!!!!

  • whitdwbbttl posted at 1:11 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    whitdwbbttl Posts: 3

    I don't know bob too personally but i have spoken to him a few times. Lets just say i didn't invite him into my life but he will be a part of it forever. I truly hope that he is not guilty of what he is being accused of but only he and God know the truth. I leave the judging up to the jury and God. What happens in the dark will be brought to the light.

  • deecee posted at 1:04 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    "Truthseeker", I hope that you are not are have ever been a PARENT to anyone on this earth, period.
    I said there is a lot of this ( meaning molestation of children!) that goes on there. Not crime in general. Maybe the rights of people (ADULTS), are protected so much that they feel SAFE there. Just read some of the peoples responses. Truthseeker you no nothing about abused children & how they respond to it. Like I said there is WAY TOO MUCH CHILD MOLESTATION GOING ON THERE.
    I would never be for convicting anybody that is innocent. To tell you the truth I'm sick of my taxes going to Penal Institution.

  • truthseeker posted at 12:44 pm on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28 to respond...lets is obvious that you all want too beleive hes guilty..and love to listen to yourselves talk...its me against all of you dragon slayers..that wont change anytime fact after this little ditty here, when i both stop reading and responding to all of youre witch-hunting bullc*** who will you argue with next..i will end this on one indisputable fact...." I felt safe around mr.critchfield and dont believe he is guilty of what hes being accused of,this has been blown out of proportion,he would have stopped if he had been asked too..hmmmhmm i can see a repeat of the STOLL case in the making here VERY clearly..all of this from one of his accusers..theres a special place in heaven for her, thats for sure..she is an innocent child who was led astray by witch-hunters..bullied by the other children and there parents, for sure, to lie..but in the end she is telling the is not a threat to children or society..but..indeed, it is much more entertaining to sit at home and think that he is, isnt it..before i had knowledge of this case i was one of those pathetic CLOSE MINDED people myself..thk god i never played a hand in sending a innocent person to prison as , surely, i dont want anything to do with mr pedophile in H*** know, the guy waiting for all of you, who have played a part in convicting the innocent, to a lifetime of H*** on earth..the guy(or gal for that matter) who waits..with a grin on his face and his britches to his knees..taataa..truthseeker is more cheap entertainment for you folks..p.s...i once had my children convinced there was santa clause too..and a tooth fairy..i should have no problem convincing them that are friendly neighbor is a straight up perv..and remind them of the lustful look in his eye he has every time they get off the school bus..gotta run..if you cant beat-em why not join work to do..hope all you folks got my lying back when all this goes down..FUN, FUN FOR ALL!!!

  • milburnschmidt posted at 11:39 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    milburnschmidt Posts: 1161

    Interesting name truthseeker for someone with a closed mind. To lump all molesting incidents to a platitude as he does shows a mind incapable of having any interest in the truth. To defend someone absolutely as he does and ignores direct testimony illustrates how critchfields get away with their crimes. Perhaps truthseeker is confident enough to enlist the suspect as a baby sitter for his children or grandchildren to help with his legal expenses if he has so much faith in him. Children are afraid to come forth with these stories for fear of getting in trouble,being not believed or afraid of adults. Many young victims whether altar boys or victims of abuse by parents are reluctant and ashamed to admit what happened. Children have no free will or ability to stay away from all molesters.Some do complain and others dismiss and hide the shame for years afraid a truthseeker will scoff at their complaints Folks like truthseeker are the ones who would marry Ted Bundy or the night stalker richard raimairez or other convicted felons seeing a bright side to them and eliminate the problem to society by blaming the victim. A display of a lazy flawed thinking process is truthseekers problem and why to many victims shut up. Since Mr truth is a expert witness and seems to have inside knowledge and opinions I look forward to reading his testimony in the trial .

  • truthseeker posted at 11:26 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    sorry...i must have had exceptionally good parents and family...i must have felt safer at home than youre child did..i must have felt like i could trust the adults in my inner circle..I MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FEW EDUCATED ONES IN THE STATE OF IDAHO WHO KNEW GOOD TOUCH FROM BAD TOUCH because i had the common sense to put a stop to it IMMEDIATELY...and did not go back for a repeat attack..fondle, tickle,whatever kinda S*** you wanna call it...get over yourself...dont be so defensive..tell me this..youre child..are they now a sexual abuser..statistics show that they will be you know..!!!!!!!!..will we be deciding youre childs fate someday after they have been wrongfully accused and persecuted by witch-hunters..i would like to say i hope not..but karma has a funny way of paying people back..always has and always will..

  • NotTrue posted at 10:53 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    NotTrue Posts: 1

    In response to truthseeker's statements that "victims do not continue to go to someones house or continue to see someone they have been abused by...." You should really learn and investigate what you are talking about. As a parent of a child who has been abused, and whose child was good friends with their abusers for years before we as parents knew anything was wrong, I would say, you are way off base. We would hope that kids would tell us when they are being mistreated and we had all the right sdiscussion with our children about abuse and how to prevent it and to come talk to us when, or if, anyone tried to touch them inappropriately, but guess what???? Sometimes they don't. My child was abused for over a year before we knew anything about the abuse. You can not say that kids should and will act like we as adults think they should. The abuser also scares them into not telling so, don't sit there and make the statement that they would not continue to go visit his house if he was abusing them...That statement is hurtful and in so many ways very untrue.

  • truthseeker posted at 9:14 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    i too hope theres a special place in H*** for baby rapers and animal beaters..but i also hope theres a place in H*** for people who wrongfully convict and accuse people of this sort of monstrous act..i hope theres a real pedophile there waiting for all of them..with a smile on his face.and his britches to his knees

  • truthseeker posted at 9:06 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    JOHN STOLL arrested in Bakersfield California in 1985 for child molestation.. convicted soley on the testimony of children who were manipulated by social workers,police and there own parents//Stoll and 3 others were convicted with NO PHYSICAL evidence..Stoll was sentenced to 40 years in prison 2002 5 of the 6 children recanted there stories claiming badgering make the allegations up by parents and officials.. Stoll was released and was seeking compensation for wrongful imprisonment at the time this story was written..p.s. think it cant happen to you or youres..think again

  • MicaBay posted at 8:30 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    MicaBay Posts: 33

    "For the numbers in populous there SURE is an awful lot of this going on......... "
    Are higher crime rates related to lower education rates? If so, doesn't that speak volumes about the education quiality in N. Idaho?

  • truthseeker posted at 8:16 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    i dont have to read an article on the subject..i am living proof..i am not talking about a wife who returns to her abusive husband..because theres finances involved ..children involved..FAMILY units involved..I am talking about going repeatedly back to youre MOLESTERS house..over and over and over again..over a year or twos time..that is NOT a victim of sexual abuses steer clear of that person and there tell an adult are not forced to repeatedly walk in those doors are not afraid of that person or you would not continue the action..i dont care what anyone says..its the truth and you all know it..its not even comparable with a abused wives situation..thats a completely different situation..and unfortunately i have been through both scenarios.. and take offense to the comparison..apples and oranges..

  • deecee posted at 8:05 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    deecee Posts: 128

    This animal should be in jail awaiting trial. Poor error in judgement. There is a special place in H*** for people who harm children & animals in my opinion.
    For the numbers in populous there SURE is an awful lot of this going on.........

  • mister d posted at 7:45 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    mister d Posts: 1531

    Truthseeker, I don't know if Critchfield is guilty or not as I am not involved in the trial, but yes, many victims return to the perpetrator. Why does an abused woman return to the man who beats and torments her? Abuse, whether sexual or physical is a mind game and children are most vulnerable. There are many articles you can read on this topic, or call any woman's center or abuse hotline and they can help explain this much clearer than allowed in this space.

  • truthseeker posted at 6:42 am on Fri, Oct 15, 2010.

    truthseeker Posts: 28

    i hope to god the jury sees through the lies that are being told about mr.critchfield...the last part of this article speaks of the accusers saying she feels safe around mr.critchfield, and that these allegations are blown out of of the accusers ..REMEMBER THIS..this could happen to anybody..this could happen to youre son, or grandson, or yourself one day..what will you do?? does one defend them self against something like this..and another thought..if these children were so traumatized, what in the world were they doing going back to the house over and over again..not critchfield going to them but them going to his house non stop..w.t.h...not everybody is a Joseph Duncan out there i promise you that!!!

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