Learning From the Murder of a Pedophile

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(policelink.monster.com(broken link)) Security video footage of officers attempting to breach a cell door while a pedophile is being murdered by another inmate.
Father John Geoghan, a Roman Catholic priest. Geoghan had a 30 year career as a priest at six different parishes. He was accused of molesting more than 130 children during that time. The Catholic Church seemed to transfer Geoghan from parish to parish in spite of allegations. The Boston archdiocese initially agreed to a $30 million settlement with 86 of Geoghan’s victims, and then reached an ultimate settlement with a total of 542 victims (from the entire diocese) for $65 million including Geoghan’s 86 victims.
In January 2002 John Geoghan was found guilty of indecent assault and grabbing the buttocks of a 10-year-old boy at a boys and girls club swimming pool. His sentence, 9-10 years in prison: many other victims from prior allegations came forward to testify even though the statute of limitations (on their respective cases) had run out years earlier. John Geoghan, a career pedophile and part-time priest was going to prison.
Fast forward to August 23, 2003; John Geoghan a prisoner at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts was trapped in his cell, strangled and stomped to death by Joseph Druce, a self-described white supremacist. Druce was serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for killing a man that allegedly made a pass at him.
According to the New York Times (Aug. 23, 2003) Druce was a self-proclaimed homophobe and had been planning the killing for more than a month. As officials started to examine the case it was revealed that another prisoner had tried to warn guards prior to the attack. John J. Conte, the District Attorney was quoted as saying “This seems like something that shouldn’t happen.”

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