Ex-banker gets deal in child molestation case

An ex-Michigan bank president accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl has pleaded guilty in a deal that could eventually clear him of felony charges and keep him off Indiana's sex offender registry. St. Joseph (Ind.) County prosecutors charged William C. Peterson, 43, with felony child molesting. The South Bend Tribune reported authorities accuse the Granger resident of fondling a sleeping girl in May 2008. St. Joseph, Mich.-based Edgewater Bank fired Peterson soon after he was charged.
AP Wire
May 11, 2011

His trial was to start Friday. Under Tuesday’s deal, he’ll be sentenced in 2014 on misdemeanor battery charges and will be cleared of felony penalties if he sticks to court-ordered terms. They include staying away from the victim, continuing psychiatric counseling, attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and abstaining from drugs and alcohol.

Comments

nimbusdean

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't believe this...what a bunch of crap, that poor child will suffer from that all her life. You talk about injustice

flowers

These people (pedophiles) cannot be rehabilitated. YOU CAN'T FIX THIS!!! The next time and there will be, is going to be way worse. We need to protect children and not let a known pedophile out on a deal that was made. Ridiculous!!!

King Ding

a case IMHO where it's warranted a life should be ended. It is beyond me how this can happen; The St. Joseph (Ind.) County prosecutors should be sent to prison for allowing this to happen.

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