Sex offender says he will continue to molest children; is released anyway

Sex offender says he will continue to molest children; is released anyway

Michael McGill is a sick individual. He’s been convicted of repeated sexual assaults against children, and has written letters begging to stay in prison so that he won’t harm anyone again. Yet, he’s still going to be released?

A convicted sex offender due to be released Saturday from prison after serving 11 months warned in letters that if set free, he would reoffend, even against children. In the letters, Michael McGill begged authorities to keep him locked up for life.

“Please throw the book at me … I’m harmful to others I should be locked up for life,” he wrote in block letters that resemble a child’s writing. “I will sexual abuse men. Do this for the safe (sic) of others then I be able not to hurt anyone else. Judge I’m begging you to put me away.”

In another place he wrote that he had told his two 7-year-old male victims, “I will do more sex crimes with boys 4 to 14. I will molest with boys 15 to 18.”

Neither the Polk County attorney’s office, which prosecuted McGill and distributed his letters to other agencies, nor the Iowa Board of Parole, nor the attorney general’s office, which handles civil commitments for sexually violent predators, says it can do anything to prevent McGill’s release.

McGill will at least initially be housed at the community-based Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility, which he won’t be allowed to leave without an officer’s escort. He is supposed to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet at all times and be under maximum supervision for 10 years. But is that enough?

His letters, spanning 22 pages, were obtained Thursday by The Des Moines Register. It’s unclear whether he was addressing anyone in particular. They were written at some point after his latest arrest, in April 2008. Assistant Polk County Attorney Jeff Noble got them June 13, 2008, and sent them days later to officials at the Des Moines Police Department, the Iowa Board of Parole and the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. McGill, 50, wrote that his sexual offenses date to 1976 and that there were 15 victims.

… “He apparently maintained his position – that he is a danger to others and intends to reoffend – even after he was incarcerated,” Noble wrote.

“Obviously,” wrote Noble, “these letters are relevant to placement, treatment, parole, supervision, civil commitment and possibly further investigation into other crimes.”

McGill’s letters acknowledge both of the April 2008 incidents. McGill also wrote that among other incidents he:

• Was banned in 1990 from the “Gallery book store” for soliciting sex with young men.

• Was banned from “Younkys” downtown for having sex in a restroom with another man.

• Used a compact mirror in 1990 to look at the genitalia of a child in the next stall, then crawled underneath and had forcible sex with him.

• Approached a boy from behind at a urinal at Merle Hay Mall and molested him in the mid-’90s.

The accounts are sickening and scary.

In one letter, McGill writes: “The reason why I molest boys. It give me the thrill to be in control of their penises and tell them what to do. …”

Yet all those involved in his case say they have no choice but to let him out.

Here is part of the letter he wrote:

He only completed 11 months of a 10 year sentence. There are special circumstances for civil commitment for violent sexual predators who have served their sentences yet cannot be released because they are a danger to society. However, a psychologist examined McGill and apparently, didn’t find the need for a civil commitment. Without a psychologist’s recommendation, you apparently cannot go forward with the civil commitment, even though McGill himself is begging for it. Here’s the best part: the psychologist who examined McGill also read his letters, the ones referenced above. Yet they didn’t see that this man cannot be allowed to go free??

I also don’t understand why he has been released to begin with if he has, as referenced in the story, admitted to forcibly having sex with little boys. And if was sentenced to ten years, how about starting with letting him serve out his entire sentence? Why is he being released early?

Of course, if this was in Louisiana, we wouldn’t have an issue anymore, thanks to conservative rock star Bobby Jindal and Senators Gautreaux, Amedee, Dorsey, Duplessis and Mount. Convicted child sex offenders are castrated there. And it seems to me that this guy is a pretty good candidate for castration. Maybe we should put a call into Governor Jindal’s office and see if they’ll make a special out-of-state exception for this guy.

A large part of this issue is thanks to liberal policies and mindsets when it comes to punishing criminals. Liberals love so much to sympathize with the criminal, rather than the victim, and love to feel like they can “change” criminals. Liberal policies are the ones that brought us the false promise of “rehabilitation” for sex offenders and the like. It is thanks to their love of moral relativism; there is no such thing as good or bad to them, and therefore, they can’t look at someone like Michael McGill and understand the evil lurking within. Part of the reason that we are seeing cases like this is because we have diluted the truth of what is good and what is evil. And when it comes to the safety of our families, can we really afford to do that in the name of political correctness?

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  • Ironwolf32 says:

    This scumbag is sentenced to 10 years and serves 11 months. Yet we law abiding citizens are required to pay 100% of our tax obligation per year. Next year, I should pay 10% but of course I will spend 5 years with no time off for good behavior.

    I would love to see legislation that would put the full responsibility on the parole board, if a felon that they release commits another crime. If a murderer is released and kills again, then the parole board member that recommends the release now becomes an accessory in the crime.

    As an engineer, I am held fully responsible if something I design hurts someone. Why isn’t the parole board held to the same standard?

    I have a 7 year old son that I will now need to protect from this monster and others that they “rehabilitate”. Pathetic…

  • Melinda P says:

    I’ve got 2 boys, 6 and 3. They will not be allowed to go into a men’s restroom alone for years to come. I will take them into the ladies room with me for as long as I possibly can!!! This scum-bag is being released, but what would it take for him to have to stay in prison!? Stupid liberals and their problem with seeing things as either right or wrong!

  • We go to that mall he was caught in on occasion, and this served as a reminder for our son why we are diligent about safety.

    I do not understand for the life of me why he was released the first time.

  • Justin says:

    There’s something seriously wrong with the justice system when its the freaking pedophile that’s trying to do the right thing (stay incarcerated).

    And what kind of hack psychologist says he’s perfectly safe to release? If the criminal doesn’t think he’ll be able to stop himself, he won’t.

    I actually have some sympathy for the pedophile. He seems to have the mind of a small child, and he’d rather stay in jail then risk hurting anyone. I can understand the desire to move him to a nicer holding facility. But releasing him? Seriously?

  • Sean Gazlt says:

    Liberal? Iowa? NEVER!
    Wait till you see what our State Supreme Court did today- that will convince ya!
    Cases like McGills are just one more reason my children will be raised somewhere BESIDES Iowa.

  • Mandy Boos says:

    Well I am a liberal and I have no time for pedophiles. I have 2 boys and if they were to be molested i would serve my time, because I believe in street justice over the government being allowed to make decisions for the victims. Why should they make the choice of what to do with someone who did something unjustly to my kids? The obvious problem in this case was the psychologist. Not a liberal! The judicial system needs to change. They lock up drug dealers for selling drugs to people who are willing and responsible for thier actions, which in turn is causing more violence in the U.S. and other war against drug countries. But they protect the rapists and child pedophiles like they are the victims. If i were to sell a joint to a fully grown human being, i would get locked up cause i didnt pay taxes on the sale. Thats all its about, cause if the gov. gave a shit about us as people. They would be protecting our children first and foremost. Get your priorities straight people!!!

  • Mandy Boos says:

    oh and to think you really own anything in this country….do you really think that??? You silly goose!!!! If they wanted to build a prison in the middle of your neighborhood, you would have to sell your house to the city!!! You have no say in that what-so-ever!!! They would tear your house down, give you some money and tell you to hit the road jack. So, really, what are we fighting for? Our freedoms? Our Country? Or just our government to do whatever the hell they want to!! Our legislature and our constitutional rights have been so fipped and flopped around, the government is all it really serves now. Dont you think its time we take our country back? They have made loop-holes to jump through for all of our constitutional rights so in the end, the state or feds will always win. Ask a constitutional lawyer what his opinion is on this and hopefully he will tell you the truth. So, us liberals, thank god for us or you wouldnt have anyone fighting for your rights as people in the United States of America. If you dont believe this, investigate how they can put you in a federal prison without a jury trial. On just plain hear-say if they really want to see you locked up. See the problem is, that it hasnt happened to one of your loved ones yet…but dont be to sure that it wont! I bet you would investigate it then and see all the non-sence involved. So, please b4 you start pointing fingers, make sure you know who exactly your pointing them at, because the truth holds in the saying dont judge a book by its cover, you never know the details of it until you read the whole book. That ladies and gentleman is the truth!!! Go ahead…find out for yourself.

  • Odo Ital says:

    A sex change and teaching credentials. BAM! Carte-blanche playtime!

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