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Cotter man gets 20 years for child rape

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 25, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.

William Bardin.

MOUTNAIN HOME — A Baxter County judge has sentenced a Cotter man to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl.

The Baxter Bulletin reported that 63-year-old William Bardin was sentenced Thursday. Bardin pleaded guilty in June to repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 14 over several years.

He was recorded admitting that he assaulted the girl in his home and in an ice cream truck he drove.

Bardin started assaulting the girl when she was about 5 or 6 years old. She is now a teenager.

He must complete 14 years of the sentence before being eligible for parole.


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LR1955 says... July 25, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

This man who is guilty of commiting multiple abominable sexual acts against a child gets 20 yrs with possibly getting out in 14...and this week several others were convicted of child porn: A 45-year-old El Dorado man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of receiving child pornography;A 52-year-old Little Rock man accused of masturbating in front of a teenage girl who was visiting his home was convicted of sexual indecency with a child Wednesday, fined $10,000 and sentenced to six months in prison; A 24-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 10-year prison sentence in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Thursday for having an obscene video of a teenager on his cellphone; WHATS WITH THESE PERVS ?

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maelstrom says... July 25, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.

'WHATS WITH THESE PERVS' is that we as a society have bought into the notion that 'Every Life Has Value' (unless, of course, that life has not yet completed the few-inch journey through the birth canal, which is another rant entirely). So we keep them around indefinitely, pontificating about how the justice system should focus on rehabilitation and not retribution. Because we are a Civilized Society. Because We do not well tolerate the death penalty. Because it is Barbarous. And Cruel. And Unusual. And We are Civilized and Better than That. And oh the horror if we do follow through with an execution and the convicted fellow happens to gasp or twitch in the process.

And while We are busy being a Civilized Society and Better than those that employ capital punishment, the people like we read about in this article continue to increase in strength, numbers, and evil.

And our Civilized Society is perplexed at why in the world things are getting worse.

But then there are uncivilized fellows, such as myself, that stubbornly believe things would probably get better if, in clear and uncertain cases like this, we dispatched of the perpetrator quickly; not cruelly, but with somewhat less concern about their physical distress on their journey to see the Final Judge.

But I, apparently, am Barbarous.

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