Sunday, March 11, 2012

Teen Sodomized in Public Library Bathroom

The public library bathroom is the locus of sexual crime against children, again, this time in Tustin, CA, at the Orange County Public Library, and once again a LIBRARY WAS NOT EVEN AWARE OR CARED LESS—the 13 year old reported the crime himself:

  • "School Boy Allegedly Sodomized Inside a Tustin Public Library," by R. Scott Moxley, OC Weekly, 10 March 2012.

    A 13-year-old boy had gone to the library after school to study, but ended up a rape victim.

    Police say Robert Howard Claudio sodomized the unidentified kid inside a library bathroom located at 345 E. Main Street.

    Tustin PD Lt. Pat Welch said in a prepared statement that the boy managed to free himself, run for help and underwent medical treatment.
  • "Tustin Boy Sexually Attacked in Library; Suspect Arrested," by Carol J. Williams, The Los Angeles Times, 9 March 2012.

    A 23-year-old Anaheim man with a juvenile history of sex offenses was arrested Friday afternoon after a 13-year-old boy reported being sodomized in the men's bathroom of the Orange County Public Library in Tustin, police said.

    The boy fled the library to a police station across the street and reported the attack, said Lt. Pat Welch of the Tustin Police Department.  He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was home with his family later in the evening, Welch said.
  • "Sex Offender Arrested in Tustin Library Assault of 13-Year-Old Boy; Robert Howard Claudio Allegedly Attacked the Victim at a Library About 3:30 P.M. Friday," by City News Service, NBC Los Angeles, 10 March 2012.

    The boy left the library and told a security guard what happened, Welch said.

    Claudio also approached the guard, Welch said.

    "The suspect actually approached the civilian officer and identified himself as a registered sex offender and said that something had just occurred in the library and that he may be involved in it," Welch told KCAL9.
  • "Sex Offender Arrested After Assault on Teen," by Erika I. Ritchie, The Orange County Register, 10 March 2012.
    The teen told police at the front desk that he had been studying after school in the Orange County Public Library at 345 E. Main St., when he was approached by a man. He said he and the man began talking and the two ended up in the restroom where he was sodomized, Welch said.

    The teen said he immediately left the library and came to the police department just a few hundred feet away.

    While the teen was telling his story to police, a man left the library and saw a civilian police service officer driving nearby. He stopped the officer at El Camino and Main Street and told him that he was a registered sex offender and had been involved in something at the library, Welch said.

    At that point the department's communication center put the two incidents together and immediately dispatched police to the where the man was being detained.

    While he was detained, police officers drove the teen by to see if the man was the same one who he accused of assaulting him, Welch said.

    He positively identified the man, Welch said. Police have identified the man as Robert Howard Claudio, 24, of Anaheim.

    Claudio admitted the sexual assault, Welch said, and was arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and sodomy of a minor. Claudio was booked into Orange County Jail and has a bail of $2 million.


  1. From your selection of media reports, can you please detail how you know the library 'couldn't care less' about this incident? Its not apparent to me.

  2. Do not put words in my mouth. "Or" is the operative word. I did not say what you claim I said.

    Further, "Nobody should have the Seattle experience of shocking their children, nor of having librarians who are indifferent to the problem." Indifferent. Cared less. Sounds similar.

    Who mentioned, "librarians who are indifferent"? Well I have some pretty strong support for that. The highest, actually. The very author of the Children's Internet Protection Act. See "CIPA Author Exposes ALA Deception; Ernest Istook Who Authored Children's Internet Protection Act Calls Out American Library Association for Using Legal Tactics to Claim First Amendment Protection for Public Library Pornography Viewing, Causing Librarians to Be Indifferent and Leave Children Unprotected."

    Speaking of indifferent, the ALA, the CIPA author says, has effective control of a third of American libraries in a manner that harms children. In the weeks since the CIPA author said this, the ALA media machine has produced ZERO stories on the matter that was and is central to the ALA. Same for Library Journal. Same for all other library media, other than myself. One library media source even removed my link to the CIPA author's statement. So much for free speech, right?

    So I am on firm ground in raising the possibility that the library could care less. I am allowed to raise such possibilities, right? I have free speech on my own blog, right?

    Next time you write, stick to the issues instead of attacking the messenger.

  3. Dear Safe Libraries,

    So what you are saying is the the library wasn't aware. Or that it cared less. You have no evidence that it didn't care, or that it was aware.

    Is that a correct?

  4. No, that is not correct.

    Further, the very purpose of providing a number of stories is to allow people to think for themselves. Looking carefully at the stories, some differ in significant detail. So it is difficult to know conclusively exactly what happened; that is partly why I did not say much more than I did. I want to be as accurate as possible, but the divergence in the stories, at least in my mind, kept me from saying much more than I did. But, as I said, I included four different stories from different sources. I think that is fair and balanced, so to speak.

    I suspect you are my lone serial harasser, just more polite this time. Thanks for being polite.

    I do have other reasons for saying the some libraries may not care. One such reason is the attitude of the American Library Association regarding child porn. If you saw child porn, you would know what it was and report it to the police, right? Well the late de facto leader of the ALA advised that librarians are not attorneys so they are in no position to adjudge whether it is or is not child pornography. That is about as uncaring as one can get. My "Know the ALA" page will have the link to evidence that. It is breathtaking in its callousness/carelessness.

  5. You said, "and once again a LIBRARY WAS NOT EVEN AWARE OR CARED LESS". You now say its "difficult to know conclusively what happened." Therefore, you cannot point to evidence in the materials you provided.

    Thank you for acknowldging my politeness. An apology to the library in question for potentially being mistaken would be polite also.

  6. There you go again conflating two different things then finding fault with what you think I did or what you say I did or what you say you think I did. Confusing? So are you. You are simply wrong, especially since you make things up.

    And there's a reason your ad hominem, off topic remarks are always anonymous or pseudonymous--you cannot stand behind your own words.

    "Potentially being mistaken"? That's funny! It also means probably not mistaken. Thanks for the compliment.

    And, as usual, in all this time, you showed not one iota of interest in the kid sodomized in the library. Maybe the library should "apologize" to the sodomized kid? No, I should, for words you twist and patch together out of context to continue your years-long harassment of me, polite as this recent harassment has become. I'm getting a kick out of you! Please write again.

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  8. Removing an ad hominem comment that resembles previous ad hominem comments from the past.


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