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Jury finds Menlo Park man guilty on 15 felony counts related to child molestation

Original post made on May 13, 2021

Randolph Michael Haldeman, 60, has been found guilty of 15 of the 19 felony counts related to allegations of molesting children over the past 30 years in Menlo Park and Ladera, according to prosecutors.

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Posted by Jan Bell
a resident of Portola Valley
on May 13, 2021 at 8:06 am

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"...15 felony counts related to oral copulation by use of drugs, sodomy, child molestation, forcible lewd acts with a child and felony contact with a child for a lewd act."

These perverse violations against children warrant a lifetime sentence with absolutely no options for parole, senior or no senior citizen.

A child predator will always be a child predator and they can never be fully rehabbed or a responsible and contributing member of society.

This account is just another sickening example of pedophilia and as a parent of young children, I have grown to literally HATE these individuals who are absolutely worthy of no love, compassion, forgiveness, redemption, or a place in everyday society.

May they all be put away or extinguished.



Posted by Former Corrections Officer
a resident of another community
on May 13, 2021 at 8:32 am

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As a retired prison guard who has worked at Pelican Bay, Soledad, and San Quentin, I can assure you that this individual will need to be separated from the general prison population to ensure his safety and well-being.

Word of mouth is like a grapevine among the incarcerated with convicted child molesters and dirty cops being prime targets for violent reprisals.

Ironically, there is a code of honor among those in prison and the prison guards will often look the other way in the event of in-house retributions.

In the event of a subsequequent inmate murder or beating related to a child molestation conviction, some corrections officers perceive it as saving tax-payer money and finalizing the punishment.

And all things considered...it's no major loss to society as a whole.


Posted by Letty Silverman
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 13, 2021 at 8:55 am

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Punishment for child molestation varies with the culture.

The punishment for child molesters is Islam is severe and they receive the punishment of committing Zina (adultery).

The punishment for zina by a muhsan (married Muslim) is a hundred lashes followed by stoning to death in public.

Persons who are not muhsan (unmarried Muslim) are punished for zina with one hundred lashes in public, but their life is spared.


Posted by The Lawman
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on May 13, 2021 at 10:32 am

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In some ways, fundamentalist Islamic law might be viewed as very harsh but it is their way of preserving the stability of their respective societies.

By instilling fear and retribution, societal order is maintained via a theocracy that pretty much spells out the do's and dont's based on expectations of self-instilled morality, ethics and acceptable behavior.

And in many ways, this is a worthwhile approach towards eliminating crime, deviancy, and the disintegration of marital unions due to lust.

Though there will always be those who break or ignore these fundamentalist laws, an immoral, reckless, and irresponsible sense of freedom is not acceptable in countries that embrace this religious doctrine.


Posted by Elly Needham
a resident of another community
on May 13, 2021 at 5:27 pm

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Parents also need to take an active role in monitoring their children's tutoring, mentoring, and various sports programs.

We have taken it upon ourselves to grill our 13 year-old daughter by asking her periodically whether her male soccer and swimming coaches make any sexual overtures and if her math tutor ever touches her inappropriately or makes unwarranted seductive comments.

And while she is uncomfortable at times by our asking these kinds of questions, deep down inside she understands the reasons behind our inquisitions.

She also knows that my husband (her father) would go totally ballistic and physically confront anyone suspected of abusing our child.

Parents need to protect their children from child predators and perverts.


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