This poor girl was imprisoned, home schooled with a 3rd grade workbook, starved, raped, beaten and forced to eat her own SHIT for 6 YEARS – BY HER OWN FAMILY; right here in our own backyard, Right here in Dane County. Check out the story from USA Today, it’s pretty unbelievable. Even worse to stomach if you’re the family type with younger kids, I cannot believe that anyone would even consider doing such a thing to their own kin… and for so long.
Luckily Mike Vega was there, he found her walking along in pajamas, barefoot with a bloody face and he took her in. Thank God he was there for her instead of just driving by. The police were able to pick up the family and take them into custody. This all happened in November, 2013.
Just this week however, those responsible for these heinous acts were sentenced to 5 years in prison. Her father, Chad Chritton and stepmother have been charged with child abuse, child neglect and reckless endangerment along with her stepbrother; and sentenced as well to only 5 years by Dane County Judge Julie Genovese. The stepbrother had prior sexual assault charges even, yet they were only sentenced 5 years.
It’s a little hard to hear this story as I have myself, a 9 year old girl at this time. What possesses those involved to do such a sickening thing to their own family? This girl is supposed to be learning, growing and cherishing life at that age, and she was robbed of some of her most formative years by the very people whom she should have been safest with, her family. This girl is ruined, no matter what is done, no matter how much therapy if given this will be a scar left on her life until the day she dies. She was robbed of a critical part of her childhood and now who knows what effect that will have on her life going forward. These 3 monsters have ruined the life of another, likely feel little remorse and while I believe the real judging should be left to God; we have a responsibility here to uphold a civil and lawful society while we’re here on Earth, and as such we dish out our own justice for the sake of the common good. I’m sorry, but there’s a lesson to learn here and I personally don’t believe that 5 years is enough time to learn it for these people.
You see, the painful thing here is that those responsible have practically escaped punishment. They get to enjoy their prison sentence, segregated from general population, for a mere 5 years thanks to the awesome sentencing handed down by blockbuster Judge Julie. Is this the message we want to send out there Judge? Do we really want to tell the world that here in Dane County, we don’t give a shit about protecting our progeny? Did you miss something when you got your criminal justice degree? Maybe you thought that criminal justice means that the actual criminals should get the justice, because that’s exactly what you did here. We just told the world that here in Dane County, we’re soft on crime and I think this is sickening.
I’m a bit embarrassed to say I live here in Dane County. Kind of makes me wonder if this will be the last time?? how many others out there like you think that this is acceptable? You don’t belong in that seat.
If this sort of thing is a little outrageous to you, go sign the petition to impeach this sorry excuse for a Judge. SIGN THE PETITION HERE
Maybe “we the people” can get some justice for this poor girl as she goes about the grueling process of attempting to rebuild her shattered and stolen life.