Life sure sucks for certain Kennebunkans

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ... and this is only about 20% of the list. :D

    UPDATE: KPD releases amended information after Superior Court updates its ruling
    Posted: October 16, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Lt. Anthony J. Bean Burpee aburpee@kennebunkpolice.org (207) 985-6121
    Late Tuesday afternoon, via a telephonic conference call with counsel for the interested parties in the civil action seeking a protective order to keep confidential the names of the “johns” in the Alexis Wright prostitution case, Maine Superior Court (Cumberland County) Justice Thomas Warren has revised his October 15, 2012, Order, which had limited the public disclosure to names only of the first group of defendants, to allow the Police Department to disclose also the home addresses and ages of the defendants. As a result, the Police Department has now amended its disclosures as shown below.
    Please also note that the criminal charge issued against those listed below is Engaging a Prostitute, a Class E crime under Maine law, as provided in Title 17A MRSA §853-B. All those issued a summons to date are scheduled to appear in Maine Tenth District Court in Biddeford on December 5, 2012, at 1pm.
    The following have been charged:
    • Gary D. Bahlkow, 57, of 15 Lawrence Road, North Yarmouth, ME
    • Jens W. Bergen, 54, of 79 Portland Road, Kennebunk, ME
    • Norman P. Crepeau Jr., 46, of 2 Channel Cove Lane, Biddeford, ME
    • Joseph P. Cuetara, 63, of 10 Commercial Wharf, Suite 511, Boston, MA
    • Kenneth A. Fairbanks, 54, of 177 Ridge Road, Lisbon Falls, ME
    • Donald F. Hill, 52, of 139 Union Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME
    • Monie B. Hobbs Jr., 43, of 11 Aaron's Way, North Berwick, ME
    • David Kline, 51, of 870 Central Road, Rye Beach, NH
    • Robert R. Labonte, 61, of 8 New County Road, Saco, ME
    • Dale P. Madore, 34, of 242 West Pownal Road, North Yarmouth, ME
    • Paul A. Main, 43, of 153 South Street, Biddeford, ME
    • Harry J. McMann, 55, of 76 Morning Street, Portland, ME
    • Kevin L. Pagliccia, 39, 200 Frost Road, Lyman, ME
    • Claude S. Palmer Jr., 47, of 117 Pottle Road, Oxford, ME
    • Philip K. Parker, 65, of 125 Ross Road, Kennebunk, ME
    • Colin P. Powers, 39, of 4 Ramsay Terrace, Scarborough, ME
    • Clinton J. Ray, 42, of 150 Falmouth Street, Portland, ME
    • James A. Soule, 58, of 23 Whitworth Drive, South Portland, ME*
      9077 Shadow Glen Way, Ft. Myers, FL
    • John D. Verreault, 50, of 1 Seafields Lane, Saco, ME
    • James P. White, 38, of 50 Lord Road, Buxton, ME
    • Peter M. Wormell Sr., 61, of 200 Brook Street, Westbrook, ME
    *UPDATE 10/17/12: The Kennebunk Police Department's most recent press release listed the incorrect address for James A. Soule, 58. That was Mr. Soule's previous address. His current address should have been listed as 9077 Shadow Glen Way, Ft. Myers, FL. The current residents of the South Portland residence respectfully request media personnel refrain from contacting them or arriving at that residence for further news coverage regarding James A. Soule.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I was mistaken, apparently it's only about 14% of the list -- there's another 130 or so yet to be charged
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Nah, this is more like bending over an taking it like a big boy.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The first 21 include a (now former) high-school coach & an ex-mayor of a neighboring town.
     
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Not that I support this type of behavior on moral grounds, but this was an activity between consenting adults, legal in a great many jurisdictions in this country and elsewhere, and for this the Kennebunk police holds all these people up for public ridicule, the equivalent of having them stripped naked and locked in public stocks in the town square. Permanent damage for a minor crime, permanent repercussions through many lives and communities. It's sick.

    All this moral posturing in a country that glamorizes infidelity, broadcasts prurient shows day and night to all ages of children and adults, and makes pornography available on demand where ever and when ever. The hypocracy of the Kennebunk police in doing this is disgusting. They are so d*mn quick to cast the first stone yet they are dirtier than those Johns.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    As far as I know in the U.S. this is only legal in Nevada, excepting the counties where Las Vegas & Reno are situated. What complicates this case is that the Madam kept meticulous records and also made more than a few secret videos of her customers' counseling sessions. :D
     
  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    In Nevada explicitly legal, elsewhere, tacitly legal.

    In Dante's infernal, one of the characteristics of the demons giving Dante his tour of (expletive deleted) is the delight they take in announcing the sins of each of the inmates as they pass by where they're kept. Given who these jailkeepers are and their own culpability, which is far worse than that of the inmates, it is something that Dante takes great pains to point out. The activity of the police in trumpeting up the peccadillos of these Johns is of a piece with what the demons do in the Inferno, so too is the delight with which onlookers greet this type of "news". As if such human conduct were somehow surprising. As if their own thoughts and behavior were all that different.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    "tacitly legal" = illegal (or legal only as long you pay off the right people)

    We generally know that concept as "corruption".
     
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes, absolutely. but "who" is getting paid off.....
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In this case, the cops, prosecutors and city/county officials appeared to be honest.

    Reportedly there are some attorneys and a television personality in the queue to be charged. :D
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Seems she had a busy practice.
     
  12. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Maybe so. But what do you want to bet that if one of their "brother's" had been on that list, it would not have been published? Just sayin'...
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'm going to have some fun with this:


    Might still have one for all we know. It doesn't appear that she's even been arrested yet.

    Her business partner's attorney let lose with a press release with some wild accusations about misconduct in the Kennebunk PD. Unfortunately, I can't find a copy of his original PR, only the Kennebunk PD's response to it.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They have been trying to keep it from being published and thus far have succeeded with regard to 130 of the names. It took a couple rounds in court (Superior Court ruling) to get the names & addresses published for the 21 that have been charged. You will see the evolution if you read through the press releases here.

    So there's a distinct possiblity that some cops or their friends are being protected ... or not. With 150 names, they are bound to have connections to just about all segments of the local society.
     
  15. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    :popcorn:Interesting...very interesting!
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The sole value I see in such a publication is in noting the hypocrisy of certain "pillars of the community" who denounce certain behaviors and then engage in them.

    Much like the "foot-tapping" scandals the Republicans were (and in some cases, still are) dealing with.

    As far as legality, I fail to see where the State's responsibility lies in making these transactions "illegal."

    One cannot legislate "morality."
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I was mistaken. Madam Wright has been arraigned on 109 counts, but she does not live in Kennebunk. Her arrest occurred elsewhere and her arraignment was in Portland, Maine.

    She is suspected of having posting at least some of the surreptitious videos online. :D

    Next batch of names is due out Oct. 26.
     
  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  20. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The point being, Caradoc, that hypocrisy is not something that afflicts only these people, who therefore need to be smacked down brutally, it it something that afflicts just about every human being that has ever lived, and only those with a poorly informed conscience is unaware of this and unaware of the ways they themselves are hypocrites. The further point being what do you achieve by doing what the Kennebunk morals police did? You have basically frozen all those people in a permanent snapshot or judgement over what is in its very essence a personal sin rather than public crime that the public must be protected from. And because they are frozen in this way, it will be nearly impossible for them to recover or reform. You have achieved nothing positive because the society never needed protection from these acts, but you have achieved something that is destructive of families and communities.
    I'm not getting any joy out of these people's difficulty and I have a real hard time understanding anyone who does.
     
  21. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Pretty simple in this case -- she applied for a building permit to operate a dance studio, next door to a popular pizza parlor patronized by families, and proceeded to run a whorehouse out of it. Additionally she allegedly was filming the sessions without the knowledge of the "clients" and apparently forwarding those videos to her business partner. Reportedly those videos ended up on the internet.

    If this is the kind of neighborhood you enjoy living in, go for it. Just think about what you're exposing your wives & daughters to when they get propositioned by the johns. My wife & I have lived in an inner-city neighborhood for almost 25 years, and we have no reservations about suppressing this kind of activity. And yes, my wife was propositioned a few times over the years. It's offensive and degrading.
     

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