The psychopath is the one in the middle.
Family Calls Sex Crimes ‘Unspeakable’
Rural Missouri Property Searched for Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse
LEXINGTON, Mo. (Nov. 12) — Family members of five men charged in a bizarre child sex abuse case reacted with disbelief and sadness Thursday to the “unspeakable” string of alleged atrocities spanning two decades.
“It’s unspeakable. I can’t think of words that would put this in perspective. I find it repulsive if it’s true,” said Darrel Mohler, a brother of one of the five men charged.
The men — a father and his four adult sons — were dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled at their wrists, waists and ankles on Thursday when they made their first court appearance. Associate Circuit Judge John Frerking read the charges against them, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.
Burrell Edward Mohler Sr., 77, of Independence, looked ill, keeping his eyes closed during much of the proceeding and coughing several times.
The other suspects are Mohler’s sons: Burrell Edward Mohler Jr., 53, of Independence; Jared Leroy Mohler, 48, of Columbia; Roland Neil Mohler, 47, of Bates City; and David A. Mohler, 52, of Lamoni, Iowa.
The allegations — including bestiality, forcing children into fake marriages with relatives and making an 11-year-old have an abortion — date from 1988 to 1995.
I know I’ve seen those eyes before – ahh, Marshall Applewhite, aka Do, of the Heaven’s Gate cult:
I was upbraided in a comment for jumping on the guilty-as-charged bandwagon. I did do that. At this point the charges are just allegations that have to be proven in court, the “evil” has yet to be proven. But yes, essentially I am assuming these extreme allegations are true and not presented irresponsibly by the prosecution – not always a safe assumption. This blog places me in something of a quandary. It’s propagandistic in nature, in that I’m trying to make a case. Sometimes you have to “seize the horses while they are running” – public interest in this story is now high. These individuals will have their day in court and should and will be accorded innocent until proven guilty status.