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A Parole Board has granted the release of Gerald "Tooky" Amirault. He was convicted 17 years ago in the Fells Acres Day Care Center molestation case. I know a Detective who worked the case and I agree with his frustration. How do you feel? Did he serve his time or should Martha Coakley file a petition so he can now be put away as a sexual predator? Please vote!
 

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My main concern is, how can the Mother and Daughter get off but this scumbag still had to sit in there... How can you let 66% of the case walk? The evidence was more direct to the females. The old lady should have choked in prison and the daughter should still be rotting away as well. He is a shitbag, but I guess I just can't figure out why 2 got out on pretty much the same testimony and like I said the testimony/evidence pointed MORE towards the ladies. The whole case is crazy...they ALL should've rotted away.
 
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From what I am led to believe, the practices at that time were to basically coax the children into saying things they believed happened, actually did happen. Not that I doubt an innocent child at all. I am not a licenced therapist (although I play one on TV) these children were given ideas in their heads and they basically believed what they were told. They then just repeated these thoughts back to the therapist.

Think back to your childhood. I had a friend who believed he was Superman. He actually thought he could fly. Well after he broke his leg jumping off of the garage, he quickly discounted that notion. Kids say and do some strange s#it.

My daughter believes a gorilla now lives in her closet after she saw that one on TV in Franklin Park. I told her it's just MPD61 and he needs to shave real bad!! :L:

Since this has happened, alot has gone into studying this specific case. I saw the piece they did on 60 Minutes a few years back and the methods used then are basically discounted by modern standards.

In the US you have the basic right to face your accuser. The children testified on tapes which were played to the jury. This was to spare these children any further emotional damge as a result. I agree this is a good way to do it but where do you draw the line on this? I am just glad I don't have to make that decision.

Something happened there, I don't know what, but hopefully it's all over for those involved
 
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From what I am led to believe, the practices at that time were to basically coax the children into saying things they believed happened, actually did happen. Not that I doubt an innocent child at all. I am not a licenced therapist (although I play one on TV) these children were given ideas in their heads and they basically believed what they were told. They then just repeated these thoughts back to the therapist.

Think back to your childhood. I had a friend who believed he was Superman. He actually thought he could fly. Well after he broke his leg jumping off of the garage, he quickly discounted that notion. Kids say and do some strange s#it.

My daughter believes a gorilla now lives in her closet after she saw that one on TV in Franklin Park. I told her it's just MPD61 and he needs to shave real bad!! :L:

Since this has happened, alot has gone into studying this specific case. I saw the piece they did on 60 Minutes a few years back and the methods used then are basically discounted by modern standards.

In the US you have the basic right to face your accuser. The children testified on tapes which were played to the jury. This was to spare these children any further emotional damge as a result. I agree this is a good way to do it but where do you draw the line on this? I am just glad I don't have to make that decision.

Something happened there, I don't know what, but hopefully it's all over for those involved
I agree that something happened, what that was I nor anyone here knows or will ever know. However if what the kids say happened really did happen my heart goes out to them because they have to live with that and what a terrible thing that must be to have to deal with that, I wouldnt wish it on an enemy.

Then theres the other side of the coin, as we all know kids say the darnest things and then theres the fact that the women played a more signifigant role in all of it and one shit the bed and the other is free. Which leads me to think something was really messed up with the whole process from the begining.

I can say this, especially being from the area where this happend, I've heard many rumors over the years and one that one was really prominant was he (tooky) was very adiment from day one he was innocent. And then there those who I know a few of who are reletives of the victims and there story was always kind of cloudy,and didnt seem very concivded he really did anything.

I guess we'll never really know what really happened.
 

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That's basically what I'm saying..How can you let 66% of the same case walk? Either they all rot or they all walk. Too many questions both ways. Yes, my heart goes to the kids IF it did really happen. If it didn't then I feel bad for him for having to rot alone.
 

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Hunter,

I come from there too. I can say that your statement is solid and hits it right on the head. My father was a lead detective on the case and even though I was only about 10 years old at the time, I can see now the difficulties he must have faced as a police officer.
 

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Here's some brain-food for the group...

I find it amazing that we never hear 'new' victims coming forward. Most of the victims are now in their early twenties and I cannot recall one 'new' victim coming forth after the trial and release of the other defendants. Today, with the emergence of all the abuse allegations within the Catholic Church and the hundreds of victims, I cannot believe that there haven't been more Fells Acre victims that may recall what happened to them as children.

Thoughts???
 

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I agree BPD. Alot of "gaps" here if you ask me. It's always been a controversial case as I recall.
 
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I agree BPD. Alot of "gaps" here if you ask me. It's always been a controversial case as I recall.
Abosutely, thats why I say it's really kind oof hard to put your finger on anything, to much doubt.

I tell you this much if it never took place (or not as some may think) he(tooky) has to live with that stigmata for the rest of his life he cant go anywhere(atleast not in this state) without people eventually catching on.

One thing that does have my curiosity though from what I've heard he (tooky) ( I can bring myself to call him by his real name because thats just how he's refered to around theses parts) (shit I think if someone said the name Gerald amirault it would take me a minute to figure out who they where talking about, but if you say" Tooky" I know right away-wierd).Anway what I was going to say was from what I know about him he(tooky) knows alot of people in Malden, alot. But from what I understand he has a few cops friends as well and political figures also. I know this much (and I cant name any names) but I know of one particular individual who he's pretty good friends (A prison offical) with thats taken care of when he was at his facility and has helped him get moves(by that I mean within the prison system) and stuffs like that. And I also heard he pretty well connected to a pretty high LE offical( you for obvoius reasons has to keep is distance) but nevertheless there friends, thats just what I hear, who knows.
 

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tooky no good end of story I just saw this now, i know the victims, I know people who grew up with tooky, i know his kids, GUILTY
 
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