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    Papa Pilgrim sentanced for raping daughter

    POS rapist-ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man who called himself "Papa Pilgrim" and took his family far from civilization to raise them according to his interpretation of the Bible was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for sexually assaulting a daughter.
    A judge imposed the sentence after Robert Hale's wife and many of their 15 children delivered statements that included intense stories of physical and mental abuse. Judge Donald Hopwood called it "one of the worst cases of domestic violence I've seen."
    Hale and his family came to prominence during a feud with the National Park Service after family members used a bulldozer without permission to clear a road in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
    Land rights advocates rallied to their cause, and stories featured their plight as a case of big government versus simple folks loving music, fearing God and living off the land.
    But that rustic image was a facade, Hale's wife, Kurina Rose Hale, testified during his sentencing hearing. She and many of the couple's children asked Hopwood to send Hale to prison to a long time because they feared what would happen if he were released.
    Hopwood sentenced Hale to 10 years in prison for sexual assault and two years each for incest and coercion.

    Hale, 66, spent much of Tuesday on the stand, denying charges of sexual and physical abuse leveled against him by family members. Hopwood said he simply didn't believe Hale's denials because so many witnesses testified consistently.
    Hale had been indicted on 30 counts of rape, incest, coercion, kidnapping and assault for crimes against one of his daughters, committed between 1998 and 2005.
    On the eve of his trial last December, Hale pleaded no contest to the three counts in exchange for a sentence of 14 years. But he later tried to withdraw the plea. He said he had made a mistake because he had been sick in jail, on medications and was not well-represented by his public defender.
    Last month, in a hearing to decide on his change of plea, Hale changed his mind again and returned to a no-contest plea.
    Hale insisted that he had a perfect spiritual understanding, his wife, Kurina Rose Hale, testified Monday.
    "This is how he justified all his immoral activity," she said.
    Hale was accused of persuading one child that she was a "special kind of daughter" and that she must have sex with him.
    The sexual abuse culminated with an incident in the tiny community of McCarthy, about 275 miles east of Anchorage in Wrangell-St. Elias.
    That's where Hale locked his daughter in a shed for three days, sexually assaulted her and beat her so badly her face looked like a black and blue basketball, according to another daughter's testimony.
    Another daughter and the abuse victim left the family grounds to notify authorities.
    Hale ran from law enforcers for two weeks before he was taken into custody.
    Other children testified of prolonged beatings at the hands of the family patriarch, including boys being stretched out over a "beating barrel" and lashed with a three-cord riding crop.
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    beating barrel?? What a tool...I am all for religous freedoms, but why is it the people you usually hear crying about it are those whose religions tend to HARM others??
    500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_Holliday View Post
    beating barrel?? What a tool...I am all for religous freedoms, but why is it the people you usually hear crying about it are those whose religions tend to HARM others??
    Well, personally, I feel that 'religion' was an excuse to get far removed from society so that he could abuse his family. Unfortunatly, far to common up here. I knew someone who moved up here for 'religious' freedom, when I moved up here I decided to look him up just to find out that he was in FCC for identical reasons.
    He who has the money, signs the cheques.
    He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
    He who makes the rules, has the power.
    He who has the power, has the money.

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    Some people are just fuckups. Anyone who uses religion as justification or to hide behind as they give abuse to those who should be getting their love and caring is a POS anyway, in my book.
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    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

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    agreed
    500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.


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    Maybe Bubba will show him another spiritual light when he's in prison.


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    This is why I don't particularly care for the generic term "religion". Religion, in its common sense definition, gives no relevance to such actions. I believe derangement is the term you are looking for.
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    HOLY HELL - that's scary - got a guy at a local dept with the same name - he's not nuts tho
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    As vile as they come

    POS rapist-
    Got that part right at-least.

    Hale insisted that he had a perfect spiritual understanding, his wife, Kurina Rose Hale, testified Monday.
    ‘This is how he justified all his immoral activity,’ she said.
    He doesn’t have the faintest clue what ‘Spirit’ even is.

    The use of the words ‘Spirit’ or ‘religion’ even on the same page that waste of flesh’s name appears, is as political as it is inane.
    It doesn’t even deserve a mention, much-less any good-faith question-mark.

    There isn’t a sound reason in this world to keep an abortion of humanity like that alive. He should be marched into the wilderness, ordered to dig a hole about a foot and a half deep, shot in the head, and left where he falls.
    That's my view. Can’t help I think of Clint while thinking and saying so too. I wouldn’t mind if someone spit on his head in that little trench and said with earnest-feeling – “Hell… Buzzards got’a eat, same as the worms.
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    If this jerk-off's religion only had a few more members it would have been called a cult. As it stands, I guess he is more in line with the Mansons... A "family", that is.

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    At least his family can now rest easy, the POS will be gone for a good while. Hopefully they use this time to get far far away.

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