The RV was the tool that this pervo prestoopnik used to seduce a — prepare to be grossed out — 8 year old boy. Perv is 71 and will be going up the river for 10 years — incidentally the span of time he buggered the kid — so his kiddie-diddling days are pretty much over, except that it’s state time, whence a perv can still be paroled in short order. We’ll see.
The plea deal broomed a bunch of kiddie-porn and other lesser charges to get him to plead to some serious felonies. The perv had guns and had a half-hearted attempt at suicide (or suicide by cop) as the warrant was served on him. Of course, it wasn’t the gun that made him do it. And while he loses his right to guns as a felon, he doesn’t lose the ‘weapon’ he used to injure the kid.
The Portland Oregonian’s Emily Smith reports:
John Christian Heldstab, 71, of Beaverton, faced 29 charges related to the abuse. In a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree sex abuse and agreed to a 10-year prison sentence.
Judge Kirsten Thompson’s courtroom was nearly empty when Heldstab answered her questions with short, quick replies. “Yes, ma’am,” he said to each of the four charges she read from his plea agreement.
And now for the part we didn’t tell you, the part that was important enough for Smith to lead her article with it: John C. Heldstab isn’t just a pervo prestoopnik, but he’s a retired US Army officer. Not just any officer, but a two-star general. During the military response to Hurricane Andrew in Florida in August, 1992, Heldstab briefed the press on military support to the disaster (From about 2 minutes to about 7:20 in the video, then he comes back on to answer questions). You might remember the hurricane as the one that destroyed Homestead Air Force Base south of Miami.
Lord love a duck. The Jarheads will never let us live this one down. What’s more, two guys who served under him (not that way!) say he was a great general and a great boss. (Just don’t take an RV trip with him — and his wife). It just goes to show you never really know a guy. Lord love a duck.