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Arraignment set for Tacoma police officer accused in child sex case

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 27, 2010 at 8:41 am with 5 Comments »
May 27, 2010 8:41 am

An arraignment has been scheduled for the Tacoma police officer charged Wednesday with molesting a female relative.

John H. Parkes, 45, has been summons to appear in Pierce County Superior Court the morning of June 9 for his arraignment.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged the veteran Tacoma patrol officer with three counts of first-degree child molestation, alleging he sexually contacted a female relative between 1999 and 2003.

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  1. fivecardstud says:

    Like I said before the police figure they can do whatever they want because they’re cops. They forgot they work for us and that it’s not the other way around.

  2. fivecardstud: you fail to acknowledge that the police investigated and arrested him and the prosecutor has charged him.

    The Edgewood home-invaders that robbed, pistol-whipped and committed a murder and every other criminal probably feels they could ‘do whatever they want’, too, so your point is baseless and ignorant.

  3. fivecardstud–your post is unintelligible. Are you saying the police should not have arrested ‘one of their own’ or are you making reference to what this police officer is accused of doing?

    Try a little harder to make yourself understood. That will result in an intelligent reply. Criticizing the police in this situation just doesn’t make sense. Most of them do an incredible job. A little search into the history of those, like you, who are critical of ‘all’ police, will likely result in the discovery of ‘an axe to grind’, a reason for one’s personal vendetta, perhaps justified….how about it? Any bad encounters with the ‘peaulice’….?

  4. @tck512 ———The way I read what fivecardstud was meaning is that SINCE they are police they figure they can do whatever they want. And I would have to agree with him alot of them do they can whatever they want. FIVECARDSTUD- if I’m right in how i read your posting I agree with you 100.

  5. BirdyMcKee says:

    This trial might be interesting to watch, prosecutors zealously prosecute individuals who prey on children for sexual purposes, even though this person is a police officer, he might actually get off due to his status as a cop; let’s see if the local prosecutor will do all he can to send this guy away forever, or [in the most likely case] he’ll back up and fumble the case so that this police officer will keep his job, life, and reputation intact. But hoorrrray, for the community for being aware that even though it is believed that police officers are above the law, no one, including the President of the United States [references to Mr. Nixon], is above the law! This is the Constitution. Meant to serve all!

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