The Huffington Post (see my post from last week) has now released several letters written by rape victims and others which appear to be making an appeal to then Governor Mike Huckabee not to release convicted rapist Wayne Dumond from prison.
The HuffPost also posted a transcript from an affidavit filed by the investigating officer of a 1976 case where Dumond was accused of raping a woman and confessed. However, he refused to sign his confession, and due to threats made to the woman by Dumond, the woman was too afraid to file charges.
The suspect's rights were described on the CIS-116 Form were read and explained to him, and his responses were recorded on that form.
WAYNE stated to [REDACTED] that he had removed the screen from the window at the house of [REDACTED] although he didn't know who lived there and it wasn't anything personal.
WAYNE stated that he went upstairs to the bedroom, and that the woman was asleep when he went into the room. WAYNE stated that the woman woke up, and he held a knife on her while he committed the rape, and that the woman's baby was in the bed with her.
WAYNE stated that when he completed the sexual intercourse, he left through the front door.
WAYNE state that the knife that he used to hold against the woman was an Army pocketknife.
At this time, WAYNE DUMOND stated that he desired not to answer any further questions, reference: the rape or attempted rapes of [REDACTED] or the [REDACTED]
The suspect WAYNE DUMOND refused to read, sign, or initial the statement that he had made in the presence of [REDACTED] and this investigator.
The interview was terminated at 7:56 pm, September 28, 1976.
Indications are that Huckabee had access to all this information, yet wanted to see Dumond freed from prison.
This paragraph from a letter to Huckabee from Dumond's first rape victim epitomizes what I find most disgusting about the cavelier attitude Huckabee and others like him have about dealing firmly with dangerous criminals:
Why must victims and law-abiding citizens have to plead so hard with officials to keep dangerous criminals behind bars? (And still see these animals set free)