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    Smile Woman uses sex offender neighbour for batting practice

    Sex Offender's Attacker: 'I Would Do It Again'

    POSTED: 3:30 pm PDT June 19, 2008
    UPDATED: 10:31 am PDT June 20, 2008




    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A woman who police said assaulted a sex offender with a baseball bat said," I'd do it again if I had to," reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.After learning that her Puyallup neighbor, 24-year-old William Baldwin, was a convicted level 3 sex offender from a flyer she received from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Tammy Gibson said, "I lost my mind."KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Kevin McCarty interviewed both Gibson and Baldwin.
    The flyer states that Baldwin lured a 5-year-old girl into a doghouse in his backyard and sexually assaulted her. That crime was committed while he was on parole for another sexual assault in which he forced a different 5- year-old girl into a sex act with him.

    "She grabbed a bat, picked it up and started beating the crap out of me. She started beating me the way a man would with a bat", said Baldwin of the incident. "I've never even seen her before and she just comes over and accuses me of molesting her children and attacks me with a bat."

    Gibson said she had seen Baldwin around the River Road Trailer Park and adjacent Cottonwood Mobile Home Park several times over the last year."I can't believe that he was allowed in our neighborhood", said Gibson.Gibson said she often saw the 7 feet 3 inches tall Baldwin talking with her 10-year-old daughter.

    "Last year, on the Fourth of July, he was talking to my daughter. I got the flyer in the mail and I snapped. I went nuts," Gibson told McCarty.Gibson said she once told her live-in boyfriend she thought Baldwin was harmless, but said all that changed when she got the flyer that listed Baldwin's conviction on two counts of first-degree child molestation in 1999 as well as other offenses.

    Gibson, who one neighbor referred to as "angry Tammy," at first told investigators she believed Baldwin had molested her daughter, then later admitted she knew he had not, but was afraid he would re-offend, court documents said.Baldwin told McCarty he understands why people need to be informed that he is living in their neighborhood and claimed he has been assaulted in the past when people residing near him learned about his criminal past.

    Baldwin said he has not re-offended since his release from prison in 2002 and said he has gone through counseling while jailed and now wants to put his past behind him.

    "I did wrong to kids and people. I'm not like that anymore," said Baldwin.Baldwin said that on the day of the assault, he had just completed a job interview and was looking forward to getting to work with a new company.He also said he approves of the sex offender notification law.

    "I think people should be told. If I wasn't a sex offender and I had a sex offender or a rapist living near me, I'd be mad too. I understand why she did what she did, but I didn't touch her kids," Baldwin said of Gibson.Because he lived in the trailer park near River Road for several months before changing his registered address as required by law, Baldwin could be charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

    Baldwin, who is currently in the Pierce County Jail, said he had to be escorted by Pierce County Corrections Officers for protection once the news of his alleged assault and sex offender status was broadcast by KIRO 7.

    Gibson was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and felony harassment. She was arraigned Wednesday and pleaded not guilty.Gibson said her biggest concern now that she is in jail and could go to prison is her daughter.

    "I'm in big trouble for this and I'm wondering who is taking care of my daughter right now. I want to be with my kids, but I guess I just sit and wait," Gibson said tearfully.
    Sex Offender's Attacker: 'I Would Do It Again' - News Story - KIRO Seattle
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    hrm.

    on one hand, HILARIOUS and take that you fucker.

    on another hand, he didn't do anything and he seems like he's trying to turn his life around.


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    ^Yeah, I feel kind of conflicted about the story too.

    The imagery is still good for the lulz though.
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    Of course he is going to say he is all better and trying to get his life back on track... but the truth is they never get better. He should have been put to sleep after the first offense.
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    A few months ago there was a story on TV about an old man whose neighbour put out a flyer about him and put it in everyones mail box in the street, saying he was a pedophile...just because that neighbour had a disagreement with the neighbour who was accused of being a pedophile...

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    But it was the truth & I think neighbors deserved to know. Furthermore, what was he doing talking to a little girl? If he really was trying to turn his life around, he should have only been around adults.
    Nope-I don't think they CAN change. 2 5 year old girls-years apart. PLU-LEASE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    But it was the truth & I think neighbors deserved to know. Furthermore, what was he doing talking to a little girl? If he really was trying to turn his life around, he should have only been around adults.
    Nope-I don't think they CAN change. 2 5 year old girls-years apart. PLU-LEASE!
    If you ask what hes doing talking to a little girl then you question the reason why anyone and everyone talks to children...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rica View Post
    If you ask what hes doing talking to a little girl then you question the reason why anyone and everyone talks to children...
    No. The rest of us are not CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTERS. They are supposed to AVOID children,if they intend to repent. Do you not see the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    No. The rest of us are not CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTERS. They are supposed to AVOID children,if they intend to repent. Do you not see the difference?
    What does being convict of being a pedophile having anything to do with it? I talk to 10 year old children and I'm not a pedophile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rica View Post
    What does being convict of being a pedophile having anything to do with it? I talk to 10 year old children and I'm not a pedophile
    Huh? You really aren't getting it? Talking to 10 year old children doesn't make anyone a pedophile. This guy IS a pedophile- convicted and self-admitted. Therefore his motives in talking to children will always be suspect.

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    I cannot agree with vigilantism. He had been convicted and had been punished, it wasn't her place to take the law into her own hands, however awful the crime. He wasn't doing anything illegal (if she wanted to get the child away from him there are other ways), so it wasn't a case of self defence.

    She admits doing it, so she needs to be punished. Legally.
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    ^I agree with that actually. I might have understood her on an emotional level if he'd actually done something, but it just sounds like she's kind of, pardon the pun, batty.
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    Tough call on this one. I think Grimm summed it up for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotte View Post
    I cannot agree with vigilantism. He had been convicted and had been punished, it wasn't her place to take the law into her own hands, however awful the crime. He wasn't doing anything illegal (if she wanted to get the child away from him there are other ways), so it wasn't a case of self defence.

    She admits doing it, so she needs to be punished. Legally.
    I agree.

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    I think pedophiles by law can't be around children and have to live so many mile away from school zones... So if in fact he was chatting up a young girl he was breaking the law... Something he wouldn't be doing if they put him down the first time he touched a child, but nooooo they wait until he finally kills one.

    She shouldn't have used a bat on him, unless he actually did something to her child.
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