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Former State Prison Employee Charged With Molestation

Posted January 11, 2007

— A state prison employee faces charges for sexually molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Calvin Baskerville, 44, was arrested Wednesday.

According to state Department of Correction officials, Baskerville was a correctional officer in training. He was hired in June and resigned Wednesday.

Baskerville is being held on $1 million bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

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  • geowilrlst Jan 14, 2007

    Rope ! Cheap and quick !

  • starchildpooh Jan 11, 2007

    There is a story in the bible that involved a woman facing death by stoning. Before the stoning began, Jesus said to the crowd, those without sin, cast the first stone. Many of you have assumed that Mr. Baskerville is guilty. That assumption is understandable, considering the mechanics of the media. What many people fail to realize is the media shows the public what it wants the public to see. Editors and story writers make sure that happens by using selective wording. They often fail to leave out details that would allow, the pubilc to view them as a person. Many of you feel that he should be executed, left in the room with "victim's" father, and other cruel things. These assumptions are being made based upon accusations. Mr. Baskerville has been accused of this crime, but he has not been convicted. Has the media provided any solid evidence against Mr. Baskerville? Have they told you about him as a person? Does Mr. Baskerville have children. If most of you know, many sex offenders are

  • builder276 Jan 11, 2007

    just put him in a room with the father for a few minutes. That would save the tax payers some money. a million for a trial, $2000 for a funeral, I'd gladly pay the $2000 myself

  • loveforlynsey Jan 11, 2007

    what a sick *&$ !!!!!!!!Now what will the legal system do with him? Make him register as a sex offender and not be around children alone. Hang him!!!!! This world has some disturbed people in it, and until these people stop getting slapped on the wrist it will just get worse.

  • latanya512 Jan 11, 2007

    As a parent, I am with the person that wrote to execute if he is guilty. Better yet, put him in general population and see if he likes it. That child is scarred for life. Doesn't anybody care for the victim. We put so much energy into the criminal and not the victim. To the person the wrote about letting the relatives get to him. I AGREE. LET DADDY AND MOMMY in the room with him. All they need is 10 minutes.

  • Mmaker52 Jan 11, 2007

    Put the offender alone in the room with relatives for 5 minutes! He would probably be lucky to come out alive...I know he wouldnt if it was my child.

  • highergame4me Jan 11, 2007

    like i have said before, if the law would start doing to the offender as the offender does to the victim, crime would at least slow down.....

  • agdeppa3 Jan 11, 2007

    Molestation, in children and adults, is NOT about sex, although the abuser will say so. It is about power and the desire to control. Castration would have no effect as long as there are still hands available to do to the child (or adult) what is no longer there through surgical or chemical castration. If we are going for castration, we would also need to remove the hands in order to really be effective. The sex drive has nothing to do with molestation.

  • Its Just What I Do Jan 11, 2007

    well stated carterdotsmith, to robinsdean: NO, child molesters do not deserve rehabilitation, the only thing they deserve is castration, just like lovinlif stated!!! i do understand and agree with your point about the Duke case though. There is no crime worse than taking the innocence of a child! no excuse, no excuse, what-so-ever!!!

  • Lovinlif Jan 11, 2007

    The fact that this guy resigned his position and is being held on $1 MILLION bond speaks to a great deal of strength in the case against him.
    I do not think that these guys deserve the luxury of living out their days on my tax money. They should be castrated. Remove the sex drive and you stop their desire to commit these sorts of crimes.