Csaba updated the session regarding the results of a recent court appearance for Steven Sitler. The next court appointment is set for 2 pm on September 1. The session was encouraged to pray for Steven and Katie and to be prepared to attend this session in support of Steven.
“You know, I can sympathize and appreciate the situation that Mr. Sitler’s parents find themselves in; that his wife finds herself in; that their family and friends and supporters find themselves in; because everybody would love for Mr. Sitler to become a normal person. The fact of the matter is, Your Honor, he is not. He is a serial child sexual abuser, to the point where Your Honor has imposed a life sentence and required that he be under supervision for the rest of his natural life.
He has multiple victims, all of them young — some so young that they would not be in any position to protect themselves. The risk to society is substantial here. The risk to his own child — despite the best wishes and hopes of everybody in this courtroom — is substantial. The actions that he has engaged in that he has disclosed to this point are a compelling basis that he cannot have anything close to a normal parental relationship with this child — certainly at this point in time.
I don’t say that lightly. I think the majority of the people in this room have children; they know how important it is to have a relationship with their own children — counsel, Your Honor, myself. But Mr. Sitler’s situation is unique. And as we stand here today, even though this is not a child-protection case by title, I think the most compelling, pressing issue is ensuring the protection of this child.”
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson (@27:07)
“By contrast the information this Court now has before it by virtue of the laundry list of materials, reports, interviews — including the DVD of the actual interview and polygraph most recently with Mr. Sitler — shows that that’s not the case here. That we have a record for this Court to show that Mr. Sitler has engaged in physical contact with his child that has resulted in sexual stimulation on his part. That that was disclosed to his wife but not reported to Valley Treatment Specialties. It apparently was disclosed to Dr. Wilson although we don’t know exactly what Dr. Wilson understood to have been disclosed because Your Honor will remember when we were meeting last month on this the disclosure that we were dealing with at that point was merely a physical contact that resulted in a thought. We now have disclosure that says there was physical contact that resulted in actual sexual stimulation — with his own child.”
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson (@24:04)
Tonight I wish the little Sitler boy a happy birthday. Continue reading
The Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches exists to protect Douglas Wilson at any cost — including the safety of that little Sitler boy. Continue reading
“So if someone with a long enough face to be a dowager from Human Resources tells me that I am no longer permitted, as a cis-white-male, to make any observations or comparisons, metaphorical or otherwise, about any aspect of the female anatomy, guess what I am going to do? Guess what my next blog post is going to be about?” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News put this story on the front page last year. The CREC Presiding Ministers’ Report on the Sitler and Wight Sex Abuse Cases ignores it. Continue reading
“Refusal to teach boys to honor girls and women will certainly result in grief, but grief too late.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
“Editor’s note — In this Sept. 21, 2002, editorial, we came out in support of New Saint Andrews College’s move to downtown Moscow. Much has happened in the 15 years since that would lead to many of us on the board to reconsider the position we took those many years ago.” Continue reading
Our ministry to Steven, in other words, has not been conducted at the expense of any children in our church community, or in a way that puts any of them at risk.
“All the varied expressions of transgressive sexuality currently being celebrated in our culture, and now by the highest court in the land, are out of accord with God’s creational design for human sexuality, and are therefore sinful in the eyes of God. Whenever men set themselves up arrogantly to challenge God’s holy standards for sexuality, seeking to teach contrary to what God has taught us in His Word, they are vainly attempting something that is not within their authority to accomplish. We cannot bestow dignity where God has withheld it, and we cannot join together what God has determined shall remain forever separated.” —Douglas Wilson Continue reading
“Steven’s father refers to the revelation of Steven’s sexual offending as his, the father’s, personal ‘9-11.’ Steven’s parents see this matter as a terrible tragedy, secondarily for Steven and primarily for the victims involved.”
In 2005 David Sitler, father of serial pedophile Steven Sitler, retained lawyer Dean Wullenwaber to primarily represent his son (PMR 23, 24) — not primarily ensure swift justice for his son’s victims. Now, twelve-and-a-half years later, Dave Sitler pays attorneys to force a helpless child live in the same home as his pedophiliac father. “Steven’s sexual offending” is a “personal 9-11” for his victims and for his son. No one else.
Some people have forgotten the terror of 9-11. Others never understood it. And for others, 9-11 is much more personal than words could ever describe.
On Saturday two days before memorial day [sic], I was going to bed about 11:00 pm. I decided to masterbate [sic] and after I started I thought it would be fun or exciting to see if I could voyeur on someone. I then looked out my bedroom window blinds and saw lights on I opened the blinds and remembered my binoculars I went and got my binoculars and used them to look into the window that had a light on. No one ever came into the window and I could not focus my binoculars. I used that as an excuse to keep looking. “Just till I get my binoculars to work. About five minutes later the lights went off and I realized how stupid I had just been and realized I had to tell treatment and possibly probation.
When I moved into my apt. I had noticed people in a window of a different house and subconsciously thought about coming back to look later. Then when I went to Colville to get my stuff. My Dad offered me binoculars I said no thank you I can’t remember if he continued asking me (and I gave in) or if I just ended up with them in a box when I came back to Moscow. I had said no because I knew it would be a temptation. I later used these binoculars for work looking at the roof line and justified having them by saying “maybe these will be useful.” I hadn’t been watching my red flags and doing my numbers was now so it wasn’t very helpful yet.