Dad VICTOR CASAREZ SR. ain't exactly your ideal father role model. The guy is a sociopath who has spent most of his life in prison. And now he's going back. Only this time, his son is going to jail too, for his part in "luring" a young girl to their home so his father could drug and rape her. And there are other incidents involving other girls, too. Just no charges yet.
We're told that Daddy moved in with his ex-wife and son after he got out of prison. I wonder how much Mom allowed this out of fear; was probably easier and safer NOT to cross him. Plus, the boy was apparently "desparate" for a relationship with his father, so she probably felt guilt-tripped by that, especially in an era where "every child needs a father" has become a freaking mantra.
But you know what? This kid didn't need his father. He didn't benefit in any way by being around a socipathic rapist. All he's getting from the old man is a criminal record and a f***ed up head. I wish some people would get use some common sense for once.
Hat tip to Annie.
Lake Forest Park father, son sentenced in luring of girl
Victor Casarez Sr., a sociopath who has spent the bulk of his life in prison, was sentenced to just over 20 years behind bars on Friday for drugging and raping a 15-year-old girl last summer. His son, Victor Casarez Jr., will spend six months in jail for luring the girl to his Lake Forest Park home so his father could sexually abuse her.
By Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times staff reporter
ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
Victor Casarez Sr. pauses while he speaks to King County Judge Mary Yu in court on Friday.
A 61-year-old Lake Forest Park man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for raping and taking nude photographs of a 15-year-old girl who was lured to the home and drugged by his teenage son.
Victor Casarez Sr. will return to prison, where testimony and court documents show he has already spent much of his life.
The man's son, Victor Casarez Jr., now 19, received a six-month jail term, three times longer than the two-month sentence recommended by King County Deputy Prosecutor Val Rickey.
He had pleaded guilty to luring and fourth-degree assault.
King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu took the unusual step of ordering Casarez Jr. to report to her every three months for the next two years to ensure he is participating in sexual-deviancy treatment.
Casarez Sr., who has been held in segregation at the King County Jail since his arrest last summer, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree rape, indecent liberties and sexual exploitation of a minor.
"These acts are shocking," Yu told Casarez, who threatened to post naked photos of his young victim on the Internet if she told anyone about the rape.
"You are morally bankrupt," the judge said. "The acts you did were deceitful, manipulative and harmed a lot of people."
Yu ruled that Casarez Jr. will be allowed to attend school through a work-release program. But she took the unusual step of ordering Casarez Jr. to report to her every three months for two years after his release from jail to ensure he is participating in sexual-deviancy treatment.
In 10 years on the bench, Yu said, the case "is one of the most tragic cases I've had come in front of me."
Though Yu said she believes the younger Casarez "is capable of rehabilitation," she said he needs to be punished for the choices he made.
The girl's older sister read a prepared statement, recalling how her sister cried uncontrollably when she first revealed she'd been raped. The older sister, who attended school with Casarez Jr., said she was "disgusted, saddened and most of all outraged by what those monsters did."
The Seattle Times is not naming the older sister in order to protect the younger girl's identity.
Casarez Sr. was released from prison in September 2007 after serving just over 15 years for first-degree robbery. He moved in with his ex-wife and son, who was desperate for a relationship with his father, according to the attorneys involved in the case.
According to charging documents, Casarez Jr. told police he'd brought at least three other girls over to the house so his father could sexually assault them before the July rape of the 15-year-old. No other charges have been filed.
Noting that the elder Casarez has "spent most of his life in prison," defense attorney Mark Adair said his client's ability to survive in prison "so fundamentally warped his view of human relationships" that he saw his son the same "way he would see a new inmate."
Casarez Jr. cooperated with police and agreed to testify against his father.