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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:16 AM
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Alaska's `Papa Pilgrim' gets 14 years (AP)
Source: Associated Press

Alaska's `Papa Pilgrim' gets 14 years

By DAN JOLING , Associated Press Writer

last updated: November 28, 2007 04:17:04 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska

A man who called himself "Papa Pilgrim" and took his
family far from civilization to raise them according
to his interpretation of the Bible was sentenced to
14 years in prison for sexually assaulting a daughter.

A judge imposed the sentence Tuesday after Robert
Hale's wife and many of their 15 children delivered
statements that included intense stories of physical
and mental abuse. Judge Donald Hopwood called it
"one of the worst cases of domestic violence I've
seen."

Hale and his family came to prominence during a
feud with the National Park Service after family
members used a bulldozer without permission to
clear a road in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Land rights advocates rallied to their cause, and
stories featured their plight as a case of big
government versus simple folks loving music,
fearing God and living off the land.

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:19 AM
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1. I guess that he wanted to "know" his daughter in the Biblical sense
Seems like the story of Lot and his daughters was a bad example
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:21 AM
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2. What a bastard. I hope he enjoys his stay in the correctional facility. NT
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