Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Raynham Grocery Store Perv A "No Show" In Court

Remember when Market Basket janitor and alleged perv Valerio Rodriguez got punched in the nose by the father of the kid he was feeling up in the men's room? At the time, the police treated him and the dad equally--both were charged with felonies, neither was arrested.

Most rational people (a category that excludes members of the Massachusetts judiciary) were outraged. How can you set this guy loose? Why are you charging the father? Can't the courts even tell the good guys from the bad guys?

And there was one other question I asked on my show that the cops--and the Boston Globe-Democrat--ignored entirely: Is Rodriguez a crimmigrant? Or, as the Globe-Democrat would call him, an "undocumented janitor?"

We still don't know. But you will no doubt be shocked--SHOCKED!--to read this, courtesy of the Brockton Enterprise newspaper:

"An elderly man accused of groping a boy in a Raynham supermarket bathroom reportedly failed to show for his arraignment Tuesday.

Market Basket janitor Valerio Rodriguez, 71, of Providence faces a felony indecent assault charge after he allegedly reached under a bathroom stall partition and touched a 4-year-old boy’s calf June 1.

A judge at Taunton District Court issued a default warrant for his arrest and added a 'do not release' order to it, said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County
District Attorney’s Office.

Gee, do you think that maybe Rodriguez didn't show because maybe, just maybe, he's afraid of being deported? And how dumb does it make Massachusetts look that the guy's been arrested for sexual assault, hasn't shown for his court appearance, and we STILL don't know his immigration status!

Oh, and here's the last little bit of good news:

"As of early Tuesday afternoon, Rodriguez had not been located, Miliote said."