An unordained preacher who pleaded guilty today to three felony charges of first-degree sodomy in the repeated sexual abuse of three of his adopted children will not serve any time in prison.
Circuit Judge Karen Hall sentenced Jerry Wayne Love to 15 years on each charge to be served one after the other. But she accepted prosecutors' recommendation and ordered Love to spend five years on probation and undergo treatment in a sex offender program.
Love, 51, of 3202 Overhill St., pleaded guilty to charges of sodomizing three young boys he and his wife adopted. In exchange, the prosecution dropped 10 counts of sodomy and three counts of sexual abuse against Love.
The boys were adopted in the 1990s shortly before Love and his wife were named as adoptive parents of the year by the Madison County Department of Human of Resources, officials said.
The boys now are 13, 14 and 16.
Assistant District Attorney Allison Palmer told Circuit Judge Karen Hall that Love had abused the boys multiple times over several years.
Fred Sharp, an investigator with the Huntsville Police Department, said he was contacted by school officials in 2003 after one of the boys told a counselor Love had molested him. Two younger boys came forward in 2006, Sharp said.
Palmer said Love molested one of the boys after DHR had removed the child from Love's home.
I've got a very serious problem with a sick mother fucker like this getting off with NO PRISON TIME! The state of Alabama tried for 5 years to imprison me for writing a letter to the editor for expressing an opinion about the failure of the drug war. If he had given the kids a joint he would be serving years and years. But, hey, he can fuck the daylights out of these underage boys and WALK FREE? What gives? What kind of society punishes people with major prison time for enjoying a plant in the privacy of their own home....without ever forcing anyone to partake in said plant against their will....but lets a goddamn ADMITTED CHILD MOLESTER WALK FREE? In my perfect world he would never again see the light of day.
Think I am kidding about how things work out in Alabama when it comes to child molesters vs. pot smokers/sellers? In the great state of Alabama a person cinvicted of a first degree marijuana possession offense on average serves 6 years and one month in prison while a person convicted of molesting a child only serves 5 on average. Look it up.