Caleb Hesse: Anti-Gay Proposition 8 Donor Gets 60 Years to Life in Prison for Molesting Little Boys

Caleb HesseBackstory:Caleb Hesse: Another Anti-Gay Proposition 8 Donor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Numerous Young Boys He Met As Church Youth Volunteer,” August 17, 2012

We’ve been waiting for this good news for nearly six months — which is nothing next to the decades of trauma suffered by the victims in this case; we sincerely hope their healing is far greater than our satisfaction in seeing this monster locked up forever:

Caleb Douglas Hesse, as we wrote last summer, was “a teacher for the Morongo Unified School District since 1987 (most recently, he was teaching first grade at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree) and a longtime youth volunteer with the virulently homophobic Evangelical Free Church of Yucca Valley.”*

Accused of sexually abusing a number of boys as young as nine years old — the majority of whom authorities believe he met through the church’s youth group — since the 1980s right up until a week before his arrest in 2012, Hesse copped a plea in December to five counts (out of an original 17), one for each of five different victims: four counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child and one count of oral copulation with a child under 14. Yesterday, he was sentenced to 60 years to life.

Good.

The San Berdoo Sun says that Hesse (who’s “very remorseful, very apologetic,” according to his lawyer — to which we say: “Bah!”) wanted to read a written apology at his sentencing, but Judge Dwight Moore denied the request, saying: “I’m not going to require anybody to sit here and listen to that.”

Doubleplus good.

* These towns are all in Southern California, by the way, in San Bernardino County — an area we think of as the Bible Belt of the Desert, second only to Kern County in its gawd-fearin’, gay-hatin’, gun-lovin’ s**t-kickin’-ness.

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