Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni — the “Quarter-Ton Sex-Offender” who was elected three times as Republican Committeeman for New Jersey’s North Ward after being convicted of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl he got liquored up in the back room of his Trenton restaurant — is one of those Conservative Babylonians whose story just plain sticks in our collective craw: He was sentenced to 15 years in prison but served only a measly three.
Thus, certainly unfairly but most unashamedly, we’re happy to see him up on charges of anything else — that’s how bugged we are that he’s been allowed to walk around free all these years (since 1985, when he was paroled, having nearly avoided prison altogether; his lawyer argued that his massive, and asthmatic, 565-pound bulk should amount to a get-out-of-jail-free card). (more…)
Video after the jump.
ConBab readers and and Trentonians from way back will remember Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni, a.k.a. “The Quarter-Ton Sex-Offender,” the morbidly obese restaurateur (JoJo’s Steakhouse, Trenton, New Jersey) and Republican Committeeman — elected three times, after he was convicted of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in a back room of his restaurant in 1978 (which makes you wonder about the “values” of his supporters) — who tried to avoid prison by saying he’d never survive life on the inside due to his weight (then 565 pounds) and his purported asthma. That ploy was blown to bits after he was spotted enjoying himself at a boxing match surrounded by “a cloud of cigar smoke.” (more…)
UPDATE: “Raided: Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, Brother & Child Molester Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni,” July 18, 2012
Claims to fame: Morbidly obese restaurateur (JoJo’s Steakhouse, Trenton, New Jersey); Republican Committeeman, Trenton North Ward; convicted child molester
Moral apex: In 1980, the then-565-pound 33-year-old was convicted of “carnally abusing and debauching the morals of a 14-year-old girl” “after forcing her to drink liquor in the back room of Mr. Giorgianni’s restaurant … in 1978,” and was sentenced to prison for 15 years — but was released on parole in 1985, after serving just three years. (more…)