The Witch-Burning of Abgail Simon

Kuehl, Michael
Type of WorkReport of a court trial

On Nov. 26, [2014 ?] in Grand Rapids, MI, Abigail (a former tutor at a Catholic high school) was convicted at trial of three counts of

  • "first-degree criminal sexual conduct," a felony with a maximum sentence of 25-years to life in prison and a mandatory minimum of 8-25 years,
  • for allegedly having sex with a student who she claimed was not only the aggressor in their sexual intrigue but also forced himself on her 3 times; and
  • also the felony of "accosting a minor for immoral purposes" for exchanging hundreds of emails and text-messages with her "victim," a 6'3", 220 lb. biological man of 15 and football star who initially confessed to the authorities and also testified under oath at a pretrial hearing that Abigail's version of what occurred was true but later recanted and claimed not only that he didn't force himself on her but also that she was the initiator of their liaison and controlled the action and relationship.

She told the authorities and testified under oath and still asserts that he "controlled her life" and that she replied to his emails and text-messages to keep him away from her because she didn't want to have sex with him and was afraid of him for the reasons above.

  • So what occurred, exactly?
  • Who is telling the truth and who is lying?
  • Only one of them or both to some degree?

Only Abigail and her "victim," nameless and faceless, know the answers. And I'm sure their memories, and interpretations of same, differ.

According to a man who believed her testimony and was thus sympathetic to Abigail, something on the internet after her conviction and sentencing, her "victim" recanted and changed his story after being threatened with charges of rape by prosecutors who believed that Abigail was "guilty" and wanted to prosecute her

  • not only for "accosting a minor for immoral purposes," a felony with a maximum sentence of 4-years in prison and other draconian and mandatory punishments,
  • but also "first-degree criminal sexual conduct."

On Jan. 14, 2015, the judge was "merciful," imposing the mandatory-minimum sentence of "only" 8-25 years in prison. He conceded that she was not a "predator" who was likely to "re-offend" by having sex with another young man under statutory age much less commit violent and mala in se crimes such as aggravated assault, armed robbery, muggings, gang-shootings, violent sexual assault, the molestation of prepubertal children, murder, attempted murder, etc., and that he "victim" also knew that their intrigue was "wrong" and was thus "partly responsible," even if he didn't rape her and "control her life" by threats and manipulation.

Thus he was not a CSA victimologist, fanatical and dogmatic, at her sentencing. (This would later change, as we'll see, for whatever reasons.) But he didn't have the discretion to impose a sane and "just" and condign and rational sentence.

  • [*] The Judge who sentenced her to 8-25 years in prison on January 14, 2015  had two opportunities -first after the Supreme Court of Michigan ruled that mandatory-minimum sentences were "unconstitutional" and then after a Court of Appeals decision that upheld her conviction but ordered a resentencing- to release her from prison with time-served or sentence her to "only"2 or 3-years in prison with time-served, in which case she would have been released from prison in January  of 2017 or 2018.

    At sentencing, in Jan. 2015, he had no discretion to impose a sane and just and condign and rational and proportionate sentence, albeit he realized and noted that she was not a "sexual predator" who was likely to "re-offend" and that her "victim" was "partly responsible," even if she was lying about his raping her and "controlling her life."

    He now had the discretion to overturn the mandatory-minimum sentence of 8-25 years in prison he was constrained to impose at her sentencing in Jan. 2015 and exercise the options mentioned above, and to vacate the life-sentence of electronic parole-monitoring with a ankle-tether/"bracelet. But he twice upheld the 8-25 year prison sentence and the life-sentence of electronic parole-monitoring.

Even if he had such discretion, however, he probably would have sentenced her to 4-6 years in prison if not longer rather than "only" 6-12 months in jail or 1-2 years in prison, knowing the hysteria and outrage such "leniency" would incite not only in Grand Rapids and Michigan but nationwide:

  • near universal condemnation, publicly and privately;
  • reflexive indignation and rebukes and tirades from CSA victimologists, their votaries and voices in the mass-media and
  • the tens of millions of people they've browbeat and/or brainwashed, including polticians, police, and prosecutors.
  • And also MRAs, the misogynist crazies and liars of the soi-disant "men's movement," and millions of people, overwhelmingly males of course but more females than one would expect, whom they've vitiated and duped to various degrees with their women-hating vitriol and mendacity.
  • And, of course, a fusillade and torrent of hate-mail and death threats and, possibly, even assaults and/or vandalism.

Under the law and to most people, thanks to the media, chimerically as opposed to factually, she was so dangerous, such a "threat to society" and all the children of Michigan, that she couldn't be released on bond but had to be enslaved in jail for almost 2 months before sentencing.

At her sentencing, in a drab unisex demine Jumpsuit, with no make up, her medium brown hair in a pony-tail with the blonde "highlights" faded, in handcuffs attached to a waist-chain and leg-irons for well over 2 hours, so debilitated and mortified by fear and angst and despair and lack of sleep that she could barely walk or even stand and almost collapsed twice, she appeared to be on the verge of "nervous breakdown" after "only" 7 weeks in jail.

Imagine her feelings,

  • the excruciating torment, the emotional torture,
  • the gratuitous degradation, the inquisitorial cruelty:

shackled like a wild beast or feral male criminal, big and fast and strong and dangerous,  for over 2 hours for no exigent or practical reason, e.g., to prevent her from trying to escape and/or assaulting people, possibly resulting in serious injuries, and forced to hear

  • the SVU detectives,
  •  the prosecutor,
  • various "experts,"
  • CSA victimologists,
  • the "victims" mother, etc.,

ludicrously describe and vilify her as

  • a monster and degenerate,
  • a "sexual predator,"
  • "child molester," 
  • "child sexual abuser,"  possibly even
  •  a "rapist" and "pedophile";

and the biological man who at age 15 raped her if she's telling the truth as a whole or essentially, and who enjoyed the sex more than she did even if she's lying about his forcing himself on her and "controlling her life,"  laughably defined and pitied as a "victim" of "rape" and CSA who is "traumatized" and "scarred for life."

And the "victim's" mother, vicious in her lust for vengeance, implored the judge to be "severe in his sentencing," i.e., to impose the maximum sentence of 25-years to life in prison rather than the mandatory-minimum of "only" 8-25 years, since she must have known that Abigail would be sentenced to at least 8-25 years in prison and a lifetime of draconian/Orwellian supervision.

To her, obviously, the mandatory-minimum was too lenient and indulgent, scandalously so apparently, for a woman who "used" a "child" for her "perverted desires," as she put it, too indulgent and lenient in a state and country in which violent male criminals, virtually all recidivists, are repeatedly and systematically coddled. How crestfallen and outraged she must have been when the judge abjured her pleas and sentenced Abigail to "only" 8-25 years in prison and a lifetime of draconian/Orwellian persecution.

8-25 ears in prison for a first-offender convicted of a nonviolent and victimless and malum prohibitum felony;

  • 8-25 years in prison for "crimes" that are legal acts in dozens of other nations, including European countries;
  • 8-25 years in prison for "crimes" in which the "victim" craves and enjoys the actus reus (i.e., the sex) far more than the woman who "rapes" and "molests" him and is often if not usually the aggressor and initiator of his phantasmal and theoretical "victimization":
  • 8-25 years in prison for transporting a biological man of 15 to sexual paradise in a factually consensual relationship.

And that's assuming she's lying about his raping and terrorizing and manipulating her.

If her story is truthful, completely or essentially, then she was sentenced to 8-25 years in prison because her "victim" was not only the aggressor in their sexual intrigue, which is not exculpatory, but also forced himself on her, as with Melissa Bittner and Cassandra Sorenson-Grohall, initially before the liaison, who were raped and/or molested by their definitional "victims."

8-25 years in prison in a country in which, during the 1990s, the decade in which the U.S. began to "get tough" on violent crime,

the average time-served for murder (including non-negligent manslaughter) was less than 6-years and

the average time-served for all violent felonies (aggravated assault, rape, robbery, homicide) was approximately 4-years.

And these averages are even more execrable, appalling, and outrageous than they first appear, since one can reasonably assume that 80-90% of such felonies were committed by violent recidivists, overwhelmingly males with histories of violence and predation usually beginning at age 13 or 14 and most of whom should have been in prison rather than free to commit their latest violent felonies. And it's likely such averages are even lower today after 8-years of rule and Obama and Holder and Lynch and their advisors (including Al Sharpton) and appointees.

And she could have been sentenced to 25-years to life in prison for "crimes" that are legal acts in dozens of other nations, including European countries!

8-Years in Prison, at Least, and Then a Life-Sentence of Draconian/Orwellian Persecution

But a sentence of 8-25 years in prison is not punishment enough for a first-offender convicted of nonviolent and victimless and mala prohibita crimes that are legal acts or possibly misdemeanors in dozens of other nations, including European countries. Nor is it protection enough for all the boys and girls  of Michigan and the United States, not only biological men under the age of consent such as her "victim" but also young women under statutory age and prepubertal children of both sexes.

Given the decision of the Supreme Court of Michigan not to hear her final appeal, she'll be enslaved for 8-years, at least, and perhaps longer. But if she doesn't die in prison she'll still be punished until the day she dies.

When she's released from prison after "only" 8 or 10 or 12 years(?), she'll be subjected to

  • years of quasi-totalitarian supervision, probably including "sex-offender treatment,"
  • restrictions on her freedom and intrusions into her private life that not even dystopian novelists like Orwell and Kafka  could  have imagined and prophesized decades ago, most of which don't apply to violent and recidivist criminals who've never been convicted of a sexual offense; and
  • registration for life as a uniquely vile and execrable and dangerous criminal -- her name, mug-shot, and address on the internet for all to see in Michigan's and national sex-offender registries -- unlike myriads of brutes and savages who've committed many if not dozens and scores of violent and other mala in se crimes but have never been convicted of a sexual offense albeit most of them have raped and gang-raped men in jails and prisons and/or women and adolescent girls.

But not even all this is enough to punish Abigail and similar "convicted sex offenders," and to protect all the children of Michigan and the United States (if permitted to move to or visit other states) from this uniquely deviant and dangerous criminal. And also adults, apparently? And thus her draconian and Orwellian sentence also includes a life-sentence of electronic parole-monitoring with an ankle-tether/"bracelett" that she can never remove.

To CSA victimologists and the ruling-elites and governing-classes they successfully indoctrinated, most balefully and crucially those who enact and impose the laws and sentences and punishments (politicians, police, prosecutors, judges, etc.), and a media that controls the zeitgeist and public opinion, and tens of millions of people they've brainwashed, Abigail is viewed as such a danger to children -- from infants in their cradles to teenage criminals one day short of their 18th birthdays -- that she must wear this "bracelet," as cumbersome as it's conspicuous, 24-hours a day, in public and private: at work and play and leisure, when shopping, dining, walking the streets, sitting in a park, reading in a library etc., and at home, waking and sleeping, having sex with a lover or spouse (assuming her parole agend permits this?), bathing, showering, etc.

  • (Apparently, the devise is waterproof so the tethered can't be shocked while bathing or showering.)

She and myriads of other people whose one and only crime in life was having a liaison or mere tryst with a young man or woman under statutory age can never remove this tether/"bracelet."

Imagine the embarrassment, the mortification, the anxiety, the fear, the daily interactions with and responses and actions of other people for the rest of their lives or at least 20-30 years: e.g., for a woman at the beach,  or a pool or gym or health club, or wearing shorts on warm days and nights, or a dress or skirt at church or a wedding or party or restaurant, and so forth. The new-age scarlet letter.

And envision what it must be like having sex, for both the men and women who are tethered and their partners whose ankles and feet and calves are bruised and even cut by the plastic during coitus or even when lying in bed and sleeping.

And discomfort, pain, chafing, blisters, rashes, and who know what else from a devise that must be worn 24-hours a day under all conditions.

From an article quoted in "Congress, Courts & National News":

  • "GPS monitoring bracelets are not punishment ... Oh, I'm sure they suck. They might chafe. They could cause blisters. They will  cramp your style, keep you out of swimming pools, cause a funny-looking bulge in your nylons, spoil your suntan, tether you to a power source for an hour a day ... They'll subject you to derision -- or worse. And they're an enormous invasion of your privacy: someone will always know where you are, and if you take off the monitor, they'll come after you ... But a monitoring bracelet is not punishment, the Wiscconsin State Court of Appeals says so.:
    • "Per the factual stipulation  a person subject to lifetime CPS must wear a 2.5 * 3.5 *2.5- inch bettery-powered tracking devise around his or her ankle for the reast of his or her life," the court wrote. "It is a felony to tamper with the devise in any way...The devise can never be removed -even when showering, bathing, and sleeping -sometimes causing discomfort and blistering."

If she lives to be 87 or 94 or 102, senile, blind or half-blind, confined to a wheelchair, living in a nursing home, or immobile and supine in a hospital bed, dying of cancer or old-age, even if unconscious, etc., she must wear this tether until she dies and it's removed by the authorities. And so, too, with her mugshot, name, and address on the internet in Michigan’s and national sex-offender registries. Only then will all the children of Michigan and all of America and the entire world be safe from this monster and degenerate.

All this for a woman who has never committed a violent or other malum in se crime in her life and never will and who is not a "threat to society" or to anyone nor even a danger to "re-offend" by having sex with another young man under statutory age -- an infinitely remote possibility that no sane person would obsess over during the day or lose any sleep over at night.

  • (It's possible that not a single woman teacher who was convicted of having sex with a male student and sentenced to jail or prison and all the other penalties has "re-offended" by having consensual sex with another biological man under statutory age. If so, the recidivism rape for such women is ZERO.)

Not a single person in the state of Michigan, child or adult, has been or will be any safer because of the enslavement of Abigail for at least 8-years followed by decades of quasi-totalitarian persecution. No violent or other serious crime has been or will be prevented or deterred by her hideously draconian/Orwellian life-sentence. In respect to "protecting the public" and children and deterring and preventing violent and other serious criminality, her grotesque sentence is wholly gratuitous, "cruel and unusual" in the sense of being not only cruel but totally unnecessary.

She's enslaved, broken, degraded, immiserated, her life ruined, doomed until she dies, forever a victim of mass psychosis, hysteria, ignorance, fanaticism, moral panic, ideology, politics, and the resultant oppression, cruelty, iniquity, and persecution. And for what? For nothing -- for no exigent, rational, imperative, and justifiable reason whatsoever -- for those of us who are sane and just and honest and realistic.

In a sane and just and rational country, she would have been punished, non-criminally,

  • by dismissal and revocation of her license and expulsion from the profession, say for 5 or 10 years.
  • Or, at worse, charged with a misdemeanor, however defined, and sentenced to 6-12 months of probation and perhaps 50-100 hours of some kind of "community service."
  • And/or "house-arrest" until her "victim" turned 16, the generic age of consent in Michigan.

No prison, no jail, no "sex-offender treatment" (to "treat" her for what exactly?), no quasi-totalitarian supervision, no electronic-parole-monitoring, no sex-offender registration, public or private.

It's both revelatory and imperative to emphasize that the generic age of consent is 16 in Michigan and a majority of other jurisdictions. If Abigail's "victim" had been 16 rather than 15, just a few months and weeks older, and she had not been his tutor (or a tutor at another High School, possibly), their affair would have been legal under Michigan law -- and that's assuming she's lying about his forcing himself on her, in which case she would have been the victim under the law and he would have been the criminal.

But since he was 15 rather than 16, just a few months and weeks short of his 16th birthday, and she was his tutor, therefore in a position of authority over him which, theoretically if not empirically, enhances the gravity of her crimes and the severity of his "victimization," she was guilty of a felony with a mximum sentence of 25-years to life in prison and a mandatory-minimum of 8-25 years in prison, the sentence she received after her conviction at trial, and a life-sentence of electronic parole-monitoring with an ankle-tether/"bracelet' and public sex-offender registration as a uniquely dangerous and degenerate criminal. Ponder the insanity and absurdity and iniquity and arbitrariness.

This is "justice" in a state in which every year, in Detroit alone, violent male recidivists who should be in prison commit hundreds of rapes and murders and thousands of aggravated assaults, muggings, armed robberies, shootings, attempted murders, burglaries, home invasions, acts of vandalism, etc. And during the 8-years, at least, that Abigail will be imprisoned, they'll commit thousands of rapes and murders and myriads of other violent and mala in se crimes.

Actually, to call all of this insane is an understatement. It's beyond insanity!