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Alleged child beater denied bail by judge

August 20, 2013

Christopher L. Schenck, 22, of Williamsport, was denied bail Monday due to a history of crime and non-compliance with mental health treatment....

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Aug-20-13 2:06 PM

I say bring the gallows to court street and let's have a hanging

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Aug-20-13 11:46 AM

So basically we are saying this man needs to be locked up because he's a danger to society, but the mother plays no role when choosing to leave her child with him when she knew his criminal and mental history and that he hasn't been taking his medication? Sorry, that makes no sense to me. As far as I'm concerned she endangered the welfare of the child.

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Aug-20-13 10:26 AM

Good job, Judge Lovecchio!

Have any of you noticed the bail assigned by some judges in this area? It makes no sense. More often than not you will see low bail set for child abuse and domestic violence, even with the threat of firearms, yet property crimes net the criminal a higher bail. Same with small time low level user-dealers. It appears as though our priorities are skewed in this area; property takes precedence over physical bodies.

It is great to read that Marc Lovecchio sees the seriousness of the crime and the likelihood of continued criminal activity.

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Aug-20-13 9:20 AM

Marc Lovecchio is an excellent judge and a great compliment to our judicial system. We are fortunate to have all of the judges in Lycoming County that currently preside. Thank you to all current and past judges. Dealing with nothing but negative behavior in society must be mentally exhausting. Being able to punish those responsible for reprehensible behavior is commendable.

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Aug-20-13 8:52 AM

I say "WELL DONE!" to the judge. How many times have we read about these abusers being allowed out on bail or even worse on their own recognizance? Only later we find out they've gone back to hurt/harm/even kill the innocents they were arrested for harming in the first place.

Folks who attempt to put blame on the mother are ignoring the real issue here. Again, thanks to the judge for a decent, life-saving ruling!

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Aug-20-13 8:50 AM

We once had hospitals for the criminally insane,IMO that's where he belongs.

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Aug-20-13 8:49 AM

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Aug-20-13 8:24 AM

She is probably the main witness for the prosecution. It is of greater benefit to convict him. Extremely poor judgement on her part, yes.

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Aug-20-13 8:08 AM


It is not against the law to put your trust into someone. Think of what you are saying. Should an employer be charged for hiring someone with a criminal background if they steal from the company? With that said, is she an idiot for allowing that to happen? Probably. But who knows what lines he fed her to gain her trust.

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Aug-20-13 7:05 AM

""We're talking about the aggravated assault of a 3-year-old child. Given that you were the sole caretaker, the likelihood of your conviction is more probable than not," Lovecchio said."

Why isn't the girlfriend being charged for allowing this man, with a well documented case of mental disorders, care for her child?

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