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PEDOPHILE TARGETED: Offender’s Home Vandalized

Posted on: 9:36 pm, October 25, 2013, by , updated on: 10:30pm, October 25, 2013

A convicted sex offender moved into the small Marshall County town of Liscomb and quickly learned he was not welcome.

Donald Liger was greeted with smashed windows and the word “Pedophile” spray-painted on his garage.  “We got spray paint on our garage last night around midnight.  And the window got broken,” Liger said, pointing to the damage.

We couldn’t find any neighbors who admitted to doing this but we also couldn’t find any who felt bad about it.

“For the simple fact what’s on his garage lets everybody know who he is, where he lives,” says neighbor Joe Robinson.  “I don’t know.  I’m not upset about it.”

“If it’s true they got what came to them,” adds neighbor Alex Draft. “I live right over here and I got a younger sibling, she’s about 14 years old and she’s kinda been scared to come out here lately.”

Police understand the neighbors’ frustration.  Afterall, Liger molested a five year old girl back in 2005.   But authorities say he did his time and he has to live somewhere.

“The bottom line is these individuals are in our society,” says Marshall County Sheriff Ted Kamatchus. “We can’t victimize those people based on something that they’re legally doing.”

Liger’s wife, Sharon, says the couple just wants to live at the home in peace,  “We just want to be left alone so we can live our life without all the hassles that they give to pedophiles and stuff.”

Neighbors say they know the Ligers have to live somewhere just not in their town.

“It makes my gut wrench,” Robinson says glancing at the Ligers on their front porch. “Especially to watch him sit there watching those kids.  Is it going to continue? I don’t want him to be here to continue.”

Police say Liger could face charges for failing to report his change of address.

26 comments

  • Napalm is cheap and easy to make.;)

  • MrsMark says:

    They want to live their lives in peace? Too bad. What about the poor little victim? She has to live with what he did to her for the rest of her life. He’s done his time? Nope. She’s doing his time. Don’t feel sorry for them at all. Pedophiles should be put down.

  • I’m no fan of child predators but the people that did this aren’t real mature. GROW UP!!!!!! You all know who and what he is and where he lives. He’s been outed so leave him alone.

  • Mom says:

    This is so wrong,pedo or not. I hope the person(s) responsible get punished. What would those people say if “WOMAN BEATER” “CHEATER” “DRUG ADDICT” “LIAR” was written on their property? Grow up people.

  • Justice says:

    Are we supposed to feel bad for this guy? People like this should never ever get out of prison and we’re supposed to feel bad for him because of this? And all they want is to be left alone? I’ll bet that little 5 year old girl wanted him to leave her alone too.

  • Justice says:

    This guy wants to be left alone? Really? He should be locked up for the rest of his life. I’ll bet that 5 year old wanted him to leave her alone too.

  • Vicki Henry says:

    Do the folks in Liscomb understand what the term that they sprayed on this families’ home or the journalist splashed in his title to this article? I double it but is is what they have been taught by the media…..hence vigilantism which these fine citizens know the police are not going to prosecute on. Right? Pedophilia is a diagnosis and according to academics and studies there are VERY FEW pedophiles.

    There are 751,538 men, women and children (young as 6 and 8 in some states) required to register across the states. Their “offenses” go like this urinating in public (indecent exposure), molestation, prostitution, sexting, incest, mooning, exposure, false accusations by a soon-to-be ex-wife, angry girlfriend, or spiteful student, viewing abusive OR suggestive images of anyone18 or 16 (depending on the state) years old or younger, playing doctor, solicitation, Romeo and Juliet consensual sexual dating relationships, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and many others.

    If you multiply the number on the registry by 2 or 3 family members you can clearly see there are well over 2,500,000 wives, mothers, aunts, girlfriends, grandmothers and other family members who experience the collateral damage of being harassed, threatened, beaten, have signs placed in their yards, homes set on fire, vehicles damaged, asked to leave their churches and other organizations, have flyers distributed around their neighborhood, wives lose their jobs when someone learns they are married to a registrant….all these things occur when these people try to hold their family together and provide the tree things that professionals state are needed for successful re-integration; a job, a place to live and a good support system.

    Your lack of law enforcement toward vigilantism encourages things like the Parker family being savagely stabbed and shot to death after a skinhead couple found his name on a public (hit-list) registry and had the name of their next victim in their pocket when “real” law enforcement caught them (http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/22906138/sheriff-2-bodies-found-in-union-county-home). Seems as though there is the same same mentality and vigilante potential in this Iowa town expecially since “law enforcement” stated they might charge the registrant for not “yet” registering……seriously? If the “law enforcement” here really wanted to catch the vigilantes they could offer a reward……

    Vicki Henry
    Women Against Registry dot com

  • We, as a society, have to be forgiving and to try and help others. This family has to go through enough scrutiny because of the laws written around s*xual offenses. The Liger family will be under public scrutiny and ostracism for the rest of their lives. Not just Mr. Liger, but his family as well, because of being listed on a public shaming list called the s*x offender registry. None of us know the whole story around Mr. Liger’s conviction. All we know is that he went to prison and he served the time he was sentenced to by a judge and a jury of his peers. That should be enough for us to allow this family to work, live and to become tax paying and law abiding citizens.
    Research proves that 95.6% of the people who have s*xual offenses never go on to re-offend another s*xual crime. Yet, lawmakers and the media have us all believing the opposite. Know the truth and educate yourselves. Don’t let the media or lawmakers lead you in to believing something that is simply not truth because they want your vote or polling numbers!

  • Stacey M. says:

    No one knows the full story except someone committed a crime that everyone is now aware of, they are sentenced, and are then defined by it forever. I sure hope I am never defined for the rest of my life for the worst thing I ever did! The public sex offender registry creates mass hysteria that people (or lemmings rather) believe helps them to justify hating someone so they can feel better about themselves. It makes it seem like your a great person if you have ever driven drunk, stole something, or caused harm to another person and were not caught if you have someone else to blame who is the target of acceptable discrimination.

  • Stacey M. says:

    To the neighbors of this man: If you do not know him, if he has not harmed you personally, go find someone else to care about, or find something healthy to do with your time. Let us not define someone who has already been judged. It’s not our right.

  • Lynn says:

    One crime does not make another ok. It is not a crime for a crime

  • Mike Malfara says:

    you get what you give, now you have to deal with it. LYNN say that after your child is abused,and I pray you never have to know that feeling.

  • I can’t believe the people who are negatively commenting here. What ever happened to someone serving their time and re-entering in to society? We have NO idea the truth behind this man’s convictions. These laws are so vague that none of us know the real offense and the circumstances around them. This family needs to be left alone and allowed to be tax paying, law abiding citizens. Research proves that 95.6% of all people on the registry will never re-offend another crime of this nature. Know the truth before believing all you hear and see!

  • When a child needs medical care and is denied due to a government shutdown is that not abuse as well? Vote the GOP out!

  • Trish Kolbe says:

    I don’t understand how 8 years is enough for what he did with a 5 y/0 and I REALLY don’t understand why ANY woman would want to be with a man that is like that. I am sure the guy just accidentally forgot to register his new address too. There is obviously a lot lacking in the brain department there for them to be living unsupervised. Pedophiles are everywhere and women are having more babies with them everyday living happily ever after, disgusting but the cold hard truth

  • Neighborhoods are under sieze by a correctional that refuses to house, feed or bury the worst of the worst. We are in self protect mode and this Pedophile should get down and kiss the ground his house is still standing. The women of W.A.R who have posted are the women who throw society, their children and YOUR families under a bus for the dysfunctional and sick relationships they have with sex offenders and their rights to be anonymous. I havent read a description of a crime yet these broads wont defend. W.A.R “women against registry” are needy, dependant and oblivious to the damages of sexually based crimes. These women need their own registry.

  • Please note that the crime listed on this man’s registry listin could literally be a swat on a fully clothed behind. We can’t tell from reading the statute what he was charged with.

  • Can anyone use some logic here? What is the ultimate goal? Is it not safer communities?

    What Mr. Liger did is in the past and he and his family are and will be living in the community.

    Which will better assure that he will live there as a law-abiding citizen…harassing him and his family, damaging their property, shunning them, publicly denouncing them OR honoring their request to leave them alone, acknowledging they have a right to be there, accepting their overtures, when they are made, to be a part of the community, treating them with some decency.

    Which brings up a question for me; where are the churches in this? Has anyone visited them, shown some Christian concern, invited them to church?

  • Camille Ney says:

    It’s way too easy to be falsely accused and put on the registry. In many states all it takes is an accusation from someone 13 or under or who claims they were 13 or under at the time of the alleged incident. That’s it, no other evidence needed to be tired and convicted or scared into a plea. Furthermore, there are plenty of things a person can be accused of, that wold not have any evidence attached such as the aforementioned “swat on a fully clothed behind” etc. So, it’s very easy to be wrongfully accused of such an incident.
    I’m not saying that it’s the case with this guy, but I KNOW that it has happened before and it’s becoming all too common to read about

  • Lina Carl says:

    I would like to clarify something here that seems to have been over looked. “Sex offender” is not defined as “paedophile” and yet I do believe most people make that mistake. A sex offender is someone who has been charged and convicted of a crime that is according to the law “sexual” in nature. Paedophilia is a diagnosis and according to academics and studies there are very few pedophiles in society at large and even few on the SO registry. The hysteria that occurs when most people equate the meaning of paedophile to sex offender may be contributing to the absence of reason expressed in many of these comments. I do not know what percentage of registered sex offenders are also paedophiles, but I would venture to guess it is a VERY small percentage. Many registrants are thrown in to the mix for urinating in public, streaking or mooning in public, sexting, having teen age sex, and other similar not so scary things. With over 760,000 registered sex offenders in the US, most of which must register for life, it must be quite over whelming for those who believe they are all paedophiles. That is why people need to stick with facts when discussing any important issue. One very interesting FACT to keep in mind is that when is comes to childhood sexual abuse, the threat from family members and friends of the family is about 95%. Because of the sensationalizing of stranger abductions by the media, people think the registry keeps their kids safe. No, the stranger danger is very small. It is time we are all willing to be honest with ourselves and each other about child sexual abuse. People have problems, and many people have sexual problems. Let’s stop making this about us and them and begin to see that we are them and they are us. We are a human family and we need to address our problems honestly, humbly, and humanely. Then we can begin to make children safer. Yes, violent crimes need to be punished, but when it comes to prevention let’s spend our resources on things that work, and not on laws that dehumanize and are based on fear and hatred. Having mental health available for all people with sexual issues is a great start. If someone has committed a crime, have the punishment match the crime. Let’s make it possible for people to get the help they need without fear that the rest of their lives will be ruined for seeking help.

  • W.A.R.. Flies on Roadkill..

  • There is more going on than you people realize. This sex offender registry is out of control. Your politicians have you so convinced that by knowing where a certain set of people live – you are supposedly more aware of who is dangerous. Some posters on here are trying to open you eyes, make you aware – but you are not listening….I personally want a registry that only has dangerous people on it. Right now it is a mix of a small % of possible dangerous with most being harmless. Some not even guilty of touching anyone sexually, and no assurance you know which is which – that’s how out of control this registry is. …You people encouraging mean stuff to a group of people when you don’t know what is really going on, and not caring this is a problem? …Wake up, educate yourself, or continue to hide your eyes. Just quit with the sex offender registry harassment stuff.

  • Tim P says:

    I understand the feelings of some of the writers on this issue. As a retired Law Enforcement Officer i will add my thoughts. First of all if we want these sex offenders not to re-offend, we have to realize that they will re-enter society at some point. If we cause them more sham and harm they have a better chance of re-offending. That is from the many studies that have been done on the issue. I am also worried that law enforcement in this case did not say more about trying to arrest those who did this crime. Law Enforcement should never in any form support vigilantism, we are a country of laws. Taking the punishment into your own hands only supports a unlawful society. .

    • Nothin for nothin Tim but offenders offend out of compulsion and opportunity. The highest rate of repeat sex crimes comes from those who have “been left alone” they have jobs, they have roofs over their heads, they have family ands church support groups and what do they do? They USE those relationships to re-offend out of sheer opportunity. Then what does the Judicial do? Let them out to do it all over again. The correctional does not want to pay to house or feed or bury these freaks so they re-release them back out to feed. Vigilantism may be the only thing left to keep these worthless examples of DNA between us and them..

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