Someone Needs to Lock Up the Pervs and Throw Away the Keys

I'm pissed off.  I'm outraged.  I've had enough and I'm not going to take it anymore.

At the same time, I feel helpless to do anything.  How can I change a system that's broken?  Really, what can we do when we see a failing system of justice?

My daughter TR is in college and currently lives in an apartment with six other girls.  At the college she attends, the majority of students live off campus in apartments.  

TR called last Friday and she was upset.  She told me her landlord-to-be was arrested. He was arrested for hiding cameras in the apartments he rentsHe was taking pictures and filming girls naked and/or having sex.  Charges are being pressed.  He's very wealthy.  He has lawyers up the gazoo to drag out the legal process.  In the end, everyone expects he will pay a fine and go right on "managing" the apartments he owns.

The Perv will walk away with a slap on the wrist.

In a rush of emotion, TR spilled out more and more details.  I went into "mother mode" and listened and reacted calmly, matter of factly.  TR is a lot like me (emotional) and she was outraged, insulted, and livid.  I was too, of course, but I tried to be a calming influence.

Stop laughing.  I can be a calming influence.  Sometimes.

Let me share with you The Perv's alleged background.  I learned a lot about The Perv last week.   The Perv apparently was a student in this same town a few decades ago.  Rumor has it, he and a friend sold drugs to other college students and made a fortune.  They dropped out of college and used their drug money to buy the majority of prime real estate in the college town.  They pretty much have a monopoly on all the "good" apartments. 

When TR and her roommates went to meet with The Perv about renting an apartment he informed them he "prefers" to rent to girls "because girls are less destructive than boys." TR and I thought nothing of his remark at the time.

Because, hello?  College boys? 

TR has signed a one year lease to rent from him, beginning this June, for the next school year.  Please don't suggest she find somewhere else to live – all the housing for next school year was booked by mid-January.

As I talked to her, TR brought forth other details she "hadn't wanted to worry" me with before.  She had heard rumors about The Perv being "a little sketchy" around the college girls.  She hadn't known if they were rumors or fact. 

I talked to her about checking all the bedrooms and bathrooms in the new apartment before she moves in for hidden cameras.  She informed me the recently discovered cameras were supposedly added later when The Perv came in and out to make "repairs" on various apartments.  

Apparently the local news stations have gotten wind of the story. The Perv is being publicly shamed.  TR, herself, is an editor of the university newspaper.  Trust me, there will not be a single female student unaware of The Perv and what he's done.

Which is not to say he won't do it again.

Although I did not say it out loud to TR, one thought keeps running through my head.

The Internet.

How much do you want to bet The Perv is not just getting off himself, but also making money by selling the pictures to porn sites?  For that matter, he might own a few porn sites of his own.  

Shudder.   

© Twenty Four At Heart

63 Responses to “Someone Needs to Lock Up the Pervs and Throw Away the Keys”

  1. Deidre

    Eww! How horrible for TR to not feel safe in your own space is so…there are no words for it! Now I am outraged too!
    I had a professor in college who came in drunk a lot and was, rumoured, to have made several passes at girls (I went to an all girls institution) and in fact made himself completely lame and broken by attempting to lift up his car in order to impress a young lady. shudder.

  2. Deidre

    Eww! How horrible for TR to not feel safe in your own space is so…there are no words for it! Now I am outraged too!
    I had a professor in college who came in drunk a lot and was, rumoured, to have made several passes at girls (I went to an all girls institution) and in fact made himself completely lame and broken by attempting to lift up his car in order to impress a young lady. shudder.

  3. Deidre

    Eww! How horrible for TR to not feel safe in your own space is so…there are no words for it! Now I am outraged too!
    I had a professor in college who came in drunk a lot and was, rumoured, to have made several passes at girls (I went to an all girls institution) and in fact made himself completely lame and broken by attempting to lift up his car in order to impress a young lady. shudder.

  4. Donna in VA

    I can only imagine how TR feels (scared and violated as a female) or how YOU feel as a mother. When something happens to ANYBODY’S kids, my mother bear mode kicks into high gear. I would be surprised if this ISN’T all over the Internet already.
    WHAT AN OUTRAGE! Keep us posted. If all he gets is a slap on the wrist, I say we all take some other course of action to humiliate him and run him out of business.
    **screaming inside**

  5. Donna in VA

    I can only imagine how TR feels (scared and violated as a female) or how YOU feel as a mother. When something happens to ANYBODY’S kids, my mother bear mode kicks into high gear. I would be surprised if this ISN’T all over the Internet already.
    WHAT AN OUTRAGE! Keep us posted. If all he gets is a slap on the wrist, I say we all take some other course of action to humiliate him and run him out of business.
    **screaming inside**

  6. Donna in VA

    I can only imagine how TR feels (scared and violated as a female) or how YOU feel as a mother. When something happens to ANYBODY’S kids, my mother bear mode kicks into high gear. I would be surprised if this ISN’T all over the Internet already.
    WHAT AN OUTRAGE! Keep us posted. If all he gets is a slap on the wrist, I say we all take some other course of action to humiliate him and run him out of business.
    **screaming inside**

  7. Sarah

    Oh God! Thats awful!! I say sign the girls up for some self defense classes and show The Perv how destructive girls can be!!

  8. Sarah

    Oh God! Thats awful!! I say sign the girls up for some self defense classes and show The Perv how destructive girls can be!!

  9. Sarah

    Oh God! Thats awful!! I say sign the girls up for some self defense classes and show The Perv how destructive girls can be!!

  10. Lo

    this is disgusting and i am revolted.
    even more so, bc there’s literally, when it comes down to it, nothing TR can do bc she HAS to move in there. like you said, it just can’t happen. it’s legally binding. although i would hope this lawsuit would free up all signed leases, but still, as you said, he has lawyers up the hoo hah and TR has no choice really, bc pickings are slim.
    i would have a police officer come in and completely inspect the unit before TR moves in. trust me, with this lawsuit, they will. they will only be TOO happy to add more fuel to the fire so to speak.

  11. Lo

    this is disgusting and i am revolted.
    even more so, bc there’s literally, when it comes down to it, nothing TR can do bc she HAS to move in there. like you said, it just can’t happen. it’s legally binding. although i would hope this lawsuit would free up all signed leases, but still, as you said, he has lawyers up the hoo hah and TR has no choice really, bc pickings are slim.
    i would have a police officer come in and completely inspect the unit before TR moves in. trust me, with this lawsuit, they will. they will only be TOO happy to add more fuel to the fire so to speak.

  12. Lo

    this is disgusting and i am revolted.
    even more so, bc there’s literally, when it comes down to it, nothing TR can do bc she HAS to move in there. like you said, it just can’t happen. it’s legally binding. although i would hope this lawsuit would free up all signed leases, but still, as you said, he has lawyers up the hoo hah and TR has no choice really, bc pickings are slim.
    i would have a police officer come in and completely inspect the unit before TR moves in. trust me, with this lawsuit, they will. they will only be TOO happy to add more fuel to the fire so to speak.

  13. thistle

    hmmm…now that’s a sick bastard.
    Perhaps time for the injured parties to get together and consider civil litigation? Or just get together and have a plan to watch each other’s backs.
    Cans of black spray paint and duct tape to damage any located cameras or suspicious holes would be my next line of defense.
    Barring those tactics, i would say…even tho it is inconvenient…alternative, safe housing needs to be sought. Even if it’s in the next town…

  14. thistle

    hmmm…now that’s a sick bastard.
    Perhaps time for the injured parties to get together and consider civil litigation? Or just get together and have a plan to watch each other’s backs.
    Cans of black spray paint and duct tape to damage any located cameras or suspicious holes would be my next line of defense.
    Barring those tactics, i would say…even tho it is inconvenient…alternative, safe housing needs to be sought. Even if it’s in the next town…

  15. thistle

    hmmm…now that’s a sick bastard.
    Perhaps time for the injured parties to get together and consider civil litigation? Or just get together and have a plan to watch each other’s backs.
    Cans of black spray paint and duct tape to damage any located cameras or suspicious holes would be my next line of defense.
    Barring those tactics, i would say…even tho it is inconvenient…alternative, safe housing needs to be sought. Even if it’s in the next town…

  16. Keli

    What college town is this? I ask because I have a kid in college and this is serious stuff – I’d go ballistic and hunt the monster down myself! I remember teachers and profs similar to this that I always suspected were pervs, but thankfully never got to find out!
    I’m sorry to hear about this!

  17. Keli

    What college town is this? I ask because I have a kid in college and this is serious stuff – I’d go ballistic and hunt the monster down myself! I remember teachers and profs similar to this that I always suspected were pervs, but thankfully never got to find out!
    I’m sorry to hear about this!

  18. Keli

    What college town is this? I ask because I have a kid in college and this is serious stuff – I’d go ballistic and hunt the monster down myself! I remember teachers and profs similar to this that I always suspected were pervs, but thankfully never got to find out!
    I’m sorry to hear about this!

  19. Kelly

    OMG! I’d be fliiping out if I were you – OR TR. WTF? And it also makes me wonder how often this goes on in college towns without anyone even knowing. I bet it’s way more often than we know.

  20. Kelly

    OMG! I’d be fliiping out if I were you – OR TR. WTF? And it also makes me wonder how often this goes on in college towns without anyone even knowing. I bet it’s way more often than we know.

  21. Kelly

    OMG! I’d be fliiping out if I were you – OR TR. WTF? And it also makes me wonder how often this goes on in college towns without anyone even knowing. I bet it’s way more often than we know.

  22. Debi

    What an ass. Glad he got caught. Even if he doesn’t get convicted at least now everyone is on to his act and can take steps to protect themselves. Karma’s a bitch and one way or another he’ll get his eventually.

  23. Debi

    What an ass. Glad he got caught. Even if he doesn’t get convicted at least now everyone is on to his act and can take steps to protect themselves. Karma’s a bitch and one way or another he’ll get his eventually.

  24. Debi

    What an ass. Glad he got caught. Even if he doesn’t get convicted at least now everyone is on to his act and can take steps to protect themselves. Karma’s a bitch and one way or another he’ll get his eventually.

  25. dadshouse

    That’s really sick. I worry for my daughter, who heads to college in a year. I want her to only encounter good people, but I know reality isn’t like that. There are creepy people in the world.
    This story reminded me of the movie “Sliver” with Sharon Stone where some apartment owner put hidden cameras in the units. Creep.

  26. dadshouse

    That’s really sick. I worry for my daughter, who heads to college in a year. I want her to only encounter good people, but I know reality isn’t like that. There are creepy people in the world.
    This story reminded me of the movie “Sliver” with Sharon Stone where some apartment owner put hidden cameras in the units. Creep.

  27. dadshouse

    That’s really sick. I worry for my daughter, who heads to college in a year. I want her to only encounter good people, but I know reality isn’t like that. There are creepy people in the world.
    This story reminded me of the movie “Sliver” with Sharon Stone where some apartment owner put hidden cameras in the units. Creep.

  28. Margie

    The only upside I see to this is that at least you and TR are already aware of the situation and can be as cautious as possible. Hopefully, he will go to court before she moves in and he’ll be forced to remove all the junk that may already be in the apartments. The only suggestion I have is to contact the district attorney’s office and discuss your concerns with them. They may be able to assist you in some way.

  29. Margie

    The only upside I see to this is that at least you and TR are already aware of the situation and can be as cautious as possible. Hopefully, he will go to court before she moves in and he’ll be forced to remove all the junk that may already be in the apartments. The only suggestion I have is to contact the district attorney’s office and discuss your concerns with them. They may be able to assist you in some way.

  30. Margie

    The only upside I see to this is that at least you and TR are already aware of the situation and can be as cautious as possible. Hopefully, he will go to court before she moves in and he’ll be forced to remove all the junk that may already be in the apartments. The only suggestion I have is to contact the district attorney’s office and discuss your concerns with them. They may be able to assist you in some way.

  31. Bev

    I think Margie’s advice is the best. Contact the DA and see if they can assist. They should be removing all the cameras that are there and then be MONITORING him from then on. If enough stink is made and pressure is put on by the apartment occupants, the news media will make it impossible for him to get off lightly no matter HOW rich he is. Perhaps a small “leak” to the press would be in order. You do have a phone, no??

  32. Bev

    I think Margie’s advice is the best. Contact the DA and see if they can assist. They should be removing all the cameras that are there and then be MONITORING him from then on. If enough stink is made and pressure is put on by the apartment occupants, the news media will make it impossible for him to get off lightly no matter HOW rich he is. Perhaps a small “leak” to the press would be in order. You do have a phone, no??

  33. Bev

    I think Margie’s advice is the best. Contact the DA and see if they can assist. They should be removing all the cameras that are there and then be MONITORING him from then on. If enough stink is made and pressure is put on by the apartment occupants, the news media will make it impossible for him to get off lightly no matter HOW rich he is. Perhaps a small “leak” to the press would be in order. You do have a phone, no??

  34. Kristan

    Geezus… That’s vile. I hope he ends up going to jail, and maybe TR should look for NEXT year’s apartments now?

  35. Kristan

    Geezus… That’s vile. I hope he ends up going to jail, and maybe TR should look for NEXT year’s apartments now?

  36. Kristan

    Geezus… That’s vile. I hope he ends up going to jail, and maybe TR should look for NEXT year’s apartments now?

  37. Reggie Girl

    Well now……that’s just plain nasty and ewwwwww isn’t it. Love your blog girl. I’m still twenty four at heart too…..I just wish that my heart would tell my body, ya know? 🙂
    Take good care and……
    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  38. Reggie Girl

    Well now……that’s just plain nasty and ewwwwww isn’t it. Love your blog girl. I’m still twenty four at heart too…..I just wish that my heart would tell my body, ya know? 🙂
    Take good care and……
    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  39. Reggie Girl

    Well now……that’s just plain nasty and ewwwwww isn’t it. Love your blog girl. I’m still twenty four at heart too…..I just wish that my heart would tell my body, ya know? 🙂
    Take good care and……
    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  40. Tricia

    I’m outraged, too, for you and for your daughter, and for the other young women he’s violated. I hope he’s publicly humiliated, put in jail and rots there.

  41. Tricia

    I’m outraged, too, for you and for your daughter, and for the other young women he’s violated. I hope he’s publicly humiliated, put in jail and rots there.

  42. Tricia

    I’m outraged, too, for you and for your daughter, and for the other young women he’s violated. I hope he’s publicly humiliated, put in jail and rots there.

  43. Momo Fali

    I didn’t even think of the internet until you said it, but ohmygosh you’re right. That’s entirely possible. Ugh. I’m sick to my stomach for those poor girls. I hope that the judge has a brain when he sentences him.

  44. Momo Fali

    I didn’t even think of the internet until you said it, but ohmygosh you’re right. That’s entirely possible. Ugh. I’m sick to my stomach for those poor girls. I hope that the judge has a brain when he sentences him.

  45. Momo Fali

    I didn’t even think of the internet until you said it, but ohmygosh you’re right. That’s entirely possible. Ugh. I’m sick to my stomach for those poor girls. I hope that the judge has a brain when he sentences him.

  46. goodfather

    Ugh. As a father of three daughters, I can imagine your rage all too well. The absolute, burning, indignant *anger*…
    [TURNING HUGE AND GREEN]
    HULK SMASH!!!

  47. goodfather

    Ugh. As a father of three daughters, I can imagine your rage all too well. The absolute, burning, indignant *anger*…
    [TURNING HUGE AND GREEN]
    HULK SMASH!!!

  48. goodfather

    Ugh. As a father of three daughters, I can imagine your rage all too well. The absolute, burning, indignant *anger*…
    [TURNING HUGE AND GREEN]
    HULK SMASH!!!

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