Boy adopted by Douglas John Burnham

In the 1970's a 9-year-old boy was adopted by Douglas Burnham and molested for years. Burnham was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse in 1983 and received probation. Burnham continued to molest children and in March 2011 was sentenced to 12 1/2 years.
Date: 1983-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father


Organizations: Oregon Department of Human Services, (child welfare agency)


Milwaukie, Oregon
United States
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Douglas Burnham, 71, sent to prison for molesting boys2011-03-07


Adopter who sexually abuses his adopted victim child is put on probation, which basically means the pedophile is free to prey as he wishes.

Years later, another case comes to court.

Are we actually supposed to feel something remotely close to pity for the bastard who sexually abused others?  Am I supposed to feel sad the prick may not be released back into society until he is 83?

<lord in heaven, preserve my sanity, because i'm about to LOOOOOOOOSE my freakin' mind....>

<cleansing breath>


Finally a judge sees crap for what it is:

[The adoptive father]  "picked victims who were vulnerable and easily manipulated, the judge said.

[From:  Douglas Burnham, 71, sent to prison for molesting boys ]

Why in hell did the first judge not see the potential problem in this case?


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