"She was new to his collection. Actually she was very special, but he wouldn’t know that until later, until it was too late.
He had planned to use her that day as an enticement, pretty little doll sitting on the front seat with him.
“Hi I’m Uncle Jimbo and this is my new dolly. Would you like to play with her, yes that’s right little girl. Just step up to the car and see how nice Dolly is…”
Didn’t always work. It used to work better but that was years ago about the time of his conviction.
"James Arthur Charlton you have been found guilty of the dreadful crime of child abuse. It is the sentence of this court that you be incarcerated…”
Yeah so he served ten years. Ten years and he hadn’t even killed the kid. Ten years they gave for murder not for playing with a little girl and keeping her entertained.
They lied about him and about what he did. The kiddie's mother lied and so did the little girl.
They took her testimony in a special hearing and then read it out in court.
Boy did he squirm; well it was how he was made to feel especially under the steely gaze of the grandmother.
What an old witch she was with her hooded eyes and her babushka. Foreign too, nasty foreign baggage.
She shouted something he didn’t understand. Someone said she cursed him in Hungarian.
It didn’t bother him, he didn’t believe in things like that then..."
BUT THAT WAS BEFORE HE BOUGHT THE NEW DOLL...!
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