Linda Wall was twenty-one when she had an “affair” with a child the age of 12 to 14, of course that is not the narrative we are hearing with some comments left on this site that are accusing her of having carried on the ‘affair’ when she was thirty-seven. Wall stated that she carried on the affair sometime in the 1970′s, which means any time between 1971 and 1979, which means she was somewhere between 21 and 31.
Jim Brogan of the Post Chronicle, which is a local paper to Linda Wall, went onto the defensive for Wall regarding her involvement with a child who was 12 to 14. Brogan dismissed the case as, at best, statutory rape. He relied on her interview with the Associated Press and not on her testimony before the courts. He sounded a lot like Bill Donohue of the Catholic League when he defends the Catholic Church’s handling of the child sexual abuse scandal.
Linda Wall showed that she was unrepentant over the fact that she is a child predator when giving her testimony in court, which include the fact that she says that what she and her victim engaged in was an “affair”. In fact, the entire testimony shows that she has had little or no remorse with regards to what she did. Wall was asked why she had been asked to leave Prince George Junior High, and in the deposition she answered “a parent was upset with me, and they just felt like I should move on.” When asked why she was asked to leave, she responded with “They asked whether there was some misbehavior with their daughter”, and finally stated “Uh, they alleged that I had an affair with their daughter.” In the deposition, she claimed the assault happened in the 1970′s.
In a recent interview, Wall told the Associated Press that “I’ve never tried to hide that I was in homosexuality. If anybody Googles me, they would find that out there. Forty years ago I was a different person. I was a heavy pot smoker with … impaired judgment and made some bad choices. You do that out of college sometimes. Some people do, some people don’t.” So far, has anyone come up with a case of a pot smoker raping a twelve to fourteen year old?
Beyond the unrepentant language that she constantly uses, there are some pretty disturbing issues when it comes to Linda Wall, specifically when it comes to the Lisa Miller/Isabella Miller case.
Her behavior is classic for an unrepentant pedophile or ephebophile. A child sexual predator often develops a close relationship with a single parent. This is a behavior designed to get close to the child or children. Once the predator is able to get into the home, he or she then uses any opportunity that they can in order to manipulate the child or children, often including guild, fear and love. A religious figure often talking about the sinfulness of the child and the love of Christ to manipulate the child. The predator then pushes to get private time with the child, and this especially happens if the parent works.
As for the child who is targeted? That is easy. The predator seeks out shy, handicapped, withdrawn and often isolated children who come from troubled homes or under privileged homes. The predator then showers the victim with attention, gifts, and trips to various places. Predators will often work to cut the lifeline of the child that they are abusing by making sure that any one from outside the intimate circle will not be able to communicate with that child. They will spread lies and hate about the child’s friends and family, making them the only one trusted by their victim.
Lisa Miller was a confused woman who had been in a relationship that ended badly, and she had a child who was young, confused and hurt from having to see her parents divorce.
Now, perhaps Wall is reformed. That has been known to happen- with professional counseling and therapy. However, one cannot just ‘pray the pedophile’ away.
Unfortunately, the chatter is that this was not an isolated incident, and that raises questions about Wall’s past and exactly when did Thomas Roads Baptist Church and Liberty Council know they had a problem with Wall?
And even more disturbingly, if they did know about Wall’s past history with young girls, why did they even put Wall into a position that gave her access to children, like Isabella Miller, in the first place?
It also makes one wonder if there might not have been another pressing need for Isabella Miller to disappear…. huh?