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Thomas Joseph Alaimo, 23, of 155 Lakeside Drive, Peachtree City, was arrested May 12, for 2 counts of computer pornography and 2 counts of criminal attempt to commit the crime of aggravated child molestation. This is Chattanooga. Sounds like another internet sting.

Good for them; he got what he deserved and another predator is taken off the streets

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Dear Whom It May Concern,

Dear Whom It May Concern,

I would greatly appreciate as well as advise you to keep your thoughts and comments to yourself about Mr. Thomas Joseph Alaimo. It is very distressing how you are passing judgment upon this young man without knowing the situation and the overall facts upon his case. Under our legal rights as Americans, Mr. Alaimo is innocent until proven guilty. You obviously have no RESPECT for the feelings in addition to the privacy of his family and friends, since you had the audacity of stating his address to the worldwide interweb. I pity you!

Thank you very much,
Bless by Grace

P.S.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor - Exodus 20:16

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I too

saw the article, and the question remains: What else was he doing all the way up in Chattanooga? from the history of these stings, its usually to go have sex with underaged kids that they meet on social sites or craigslist. I think the real pity should be reserved for the young man who was thinking with the wrong head. I fail to see any false witness here either, since the story and the contents are all public knowledge. and while we're on the subject of public knowledge, you can look in the court cases online and see that this isn't his first "rodeo".

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No matter the case, please

No matter the case, please think of his family and friends. They must be going through a lot right now and need prayers sent their way. You both may have actually known Mr. Thomas Alaimo and/or read about his "rodeos", but that doesn't negate the fact his bad decisions should not reflect upon his family members. Thus, their privacy is out of respect. Mr. Alaimo will be tried and pay for the consequences for any charges he “did” do.

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A little advice, bbg88

This was posted last week. You waited five days to reply, and when you did, you only brought attention to this blog.

I didn't give this much thought until your response led someone else to point out the fact that this was not the first time he "did" this. So I went to the Fayette County Clerk's website and looked. Seems like he got off on a first-offender free pass. Well this time, he is a repeat offender.

I have to tell you, bbg, every time you come on here pleading for justice for this felon, YOU keep the blog going. As, parents, we have an obligation to our children to keep up with this kind of thing.

By the way, you are the one bringing his friends and family into the discussion.

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No kidding Jevank!

If I read the case correctly, the first-time child molester got a slap on the wrist from none other than Judge Johnnie "tough on crime" Caldwell?

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You are so right.

I agree with you jevank.

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sorry but when we break the law

Dear Blessed;

It is public record and the shame falls where it falls.
Not really sure where you think you can become a censor of news? Is that how God would want it -- just publish the good stuff..

2nd time offender I really don't want him around my neighborhood kids grand kids..
His actions whether planned or interrupted by a sting are immoral in the eyes of your God I hopeyou realize that?

Maybe he will consider his actions and the impact on the lives of others - "next time" in about 40 years..

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Guess I'm the "To Whom"

and I'm really not sure how I am the bad guy here. I was simply on the Chattanooga Times Website, and happened across the story. It's public knowledge, as is everything else apparently that has been dug up here. In no way does that reflect on his family, as he is 23 years old and able to make his own decisions, however irresponsible those decisions may be. As for his address, it too was public domain, and I copied that article directly from the internet. I have young daughters that are thankfully too young to understand things like this, but in a few years they will be, and God help any person that comes near them with ill intentions. We are fortunate that (hopefully) Mr. Alaimo did not work with children, and pray that he never has any kids of his own - much less any daughters. As for his first "Rodeo", the old saying goes: Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on ME. Oh, and I did not "bear false witness" on him by stating the facts. He was arrested for those particular charges, and I wrote just that.

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If Blessedbygrace cares so much, why hasn't anyone bonded him out of jail yet? If he were truley innocent, he should have long since posted bail. Just Sayin'

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huh?

"If he were truley [sic] innocent, he should have long since posted bail" huh ?!??!! You seem to be confused about bail and innocence or guilt. There's no correlation.

Our system is supposed to presume everyone innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Bail and bonds are simply a matter of "did the judge set bail" and does the accused (or friends/family) have enough money to pay the bond. If so, the person can remain out of jail while awaiting trial. If not, the person remains in jail awaiting trial. People who are ultimately found guilty - and those found not guilty - bond out of jails around the country every day....it is simply a matter of whether they have enough money.

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Perhaps

Perhaps what "Bub" was trying to say that if he IS wrongfully accused, his family should be bending over backwards to get him out of there as quickly as possible. Ask anyone who has ever been in jail-who gets beat up, harrassed, raped, or worse? and they will say the child molesters. It doesn't take long for word to spread among the general population as to who is charged with what, and before you know it you're coming out of the common shower or walking anywhere just out of sight of the guards and there is opportunity for "jailhouse vigilantes" to act. Sure he may be innocent, and sure you're innocent until proven guilty, but the inmates won't see it that way I guarantee you. Trust me on this, I work with former inmates every day. But maybe his family knows that he has already done it twice, and is sure to do it again eventually maybe even worse. Believe me, if he or any of his type ever come near my daughters he will be met with the business end of a shotgun aimed right below the belt. I think its funny how all of a sudden his "supporters" all seem to join the forum on the same day they post. Obviously either family members or naive friends that need to open your eyes. And "Bub" could very well turn out to be his first victim? JEVANK said it clearly, you are only drawing attention to this thread with your pleas. If he is innocent, and comes back home to try and start over, this is going to follow him worse than his record if he ever tries to get a job here.

well that's my 2 cents anyway

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A little clarification

I don't know this person, his family, or actually anyone else on this thread. Not all families have the financial resources to get someone one of jail...or even pay the rent or mortgage these days. I'm not trying to draw attention to anything, and am not a supporter of this individual.

What I do support is allowing our system to work (presumption of innocence) and not trying someone in the media or court of public opinion. This person may very well be guilty of the charges he faces and, if so, I hope the system works and he is convicted. My point was that bail and guilt/innocence are not related.

PS - my 2 cents: what evidence have you seen? You're ready to talk about shooting someone based on a few sound bites? Methinks it might be too easy to get a shotgun in GA these days.....

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PPS

P.P.S- I actually signed up for this to comment on a completely unrelated topic...and just happened to find this one in a moment of insomnia. Hope you have a great day.

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