Monday, January 22, 2007

Whining, sadistic cop makes more excuses

Police: Ex-con raped child
Long, Paul A. Kentucky Post, Jan. 19, 2007, pg. A1.

In 1993, then 20-year-old Franklin Castator admitted to "bum bashing" -- helping to beat a homeless man to death -- and tearfully talked about his shame in what he said was a drunken fit of rage.

This week, Castator, now 36, was indicted for raping a young Ludlow girl, and tearfully told a detective he "must have been hammered" during the act, according to a police report. A Kenton County grand jury indicted the Covington man on one count of rape, a crime which, because of the girl's young age, carries a potential penalty of life in prison. He will be arraigned Monday before Kenton Circuit Judge Greg Bartlett. Until then, he is being held in the Kenton County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.

The girl, the daughter of a woman Castator was dating, was 6 when the abuse started, she told police, and it continued for three years. She finally told a family member in October, leading to the police investigation and Castator's arrest.

Castator "cried throughout the interview" with Ludlow Detective John Dorman, according to Dorman's affidavit filed in court records. Castator didn't deny the girl's story and told Dorman he needed help.

"You may as well go ahead and arrest me, if they are doing a test on her, because it's all going to come out in the end, anyway," Dorman quoted Castator as saying.

The girl told police and social workers that Castator molested her -- his acts included rape, sodomy and fondling, she said -- regularly in her home. She said Castator forced sex on her whenever she wanted to go out and play with her friends or asked for money.

"The victim stated that the defendant told her not to tell anyone about the sexual abuse because no one would believe her, and if her mom found out, she would break up with him and -- her mom (would be alone again)," Dorman wrote in his affidavit.

Castator served 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in 1993 to first-degree manslaughter.

He admitted that he kicked, punched and beat Leon Greene, a 58-year-old homeless man and alcoholic, because he was sleeping in a car behind the alley where Castator then lived in Covington. Castator and two others urinated on Greene and left his body in a pile of trash on Aug. 9, 1992.

An autopsy, which determined that Greene had lung disease and died because broken ribs made it difficult for him to breathe, detailed the horrific damage his attackers inflicted. His right ear was nearly ripped off, and he had 13 broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and several cuts and bruises.

Police said a witness told them the men bragged about "bum bashing" and how they had urinated on Greene.

"I wish it didn't happen," Castator said in a jailhouse interview at the time. "You feel ashamed 'cause what you did ended up in death."


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