August 16, 2011

Sex Offender Blames Attack on Sexomnia

8-16-2011 Missouri:

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Randy Lande is in jail awaiting trial after being charged with forced sodomy and kidnapping an eight-year-old girl. She was so brutally raped that she needed surgery. Lande's son shared some jailhouse letters with FOX 4 that shed a new light on the case.

In the letters Lande tells his family he loves them and misses them. He says the charges will be dropped and they'll be together again soon. He says his defense for the rape charge is Sexomnia.

"When he's asleep, it's sort of dreaming but acting it out in reality sort of like sleep walking," said Corey Lande. "It's just another way for him to put off the blame and responsibility for things he's done."

Another letter asks his son to help him do research for his defense. It says help him or else!

"I don't see where he gets the nerve to ask me to do that for him," Lande said. "I don't talk to him. He threatened to subpoena me to get me to do that for him! That's outlandish!

Randy Lande was a registered sex offender. He spent time in prison for raping a child years ago. Until the recent charges in February, Corey believed his dad was getting his life straightened out.

"No classes are going to fix him," Lande said. "The only place for him is jail. All he does is damage peoples lives.

That includes Corey's life. When Randy Lande got arrested, Corey found out that his dad hadn't paid the rent. Corey was going to school and didn't have a job.

The landlord was coming after us for the back rent that he owed," Lande said.

He's worried the landlord will take him to court for money he doesn't have. He says it's all because of his father who has brought him nothing but trouble.

"I don't want anything to do with him," Lande said "I hope he goes to jail for the rest of his life for the things he's done. He needs to be held accountable.

Randy Lande's case has sparked protests outside the Jackson County courthouse. People are demanding changes to Missouri's sex offender laws. ..Source.. by


Marcel said...

This is one example how the registry doesn't stop anyone from re-offending. The registry had no long lasting impact on him. It didn't deter him or keep enough people aware of him to protect the children. There is no way the registry could do that.
I must say though, if this is a true issue that he has, the Civil commitment may be a good place for him until he gets these issues resolved, if he can get these issues resolved. If you disagree, I would really like to understand why?

eAdvocate: A Voice said...

In response to the last commenter: I will disagree that, civil commitment is a proper place for this gentleman. Here is why, if he truly has a MENTAL condition which the DSM does recognize, then it is unlikely he will get the proper treatment in a civil commitment center, their treatment is only geared towards stopping recidivism. He needs a different type of treatment provider, but I do believe that, during his treatment he needs to be in a lock-down facility.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, it is cases like this that cause people to dream up additional laws/restrictions in the name of the victim then apply it to FSO's "across the board" who are trying to live life forward and had absolutely nothing to do with the offense this guy committed!!