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Put him in Jail Immediately: Lynden Police Officer / Predator Don Glunt, Guilty of Child Porn Offenses

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URGENT NOTE: GLUNT SENTENCING TO TAKE PLACE IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS AT 9:00am on Sept 1. Judge Uhrig can still overturn the disgusting "zero jail time" impotent plea deal from Prosecutor Eric Richey. Please sign and share this petition immediately. 

 

It's disturbingly obvious why this petition is so critical: After reading the disgusting crimes committed by Lynden Police Officer Don Glunt, learning that he lied to the investigators, and directed one of his victims to lie, it's more than alarming that Prosecutor Eric Richey in Whatcom County, Washington is only recommending a glaringly inadequate house arrest for Glunt, after his proven possession of child pornography.

Alarming Facts of this Case:

1. Former Lynden Police Officer Don Glunt, aged 57, was busted for child pornography possession while he was still employed with the Lynden Police Department.

In addition to his Child Pornography, Glunt was also discovered in the pre-sentencing investigation to have 75-100 images of young, local Lynden girls in his locker, and in his home. 

2. The Lynden Police Officer had child pornography, pictures of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct on his work-issued cell phone, along with pictures of local children in his locker and home.

3. Lynden Police Officer Don Glunt exchanged over 155 text messages in a single shift with one of his victims, confirmed to be an underage child by Texas Law enforcement.

4. Lynden Police Officer Don Glunt immediately lied when questioned saying that he thought his victim was older than she was.

5. The Police Officer Don Glunt had thousands of images of sexually exploited children on his laptop - he claimed they were for his work with a human trafficking program called Hope4Justice and Not For Sale. However, none of the pictures were used in any presentation he gave, and there were thousands of them.

6. It's very common for child predators to volunteer or position themselves in positions of authority and trust, abusing them, as Glunt did. Predators like Glunt, it is a known fact, specifically seek out positions like his in Hope 4 Justice to gain predatory access to vulnerable children for grooming purposes. 

7. When confronted during investigation, Glunt asked to delete incriminating photos off of his cell phone before it was confiscated from him. It was not allowed, and the incriminating photos were found. 

8. Considering the grave concern of the former point, Glunt admitted to deleting pictures off of his personal laptop after his cell phone was confiscated by investigators. He had admitted to communicating with one of his underage victims with his personal laptop. No one knows what pictures were on it. 

9. Glunt directed one of his groomed underage victims to LIE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT HER AGE after he knew he was caught, and in trouble - predatory grooming activity. 

10. Recap: Glunt tried to delete his incriminating Child Porn off of the Lynden Police Department phone, lied to investigators, then directed one of his victims to lie to investigators, placed himself in a used a position of extreme authority and trust, in addition to a grooming position to abuse, and preyed on children. 

11. For all of this, Prosecutor Eric Richey had only recommended a 45 day house arrest, citing "medical conditions" - this in completely inappropriate and setting a viciously dangerous precedent, and even more dangerously, keeping a dangerous predator who groomed victims and lied to law enforcement back into the heart of the community where he abused his position of authority to prey on children.

12. There is concrete agreement as to the level of Glunt's guilt in his Child Porn charges, and law will require him registered as the sex offender he is.

13. Lynden Police Chief Jack Foster, commenting upon Glunt's guilt for child porn possession, stated: “We’re sad for Officer Glunt, and for the shame for our police department and city.” No apology was made to any of his victims, simply an expression of regret for the Lynden Police Officer who was busted with the Child Porn, and his own police department and city. No mention of the incomprehensible and sick wrongdoing. The department needs to be held accountable with a strong punishment - if anything Glunt should have the book thrown at him. The Lynden Police Department has had prior issues of alleged officer misconduct, and Foster is attempting to avoid the seriousness of this sordid and sickly act. 

14. If Former Lynden Police Officer Don Glunt isn't properly punished and instead given the light house arrest, he will still have access to the community and people like Jack Foster who do not want to hold him accountable. Glunt had a smartphone attached to his belt upon entering the courtroom for his arraignment; after the lies he has already calculated and attempted to tell about his use of electronic devices, trying to delete child porn, and attempting to seduce his groomed victims into lying, it's clear this disturbing pattern of conduct has extremely damaging and dangerous ramifications. 

15. We in the community DO NOT WANT Former Police Officer and Predatory Sex Offender Don Glunt to be left to the freedom of his house. We do not feel safe with dangerous, lying sexual predators who abuse in positions of authority being able to access our daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, toddlers and infants. Prosecute this child porn possessing predatory sex offender to the fullest extent of the law.

16. This petition, after more and more individuals sign and share it, can make a big impact by letting Whatcom County Prosecutor Eric Richey and Judge Ira Uhrig know that we do not want predatory, dangerous sex offenders being able to continue demonically abusing positions of power and not being punished. This petition can be signed by anyone, and the more people who know about this issue which is trying to be slipped under the rug, the more we can take a stand and make sure children aren't exploited, groomed, raped and abused in your own community.

17. In addition: The Bellingham Herald posted a story online about Lynden Police Officer Don Glunt's posession of Child Pornography: Nearly every single one clearly expresses an outrage at the lack of properly severe punishment for this heinous abuse of power and crime. Please respect the community, Prosecutor Eric Richey. We do not want this man amongst our children, and neither would you.

18. Comments posted on the article reflect the community's concern that this predatory sex crime against children is being "swept under the rug" and attempted to be quietly rushed through the system. Signing this petition will let everyone know that this case is important to us, and being followed. 

19. Jail time is what Police Officer Don Glunt clearly requires for his child pornography, thousands of laptop images, his lying and his grooming. Please do the right thing and hold him properly accountable, Prosecutor Eric Richey and Judge Ira Uhrig. 

20. If you have any desire to prevent child exploitation, disturbing sex crimes against children, predatory crimes or grooming from happening, PLEASE share this petition after you sign it. We are hoping Hope 4 Justice and Not For Sale will join us in this effort, because it's well-know that sex offenders and child predators like Don Glunt seek out these grooming positions, and there's no better people to take a firm stand that the organizations he worked with to denounce his involvement. 

Thank you. 

P.S. - Sharing this petition is even more important than signing it, so kindly be sure to responsibly do both. The community and our children will appreciate it.



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