The Aaron Vargas Story, Pt. II
"Aaron Vargas: Unanswered Questions" Mind Body Health & Politics explored some of the questions raised by the recent sentencing of Aaron Vargas, who received a nine year state prison sentence after killing Darrell McNeill, a neighbor, Boy Scout leader, and businessman who reportedly sexually and psychologically molested Vargas for twenty years. McNeill also reportedly molested other local boys.
The show included interviews with experts in the area of psychology and criminal law, as well as the Vargas family and Vargas prosecutor Assistant District Attorney Beth Norman.
Guests also included Dr. David Wolfe of the University of Toronto, a psychologist and author specializing in abuse and trauma issues affecting children and youth and Gerry Schwartzbach, a nationally respected criminal law attorney with over 40 years of courtroom experience.
On this show, Mind Body Health & Politics explored whether law enforcement, probation departments, district attorney's offices, and judges have the willingness and the expertise to consider the effects of long term sexual molestation on molestation victims such as Aaron Vargas.
The guests provided a variety of views and perspectives on this controversial case and the challenging issues it raised.