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Vigilante Who Attacked Three Pedophiles Admits It Was A Mistake

A man from Alaska who attacked three registered sex offenders is sorry and says his experience should be a deterrent to anyone considering vigilante justice.

It seems that Jason Vukovich, 42, of Anchorage, could be looking at 25 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to first-degree attempted assault and a consolidated count of first-degree robbery in the 2016 attacks. Prosecutors have agreed to remove more than a dozen charges.

Note that in a five-page letter sent to the newspaper in November, Vukovich claimed he no longer believed he was due the earlier punishment he proposed for the 2016 assaults — the sentence should not be any longer than the prison terms of his three victims and sentence given to the man who Vukovich claims molested him as a child.

“If you have already lost your youth, like me, due to a child abuser, please do not throw away your present and your future by committing acts of violence,” Vukovich noted.

Apparently, Vukovich’s sentencing is scheduled for later this week, but his attorneys will likely request a delay to prepare. The vigilante says he wants to make it clear that others should not follow in his footsteps.

“There is no place for vigilante justice in an ordered society,” Vukovich pointed out in his letter.

It seems that Vukovich was abused physically and sexually as a child, but he never got the psychological help he needed and ended up living a life of crime.

“I’m far from perfect — a flawed and imperfect individual like everyone else,” Vukovich commented in an interview from the Anchorage jail in December. “However, it’s important to me that someone else who was born and raised in Alaska who had a similar upbringing doesn’t end up with this outcome because quite candidly, it sucks.”

Prosecutors also point out that Vukovich had a notebook with a list of names during the June 2016 attacks, including Charles Albee, Andres Barbosa and Wesley Demarest. During a five day period, Vukovich broke into the homes of his victims and severely attacked them.

Of note, he kept hitting Demarest with a hammer until he was unconscious, and is also accused of stealing personal items and vehicles from the victims.

Victim Demarest testified in court that Vukovich referred to himself as an “avenging angel” when he attached him. The angry attacker eventually admitted to law enforcement that he went after the three men because they were listed in the state’s sex offender registry, which provides both home and work addresses.

“I thought back to my experiences as a child and felt the overwhelming desire to act,” Vukovich remarked in his letter. “I took matters into my own hands and assaulted three pedophiles.”

Of interest, Vukovich’s attorney agreed his client should be under some kind of correctional supervision “for a very long time,” but that the incarceration should include treatment programs for post-traumatic stress disorder and violent offenders.

“I don’t think he needs to be punished,” Tilton explained in a recent interview with Alaska media.

“He’s already been punished. This whole thing started out as the punishment of a child who didn’t deserve to be treated in that way.”

Source: New York Post
Photo: YouTube

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