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Fact: Troy Sexton is an employee of Turnpike Chevrolet in Nitro.
Fact: Turnpike Chevrolet has been a banner advertiser of PutnamLive.com
Fact: Since that banner advertisement, no negative coverage of Troy Sexton has appeared on the site in original form. The only negative stories are simply links from other publications, and these links are buried to mislead the reader.
Fact: It has never been mentioned that Turnpike was/is an advertiser. This clear conflict of interest should have been stated up front in any positive article written about Troy Sexton. You’ll notice it’s not.
Fact: These are truths you’ll only read here.
Introduction by Flipper, the Editing Bottlenose
Article by Tyler Hollywood
SEXTON: Report Says Children Weren’t Abused
“Troy Sexton has been saying all along that he never abused his children. It appears he is telling the truth. “
My Response: Are you high? There is nothing about Troy Sexton that I would want to get behind and support here. What is this “publisher” thinking by throwing his support behind a child beater with a crocked up disorder like Intermittent Explosive Disorder. That is a complete bullshit disorder, made up as an excuse for the criminally stupid. He lost his temper and made a bad choice. You live with shit like that, not find a scapegoat. By the way, anyone I know that says they have this? Can leave the room now.
“Sexton, who was convicted of multiple domestic battery charges after he pleaded no contest claims he is the victim of a “witch hunt” after he spoke out against an accuser at his sons’ football practice.”
My Response: Witch hunt my ass. He was witnessed picking one kid up by the ankle and carrying him like that and pushing the other one down to the ground. There was nothing to be accused of. He did it and was seen doing it! Witch hunt my ass.
“I pleaded to keep my kids out of having to go to court,” says Sexton. “I was protecting them. I had no idea people would turn me into a ‘villain’ and that I would go to jail.”
My Response: Bullshit. You pled no contest because had you pled innocent, you’d end up in jail for much longer and you knew you were fucking guilty.
“But Sexton did go to jail, for 30 days, then admitted he made harassing phone calls when he says his family was being harassed. (And served 20 days in jail, concurrently). He also is serving two years of supervised probation for his domestic battery convictions, something he is very critical and angry about.”
My Response: He should shut his whole and be happy he’s not in jail for two years. Sexton went to jail because he broke the law. He should be in jail longer for beating up his own kids. But no. We give these asswipes carte blanch with these stupid disorders and excuses. Doctors, lawyers, fake newshounds and child beaters should all be herded up and shot.
“Through the process, Sexton has been made the target of many abusive comments on many Internet blogs-usually by anonymous bloggers.”
My Response: Fuckin right he has. He deserves it. He’s the one that wants to be a public figure. Posting incredibly boorish You Tube videos about his man crush on Joe Beimel and beating your kids IN PUBLIC!
I can’t say shit stain anymore. I’m being fined $25 bucks each time I say it.
“I made the phone calls,” confesses Sexton. “I fought back like any father would do.” He says there is a huge difference between chewing someone out on the telephone and being a child abuser.”
My Response: You made the phone calls because you don’t know when to shut your hole. By the way, yes, there is a huge difference in chewing someone out on the phone and being a child abuser. You did both! Beat your kids and then harassed the witnesses.
Shit stain. I don’t care anymore. Put it on my tab.
“So Sexton doesn’t claim to be an “angel.” And he has provided a copy of an official report, verified by PutnamLIVE.com, that says he didn’t abuse his children, so he isn’t a “devil” either.”
My Response: Umm…look at that report a little closer, Mr. Publisher. Oh, at least Sexton admits he’s not an angel, but you, Mr. Publisher, can do no wrong and your shit doesn’t stink. I beg to differ.
“That Children’s Protective Services report says that allegations involving two of his children were investigated and in each case, the child “WAS NOT ABUSED BY TROY SEXTON.” The report, posted above, used capital letters.”
My Response: Number one, you can’t even read that report on your fucking 1996 web site, Mr. Publisher. You purposely supplied a shitty copy. If you read that entire thing it shows some namby pamby didn’t want to pull the trigger on the word abuse because of some apathetic reason, or the fact he or she believes in this whole IED bullshit. If you read further, the risk of these incidences happening again with Troy are moderate. Not slim. Moderate. Now why state that if it wasn’t abuse of some kind. There is no gray area here and you fuckstains at CPS are ignoring that fact.
“CPS would not comment on the report, other than for verification, and was stunned that PutnamLIVE.com obtained a copy. “We don’t release those,” said a CPS employee who declined to be identified. “‘lease tell us you didn’t get that from us!’
My Response: Then where did you get it? No doubt they were very surprised to find out you had a copy. Did Troy give it to you? All in an effort to gain some sort of sympathy? Sympathy from a no talent hack that threw Sexton under a bus over at the TBA blogs? If not from Troy, how did you get the document, Mr. Publisher? Hmmm? It certainly wasn’t through any FOIA attempt. That’s not public. And I gotta say, for you to be publishing the document on your blog has got to be highly unethical. I hope you get busted.
“But while Sexton was cleared of abuse, the report does go on to say that the ‘Risk that abuse and/or neglect may occur in the future was also found to be MODERATE.’ “
My Response: Oh look. I think I just pointed out that very thing. How nice of you to notice that too. Troy? Bus. Bus? Troy.
“It should also be stated that Sexton was not accused of abusing all of his children or his wife. He says there is a good reason for that.”
“I love my wife and children. I would never hurt them. I didn’t hurt them,” Sexton stresses. “This whole thing has been a nightmare. Someday I will tell the whole story. It’s scary what they put me through.”
My Response: We already know the story. What’s scary is Troy Sexton not sitting in some jail cell, awaiting to be popped in the bung hole by some cell block leader named Damian. Oh, and I have a feeling why he hasn’t been accused of abusing his other kid or his wife…
…he hasn’t been caught doing that yet.
Hey hey hey…just my opinion. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
“Even Putnam Circuit Judge O.C. “Hobby” Spaulding questioned the motives of law enforcement when Sexton’s wife’s home was searched even though police knew Troy Sexton was not staying there.”
My Response: S.O.P people. Standard Operating Procedure. Live with it, shit stains.
“I do get the feeling that it has turned a little, and the state is only doing this as punitive,” Spaulding said, in open court. Still, Spaulding sentenced Sexton to 30 days in jail, a major reduction from the six months previously imposed by Putnam County Magistrate Kimberly M. Blair-Caruthers.”
My Response: See? This is what kills me. This judge had no nutsack. Either that or Troy’s wife was under the judges desk messing up her lip stick. Fuck you, Spaulding. You are a politically correct pansy and shouldn’t be wearing a robe.
“Sexton says nothing can undo the jail time or the harassment that he has endured from his critics. All he wants to do is clear his name and enjoy the family that he was separated from. And, he may move out of Putnam County, because he doesn’t feel like he will ever be treated fairly. “The system hates me,” Sexton says.”
My Response: There’s a reason you are hated, you fuckstick. You beat your kids. You are borderline retarted too. And no, that’s not an excuse either in my book. You deserved more jail time, you deserve the harassment that you have been getting (because Lord knows you have done more than your fair share of harassing others) and you will never, ever clear your name. Not even with the help of some shit for brains blogger that thinks he is more than the waste of air he is.