A convicted former NOPD detective who admitted to molesting children to be released to a halfway house

Ramon Antonio Vargas’ article, The Guardian: An ex-child abuse US detective admitted to molesting minors. He could soon be free.

“A former child sex crimes detective who admitted to molesting children during his New Orleans policing career, has been in and out of prison for images depicting the sexual abuse of minors, and has been investigated in connection with a series of killings, has gotten another opportunity at relative freedom. Stanley Burkhardt was recently transferred to a halfway house.”

“One of Burkhardt’s acknowledged victims from his days in New Orleans law enforcement, Richard Windmann, was incredulous on Thursday. Windmann, who now lives in the Dallas area, couldn’t believe that the 73-year-old former officer had been released from prison given his history as a repeat predator, and was upset that he did not learn of the halfway house transfer until a reporter called him.”

“Once again, the justice system has failed us in regards to repeat predatory pedophiles,” said Windmann, who has since founded the advocacy organization Survivors of Child Sex Abuse and is running for a seat in the Texas’s state house of representatives in November. “Stanley Burkhardt is a monster, he will offend again, and your children are not safe.”

“Windmann’s attorney, Kristi Schubert, also said that her client can pursue his claim against the city under a 2021 law which eliminated filing deadlines in cases of long-ago sexual abuse. Louisiana’s supreme court recently struck down that law as unconstitutional, but Schubert contended that the due process grounds cited by that ruling do not apply to government entities.”

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