Sometimes the justice system could make one question if justice is even served. This situation is one of those. A former Pennsylvania officer who raped and threatened to kill two boys might see the light of day after 9 months of prison.
According to the Times Leader, David Turkos, who served as a Dupont police officer, accepted a plea agreement in June on misdemeanor charges after prosecutors charged him with violently raping two brothers over a seven-year period.
According to the two victims, who came out and spoke as teenagers, Trukos had begun sexually abusing them when they were 4 and 6 years old back in 2001.
The two boys said that if they didn’t keep the abuse a secret that Turkos threatened to hurt their mother and pets.
“I hope you die — you’re a piece of crap,” Turkos told one of the boys, according to police.
Turkos was charged back in 2015. The 44-year-old was charged with three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of indecent assault and a count of simple assault.
On Tuesday, Turkos plead guilty to two counts of corruption of minors. This gave him a sentence of 9 to 23 months in prison. That means this man will serve no longer than 2 years for the horrendous crime he committed.
Instead of spending a longer time in prison, Trukos will serve 5 years of probation following his prison sentence.
Turkos’ father also took part in raping one of the boys. Joseph Turkos admitted to a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors in August 2014 after he was charged with sexually assaulting one of the same boys.
His sentence was only three months to five years in state prison.
David Turkos has had a history of abuse. Back in 2008 he was sentenced to 6 months of probation for assaulting his stepson and ex-wife.
“You can’t do anything — I am the law,” Turkos told the woman, according to court documents.