Snohomish County, Washington authorities believe that the man who groped an 11-year-old girl at a local grocery store last month is the same man who fire-bombed abortion clinics in Everett and Bellingham in the 1980’s.
According to the HeraldNet, at least eight people identified Curtis Anton Beseda as the man seen in video surveillance released to the media on Tuesday. Prosecutors on Friday charged Beseda, 58, with first-degree child molestation in connection with the groping.
A judge issued a $250,000 arrest warrant for Beseda and Police say that he hasn’t returned to his Snohomish apartment in a few days. In addition, his vehicle also is missing.
Beseda was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the 1980s for arsons at abortion clinics which made him a martyr for the anti-chice movement. In fact, Beseda was honored at a national banquet in 1995. When Beseda sent a letter from prison, it was read at the banquet. The letter urged support for Shelly Shannon, an Oregon woman who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting an abortion doctor in Kansas in 1993, as well as setting fire to six abortion clinics.
Beseda, an unemployed roofer, confessed his guilt while on trial for the four arson attacks. He said he had done so “for the glory of God.”
Beseda’s release from prison did not stop infractions of the law. Since his release Beseda was convicted of three misdemeanor charges, including criminal trespass and fourth-degree assault.
Which again gives credence to anti-chioicers disregard for children once they are actually born into the world.