Alaska, USA – Jason Vukovich used the state sex offender registry to track down and dispense justice upon convicted pedophiles.
Vukovich was up in court of charges of assault and robbery against three men.
Vukovich – who told the court he was abused as a child by his stepfather – used a hammer on 67-year-old Wesley Hayes Demarest who was a convicted pedophile and fractured his skull.
The victim complained because of his injury he had lost his job and could not pay his rent.
His other two victims – also on the sex offenders register – were beaten by the fists of Vukovich and then robbed.
Vukovich called himself “an avenging angel seeking justice” but also told the court “he took responsiblity” for his crimes.
He had ‘dozens’ of charges dropped in exchange for a plea of guilty to the three charges against the men.
He was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment and 5 years on probation.
Superior Court Judge Erin Marston handed down the sentence to Vukovich saying, “Vigilantism is not something that we accept in America, It’s not something that we accept in this community and it is just simply something that will not be tolerated.”
The judge said that the sex offenders had gone through the court system, received their sentences, and put their names on Alaska’s public sex offender registry, where Vukovich found their addresses.
Prosecutor Patrick McKay said “People do not get to take the law into their own hands just because they don’t like a particular group of people or a particular person.”
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