Justice Perverted

The Molestation Mistrial of Richard Charles Haefner

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About the Book

In 1975, Dr. Richard Charles Haefner had it all—a Ph.D. from Penn State University, a prestigious job offer with UCLA and a thriving family business selling geological samples to the Smithsonian Institute. Then it all came crashing down. Two boys who worked for Haefner accused him of sexual molestation. Lancaster County’s legal system began an investigation that would alter the lives of everyone involved. Allegations of police brutality, prosecutorial misconduct, bribery and corruption soon overshadowed what seemed like an open-and-shut-case,” ultimately resulting in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s amending state law. Drawing on interviews and recently discovered documents, Derek J. Sherwood revisits the case and explores a number of open questions—including whether Haefner was set up by police as he claimed.

About the Author(s)

Derek Sherwood is the author of 2011’s Who Killed Betsy? Uncovering Penn State University’s Most Notorious Unsolved Crime, the first book to put forth Dr. Richard Charles Haefner as the prime suspect. In the process, he uncovered many expunged documents and as a result he has spent the past decade researching Haefner’s 1976 molestation trial. Haefner’s prosecution ended with a hung jury and the aftershocks changed the Pennsylvania legal system forever. He lives in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Bibliographic Details

Derek J. Sherwood

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7518-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3373-2
Imprint: Exposit Books

Book Reviews & Awards

“A brutal deep-dive into Sherwood’s favorite suspect. Unflinching. Justice Perverted is the study of a predator who got away with terrible crimes and a broken system that allowed him to go free.”—James Renner, filmmaker and author of Amy: My Search for her Killer and True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray.