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 J. Sherwood
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
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.