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October 19, 2003
Don't I Know You from Somewhere, you SOB?

I suppose when this 22-year-old man first went to jail, he felt that his life was over. However, in one of those coincidences that make you want to believe in a Higher Power, or at least in karma, he was surprised to recognize his new cellmate:

Authorities say he recognized cellmate Kevin Kinder as the man who abused him and three other boys when he was 11 years old.

His lawyer said the man, who is now 22, jumped on Kinder and punched him repeatedly.

The former victim's mother called the encounter a "fluke" but added that it was very "therapeutic" for her son.

"Therapeutic". Yeah, that's what it was. "Poetic justice" comes to mind as well. People often say, "Just lock me in a room with the guy for five minutes," but here's a man who actually got to do it. Kinder's doing 60 years for violating his probation, by the way, and was only in the jail to attend a state hearing.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 19, 2003 8:33 PM

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