Apparently, Daniel Rinehart, convicted of raping his own daughter, has a mother who lives in LaLa Land. Three cheers to Carolyn D. Spears, who wrote this letter to the Kansas City Star:
“I was completely and utterly appalled, horrified, dismayed and angry when I read the statement from the mother of Danial Rinehart in the June 8 A1 story “Rinehart gets life in prison.” According to Delores Rinehart, the girl “should have spoken up if he was bothering her.”
I cannot believe she really meant that. Who was the victim supposed to “speak up” to? Her mother? She was complicit. School authorities? She was kept out of school. The neighbors? The family constantly moved around and purposely lived where his dirty deeds could go unchecked.
The girls were threatened with harm if they said anything.
For the record, Danial Rinehart was not “bothering her.” He was raping her. A father is supposed to be his daughter’s protector, not injurer.
I understand a mother’s love, but wrong is wrong. Raping your daughter is wrong. Ms. Rinehart, your comments were preposterous. Where is the love for your granddaughter?”
Carolyn D. Spears, Kansas City
Visit the KC Star: Letters | Wednesday, June 23 – KansasCity.com.
More on Rinehart: https://ordinaryevil.wordpress.com/?s=rinehart