Convicted child molester moves to Miles City
Posted by baxter (+166) 5 years ago
Cecil Kolka served 15 months of a 60 month term.
Please welcome him appropriately!
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 5 years ago
Mr. Kolka has to live with the consequences of his actions, and can't hide behind a pseudonym.

It's too bad that the various crusaders for the moral order that have popped up here lately don't have the sacks to do likewise. You're a brave, brave man 'Baxter'.
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Posted by baxter (+166) 5 years ago
I just want everyone to know that "Mr" Kolka is a pedophile and he is now your neighbor.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14177) 5 years ago
Frankly, I'd more concerned about you, Baxter, than Mr. Kolka.
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Posted by Stewart (+153) 5 years ago
Thank you for the info. As a parent it's good to know these things. Even if he's served his time, there's a lot of evidence showing that pedophiles are rarely ever rehabilitated. That's why they have the registries. This is a good reminder for everyone to go check the local registry and be mindful of people who should not be around their children supervised or otherwise.
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Posted by shannon (+74) 4 years ago
And Baxter...most locals, and those of us that don't even live in MC anymore, have heard what the true motive behind Mr. Kolka's conviction is/was.
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Posted by cubby (+2495) 4 years ago
So what was it? I'm curious, and I don't know.
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Posted by baxter (+166) 4 years ago
The state of Montana tried Cecil for molesting 5 different girls.
Denial of the facts will allow this to happen again.
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Posted by D Elwood (+39) 4 years ago
Shannon, I don't know what you heard, but I personally know the girls he molested and I know what it has done to them and their families and they will deal with this for their of their lives. Please have some compassion for the victims, which happens to be those girls, not Cecil.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 4 years ago
Personally, I don't have a particular opinion on what level of compassion someone should or should not have for someone in Mr. Kolka's position - but what irks me to no end is vigilantism, and "Baxter"'s initial post reeked of it, much as the other recent thread regarding the person at the game store, which was also started by someone who wasn't willing to use their real name to take shots at someone who, by dint of their conviction, is unable to hide behind anonymity.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14177) 4 years ago
^^^ THIS ^^^
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Posted by hothead1 (+51) 4 years ago
Its funny you say that "bridger" I could care less on your opinion on people using a screen name on milescity.com its my right to use what ever name i choose just like yourself your not using your real name so why does it bother you so much? Is it because you dont know my real name and you cant look me up? Sorry my last post about robert gotschall got under your skin it got under mine knowing such a person is around are children in such a place you should be more concerned about that and not focused on who I really am but nooo rather pass judgment and that man shouldnt be around children in a game store no sex affender should even have that right but am guessing you dont have growing children and could really care less about the ones in your community well let me tell you sir maybe you would take these types of things more seriously if it happend to you huh or your family members or someone close to you these types of people are all over miles city and people should make it aware you have no clue how it feels to be a victim to a sex offender nor a child molester milescity hides stories on such monsters because thay have rights as people well who gave a man the right to touch a 6year old girl huh some people choose to turn the other cheek but you wouldnt if it happend to YOU
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Posted by hothead1 (+51) 4 years ago
"Bridger" your little blows about anonymity and how people dont use there real names on some issues thay choose to post is ridiculous just shows your real concerns so why waste your time and your inputs on how people feel about sexual affenders or child molesters awareness is what keeps are community safer and who gives a dam what erks you!! Sex affenders shouldnt have the right too be anonymous and if more people took the time to find information on sexual affenders puts the first step in awareness in are community its better to be safer then sorry but people like you cant look at the big picture you rather pass judgment back on the people who are trying to make are community aware of the criminals and there crimes that are actually worth giving a dam about. And just to throw it out there while your so hyped about people and there screen names and blah blah blah pretty sure your mother didnt name you "bridger" soo shut your dam mouth cant throw stones when you live in a glass house you just sound dumb
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14177) 4 years ago
Umm...actually, his name IS Bridgier. It's NOT just a screen name. I'm pretty sure that your mama didn't name you "hothead1", so maybe you ought to take a slice of of your own advice, with regard to closing the mouth. You'll get more oxygen to your brain if you breathe through your nose. 

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (4/13/2015 5:13:54 AM)]
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Posted by Tom Masa (+1833) 4 years ago
Where is the Director of Punctuation when we need her?
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 4 years ago
There's being informed and acting in a calm, reasoned and rational manner, assessing risk as appropriate, and then there's starting witch hunts and engaging in wild speculation.

"FOR THE CHILDREN" isn't a blank check for assholery.
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Posted by Shu (+1660) 4 years ago
Seconding what Richard Jr. just said: I have known Bridgier since he was a kid and I can back up the fact that, yes, that IS his real first name and, yes, he has kids, too. I know his name might sound like a pseudonym but it is not. His mother was my H.S. music teacher at one time and I have a vague memory of her telling the story of how Bridgier got his name; she named him after someone in-particular who I think was famous somewhere, but I don't remember the details.

And before you try launching any pseudonym attacks on me - Shu is a short version of my real first name, Shumon. I go by Shu because it's easier for people to remember.

As to the topic at hand here, I will say this: Bridgier has been known to be an antagonist on mc.com who often posts reactive comments aimed at stirring the pot - that's just what he does. I do agree with him here, however. When all is said and done, Cecil will continue to pay the price for his crimes. Stone casting from an anonymous source on this website is the least of what he has dealt with and will continue to deal with as a consequence.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6169) 4 years ago
Sorry, Tom. I've taken a permanent sabbatical.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 4 years ago
Bridgier has been known to be an antagonist on mc.com who often posts reactive comments aimed at stirring the pot


That's not EXACTLY what my project is, but if your pot is basically a bunch of down-punching nonsense aimed at immiserating the already miserable, then yes, I guess I feel that it needs to be stirred
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Posted by K. D. (+366) 4 years ago
Baxter and Hothead,
1. Any idiot can get on the Montana Sexual and Violent Offenders website, and see where these kid touchers live. (Which leads to #2)
2. How many of these kid touchers are repeat offenders? So, instead of spewing your "OH MY F'ing GOD, I CAN FEEL HIM POTENTIALLY FEELING MY BUTT!!!" propaganda, do a little research, and see exactly how many are repeat offenders.
3. My work here is done.

[Edited by K. D. (4/14/2015 7:41:13 AM)]
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Posted by baxter (+166) 4 years ago
5 girls
1 conviction
I would call that a repeat offender!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14177) 4 years ago
You might, but fortunately how the judge classified him is all that matters.
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Posted by Jill Kolka (+11) 4 years ago
I did not take advantage of the Montana violent offender website until sexual abuse had so closely affected our lives. Unfortunately it would not have helped in this case. I do however suggest that people take advantage of this public service.

One in four girls is sexually molested, this number of course is only the ones who report to authorities. Abuse go's unreported for years, by many. This is often the case when happening within families.

There is no evidence that tendencies toward pedophilia is ever cured. Abuse is repeated, many times over generations. The girls who don't report to authorities don't get convictions. That does not mean that it isn't happening!
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Posted by Jonna (+277) 4 years ago
I am sorry for your situation, Jill. I feel it pertinent to note that not all reports are followed up on and convicted. Sometimes the child isn't believed because the parents are going through a divorce and the child finally feels safe enough to tell, but due to the marital issues it is disregarded. The burden of proof also falls on a child's shoulders and that is really hard for a kid to come up with. Imagine being a 9 year old little girl having to go into a room with a big policeman and use words for body parts that you didn't know and feel dirty even saying... its no wonder some kids decide its easier to say it didn't happen than have to go through the terrifying ordeal of reporting.

As for using the sexual offender website, many parents are busy, and going to such sites isn't even on their radar. Willful denial of such terrible things happening in 'my town' is also an epidemic. People tend to say 'not my kid' or 'not my town' all the time. This kind of thing just doesn't happen in 'my backyard'.

Unfortunately just about every one of you knows someone who has been abused, whether you are aware of it or not.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 4 years ago
And I don't want anyone to think that I'm trying to minimize or somehow rationalize what Cecil did - he confessed, and was convicted, and what comes of that is what he's due.

I just don't like vigilantism, or mobs, particularly those started by people unwilling to use their real names, so that their motives can be judged accordingly.
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Posted by Dude (+8) 4 years ago
..i can't stand people standin up for sumthin... (?)

openly giving a convicted pedophile a buddy system to stand behind, " why won't every one quit picking on me and my buddy" (?!) this is a bad place for an anti-vigilante speech.

what a light sentence for affecting the rest of 5 girls lives in such a way. Seriously, think about it, ...who was your first boyfriend? :, "... A "______" that hurt me and made me feel weird and put his dark cloud over my life by making me bear his secrets"... , no girl or kid should have to say that! the fact that five cases even came up should be evident enough... "keep your kids away from this old goat" The fact that people are complaining about it coming to light, that is silly ... what will you say?: I'm not trying to justify the guy, i just hate when people bring things to light, because i love the dark... where self absorbed lusts and other sins may abound(?!)

i strongly dis-like gay parades, ...: " look at me, I'm a MARTYR... i wear my heart on my sleeve, I'm so sensitive like a girl, but girls are weird" (?!)... i might not be funny, but i feel funny.

If the guy was 25 and had a wanting and willing 15 year old girlfriend or something i might understand,...; " look he doesn't deserve "this" much heat" but this guy apparently has a case of five different young girls and a confession, there could be more girls then those 5. Let him feel like the old goat he is when he steps outside... he has an "apparent" cross to bear, so let him.

there are seven things God is said to hate in the book of Proverbs, one is said to be " a false witness speaking lies" (proverbs 6, 16-19) so shame on me if i am misguiding my mental microphone or magnifying lens. but GOD MAN... let there be light!!.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14177) 4 years ago
The point being made here is NOT about Mr. Kolka being protected. What he did was wrong. He has confessed and served his time. He will live with his wrongdoing for the rest of his life. There is nobody here purposing that he should be protected or hidden. 

The real beef is with people, such as youreself, "dude", who are claiming to "standin up for sumthin" that don't have the true courage to use their real name and have a "string'em from the rafters" mentality. We should be cautious who we let our children around. That said, we don't have to agree on anything to practice basic kindness and civility.
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Posted by Hannah Nash (+2499) 4 years ago
i strongly dis-like gay parades, ...: " look at me, I'm a MARTYR... i wear my heart on my sleeve, I'm so sensitive like a girl, but girls are weird" (?!)... i might not be funny, but i feel funny.


I think we've seen enough of Dude's rationale right here. Let's associate gay people with pedophiles. Classy.
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Posted by mikeh (+270) 4 years ago
Speaking of which, does anyone else wanna do a gay pride float for the People Parade on the Fourth?
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